All I Want for Christmas (14 Christmas Novellas to Benefit Diabetes Research)

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“5-B POPPY LANE” by Debbie Macomber

Come visit with Helen Shelton, her granddaughter Ruth and Ruth's husband, Paul. They'll offer you a cup of mulled cider and the story of how they met.


For Mary Sullivan Christmas has always been about family. As she hangs her ornaments, she's swept back to the first days of her whirlwind romance with her husband--and the love that would be the foundation on which they built their family. 


Brayden Steele gave up his love of Christmas many years ago when he lost his mother and father in a car wreck. But the magic hasn’t given up on him.


If anyone can make Drew Lawson believe in the magic of Christmas, it's the girl-next-door he's classified as completely off-limits. 


On the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary, Big Mac and Linda McCarthy take a look back at how they came to be, while each of their children confront a new challenge in their own lives. 

“SPIRIT OF THE SEASON” by Heather Graham”

While struggling to raise her newly orphaned nephew, Davey, widow Becky Wexham must deal with the feelings she experiences when she once again comes into contact with Tim Yeagher, an old flame and Davey's Little League coach.

“A DUNDEE CHRISTMAS” by Brenda Novak

Welcome to Dundee, Idaho, where the town is small but the hearts of the people living in it are large. A woman seeking refuge in an unfamiliar town during a snowstorm is taken in by a man who helps her discover a new sense of home. 

“UNMATCHABLE” by Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee

After Jane Osborne is unceremoniously dumped by a rich man, and then invited to his wedding, on (Christmas Eve no less), she decides to hire a date from Craigslist and pass him off as an upgrade.


When his goddaughter, Daisy, is orphaned, confirmed bachelor Cormac Sheenan adopts her. All goes well until Marietta's seasonal Santa Claus promises his daughter a mommy for Christmas.  


For the movie star and the single mom, will a Christmas Wish become their new reality? 


Widow and caterer Jenna Wheeler is determined to spin Christmas into the stuff of magic for her four children, even if that means helping out her new landlord, sexy billionaire Carson McRaven.. 


Simon Castle' s on his way to a make-or-break meeting unseasonably scheduled for December 25--until the gorgeous redhead subbing for his limo driver takes him on a detour.


Can carpenter Hamish MacFadden show free-spirit Essie Goodman how magical family--and Christmas--can be?

“CRUEL INTENTIONS” by Scarlett York

For fans of Pretty Little Liars…It’s hard to be a rhinestone in a diamond world...I was far from living the dream, but now I'm stuck in a nightmare of lies, deceit....and murder. Merry Christmas to me. 

Ratings and reviews

8 reviews
Heather Machel
November 2, 2016
I received a complimentary copy of three of the stories in this set, and I went and bought the entire thing for quite a few reasons. First of all, it goes to a great cause. Secondly, this is a phenomenal lineup of authors. Thirdly, I adored the three stories I have read so far. The story by Brenda Novak was very emotional, and interesting. I couldn't imagine being in Cierra's situation, but Novak's writing put me very close to it, and my heart was breaking for her. At the same time, I couldn't help but admire her determination and strength. Debbie Macomber's story was fantastic as well. She seamlessly blended multiple stories in this novella, and I loved it. It was dramatic and romantic. Anna J. Stewart is a new author for me. Gingerbread Dreams was marvelous. I loved the MacFadden family, and I would love to see more of them. Stewart did a great job with the characters. There were quite a few of them, but each one stood out. I became attached to this big family, and Essie and Tink as well. I kind of expected these stories to be just feel-good holiday stories, but they were so much more than that. The three stories I have read so far were full of drama, romance, suspense, and emotional moments. I can't wait to read the others.
Shari Bartholomew
November 10, 2016
What a wonderful collection of Christmas stories from a great cast of authors that will benefit Diabetes research. I have already read A Dundee Christmas by Brenda Novak, 5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie Macomber, A Christmas Miracle by Jane Porter and Gingerbread Dreams by Anna Stewart. They all share the true meaning of Christmas, family! All heartwarming that will leave you smiling. I recommend you get this collection now, only out for a limited time. The perfect reads for this holiday season.
Sue Galuska
November 2, 2016
This collection of books are all Christmas Novellas. They are quick, easy and fun reads. Great to pick up during the holidays to get a little quiet time in and the profits are going to benefit Diabetes research! Here are the ones I have read so far: A Dundee Christmas by Brenda Novak I am a huge fan of Ms. Novak's Whiskey Creek series and have not read any of the Dundee series, but I really enjoyed this story. Cierra Romera is from Guatemala and came to Las Vegas, NV to be a mail order bride for an older man. The day before their marriage, the man dies and Cierra is left all alone. This was suppose to be her chance at money to help her orphaned siblings back home. When Cierra is told she could have a place to live in Dundee, Idaho, she decides to hitch rides in hope of a better future. When Cierra gets lost, she ends up knocking on the door of Ken Holbrook, a retired football player who just moved back home. Let's just say sparks fly! Ken offers to help Cierra when he realizes she is all alone without much. Cierra is too proud to just take his assistance and instead becomes his housekeeper. I really liked how these two were not looking for each other, but somehow found each other! Their story is sweet with a little bit of sexy and has a wonderful happy ending. Finding Each Other by Melody Anne I loved this great story of second chances. Brayden Steele used to date Cora Richmond but because of bad things from his past, he walked away from her, but never forgot her. Ten years later, now that Brayden's in a better place, he has come back for his girl! He knows he has a tough road ahead of him but when he first sees Cora, he can tell that she still has feeling for him. I really enjoyed how Brayden pursued her. It was a fun, sweet story and I just loved how Brayden eventually won Cora over....and the ending.....perfect! Gingerbread Dreams by Anna J. Stewart I have never read anything by this author before, but I really enjoyed her voice. She adds such emotion with a side of humor that really kept me intrigued. Her characters were slightly quirky and that made the story even better! Hamish MacFadden and his father have had the responsibility of his sister's six kids for the past 10 months. She just dropped them off to travel with her band. Just as their lives are getting into a routine, Essie Goodman crashes into their world when her gingerbread house on wheels breaks down in front of their house and ends up stuck in the snow. With a horrible storm approaching and a broken radiator, Essie accepts their offer to stay with them. Hamish is drawn to Essie's happy-go-lucky attitude along with her sweet, cute looks. Essie is drawn to Hamish but was raised that it is wrong to settle down and that you should instead continue to chase your dreams. After spending a few days with this crazy clan, Essie is starting to have doubts about her family's opinions. This was such a fun, sweet story and their happy ending was great!

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