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Holiday Brides

Holiday Brides, October 2009
by Farrah Rochon, Stefanie Worth, Jewel Amethyst

Leisure Books
336 pages
ISBN: 0843963190
EAN: 9780843963199
Mass Market Paperback
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"Community service, an island getaway, and matchmaking angels bring romance to the holidays"

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Holiday Brides
Farrah Rochon, Stefanie Worth, Jewel Amethyst

Reviewed by Patricia Woodside
Posted November 21, 2009

Multicultural African-American | Multicultural Romance | Romance Anthology

Since the winter holidays are some of my favorites and I love romance novels, I'm easy when it comes to holiday romance anthologies. The busyness of the season lends itself to reading these story collections, and it's rare for me to meet a holiday-themed novella I don't like. I always come away feeling satisfied, my eagerness for the holidays ramped up, just as I did with HOLIDAY BRIDES.

In these three novellas by authors Jewel Amethyst, Farrah Rochon, and Stephanie Worth, readers will experience a Caribbean getaway, learn a little about Kwanzaa and romantic community service, and witness a little supernatural matchmaking.

In "From SKB with Love" by Jewel Amethyst, two wounded individuals who meet on the island of St. Kitt must decide whether to remain cocooned in their pasts or to take advantage of an unexpected, second chance on love.

Farrah Rochon's "No Ordinary Gift" features a community center volunteer who must decide whether to give the man who previously rejected her, and is now the community center director, a second chance.

Finally, Stephanie Worth introduces a touch of the supernatural in the person of two angels who must work together to unite two people with big dreams and in search of love in "Heavensent.com".

Although I enjoyed all three stories, Farrah Rochon's novella was my favorite (and fans of hers will appreciate the reference to the Holmes brothers construction firm from her prior series). HOLIDAY BRIDES is a great way to kick off this year's holiday reading.

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SUMMARY

The holidays aren’t so festive when you’re celebrating by yourself. But with a little luck and a lot of love, three single women find their soulmates and get the holiday weddings of their dreams.

"No Ordinary Gift" by Farrah Rochon.
Kemah and Tyson come from different sides of the tracks. They had the start of something real, but Tyson got scared. Now that a special Kwanzaa celebration has thrown them together again, he’s determined not to let go until she says, “I do.”

HeavenSent.com by Stefanie Worth
Brenna has a list, and she’s checking it twice. But unfortunately for her coworker Evan, she just doesn’t seem to see him as anything more than a friend. Can an online dating site and two guardian angels change her mind before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve?


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