Book Reviews of Once Upon A Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year'Twas The Week Before Christmas

Once Upon A Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year'Twas The Week Before Christmas
Once Upon A Christmas The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year'Twas The Week Before Christmas
Author: Lauraine Snelling, Lenora Worth
ISBN-13: 9780373785490
ISBN-10: 0373785496
Publication Date: 11/1/2006
Pages: 256
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Once Upon A Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year'Twas The Week Before Christmas on + 313 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Great quick read, both stories were delightful.

Like a double scoop of vanilla ice cream, these two inspirational novellas by Snelling and Worth are fairly predictable, go down smooth, and are extra-sweet. Snelling's "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" revolves around two successful, self-employed workaholics in California who meet by accident when their beloved basset hounds rendezvous (think 101 Dalmatians). An unexpected development in Thane Davidson's life causes love interest Blythe Stensrude to face some hidden fears (which are never explained fully or credibly to the reader), and Thane must choose whether or not he will judge someone he loves. In "'Twas the Week Before Christmas," a handsome, slang-talking Cajun is tutored in manners by a pearl-bedecked debutante type, whose hair, skin and eyes are described in more ways than there are drinks at Starbucks. In both novellas, the romance never heats up beyond a steamy kiss or two, and there's plenty of God-talk to please Christian readers. It's absurd, however, to include discussion questions at the end ("Blythe and Thane love their bassets very much... how has your pet... influenced your life?"). This is not the stuff of deep introspection, nor should it be. But as a curl-up-by-the-fireplace-and-escape-from-the-hustle-and-bustle read for the Christmas holidays, these agreeable novels meet expectations.
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Helpful Score: 1
good reading
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Helpful Score: 1
great christmas read
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Helpful Score: 1
The first story, the longer of the two was only mildly good, I would give it maybe 2 1/2 stars, but it was a quick easy somewhat enjoyable read. The 2nd story however was fantastic and made the whole thing worth it. I would give the 2nd story 4 1/2 stars...maybe 5!
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Two award winning authors bring you a duo of captivating Christmas love stories.
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Christian Romance:

From the back of the book - Two joyous, romantic novellas from two of your favorite Christian authors.
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Two sweet Christmas romances including lovable dogs and some religious inspiration.
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Great and heartwarming stories.
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This was definitely a feel-good book. It was an easy read and puts you in the Christmas mood. I would recommend this book for those who like happy endings, like I do!
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I enjoyed the Lauraine snelling story more than the Lenora Worth story, but a quick read