Thresholds: A Walsh Family Christmas

· Vesper Press
25 reviews

About this ebook

Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the North End

Not a Walsh had his life together, not even his friends;

The parties were planned by the foodies with care,

In hopes that Wes and Erin would soon find their way there;

The men were stressing over last minute shopping lists and plans,

While the ladies were busy with work and nesting and finding the right paella pans;

When out in the dining room there arose such a clatter,

The Halsted dogs sprang from their beds to see what was the matter;

They whistled and shouted and called each other names,

While the secrets and announcements and surprises quickly came;

So onto another adventure they flew

With the sleigh full of Walshes, and the Commodore too;

As they continued arguing and clamoring around, 

Down the road an unexpected visitor came with a bound;

But it wasn't long until couples were all nestled snug in their beds,

With new memories of steamy holiday nights dancing in their heads.

25 reviews
A Google user
December 15, 2017
I loved Thresholds. If you have not yet discovered Kate Canterbary’s writing, may I humbly suggest that you immediately one-click Thresholds and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of the Walsh family & friends. Everything about this architect/school teacher/ex-Navy Seal/lawyer/professional violinist/surgeon/volcanologist family is real-life meets falling in love meets life-out-loud family drama. I will let other reviewers tell you about THIS book and avoid any manner of spoilers in this review, except to say you can read Thresholds as a holiday standalone. I want to tell you about THIS author. Many authors are good storytellers, but aren’t good writers. Other authors are beautiful writers, but the story doesn’t resonate. Kate is that rare, rare author who consistently (nine books and counting) marries rock solid writing with elegant storytelling. It takes a hard-working and gifted writer to weave together a multitude of characters that stay true to themselves, but aren’t cliché and create an original story with each book published. There is no “formula” to Kate’s writing, except great writing. I am convinced that she could write in any genre and succeed. If you haven’t read anything by Ms. Canterbary yet, do yourself a favor and go one-click ALL of her Walsh series books and start with Underneath It All and then go ahead and blame me for why you didn’t get anything done for the next few days while you read her books.
Karen “MyOwnBookshelves” Hulseman
December 14, 2017
This is a MUST read for any fan of the series. This is definitely not to be skipped. You need to add it to your eReader and just devour it. If you aren't a fan, dust off your copy of Underneath It All and get to reading. Kate has this phenomenal ability to paint your imagination with a tale that will engage you from book to book. You never feel on repeat; always feeling each story is fresh insight to have you in falling deeper in love with the characters she has created. I devoured this story in hours. Readers get the full holiday treatment of only what a Walsh Family Christmas can be. We hear from all our favorite family members and then some. Kate Canterbary is an amazing storyteller. Her voice carries the novel with multiple POVs as the reader is watching each day unfold. You stayed glued to the screen and lost in their world- happily. I see this as a holiday favorite I return to again and again like my binge watching of Love Actually. For more obnoxious fangirling and all the reasons to read this book, check out my blog review at My Own Bookshelves

Katharine Mora
December 13, 2017
Thresholds is a holiday romance that acknowledges just how complicated the holidays can be. There are misbehaving family members, vulnerable partners experiencing their first holidays together, first-time parents struggling to reconcile parenthood with all the other pre-existing parts of their lives, world travelers trying to get home, and unplanned excitement of all kinds. And that's just a list off the top of my head. Thresholds is a joy to read because, like all Kate Canterbary books, it is phenomenally well written, with beautiful turns of phrase and multidimensional characters. It is also hilariously funny and deeply, often tear-provokingly, moving. This book is a return to the Walsh family, so I don't know that I would recommend reading it without having read at least one of the Walsh series books- but this is more because you would enjoy it SO much more having already met these phenomenal characters than because you wouldn't get it or like it. For those of us who are Walsh fans already, Thresholds feels like the best kind of homecoming, where you see people you love and have missed and get to catch up on their lives. All the Walshes are here, with chapters dedicated to each of the couples, and there are some bonuses from characters we know and love who haven't had books, including a hilarious episode about a "stray" who is invited to a family evening and misbehaves in an understandable and hysterically funny way. Thresholds has an unexpected and intriguing ending- because what would a Kate Canterbary book be without some unexpectedly delightful surprises?

About the author

USA Today Bestseller Kate Canterbary writes smart, steamy contemporary romances loaded with heat, heart, and happy ever afters. Kate lives on the New England coast with her husband and daughter.

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