Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Bliss Book Review and Giveaway

Holiday Bliss is the first book that I've read where there was more than one author and more than one story.  I loved that they all take place around Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This is my favorite time of year, and reading about characters who love it as much as I was a lot of fun.  

Tending her Heart by Kathleen Shoop and Holiday Wish by JD Wylde were tied for my favorite story in the book.  Often times you find romance in the workplace.  Both stories struggled with the connection, and I could feel the love in the words!

Tying in each story as they shared the same characteristics was a lot of fun.  Learning about the beautiful sleigh given from Husband to Wife in The Christmas Miracle, hearing about it again as being a Christmas prop outside of Bliss in Tendering her Heart made me feel a little nostalgic. 

Around Christmas Time we tend to think back and live our memories while keeping them so near and dear to our hearts.  I loved that this book took me back to times when I could spend the Holidays with my family.  I have no doubt it would do the same for you!   

Holiday Bliss is book 2 in the Bliss series-- It comprises three romantic novellas by three different authors--set in different era's, in one home on the water called, Bliss.

The Christmas Miracle by Marcy Waldenville 
Brenan Brown has a terrible secret. One his beautiful wife doesn't know about. One that could destroy his happiness and his family. One he'd thought he buried along with his former identity in a grave in Ireland. But shady characters--terrorists really--from his past come to the stately mansion with blackmail and kidnapping on their minds. And with his family's after at risk, his future in peril, all Brenan can hope for is The Christmas Miracle.
Tending Her Heart by Kathleen Shoop 
Julie Peters' plans to modernize Waterside Hospital's labor and delivery protocols are thwarted by old school doctors and brown-nosing colleagues. But a handsome doctor who understands her point-of-view has a fine bedside manner and a way of Tending Her Heart that has forever-after attached to it. Can a Thanksgiving stay in the regal home called Bliss give her the space she needs to right her future and fall in love? 

Holiday Wish by JD Wylde 
Vaughn Jennings has one rule he refuses to break. Not even for Chelsea Chathford, the curvaceous master carpenter he employs. With just reason. But with every day that goes by, it gets harder and harder to follow his rule. Can he follow his heart? Or forever wish he had? Because Christmas comes but once a year. And with it, the only chance to have his Holiday Wish come true.

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"Each story is vivid in historical and modern details and will certainly have you wanting to visit Bliss yourself. The characters come to life, making you fall in love with each and every couple, rooting for them to make it. I highly recommend this wonderful novel by five talented authors." 
- Kristine McCaffrey - Amazon Reader Review on Bliss Series Book 1

"Loved the book! It's my first anthology and I couldn't wait to get to the next story for the continuation. Can't wait to read these authors' next books." 
- review from Amazon on Bliss Series Book 1

Meet the Authors
Kathleen Shoop

Bestselling author Kathleen Shoop holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom.  

Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

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Marcy Waldenville

Marcy Waldenville knew she wanted to write at an early age. A firm believer in anything-is-possible, she is happy to be following that dream. Born and raised in a small town in Western Pennsylvania. She lives in Southern Butler County with her husband, Ken.

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JD Wylde
A misplaced mountain child, J.D. lives in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania with her husband of more than thiry years (and yes, she was a kindergarten bride). Their sons and one beautiful daughter-in-law live nearby. Ozzie, their neurotic dog lives a lot closer. And yes, she still roams wild and free, whatever mountains are currently in her path.

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  1. These sound like such sweet stories and what a great time to read them too.

  2. Thank you so much for reading, Ashley! I love the sleigh connection as well-- how fun would it be to spend a holiday at Bliss?

    1. Living at Bliss would be so fun! The house sounds beautiful and so many traditions!

  3. The most romantic thing is receiving a gift from my man with a DIY card from him even though he's the worst at crafting.

  4. not much romantic, just spending time with loved ones

  5. Sitting by the fire sipping wine and cuddling. <3

  6. I can't remember. LOL Well you no my age!! ;-)

  7. Yay! I won! Thank you so much. I replied to the email. I hope you got it. :) Thanks again!