Book Reviews of A Christmas Present: Surrender / Falling Stars / Gifts of the Heart

A Christmas Present: Surrender / Falling Stars / Gifts of the Heart
A Christmas Present Surrender / Falling Stars / Gifts of the Heart
Author: Loretta Chase, Judith E. French, Lisa Kleypas
ISBN-13: 9780380972401
ISBN-10: 0380972409
Publication Date: 9/1994
Pages: 295
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed A Christmas Present: Surrender / Falling Stars / Gifts of the Heart on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Unwrap to find heart-warming stories of Yuletide romance from best selling authors LORETTA CHASE, JUDITH E. FRENCH, and LISA KLEYPAS...plus a preview of BRENDA JOYCE romance AFTER INNOCENCE.
reviewed A Christmas Present: Surrender / Falling Stars / Gifts of the Heart on + 73 more book reviews
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A nice historical romance with three stories in it.
Falling Star by Loretta Chase, Gits of the Heart by Judith E. French, and Surrender by Lisa Kleypas.
reviewed A Christmas Present: Surrender / Falling Stars / Gifts of the Heart on + 612 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book.
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All 3 stories are reprints. Falling Stars by L. Chase first appeared in Avon Books Presents A Christmas Collection (I give this 4 out of 5 stars); Gifts of the Heart by J. French in Avon Books Presents Under the Mistletoe (didn't read, so no comment); and A Christmas Present by L. Kleypas in Avon Books Presents Christmas Love Stories (4 stars).
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The Loretta Chase story was probably the best of the batch. The plot and pacing were exactly right for a short story and fit well the holiday theme. A woman and man meet again 10 years after they'd fallen in love and separated in a misunderstanding of sorts.

Lisa Kleypas's story of a couple recently married for convenience is also excellent. I didn't find the hero as likeable or compelling as many of Kleypas's other heroes, and also this story didn't have a super strong stamp of Christmas for me. However Kleypas does have a way of writing stories that stay with you, and this one sure did.

I skimmed the Judith French story, mainly because it was just too sad for me. It had a happy ending, but somehow reading the remembrances of a lost love (who died) is just too much for my tender heart.