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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a snowy night in
This book actually contains two stories that were originally published as gift hardbacks - The Christmas Basket and The Snow Bride.

***The Christmas Basket***

There has been a feud between the matriarchs of the McDowell and Sutton families for years, one that was made worse when Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton planned to elope ten years ago -...
Published on 8 Dec 2010 by C. Manning

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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading
Two stories in one book, light hearted easy reading, nothing that gets your brain thinking, predictable but okay. Wouldn't rush to read any other work from this author.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a snowy night in, 8 Dec 2010
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C. Manning (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This book actually contains two stories that were originally published as gift hardbacks - The Christmas Basket and The Snow Bride.

***The Christmas Basket***

There has been a feud between the matriarchs of the McDowell and Sutton families for years, one that was made worse when Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton planned to elope ten years ago - before Thomas jilted her. Noelle has avoided returning to Rose, Oregon since then but now her younger sister is getting married she is returning for Christmas. Noelle thought her feelings for Thom were all in the past, but a chance meeting gives them a second chance at love.

I really enjoyed this story! The characters were well developed, and the past circumstances that gave rise to the story are gradually revealed which helps add tension to the story. The clashes between the two mothers, Sarah and Mary, are absolutely hilarious, and being able to see from both Noelle and Thom's perspectives helps the story flow. I also loved how the story doesn't always take the obvious path, giving rise to some twists and turns.

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Ending: 5/5
Enjoyment: 5/5

***The Snow Bride***

Jenna Campbell has always been responsible, but after meeting Dalton Gray in a poetry chatroom she's decided to take a chance and fly up to Alaska to meet him. However her seatmate Reid Jamison decides to kidnap her in order to save her from herself, and the next thing Jenna knows she's stuck in tiny Snowbound, Alaska with a massive blizzard about to blow into town.

This is the story I brought the book for as it sounded like a cheesy but cheerful Christmas read. It's definitely cheerful and Christmassy, but not cheesy. The lead characters Jenna and Reid are amazing, but their story is given real depth by the supporting characters who also live in Snowbound and Jenna's scatty LA-based mother. The romance is well-developed and not of the standard leap-in-to-bed kind, and the gradual emotional developments between Reid and Jenna are sweet and well-paced.

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Ending: 5/5
Enjoyment: 5/5

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Both stories are short and sweet (the whole book is only 370 pages) and are perfect Christmas reads. The only thing that lets this book down is it's cover which just isn't up to the standard of the stories.

Cover: 6/10

Overall: 46/50
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fab read, 29 Nov 2013
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great book, as always from Debby Macomber. you get straight into the story from the first few pages.hope she keeps on writing more books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Two snowy stories for Christmas, 22 Nov 2013
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Two completely different, unconnected stories which were both very good. Found the second one a little hard to get going, but eventually the better of the two! Loved both and love this author - you can't go wrong with her stories if her writing is your kind of thing!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Started slowly - but got better by 2nd chapter., 17 Dec 2013
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Really enjoyed the book. It held two stories and they were both very good. Debbie Macomber is a prolific writer and she writes in
many different ways. Never boring!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An easy read, 28 May 2014
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A nice easy read, nice to sit by the fire and just enjoy. Up to the usual standard and just nice for the holiday season.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 July 2014
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Lovely Christmas read
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4.0 out of 5 stars good author, 9 Jun 2014
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Again I haven't read this book yet. But expect it to be as good as the others I have read from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas, 3 Jun 2014
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Cheap and cheerful, an easy read. I love these types of books to read over Christmas when you don't need to concentrate on what is written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 22 May 2014
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The way Debbie Macomber writes, makes it so easy to imagine that you are right there in the story with the characters, great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars a light read, 26 April 2014
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An Author I enjoy. I was looking for some holiday reading, so I naturally I picked an author I liked
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