Review: Christmas, Actually by Anna Adams, Anna J. Stewart, & Melinda Curtis

Christmas, ActuallyChristmas, Actually
by Anna Adams, Anna J. Stewart, & Melinda Curtis
Clean Contemporary Romance, Christmas
Paperback & Ebook, 202 pages
November 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Discover the magic of Christmas Town, Maine!

Three lonely strangers come to Christmas Town, Maine, and find love with three Banning siblings in the town that celebrates the holidays by decorating its square with lights and ribbons and a holiday pageant on Christmas Eve. Tradition has it that a kiss beneath the mistletoe that night means marriage for the couple in the new year.

The Christmas Gift by Anna Adams:
Jack Banning promised to support the mother of his unborn child… But she doesn't need money, she only needs him.

The Christmas Wish by Anna J. Stewart:
Callie Banning's student has declared war on Christmas, so it's up to her to help the little girl—and her widowed father—believe again.

The Christmas Date by Melinda Curtis:
Gina Vernay is about to meet her online mystery date…and she's in for the surprise of a lifetime!

My Review

Christmas, Actually is a compilation of three novellas that take place in Christmas Town, Maine during Christmastime and focus on the three Banning siblings. These are sweet, happily-ever-after kind of stories perfect for the holiday season.

The Christmas Gift by Anna Adams
I pretty much ate this story up from beginning to end. It was a little choppy in places and Jack's turnaround was a little too quick, but otherwise I really enjoyed this one. Sophie was feisty, respectful, and intelligent. Jack was a great doctor and very involved in the community, but he kept everyone just out of reach. I thought they were a good combination.

The Christmas Wish by Anna J. Stewart
This was a really sweet story. I really liked Callie and Dean. I loved the sweet moments with Dean's daughter and those between Dean and Callie. One of my favorite parts was when Dean shows Callie a view through his camera. The moment evoked a closeness and stired up feelings between these two characters. The ending was also really adorable and was a great Christmas moment.

The Christmas Date by Melinda Curtis
I would say this was my favorite of the three stories. I think that's because of the way that Nick had been in love with Gina for a long time and began wooing her online after he was thwarted in person. It was a little deceptive, and Gina reacted properly to that, but it was also so adorably sweet. I loved how Nick's son, Adam, was worked into the story as well. The ending was precious and I loved the moment with family that made this series of stories perfect.

If you need a little Christmas romance, I'd definitely recommend visiting Christmas Town and the Banning family. They left a smile on my face.

Content: One of the characters begins the story unmarried and pregnant, but I would consider this clean.

Source: From the authors, which did not affect my review in any way.

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