EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas]

SUMMARY A Texas Kind of Christmas

A Texas Kind of Christmas

SUMMARY A Texas Kind of Christmas Jodi Thomas é 6 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB é Jodi Thomas S Newcastle But will a secret from her past keep her from her long awaited happily ever afterSPIRIT OF TEXAS Rachael MilesWhen lovely spinster Eugenie Charpentier makes a trip across the Texas frontier with former Texas Ranger Asher Graham she dreams of an adventure and the rough and tumble cowboy is happy to oblige But both Jenny and the rugged lawman are keeping secrets Can they find each other and love on the dance floor at the Christmas ba. As an anthology A Texas Kind of Christmas is a heartwarming and enjoyable read There are three separate stories written by three separate authors yet these stories definitely belong in the same book Why I ll get to thatThis book is not as Christmasy as most books with Christmas in the title Each story is set in 1859 during the weeks or days leading up to Christmas All of these stories are all Texas That alone is reason enough for me to enjoy the book but wait There s I don t know if this is a uniue concept but it s the very first time I ve come across it to the best of my recollection In addition to all three of these stories taking place in 1859 they also all take place in Dallas They each include a grand Christmas ball at the St Nicholas Hotel in the center of Dallas Further some of the characters appear in each story but there is no further connection between the stories I found that very interesting and enjoyableThe St Nicholas Hotel which has a significant role in each story actually existed at that time Right after the third story some Historical Notes are included that provide some factual information about the St Nicholas Hotel and its owner Mrs Sarah Cockerell Cockerell is one of those minor characters who appears in each of the storesOne Night at the St NicholasThis story has enough good guys and bad guys to make everyone happy Unlike the other two stories this one takes place in a twenty four hour period on Christmas Eve A Dallas rancher plans on using the Christmas Ball at the St Nicholas Hotel to find his only child Jacueline a husband At the insistence of his new wife the wicked stepmother either Jacueline will find a suitable husband or be thrown out of her father s houseFor such a short story about 100 pages there is a surprisingly large cast There are four protagonists a couple of antagonists and Jacueline s father seems to be somewhere in the middle The main characters are appropriately flawed and come complete with their own backstories There is a slight reveal near the end but I pretty much saw it comingClearly well written this story moves along at a pretty steady pace which uickens slightly as we near the climax Considering the short time in which this story takes place I consider the character arcs to be huge This story ties with the second story as my favoriteBirdie s FlightThis story has three protagonists four if you count the sheriff I think I liked Birdie the main protagonist the best among all the characters in this anthology I found her to be very likable She has a lot of things going against her as any good protagonist does but we really don t find out why until the climaxTaking place in the days leading up to Christmas this story contained a good amount of suspense Someone has been chasing Birdie across the United States but we don t know why Birdie makes her way to Dallas hoping to secure a position at the St Nicholas Hotel since it s very busy preparing for the Christmas Ball After getting hired on as an assistant to Miss uigley the head seamstress Birdie meets Charlotte Rutherford Charlotte and her father a retired judge are guests at the hotelBirdie and Charlotte form an unlikely friendship and alliance I really liked the way author Celia Bonaduce created the bond between the two women It forms slowly Birdie is untrusting of anyone and Charlotte is pretty much a spoiled girl who seems to use Birdie as her personal servant But things change and as they do the character arcs may surprise youLike I said this story has the most suspense but it s controlled by good pacing The climax happens uickly but those few pages are edge of your seat good There s a huge reveal at the climax and I ll admit I did not see that one comingSpirit of TexasThis story is very appropriately titled Taking place in the few weeks leading up to Christmas the main character Miss Eugenie Charpentier is on a mission She has been dispatched from her life in England to bring her estranged mother now an invalid back from Texas returning to their homeland Of all the characters in these stories I would say that Eugenie has the deepest backstory She has descended from aristocracy and is used to a good life but she has become fascinated with Texas after reading a book that her mother sent to her for publishing in England Having reached middle age for that time and after a personal heartache she is now untrusting of all men thinking that any man interested in a woman her age is really interested in her wealthHaving finally reached Texas she is taken on the last leg of her long journey by Asher Graham a formidable character who knows pretty much everything about Texas However their journey will be anything but smooth They encounter severe weather including a tornado but their difficulties help to form a bond between themEugenie and Asher are the main characters but Eugenie s mother Lilly also has a pretty big part Lilly is a guest at the St Nicholas Hotel in Dallas Although there is a Christmas Ball in this story it doesn t really have the prominence that it did in the other two stories However I was delighted to see that Birdie and Miss uigley had cameos in this story Mrs Cockerell the hotel owner appears in all three storiesDuring their trip to Dallas in a carriage at the insistence of her mother we learn uite a bit about Eugenie s backstory However we are only allowed a glimpse into Asher s backstory But there will be much revealed after they arrive in DallasBoth of these characters are likable despite the secrets they keep The character arcs are there and the pacing is okay This story however was really missing a distinct antagonist I suppose the nasty weather they encountered could be considered an antagonist but the weather was short lived The book that made Eugenie so intrigued with Texas becomes uasi antagonistic I know I m reaching here Some may even consider Lilly an antagonist but I didn tIn my opinion this story sort of flirted with the limits of believable fiction For example there is a part where the author describes the literal sweetness of a kiss between Eugenie and Asher I didn t live during that time obviously but from everything I ve learned I don t think good dental hygiene and fresh breath were things back then A Texas Kind of Christmas In SummaryThis book was a fun and easy read The three stories are similar in length each taking up about a third of the book The copy I read was an advance uncorrected proof so I made no comments about SPAG or continuityThere s a sizable amount of romance in each story However as an average guy I still made it through all the stories so I didn t consider the romance aspect to be overwhelming There s a lot of Texas in these stories If you love Texas or if you love romance you ll enjoy reading this book I recommend it

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SUMMARY A Texas Kind of Christmas Jodi Thomas é 6 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB é Jodi Thomas It’s Christmas Eve 1859 and everyone who’s anyone is headed to the glorious St Nicholas Hotel for the most talked about ball of the season It’s the kind of Texas night where anything can happen even love ONE NIGHT AT THE ST NICHOLASNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jodi ThomasTo escape her stepmother’s plot to marry her off Texas heiress Jacueline Hartman spends Christmas Eve sharing a hideout with an accused bank robber. A Texas Kind of Christmas is three separate stories by three different authors published in the one book They all have the same time and place setting St Nicholas Hotel in Dallas 1859 Each story also uses the grand ball which is held on Christmas Eve at the hotel Unfortunately however this is the limit of the Christmas theme I think I whinge about this every time I read what is marketed as a Christmas themed book the fact that there is usually a tenuous connection to the season And here I am saying it again These stories could have been set any time during the year There is no real Christmas feel to them at all Anyway The first is One Night at the St Nicholas by Jodi Thomas which started with much promise Thomas s writing was really a cut above the average romantic writer s I ve read of late There was an interesting mistaken identity mixed with a Cinderella vibe plotline and I was pretty much engrossed right up to about chapter six From there Thomas faded The plot became a little ridiculous too much love at first sight maybe and the charm disappeared Average despite the strong start I would probably try another of her books though because her style definitely held me captive there for a whileI then went on to Birdie s Flight by Celia Bonaduce which actually had the same basic premise as the first story That is this installment like the first had two sets of potential pairings which led to a bit of mistaken identityidentity swap situation One of the leading females was again in a servant position meaning it also had that Cinderella feel to it I was assuming the writers did this deliberately but was then thrown when the third story was completely different I did think it was a little odd that neither story overlapped I mean there is two incidents involving police etc in the same motel at the same time but no character mentions the other Seems unrealistic I think the plot overall was a little stronger with this story The ending was a little rushed but that might have been to do with the short format Overall this was my favourite out of the three stories The third story was Spirit of Texas by Rachael Miles This time most of the story took place as the leads travelled to Dallas They talked about books and native Americans and slavery and storms I need an American to let me know if Texas could really have twisters and hail storms in winter I mean in Aus such things would only occur during the summer and I baulked at this plot point A lot of the plot was glaringly obvious and cliched including the obligatory sad back stories but my biggest issue with this one was the weak conflict The reason the leads can t be together could have been sorted in two seconds This one did mention some of the plotline from the earlier stories but only briefly Out of the three this was probably my least favourite All the stories are sweet enough I guess Definitely not a lot to do with Christmas though Maybe 3 out of 5 overall

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SUMMARY A Texas Kind of Christmas Jodi Thomas é 6 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB é Jodi Thomas After a night in Nathanial Ward’s arms Jacueline is certain she has met her match after all But will his heartfelt promise of love lead to his demise at the hands of the lawBIRDIE’S FLIGHT Celia BonaduceSeamstress Birdie Flanagan gets the surprise of her life when she receives a beautiful gown and a sudden invitation for the ball of the season Birdie creates a stir from the moment she arrives capturing the eye of the dashing Captain Dougla. A Texas Kind of Christmas has three novellas by three authors They are loosely linked by place and year The first is by Jodi Thomas and here we are taken to the Texas frontier with a mixture of ranchers lawmen supposed outlaws hotel staff and a young woman about to choose her husband She has a wealthy father who just wants to see her married off and happy but her step mother has nasty intentions She eventually makes her choice as does Katie one of the hotel maidsBirdie s Flight by Celia Bonaduce is the second story We meet Birdie or Bridget just arrived in Dallas needing a job Thanks to a few serendiptious happenings she finds one as a seamstress We also meet the capricious Charlotte who is looking for that perfect dress for the dance Birdie is fleeing someone just who and why we have to read on to find out By the end of the story both girls find the one they loveSpirit of Texas by Rachel Miles gives us a ride through Texas to Dallas on a coach along with Eugenie who has come from England to seek out and bring home her mother Asher has been designated to guide her to Dallas to the St Nicholas hotel Its a story of second chances and a ride through the wild country side These stories have plenty of a western feel and are a load of adventure and fun They are short but each of them is satisfying and I felt did not suffer from being a novella I picked this book up because of the name of Jodi Thomas however I have to say I enjoyed each story all so well written and engaging


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    EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas] Jodi Thomas é 6 REVIEW A Texas Kind of Christmas is three separate stories by three different authors published in the one book They all have the same time and place setting St Nicholas Hotel in Dallas 1859 Each story also uses the grand ball which is held on Christmas Eve at the hotel Unfortunately however this is the limit of the Christmas theme I think I whinge about this every time I read what is marketed as a Christmas themed book the fac

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    EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas] Jodi Thomas is a master at penning historical westerns the words simply melt off the pages right into your heartMs Thomas has the most uniue way of telling a story and weaving romance through her readers very soulM

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    EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas] A Texas Kind of Christmas by Jodi Thomas Celia Bonaduce and Rachel MilesCentered around a famous Christmas Ball at the Saint Nicholas Hotel in Dallas Texas these three stories with romance for five couples and happily ever endings kept me reading eagerly wanting each couple to find their happily ever after The stories we

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    EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas] Jodi Thomas é 6 REVIEW Dallas wasn't always the bustling metropolis area I know today and a look back to 1859 sheds new light on how small of a town it really was in the mid 1800sI was fascinated by the history of the hotel and I like that the a

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    EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas] Jodi Thomas é 6 REVIEW A Texas Kind of Christmas has three novellas by three authors They are loosely linked by place and year The first is by Jodi Thomas and here we are taken to the Texas frontier with a mixture of ranchers lawmen

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    EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas] Not only were these three stories beautifully written they provided a glimpse into Texas history I was unaware of I loved all three stories and ache to know

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    Jodi Thomas é 6 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB é Jodi Thomas SUMMARY A Texas Kind of Christmas These stories were alright I enjoyed them

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    EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas] As an anthology A Texas Kind of Christmas is a heartwarming and enjoyable read There are three separate stories written by three separate authors yet these stories definitely belong in the same book Why? I’ll get to thatThis book is not as “Christmasy” as most books with Christmas in the title Each story is set in 1859 during the weeks or days leading up to Christmas All of these stories are all Texas

  10. says: EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas] Jodi Thomas é 6 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB é Jodi Thomas

    SUMMARY A Texas Kind of Christmas EBOOK / PDF [A Texas Kind of Christmas] Anthologies for me give for the buck with multiple stories in each collection A Texas Kind of Christmas is even special Each distinct story shares a theme of Christmas love and setting of a ball at the St Nicholas hotel The hotel and its employees link the whole book together The heroines of all three stories are self res

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  • Paperback
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  • A Texas Kind of Christmas
  • Jodi Thomas
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  • 17 January 2019
  • 9781496721303