Once Upon a Christmas Kiss

Cozy Christmas Collection

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Pub Date 03 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 14 Oct 2023

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Description

You're cordially invited to the charming town of Cherry Creek, Tennessee, where the legendary book—Once Upon a Christmas Kiss—promises true love to the one who possesses it during the holiday season.


 


Don’t miss this collection of unique, romantic novellas by six different authors about women who’ve been given the gift of romance. Featuring all your favorite tropes, such as: small town, Second-chance at love, emotionally scarred, opposites attract, friends-to-lovers, secrets, cute meet-cute, blind-to-love, enemies-to-lovers, and of course, a lot of classic Christmas charm.

Who knows, you might be the next to find Once Upon a Christmas Kiss in your stocking.


Included in this collection:


Once Upon a Christmas Reunion by Ciara Knight

Broken hearts reunite for a second chance at love on Christmas night.


Once Upon a Christmas Treasure By Brenda Lowder

When Amelia enlists former best friend Oliver to help her hunt for a legendary book for her sister, she doesn’t know finding the treasure might mean losing her heart.


Once Upon a Christmas Promise By Susan Carlisle

Two emotionally scarred hearts mend through the promise of love.


Once Upon a Christmas Secret By Terra Weiss

To uncover the deepest secret of her late best friend, Dawson must volunteer for the holidays with her nemesis, Sawyer, and do good for the community... and maybe her heart too.


Once Upon a Christmas Wish By Susan Sands

Star-crossed lovers reunite with the help of a little Christmas magic.


Once Upon a Christmas Party By Christy Hayes

Two young millennials find love with the help of a Christmas legend, meddling grandparents, and a well-placed sprig of mistletoe.


 


Who knows, you might be the next to find Once Upon a Christmas Kiss in your stocking.

You're cordially invited to the charming town of Cherry Creek, Tennessee, where the legendary book—Once Upon a Christmas Kiss—promises true love to the one who possesses it during the holiday season.


 


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Advance Praise

Cherry Creek was such a fun place to visit. You get six great stories by six wonderful authors. The people you will meet are such a joy. The stories are delightful and they have one common denominator. How special if you are the lucky person who has this in your possession. I loved all six stories and if you like Christmas themed stories, I think you will too.

5 STARS Goodreads

I found this book romantic and sweet, and lyrical to read. I loved how each short story in the Once Upon a Christmas Kiss was a small collection of stories who’s main characters had ties to the book in one way or another. 

5 STARS Goodreads


This collection of stories made me want to move to Cherry Creek immediately. Mystery, romance to make your day brighter. Well written with realistic characters. Don’t miss out once it’s released.

5 STARS Goodreads

Cherry Creek was such a fun place to visit. You get six great stories by six wonderful authors. The people you will meet are such a joy. The stories are delightful and they have one common...


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Featured Reviews

This was an absolutely delightful Christmas anthology. Each plot was well-paced and captivating from start to finish. The characters were charming and witty. I highly recommend this fun and quick holiday read! Many thanks to the authors, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.

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There is something for every taste in this collection of six, Christmas themed novellas. A little mystery, small town charm and a sprinkling of Christmas magic make for a fun and festive read. It was great to try out several authors who are new to me and I found it an evenly balanced collection of stories, all equally enjoyable.

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Once Upon a Christmas Kiss is a cozy Christmas collection by Ciara Knight, Susan Sands, Susan Carlisle, Brenda Lowder, Christy Hayes, and Terra Weiss. All these stories have the common thread of romance taking place in the town of Cherry Creek, Tennessee. Each story is an uplifting, sweet romance where love is sure to win in the end. There is a bit of mystery, a bit of drama, a bit humor and a bit of family involved. All have the magic of the holiday season with love being the best Christmas gift.

The stories are as follow –
Once Upon a Christmas Reunion by Ciara Knight
Once Upon a Christmas Treasure By Brenda Lowder
Once Upon a Christmas Promise By Susan Carlisle
Once Upon a Christmas Secret By Terra Weiss
Once Upon a Christmas Wish By Susan Sands
Once Upon a Christmas Party By Christy Hayes

Some are friends to forever love, others are second chances and still others are recovering from loss to find love helps to heal. Something for everyone. These are novellas which showcase an author’s writing style. Perfect to find a new favorite author or just to enjoy story by one who is already a favorite.

ARC of the book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley which I voluntarily chose to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Woah! Here we have six amazing romantic novellas by six different authors!
Once Upon a Christmas Kiss by Ciara Knight, Susan Sands, Susan Carlisle, Brenda Lowder, Christy Hayes and Terra Weiss was a captivating cozy Christmas collection of stories that I just adored.
I loved visiting the lovely town of Cherry Creek, Tennessee.
With these sweet, charming and realistic characters. Who stole my heart in just a short amount of time.
You’ll love this anthology. And the phenomenal writing and storytelling that comes along with it.
I love Christmas Romance books and these did not disappoint.
These were sweet easy romance stories that filled me with joy as I read them.
Each of these authors created remarkable moments with realistic characters and moments.
I will be checking each of these authors out again because I loved their stories here.

I would like to thank NetGalley and Author Collective 20 for the opportunity to read this ahead of its publication date in return for my honest review.

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A Christmas anthology centred around the small town of Cherry Creek, TN. Cozy reading for the holiday season.

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I was excited to read this because I read anything by Ciara Knight and now I got to read stories by authors I haven’t read before. You will fall in love with the sweet town of Cherry Creek. All of the stories give you a little something different. I absolutely loved this book and I highly recommend it!! I also thought the cover was really cute!


Thank you NetGalley and Author Collective 20 for allowing me to read this ARC in advance for my honest opinion.

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This was the perfect Christmas anthology. Each story was so good and fun.

I've never read any of these authors before but I know I'd like to read more from them.

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3.5 Stars

“To my dearest friend Charlotte. May your heart be filled with joy this Christmas season. I leave you with the long requested true love story of my parents from years ago. May it bring you the happiness and peace it has always brought to me-and maybe a love of your own. I will miss you sweet friend.
Yours Affectionately, Elizabeth Chambers”

Since Elizabeth Chambers wrote down her parents love story in 1949, she found true love during the Christmas season, as did her friend Charlotte. Since then, whomever possesses “Once Upon a Kiss” during Christmas will find true love. If any resident (or visitor) of Cherry Creek comes to find this magical book, they will see anonymous notations throughout the book of telling of the story’s ability to help the bearer find their one true love. Some people laugh off such silly ideas, whilst others are true believers in the book’s power.

“Once Upon a Christmas Kiss” is an anthology of six short stories written by six different authors all surrounding Elizabeth Chambers infamous book, all set in the picturesque town of Cherry Creek. This charming collection is a perfect read for the holiday season, especially if the reader enjoys Christmas romance stories. There are many familiar romance tropes; enemies to lovers, long lost love returned, rom-com, dual-perspective, mystery, and drama. All stories are clean romances, some with a hint of spice, but all sweet and clean.

My personal favorite story of the collection was “Once Up9on a Christmas Party” by Christy Hayes. I loved the relationships MFC Erin Collier had with all the elderly residents of the retirement community she lives in with her grandmother. The story was lighthearted, funny, and entertaining. I think Hallmark needs to option this whole anthology for their Christmas Movie season.

So, pull up a mug of your favorite hot beverage, curl up in a comfy blanket, and devour this delightful collection.

Thank you, NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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This was a great compilation of Christmas stories to help in the Christmas spirit. I’m so excited to acquire and share this with our readers. I know our readers are going to love cozying up with this book to help get into the pre Christmas spirit.

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A cute collection of very tame Christmas romance novellas; perfect for getting into the holiday mood!

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