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A Christmas story is always a good idea, but how much better when there are three by three amazing authors?! Mistletoe Season includes a novella by Sheila Roberts, Pepper Basham, and Kathleen Fuller. I thoroughly enjoyed all three stories and found them to be perfect bite-size holiday romances.
Kathleen Fuller kicks it off with Return to Mistletoe. I love that this deals with a second chance romance with a middle-aged couple. Emmy and Kiernan have a history, despite his being gone for more than twenty years. When he does return, chemistry is immediately evident, and all the matchmakers can’t help themselves. I enjoyed the small-town setting with family and friends.
Pepper Basham takes her readers back to characters from Skymar. In this story, A Mistletoe Prince, Princess Ellie’s brother, Arran, finds himself needing to be away from Skymar for some time to rebuild his image and his purpose. Fortunately for him, Luke’s cousin, Charlie, is around to help him accomplish his mission. In return, he will give her lessons in being a lady and organizing a public event and speaking at said event. Definitely not love at first sight for these two and the ensuing days spent together are just perfectly paced for the story.
Lastly, Sheila Roberts shares Say No to Mistletoe. Hailey has not had great success with mistletoe. Actually, those moments have been great, it the relationships that follow that tend to end in disaster. Now, years after the event that started them all, Carwyn is back in the picture and Hailey has determined mistletoe is not an option for her this year. Fortunately, Carwyn did not get that message and he is determined to finish what they started all those years ago. A fun, sweet, romantic holiday treat.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.

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This is a heartwarming read, perfect for the holiday season!

I thoroughly enjoyed all three stories, each with their own distinct flavour.

If you miss the holidays, this one is for you.

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I loved this sweet collection of Holiday Romances. Pepper Basham was definitely my fave because we got to see characters from her Skymar series, but honestly this whole collection was quick and just made me dream of Christmas even in May. 4.5 Stars rounded up!

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the ARC!

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A fun sweet read! Highly recommend.

Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for my ARC.

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Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read this book. Three of my favorite authors have written three short Christmas stories. You will learn about three very different women who find love when they least expect it. Sit back enjoy a hot chocolate and read a good book.

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Christmas and mistletoe just go hand in hand in this set of novellas so get ready for romance.


Say No to Mistletoe has Hailey scared and avoiding it at all costs. High school nightmares are revisited when she sees Carwyn. Mishaps abound!


Return to Mistletoe gives us “older” characters in their 40s. A refreshing experience not reading about all 20 somethings. Antique stores and Irish accents are great focal points.


The Mistletoe Prince shows us that even a prince can have issues. I enjoyed revisiting characters from Basham’s Skymar series.


I enjoyed all three stories and highly recommend them if you like Christmas stories with clean romance, angst, and happy endings.


I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

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I got this ARC from Netgalley. It is three mini-stories in on book. Each story is filled with love and, obviously, mistletoe. The first story focus on a antique store owner finding love in an Irishman and getting her dream. The second follows a small town girl finding love, courage, self-worth and strength, and her prince charming along the way. The last story follows a New York Author going home as she is going through some personal issues, only to find herself and love along way.
Each stories are very well written.
10/10 recommend.

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Three fun and delightful stories of Christmas and mistletoe. I enjoyed the story of Loyally Luke because I have read all three books in this series which were delightful.
Thanks for the advanced copy.

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I enjoyed this book but I mainly enjoyed reading about the Skymarian royals as they were what drew me in at first.

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This is an enjoyable 3-novella Christmas/Mistletoe collection, My favorite is The Mistletoe Prince by Pepper Basham, which takes place after her Loyally, Luke novel. Prince Arran comes to Mt. Airy, NC to help Luke with construction and meets Charlie/Charlotte. Can they work out all the royal vs common issues and distance issues? Luke and Ellie play parts too!

Return to Mistletoe, by Kathleen Fuller, is about Emmy, who owns an antique shop in Mistletoe, MO, and Kieran O’Neill, who just sold his castle in Ireland and comes back home to Mistletoe. I enjoyed this one too.

Say No to Mistletoe, by Sheila Roberts starts out with Hailey saying to herself that mistletoe is her kryponite. It’s in the first person, but gets better as she meets someone and tries to stay away from mistletoe! Sweet, cute.

All 3 novellas were sweet, very enjoyable reads.

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Mistletoe Season is three short holiday stories. The first one was called Return To Mistletoe by Kathleen Fuller and I really enjoyed getting to know Emmy and Kieran. They were cute! The second story was A Mistletoe Prince by Pepper Basham. I almost skipped this because it’s a royal prince story and I just don’t like those. When a royal movie comes on Hallmark, I turn the channel, I just find them so silly. But I wanted to give this a chance and I’m so glad I did, because it was sweet and I really enjoyed it! The last story is Say No To Mistletoe by Sheila Roberts. This was by far my favorite! Hailey and Carwyn are adorable and it really put me in the Christmas spirit (in May!)

I received an advanced copy from netgalley in exchange for a review and opinions are my own.

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This is a collection of three stories by three different authors. Christmas stories as well as novellas can be very hit or miss but I found all three of these to be enjoyable reads.
Return to Mistletoe by Kathleen Turner - This story gave us a look at Emmy and Kieran who are both in their 40s which was very fun to see as most books focus on younger adults.
The Mistletoe Prince by Pepper Basham - This story was one that is an interconnected universe that i was not familiar with. this one had a hallmark feel with a prince coming to America.
Say No to Mistletoe by Sheila Roberts - This one was an adorable concept of having to avoid mistletoe in a time where it is everywhere. Very cute
these were all very cute but not life changing or memorable. if you need quick, fluffy reads, these would be a good fit.

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What a fun collection of Mistletoe stories! I really enjoyed all 3 stories in this collection! I love how each author tells a different story all related to the Christmas season and mistletoe.

Return to Mistletoe by Kathleen Turner - I enjoyed this story so much. I really like the fact that the author featured main characters who are in their 40’s. Emmy is an independent business owner who feels like her chance at true love has passed her by. Kieran is her best friend’s brother, and her high school crush, who finally comes home to visit after living in Ireland for more than 20 years.

The Mistletoe Prince by Pepper Basham - I have read the 3 Skymar books by Pepper Basham and was so excited for this story which features some of our favorite characters from Loyally, Luke, and also introduces new favorites! This author managed to pack ALL the best parts of the Edgewood stories into this lovely novella. Without giving any spoilers, I will just say that I love Charlie and her journey to find confidence and believe she is enough. Prince Arran is all I hoped he would be and more than I ever expected.

Say No to Mistletoe by Sheila Roberts - What a fun story! Hailey reluctantly returns home to spend Christmas with her family. After some disastrous mistletoe kisses (including her first kiss on a dare with Carwyn, her high school crush and neighbor years ago) she vows to avoid mistletoe at all costs. Little does Hailey know, Carwyn has been anticipating her return and possibly a second chance under the mistletoe with Hailey.

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Didn't love this book. I found the writing quite jarring in all three stories. They weren't particularly festive either.

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An absolutely delightful book featuring three novellas that worthy enough of their own full novel. These stories will grab your heart and imagination putting you into a festive mood for the holiday season.

While each story is unique, you cannot help but find yourself fully immersed in each one and how they seamlessly flow into the next story. You find yourself feeling all the emotions of the characters and even laughing at some of their antics.

I finished this book with a happy heart and smile on my face! I highly recommend reading this book especially during the holidays.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

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it was so fun getting this collection of stories in one book! each of them were great on their own, but i especially enjoyed ‘say no to the mistletoe’. all of them had a very happy ending which i can always appreciate!

thank you to the authors, and netgalley for giving me the opportunity to receive an advance copy in exchange for an honest review!

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This was the cutest little holiday read ever! I loved all 3 stories heaps and it was the ultimate cozy feeling with a blanket and a gingerbread scented candle! Would definitely recommend it to others and secretly hoped that the last novella was a little longer so we could have a little bit more of a slowburn tension built up!

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Three very good Christmas tales that are worth reading to get yourself into the spirit of the holiday. Each story brings something different to the table and as a group that make a great feast of holiday fun and happiness.

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I found all 3 Novellas to be very cute and fun to read but my favorite would still be Pepper Basham. I have read and enjoyed her Skylar series. Her books always make me laugh.

Thank you NetGalley & Thomas Nelson for the opportunity to read this eArc in exchange for an honest review.

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Thomas Nelson Publishing has collected three extremely talented authors to write this collection of Christmas stories. The one by Pepper Basham actually adds to a series she's been writing. Each of the novels in the series can stand alone, as well as this story, but they do create a cohesive story when the reader takes them all in.

Pepper's contribution to the book is about a prince who is trying to turn over a new leaf in his formerly profligate life. He's come to the States to live with his sister and her husband. His father gave him a list of things to do while he was in the US: get a job to learn a trade, and get involved with a charitable organization. He added a third item to the list--to find out who he truly is and what his purpose is in life.

Kathleen Fuller is more notably known for her Amish fiction, but she's departed from that to write a contemporary novella. The story she has supplied is a story of middle-aged adults finding love for the first time. It's a sweet story that has some twists and turns with surprises turning the narrative around in a most satisfying way.

Sheila Roberts' tale kind of gives the reader an inside look at an author's life, and she also includes a cast of characters every reader can relate to--the author, the school bully who hasn't outgrown her tactics, the brother who is engaged to the bully and oblivious to the bully's ways, the author's and her brother's parents who are also blind to the bully's tactics, and then there is the hunky guy next door.

This group of stories is readable any time of year but would be especially fun during the Christmas season. Definitely four strong stars.

Thomas Nelson Publishing provided the copy I read for this review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

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