Book Reviews of Silent Night: A Berry Merry Christmas / The Unexpected Gift / Christmas Promises / Midnight in Death

Silent Night: A Berry Merry Christmas / The Unexpected Gift / Christmas Promises / Midnight in Death
Silent Night A Berry Merry Christmas / The Unexpected Gift / Christmas Promises / Midnight in Death
Author: Claire Cross, Dee Holmes, Susan Plunkett, J. D. Robb
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515123852
ISBN-10: 0515123854
Publication Date: 11/1/1998
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 178 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Silent Night: A Berry Merry Christmas / The Unexpected Gift / Christmas Promises / Midnight in Death on
Helpful Score: 1
While I enjoyed this collection, the last story was not at all what I was expecting in a Christmas collection. The first story was whimsical, the second romantic, the third a little darker and the fourth very dark indeed.
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Helpful Score: 1
Midnight in Death by J D Robb (Nora Roberts)
Christmas Promises by Susan Plunkett
The Unexpected Gift by Dee Holmes
A Berry Merry Christmas by Claire Cross
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4 authors, 4 different stories...J D Robb has a story of Eve Dallas trying to have Cristmas with Roarke and called out on death that has ties to her past...
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some of the time i just like a short story and always like eve dallas stories
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I enjoyed finding a new author I enjoyed in this anthology.

I found Claire Cross' story funny and heartwarming.

Dee Holmes' contribution was a typical Christmas romance, but good.

I had ordered the book to read Susan Plunkett's selection as I have been enjoying her Christian series. The story in this book is very different from her Christian writing, but good.

I did not finish the J. D. Robb book as I was not current on her series, and I prefer to read series fiction in order.
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Four mysteries from four great authors - including J.D. Robb. Enjoyed each of them.
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I liked the short stories in the book. first three stories are love stories but the one fromj.d.robb is a love story and a mystery.I liked the mix in the book
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Not your usual romance novel. A lot grittier in 3 of the stories
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These short stories are all romances.
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A collection of 'okay' short stories. The only one that really interest me was the Eve Dallas story.
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4 GREAT STORIES IN ONE INCLUDES J.D. ROBBS MIDNIGHT IN DEATH
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Very entertaining stories
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These are mot equally enjoyable short stories. The last one, by J D Robb, is part of a series and the characters are well known to me. It is about a serial murderer who begins on Christmas Eve. The other three stories, about an elf, a wayward photojournalist, and a broken relationship, did not interest me. The first one was just too obvious without being engaging. The second, also obvious, didn't develop the characters enough for me to care about.
The third, while more involving, would have been better with more development. I am most curious why the first story, "A Berry Merry Christmas" was even included in this selection.
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Got this book because of Eve Dallas story by JD Robb. Excellent as always even though it was a short story. Enjoyed Cross's story about the elf from the Santa's North Pole trying to help Santa grant a wish for a liitle girl whose parents had died two years earlier. All in all a very good omnibus of stories.
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great short stories by some great authors
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Christmas anthology including novellas by Nora Roberts (as JD Robb), Susan Plunkett, Dee Holmes and Claire Cross.
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Really enjoyed this book...especially the one by J. D. Robb.
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Four wonderful stories centered around Christmas. I read it for the Robb story but discovered three other great authors that I hadn't read before. :)
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enjoyed this collection of xmas stories. nice theme, great authors.
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J.D. Robb's "Midnight in Death" features Lieutenant Eve Dallas hunting for an escaped serial killer...

Susan Plunkett's "Christmas Promises" brings two lovers back together as they search for a missing child...

Dee Holmes's "The Unexpected Gift" is a tale of a woman and her son, who discover the spirit of the holidays after finding a "body" in their backyard...

Claire Cross's "A Berry Merry Christmas" delivers a special message to a young orphan...
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J. D. Robb also writes as Nora Roberts. The holiday stories in this volume are a cut or ten above average. Great fiction to enjoy during the holiday season or at any other time of year.
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"Midnight in Death" is a must read for Eve Dallas Fans. The Susan Plunkett story is also very good.
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I love anthologies - you can find new authors and read short novels by old favorites! Good stories.
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I bought for "midnight in Death", but really enjoyed all stories in this anthology.
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Always enjoy anything by JD Robb. This is a short but still great story.
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I love J.D. Robb, and the story of Eve & Roarke....this was a very quick read, but it gave you some more insight to this strange, incredible duo.
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This book contains "MIDNIGHT IN DEATH" by J.D.Robb as well as three other good stories...


'Tis the season for passion and intrigue. This romantic anthology includes J.D. Robb's "Midnight in Death", in which Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for an escaped serial killer; Susan Plunkett's "Christmas Promises" brings two lovers back together as they search for a missing child; Dee Holmes's "The Unexpected Gift" is a tale of a woman and her son, who discover the spirit of the holidays after finding a"body" in their backyard; and, Claire Cross's "A Berry Merry Christmas" delivers a special message to a young orphan.
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From Library Journal
Warm, family-centered, and nostalgic, or hard-edged, realistic, and chilling, the four novellas in this unusual collection of mostly contemporary Christmas stories provide readers with a clear choice of styles, themes, and approaches to the holiday season. Readers with a traditional bent will be drawn to the children and the wounded heroes in both "A Berry Merry Christmas" by Claire Cross and "The Unexpected Gift" by Dee Holmes, while fans who want their Christmases laced with violence and suspense will appreciate the inner-city environment and abuse-centered plot of Susan Plunkett's "Christmas Promises" and the gruesome murders and fast-paced action of J.D. Robb's latest contribution to her futuristic police detective (Eve Dallas) series, "Midnight in Death." All of these stories may not appeal to the same readers; nevertheless, most fans will find something in this well-written collection to enjoy. An intriguing and rewarding group.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I ordered this just for the JD Robb story... Didn't care much for the others.
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Have not yet read. Would like to before mailing out will mail within 7-10 days of acceptance.