Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber
3 1/2 stars
A follow-up to one of the Manning stories (The Manning Brides: Marriage Of Inconvenience\Stand-In Wife). Carrie Weston is the stepdaughter of Jason Manning and is now all grown up. She finds herself on the other end of the same situation as Jason and her mother were in years ago with a meddling teenager trying to play matchmaker.
Typical Macomber. Nothing special in this one. Seemed a little too much like all her others. The kids play a big role in this one like many of her other books.
The Perfect Christmas by Sherryl Woods
A sweet, yet predictable story. Savannah is a single mom who inherits an Inn in Vermont from her Aunt Mae. Trace is a workaholic who was close friends with Mae and promised to spend Christmas at her Inn even after her death.
Another story where a kid plays a very big part in the romance, which can get a little tiresome, but still cute.
Under the Christmas Tree by Robyn Carr (Virgin River)
Similar to "A Virgin River Christmas" in style. Two new characters (Annie McKenzie & Nate Jensen) meet and find romance over a litter of puppies. Jack, Preacher, and a couple of the kids (Christopher & David) play small roles in the book, so we get to meet up with some old favorites. Annie and Nate are both great characters and have great chemistry. It was the perfect length for a Christmas anthology.