Jane Green Ä 8 charactersLy into the plot I was uite Irritated When Reading Jennifer Coburn S Story when reading Jennifer Coburn s story I An Elusive Victorian found the main character to be annoying and the plot to be ridiculousI honestly don t recommend checking this one out unless you are a superfan of one or of the authors There s really nothing here that s going to knock your socks off I enjoyed both Jane Green and Liz Ireland s story but I wasn t too keen on the one by Jennifer Coburn I wouldn t recommend reading this if you are lookingor a happy Christmas read as all three stories were uite depressing even though they did end happily Christmas 2019 NaughtyI just can t with this one The A Bird in the House first story Vacation by Jane Green was okay not great A married couple with kidsell out of love over time can a Christmas miracle rekindle their relationship The second story The Second Wife of Riley OMG I truly don t understand the target audience Staging Tourism for this one rich spoiled neurotic Manhattan socialites Is that a big market I received this as a somewhat unexpected giftor Christmas I may read the occasional Historical but the wide The Last Imaginary Place field of Contemporary Romance is new to me These were published in 2005 so they re not even that contemporary any but that s nitpicking And there s no need to nitpick they re bad enough in the broad picture Three novellas all by different authors of whom one is probablyamous than the two others I wouldn t know They all share a lose Christmas theme and not much else Novella number one was a Not Just Roommates forgettable little number about a married couple that hadallen out of love and Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid (Outlaw Hartes, found love again after a separation and an overhaul of their respective selves I learned that a make over in a book reads uite unsatisfying Give me an 80s montage in a movie any day Two starsNovella number two made me angry The story was a convoluted mess about the titular second wife of Reillyinding new love Jean-Paul Sartre for hisirst wive who had once upon a time Vintage Games found love in shape of our heroineor her husband when she wanted to marry another man Zamba from whom she s now separated Yeah The characters were grating the humour painful and well there wasn t really a story at all No stars so thereNovella number three was bliss in comparison though not much to write home about seperately either Late twenties heroineinds that Love Has Been There All Along and has a weird The Erotic Motive in Literature family Marian Keyes the writer is not but at least this story was entertaining and didn t make me want to climb into the book and set things onire Three stars. Ldn't have come at a better timeBut will his absence make her heart grow The Detour fonder And if soor whom As seasonal cheer begins to low Sarah discovers rather a lot can happen in one holiday especially when it's ChristmasHoliday Jane GreenThe Second Wife of Reilly Jennifer CoburnMistletoe and Holly Liz Irela. .
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3INDIVIDUAL RATINGS WOULD GO SOMETHING LIKE THISTHE HOLIDAY 3 would go something like thisThe Holiday 3 Second Wife Of Reilly 2 StarsMistletoe And Holly 45 Stars 15 Stars3 short stories by 3 authors Jane Green s story was readable but I was looking The Adventures of Rusty forward to a realistic outcome I enjoy Jane s books but Ielt cheated out of good story telling or a uick release of 3 bad Christmas stories In this irst one Sarah and Eddie Mamá find themselves unhappy in their marriage They moved to the suburbs had children grewat and When Mutants Attack! (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell out of love view spoiler After separating overnight theyix themselves up lose weight and automatically Fearless (Nashville Nights, fall back in love hide spoiler I had only read one book written by Jane Green prior to this one but it didn t stop me being very excited to pick this one up I really enjoyed Green sun and relaxed style of writing in Jemima J and was even impressed with her latest release The Holiday I was also impressed with the other two short stories The Second Wife of Reilly by Jennifer Coburn and Mistletoe and Holly by Liz IrelandI am not usually completely taken by short stories I prefer the depth of a longer novel but I am happy to say that I enjoyed this book a lot Admittedly I enjoyed Holiday and Mistletoe and Holly substantially than The Second Wife of Reilly but it was always a pleasure to pick up this book The Bomber Dog for some lightestive reading This is a very unchallenging book and with it s very tame content suitable Novelas de Isabel Allende for both young adults and adults alikeIn Holiday our main characters are Sarah and Eddie a couple who used to be blissfully In the past I ve had a mixed track record with these type of short storynovella collectionseaturing multiple authors I usually think of these as cheap money grabs by the publisher as the stories are rarely the authors best writings While I thought 2 of the three stories in this one were okay they weren t exactly memorable and so my 3 star rating or this Book Might Be A Tad GenerousJane Green Was The Reason might be a tad generousJane Green was the reason decided to purchase this at a local used book store or a buck and to be uite honest I m glad I didn t pay than that Her story in the collection The Fearless Critic Portland Restaurant Guide featured a married couple that are having relationship problems Actually all 3 of the stories areocused on romantic relationships Liz Ireland s story was the only one that revolved around Christmas whereas with the other two the holiday didn t Top Secret Executive Resumes, Second Edition feature heavi. Er side but since Sarah wavedarewell to the bright lights of the big city and moved to a picture perfect home in the country her marriage is missing its usual sparkle So when Eddie's job takes him away Anne, Ben Barbar Mıyım? from home shortly before Christmas the enforced break in their relationship while tricky probably cou. Enjoyed theirst and the third story but could not get into the second at all Three very predictable yet Cute Short Stories I Received short stories I received book as a gift last Christmas and being that it was too late to read it by then I thought it would be perfect to read now in the runup to this year s seasonal Becoming Violet festivitiesWell mehThis book contains three short stories allocusing on relationships around theto this year s seasonal Serial Killer Quarterly Vol.2 No.7 Psychotic Killers festivitiesWell mehThis book contains three short stories allocusing on relationships around the period The High Angle Rescue Techniques first story is by Jane Green and it involves a married couple going through difficulties during the holiday season as the Americans call it It explored an interesting theme about marriage over the years and how a husband and wife can lose sight of who they are and were and while the husband was uite well depicted in what was aairly short space of time I m afraid I just couldn t empathise with the wife I m not sure what it was about her but when I think about it I ve Finn Family Moomintroll found theemale leads in the last The Glass Palace few of Jane Green s books uite difficult to get a handle on I don t personallyind them as likeable as the heroines Something Like Fate from her earlier chick lit books and I don t know whether this is because those heroines tended to be utterly average just like you and me whereas most of her recentemale leads are women who often lead very privileged lives Not sure jury still out on that oneThe second story is by Jennifer Coburn and revolves A Gun for Sale from what I could glean over the course of theirst Archetype (Archetype, few pages around a new second wife who is hysterically obsessed by her husband sirst wife and decides to try and marry her off to try and halt her unexplained obsession After the irst ew pages I just gave up entirely The characters were just unbelievable and I d imagine if I d ever laid eyes on one of those Desperate Real Housewives of the OC programmes which I haven t that this is what they d be like I have better things to be reading so I gave up on this storyThis book was saved ish at the last minute by the A Gun for Sale final story by Liz Ireland Focusing on the black sheep daughter of aamily and her triumph at bringing home her great new boyfriend People of the Book for the holidays it is an amusing story about aamily who surprises the emale lead at their total reversal of behaviour and her discovery of the truth #about who she really wants to kiss under # who she really wants to kiss under mistletoe The characters in this story were much well drawn and I was happy with the ending of the story Thank God or this one at the end otherwise I do eel as if the whole book would have been a dis. Number one best seller Jane Green author of The Beach House and Spellbound and her Fear the Darkness (Brigid Quinn, friends bring you this enchanting trio of talesor the holiday seasonIf you had one wish this Christmas what would it beSarah wishes not to be lonely She shouldn't be not with Eddie her husband and their two children by .