Grounded for Christmas
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Review: Grounded for Christmas – Savannah J. Frierson

CW: I initially picked this up because of the gorgeous cover, and I was well rewarded. This is a sweet confection of a holiday novella, with a plethora of my favorite tropes – second chance, snowed in, and only one bed. “It’s Christmas and Mary and Joseph have no room at an inn!” Joseph and Mary met at the wedding…

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Days of Sugar and Spice
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Review: Days of Sugar and Spice – Clément Loïc and Montel Anne

From the description, I was expecting a French sort of Hallmark-y graphic novel with lots of delicious baked goods. That’s not quite what this is, however. Estranged from her father since she was eight, Rose returns to her home village in Brittany after his death twenty years later.  She intends to sell the family bakery and go back to her…

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely
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Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer

I like Beauty and the Beast retellings, and this book kept popping up on my radar, so I was excited when my library hold first came in. Unfortunately, this one missed the mark for me. I’ll start out with one of my favorite parts of the story. Rather than there being one woman to break the curse, there’s instead a…

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Christmas in the City
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Review: Christmas in the City – Bria Felicien

This was a quick, fun holiday read, with some of my favorite tropes – a fake relationship and “just one bed.” “What?” “Nothing, it’s just corny.” “That’s the point, DeAndre.” “Whoa, you pulled out my whole government over a Christmas movie?” Zoe’s struggling through her first Christmas without her cheating ex-boyfriend, who’s now a popular music star in LA. Zoe,…

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A Very Scalzi Christmas
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Review: A Very Scalzi Christmas – John Scalzi

It’s that time of year when everyone’s looking for some new reads to put them in the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for something lighthearted and fun, then I think this anthology will definitely fit the bill. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, with things from lists to short stories. While this is probably overkill, I’ve gone ahead and…

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