Tangled Lights and Silent Nights: A Holiday Anthology

Tangled Lights and Silent Nights: A Holiday Anthology

Kelly Stone Gamble / Aug 19, 2019

Tangled Lights and Silent Nights A Holiday Anthology Wonder This holiday season twenty talented award winning and bestselling authors have crafted never before released Yuletide themed tales about their most beloved characters Magic From murder to ma

  • Title: Tangled Lights and Silent Nights: A Holiday Anthology
  • Author: Kelly Stone Gamble
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  • Wonder This holiday season, twenty talented, award winning, and bestselling authors have crafted never before released Yuletide themed tales about their most beloved characters Magic From murder to magic, love to loss, the past and the future, this multi genre collection of poems and stories has something for everyone Charity In the spirit of giving, the authors have gen Wonder This holiday season, twenty talented, award winning, and bestselling authors have crafted never before released Yuletide themed tales about their most beloved characters Magic From murder to magic, love to loss, the past and the future, this multi genre collection of poems and stories has something for everyone Charity In the spirit of giving, the authors have generously opted to donate all profits to The LifeAfter Visions of Hope Project, whose passion is to shatter the stigma and spread awareness to three taboo topics that underscore society today Suicide, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 265 pages Published November 4th 2018 by Beyond DEF Literary Services, LLC More Details ASIN B07JDVSMK5 Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Tangled Lights and Silent Nights, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 48 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 14, 2018 Dianne rated it it was amazing Shelves anthology, author review, holiday theme, proceeds to charity One of the best gifts of the Season Twenty authors have given us completely fresh and new Holiday stories all under one cover that will benefit THE LIFE AFTER VISIONS OF HOPE PROJECT whose mission is to raise awareness of Suicide, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence TANGLED LIGHTS AND SILENT NIGHTS is a delightful and heartwarming collection of short tales, some involving characters many readers will know and love There isn t a bad story in the lot and the spirit of the season shines throug One of the best gifts of the Season Twenty authors have given us completely fresh and new Holiday stories all under one cover that will benefit THE LIFE AFTER VISIONS OF HOPE PROJECT whose mission is to raise awareness of Suicide, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence TANGLED LIGHTS AND SILENT NIGHTS is a delightful and heartwarming collection of short tales, some involving characters many readers will know and love There isn t a bad story in the lot and the spirit of the season shines through like a diamond.A perfect gift to send a friend while helping a good cause A WIN, WIN, WIN FOR ALL I received a complimentary copy from Victor Catano, but I am purchasing copies for friends Publisher Beyond DEF Literary Services, LLC November 4, 2018 Publication Date November 4, 2018Genre Holiday AnthologyPrint Length 265 pagesAvailable from For Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow flag 14 likesLike see review Nov 04, 2018 Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves rcbc tbr I received a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.While I may not have loved every single story in this book I did throughly enjoy them all Almost all are 5 star short stories I read some authors I have never read before and look forward to of their books and some I have read and loved them I m not big on reading Christmas stories but this was very good A very good set of shorts that will please everyone in some way At least some stories will be loved regardless It was very w I received a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.While I may not have loved every single story in this book I did throughly enjoy them all Almost all are 5 star short stories I read some authors I have never read before and look forward to of their books and some I have read and loved them I m not big on reading Christmas stories but this was very good A very good set of shorts that will please everyone in some way At least some stories will be loved regardless It was very well done and the stories selected were fun to read I would recommend this book to others It s worth reading and is only 99 cents At least right now it is flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 03, 2018 Becca Wickedly Sweet Synful Book Blog rated it really liked it Shelves books ive arc The Moment I Knew I Would Love Ethan Forever by Brenda Vicars3 Short and strange Feel like there is to the story that I m missing something about Theresa Has me intrigued and wishing it was longer Yuletide Homicide A Liz Boyle Short Mystery by Kate Birdsall3.5 ho ho holy crapA mini mystery that shows the greed and depraved ways of the world with a mix of beauty and love thrown in Wish it hadn t ended there Need to know if Boyle stepped up the love o meter A Crazy Christmas by K The Moment I Knew I Would Love Ethan Forever by Brenda Vicars3 Short and strange Feel like there is to the story that I m missing something about Theresa Has me intrigued and wishing it was longer Yuletide Homicide A Liz Boyle Short Mystery by Kate Birdsall3.5 ho ho holy crapA mini mystery that shows the greed and depraved ways of the world with a mix of beauty and love thrown in Wish it hadn t ended there Need to know if Boyle stepped up the love o meter A Crazy Christmas by Kelly Stone Gamble4 Another crazy Cass instalment With Cass Adams you never know what zany antics you are going to read about and this one gives up a brief window into her world I know what she can do with that shovel just saying lolRowen s Gift by Michael MeyerhoferDNF.A Merry Mugging A Christmas Short Story featuring Chris Barry of the Vigilante Series by Claude Bouchard5 FLOVED this one Wasn t expecting that at all A Vanderbilt Christmas by Nicole Evelina3.5 wasn t too sure what to expect with this one Usually not a fan of historical based but it was good Another Bloody Festival by Ciara Ballintyne 3.5 was pretty good Much different from the others I ve read so far Holiday in Hartland by Gail Cleare4.5 had no idea what to expect with this one and I loved it Wished it was longer Sweet sad with the hope of hea Some Carry tail A Gabriel Orson Christmas by Victor Catano4 this one hit a little close to home I remember those kinds of christmases A Twin Oaks Christmas by Reece Taylor5 very sweet and has all the feels One to lift your spirits about family and holiday season The Christmas Jacket by Diane Byington5 awesome Showing the true meaning of kindness love and selflessness A Muse ing Christmas Ms Parker Teaches Santa Shakespeare Style by Kelley KayeDNFBuilding Cairns by Darren Leo4 Completely unexpected story Although I ve seen movies tv shows in this same situation, until now I d yet to come across a book novella Was sad that it ended Was intrigued to find out what happened next A Katie Christmas Featuring Cooper and Katie from To Katie With Love by Erica Lucke Dean4.5 A nice change of pace Not everyone gets a HEA or has the strength to face their fears Didn t want it to end Wanted to find out what happened next Convergence by Stacy Roberts4 interesting, truthful and spot on about broken families and parenting Quite intriguing Caesar s Gift by LeTeisha Newton5 OH How I FLOVE Caesar Ashlyn too So wicked to revisit their world and see what s happening Must have A Gift for Momma by Debbie S TenBrink5 this made me cry So unexpectedly different to the others I ve read in this anthology so far and one that I connected to the little boy so very much Literally Christmas by C Streetlights5 another unexpected one Did not see that coming Loved it But I need to know if she got the gift lol I m also now singing the song in my head Father Christmas by Timothy Woodward5 I can t believe there was another novella ette that made me cry but this one sure did My throat actually hurts from holding it back It was beautiful And Mercy Mild by Justin Bog4 i love this line I wanted to fit in so much I became a shadow used for someone else s shade I think this was a great story to finish the book A great reminder of people in glass houses and to making each moment count flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 28, 2018 A Voracious Reader a.k.a Carol rated it really liked it Shelves anthology, holiday, 3 5 stars, year 2018 3.5 average Book source ARC My review is voluntary and honest.In the spirit of giving, the authors have generously opted to donate all profits to The LifeAfter Visions of Hope Project, whose passion is to shatter the stigma and spread awareness to three taboo topics that underscore society today Suicide, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence.Mystery, fantasy, paranormal, contemporary there s something for everyone in this Christmas themed collection Some are connected to a series, other 3.5 average Book source ARC My review is voluntary and honest.In the spirit of giving, the authors have generously opted to donate all profits to The LifeAfter Visions of Hope Project, whose passion is to shatter the stigma and spread awareness to three taboo topics that underscore society today Suicide, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence.Mystery, fantasy, paranormal, contemporary there s something for everyone in this Christmas themed collection Some are connected to a series, others are independent What they all have in common besides Christmas is that they are all pretty good I ve read a few of these authors and while I enjoyed visiting with them again, I think what I enjoyed most is trying out all the others who are new to me Looks like I m adding authors to my never ending list and that s never a bad thing.The Moment I Knew I Would Love Ethan Forever Brenda Vicars 4 bites Yuletide Homicide A Liz Boyle Short Kate Birdsall 4 bites A Crazy Christmas Cass Adams, 0.5 Kelly Stone Gamble 5 bites The ending to this one made me LOLOL and then LOL some Because I read Book 1 Rowans Gift A Dragonkin story Michael Meyerhofer 3 bites A Merry Mugging A Vigilante Series Short Claude Bouchard 3 bites A Vanderbilt Christmas Nicola Evelina 3 bites Another Bloody Festival Ciara Ballintyne 2 bites Holiday in Hartland Gail Cleare 3 bites Some Carry tail A Gabriel Orson Christmas Victor Catano 4 bites A Twin Oaks Christmas Reece Taylor 3 bites The Christmas Jacket Diane Byington 4 bites A Muse ing Christmas Kelley Kaye 4 bites Building Cairns Darren Leo 4 bites and a nibble A Katie Christmas Erica Lucke Dean 4 bites Convergence Stacey Roberts 4 bites Caesar s Gift LeTeisha Newton 3 bites A Gift for Momma Debbie S TenBrink 4 bites Literally Christmas C Streetlights 3 bites Father Christmas Timothy Woodward 4 bites And Mercy Mild Justin Bog 2 bites and a nibble flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Lisa Petty rated it it was amazing Tangled Lights for a Tangled Brain, my review of Tangled Lights and Silent Nights A Holiday Anthology I m one of those weirdos who hates Christmas I don t mean in that Grinchy I m going to steal everyone s roast beast and presents way No Christmas just gives me a good case of the winter blues Part of it is due to messed up holiday memories from my youth, and part of it because it is SOFRIGGINGGRAY here in corn country during the holidays So, I m always looking for a way to make the holiday Tangled Lights for a Tangled Brain, my review of Tangled Lights and Silent Nights A Holiday Anthology I m one of those weirdos who hates Christmas I don t mean in that Grinchy I m going to steal everyone s roast beast and presents way No Christmas just gives me a good case of the winter blues Part of it is due to messed up holiday memories from my youth, and part of it because it is SOFRIGGINGGRAY here in corn country during the holidays So, I m always looking for a way to make the holidays brighter that doesn t involve the Hallmark channel and spoonfuls of cookie dough I think I ve found it with Tangled Lights and Silent Nights A Holiday Anthology Usually, holiday anthologies are full of angels, and miracles, and recipes for cranberry sauce framed in stories of long dead, sweet grandmothers This one is so different It s not all heartwarming reality There is something in this book for everyone My favorite story is Convergence by Stacey Roberts because it is humor, as it is labeled, but it is also relatable to anyone who felt like they didn t fit in as a kid I don t want to give too much away, but if you are from a broken home you will really get this story Since my mind tends to go dark at Christmas, I also loved Yuletide Homicide A Liz Boyle Short Mystery, by Kate Birdsall I love a good murder mystery, especially one set in Ohio, my current home state Those are just my top two favorite stories Really, the entire book is great Tangled Lights and Silent Nights A Holiday Anthology is one of those books that you will want to read in one sitting with a big Yeti full of coffee while sitting next to a fire And given my seasonal and all year depression and anxiety, it helps that all profits go to The Life After Visions of Hope Project Whether you love or hate Christmas and the entire holiday season, which now begins at 11 59pm on October 31, you will love this book Buy it now while it s cheap because once Oprah catches wind of this, and she will, it will be much expensive flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 12, 2018 Tonya rated it really liked it I was recently given the opportunity to review a charity anthology for The LifeAfter Project via an ARC The book was published November 4, so I m slightly behind on posting my review Some of my favorite authors participated in the anthology, supporting the organization s mission The LifeAfter Project aims to reach out and provide assistance for those who struggle with thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, or domestic abuse All these things are related to mental illness Our goal is to educat I was recently given the opportunity to review a charity anthology for The LifeAfter Project via an ARC The book was published November 4, so I m slightly behind on posting my review Some of my favorite authors participated in the anthology, supporting the organization s mission The LifeAfter Project aims to reach out and provide assistance for those who struggle with thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, or domestic abuse All these things are related to mental illness Our goal is to educate, inspire, and spread awareness We hope that our efforts will help eradicate the stigma associated with this insidious epidemic.Given that support, it should not be surprising that the range of stories included everything from high fantasy to mystery to romance to humor to poetry every genre of person has had some experience with the issues associated with mental illness, so it was thoughtful of the organizers to include such a range of styles in the collection.On the other hand, the strength of the individual stories varied widely some had significant editing issues and some were not to my taste.However, in keeping with my standard practice, I will call out the particular stand outs of the anthology, because any one of them would be worth the 0.99 it takes to buy the whole set, and your taste might differ from mine or you might find a new author to investigate.Knowing my well documented love of the Katie stories I reviewed To Katie With Love when it came out in 2013 , I was thrilled to see a short told from Cooper s point of view Revisiting the well meaning terror of Silvia and the twin foils of Dean and icy blonde reminded me all over again of how much fun that series is For me, this one alone is worth the price of admission.Other strong contenders were in order of appearance in the book Yuletide Homicide A Liz Boyle Short Mystery, by Kate Birdsall, A Merry Mugging, by Claude Bouchard, Holiday in Hartland, by Gail Cleare, Some Carry Tail A Gabriel Orson Story, by Victor Catano, The Christmas Jacket, by Diane Byington, A Gift for Momma, by Debbie S TenBrink, Father Christmas, by Timothy Woodward, and And Mercy Mild, by Justin Bog.Many of these tie in to other, stand alone books, as well as being authors who are new to me, so I m happy to have had a short introduction to their styles and themes Reviewing the list, it seems those with particularly strong redemption arcs like in the Liz Boyle mystery, the Merry Mugging story, A Gift for Momma, Father Christmas, and And Mercy Mild were the ones that spoke to me the deepest Catano s Carry Tail story was pure, fun revenge and had just the right touch of magic in it Holiday in Hartland was also about redemption, but on a generational scale, so felt like a different flavor altogether and managed to wring a few tears from me.Overall, given the charity these authors have chosen to support and the strength of a number of stand out stories, you really can t get much better bang for your buck especially if you re already a fan of these authors related works I would highly recommend the anthology for those reasons flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 10, 2018 PelicanFreak rated it really liked it This book is really a steal at any price for the 20 stories 100% of the proceeds go to charity and there s such a diverse collection of stories here, that there s got to be something for everyone I did write a little something and individually rate each story, which I ll share below.Definitely going to seek out from some of these authors too, so I ve discovered some new to me authors, which is always great Overall, only a few of the stories seemed to be professionally edited Noteworthy This book is really a steal at any price for the 20 stories 100% of the proceeds go to charity and there s such a diverse collection of stories here, that there s got to be something for everyone I did write a little something and individually rate each story, which I ll share below.Definitely going to seek out from some of these authors too, so I ve discovered some new to me authors, which is always great Overall, only a few of the stories seemed to be professionally edited Noteworthy off the top of my head, that were professionally presented were C Streetlights, LeTeisha Newton and Reece Taylor Overall I d call this around 4 stars.Individual findings 1 The Moment I Knew I Would Love Ethan Forever by Brenda VicarsSweet, super short, a bit of action and a great scene Left me wanting , ended a bit abruptly for me 3 stars 2 Yuletide Homicide A Liz Boyle Short Mystery by Kate BirdsallCute, briefly and mildly suspenseful Hints of romance and it all wrapped up neatly A good job of fitting various dynamics and feels into so few words Impressive 4 stars 3 A Crazy Christmas by Kelly Stone GambleThis one had interesting characters, that I think I d like to see of I own but haven t yet read Stone s other Crazy books However it could use a round of professional proofreading 3.5 stars 4 Rowen s Gift by Michael MeyerhoferNot my cup of tea, but that doesn t make it bad Just didn t hold my attention described as dark , I found it dull However, if I were a reader of this author s other books, familiar with his characters, it might make sense to me and I might ve enjoyed it Also a bit of a let down as there was no relation I could discern to Christmas 3 stars 5 A Merry Mugging by Claude BouchardReally, really sweet, feel good story Truly liked this one Second chances and all that Very predictable though 4 stars 6 A Vanderbilt Christmas by Nicole EvelineA fun trip back in time, but a bit bland at the same time Also recommend a professional editor to help with the poor grammar that occasionally popped up nothing distracting 3 stars 7 Another Bloody Festival by Ciara Ballintyne This was okay I feel it could be great with a professional editing team Festive, which I enjoyed There were paranormal things left unexplained so it was hard to relate to the setting 3.5 stars 8 Holiday in Hartland by Gail CleareSo sweet Good characters, great setting, includes mystery and complex relationships and pasts Left me wanting will likely seek this author out 4 stars 9 Some Carry tail by Victor CatanoThis one needs some help I d strongly recommend working with professional editor and re publishing There s clearly some sort of dialogue between a man and his girlfriend s dog, but it s super confusing The scene leaves too many questions to get a clear picture The man s dialogue is in quotations, but the dog s is not, nor are italics used Also it s written in first person, so with the lack of punctuation, it gets confusing at times to know who is saying what, whether something s being spoken, thought, etc I truly enjoyed the concept and the story itself though So while I have to give it a low rating for lack of professionalism, I d honestly seek out from this author if he were to utilize a professional team and republish As it stands, in its current condition, it s somewhere between 2 and 3 stars for me If it were presented professionally though, it d be at least 4 stars, easily 10 A Twin Oaks Christmas by Reece TaylorLove this I m so addicted to Twin Oaks it s not even funny Any little peek into this small town and its residents I can get is amazing This was a quick short, but still full of the town s wittiness I ve come to love, a heart warming family reunion and a glimpse at some romance and good friendships Taylor did a great job of cramming all that into so few words This is also professionally edited, unlike some of its predecessors so it was very refreshing 4 stars 11 The Christmas Jacket by Diane ByingtonThis story is excellent super sweet and has lots of perspective, didn t leave me hanging but definitely left me wanting to seek out from this author A short story very well done with sound, strong characters and loads of feels 4.5 stars 12 A Muse ing Christmas by Kelley KayeThis was okay, a small collection of poems 3 stars 13 Building Cairns by Darren LeoReally great, lots of emotion, adventure and good characters packed into a small space Well done 4 stars 14 A Katie Christmas by Erica Lucke DeanThe very first line of this one made no sense and screamed lack of professional editing to me so while I didn t enjoy the rest of it, I could very well have been conditioned not to by my initial findings Story seemed to go nowhere, ending very abruptly I did like where it seemed to be going though, and I enjoyed loathing a couple of the characters Dean could really have something here if she d consider getting some professional editing help 2 stars 15 Convergence by Stacey RobertsI really like this one, it was so well done Great characters, a slight trip back in time and some perspective 4 stars 16 Caesar s Gift by LeTeisha NewtonThis was well done I haven t yet read Caesar s book but was not in the dark at all Simple, yet complete and festive 4.5 stars 17 A Gift For Momma by Debbie S TenBrinkSuper sweet, festive, touching a really great, quick read 4 stars 18 Literally Christmas by C StreetlightsAbsolutely loved this one Streetlights hit the nail on the head Truly magical, very festive, sweet, funny If this were a film, I d watch it every season along with Garfield and Snoopy and feature film classics Very well written and professionally edited 5 stars 19 Father Christmas by Timothy WoodwardReally enjoyed this one, it s modern and real, but still with the magic of Christmas Great characters and something for probably everyone to relate to 4.5 stars 20 And Mercy Mild by Justin BogThis was okay really cute story but it jumped around a bit Could use a change up to get continuity in line Also ended a bit abruptly 3.5 stars flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Dick Conrad rated it liked it First of all, the title Tangled Lights and Silent Nights is damn clever wordplay and drew me into buying the book in the first place Whoever came up with the title makes up for a lot of the shortcomings in the stories included in the anthology, but an anthology is only as strong as the collection of authors, if you know what I mean Some of these authors bring down the overall rating to a 3 when it should have been much higher The title alone is a 5 Here s what I think there will be spoilers First of all, the title Tangled Lights and Silent Nights is damn clever wordplay and drew me into buying the book in the first place Whoever came up with the title makes up for a lot of the shortcomings in the stories included in the anthology, but an anthology is only as strong as the collection of authors, if you know what I mean Some of these authors bring down the overall rating to a 3 when it should have been much higher The title alone is a 5 Here s what I think there will be spoilers The Moment I knew I would Love Ethan Forever by Brenda Vicars A bit schmaltzy and not what I expected for a Christmas story This is a Christmas anthology, right But if Vicars cut out the first part and built the story around the snake, and Ethan s relationship with understanding his sister while O, Holy Night was playing, it would have been less sappy and richer in character development Because of content issues, I give it 3 stars Yuletide Homicide A Liz Boyle Short Mystery by Kate Birdsall This was enjoyable and the mystery is in good proportion to the Christmas setting and romance I like that nothing is heavy handed, and everything ends neatly The only issue that I had is that I ve never read any Liz Boyle mysteries before and so the dinner scene is very confusing Who are these people I had no idea these were LGBTQ characters which is awesome, by the way and so I had to go back and reread what gender people were and tap into my old fashioned reading comprehension and inference skills A short story shouldn t take so much work and authors shouldn t assume that only their audience would be reading their short stories A very brief character introduction would have been helpful Because of all the work I had to do to understand who people were and some awkward sentence structuring, the rating dropped to 3.5 stars A Crazy Christmas by Kelly Stone Gamble A fun, quick read that makes you hate the main character s boyfriend husband and laugh at the last line It reads like a rough draft, and it doesn t feel like it went through a round of proofreading Any editor who misses you d of should be fired And why is Grams plural throughout the story Singular names and words that end in s should have an apostrophe after the first s and then another s And there are too many hokey similes and metaphors greatest thing since cracked pepper or dumber than a slug eating salt to be effective We get it, the narrator is like the Dixie Chicks in the video for Earl s Gotta Die but it doesn t mean she has to talk like them The clich s became distracting, and for that I gave it 2.5 stars Rowen s Gift by Michael Meyerhofer What the hell even was this and why was it in a Christmas anthology It was not uplifting It was not conducive to an anthology meant to raise money for a charity that raises money for suicide and domestic violence awareness It was incredibly dark and foreboding not exactly something that a reader would curly up with next to a Christmas tree or after lighting the menorah It feels like the author signed up to contribute something, looked through his canon, and chose something that was set in the wintertime With all that said, it was very well written and intriguing for its genre, and so I gave it 3.5 stars dropping it for its inappropriate mix in the anthology A Merry Mugging by Claude Bouchard I found this story to be quite predictable, however also very kind hearted in its own Hallmark Christmas Movie sort of way Bouchard wisely sets the story up in a way so that readers will want to read of his series in hopes to find out about the young mugger Unlike the story Yuletide Homicide , the reader doesn t need to know anything vital about these characters in order to understand what happens in this story, and what readers do need to know, Bouchard helpfully provides within the story A reader can tell he has expertly woven backstory before I give this story 4.5 stars, with just a smidge taken off for the predictability A Vanderbilt Christmas by Nicole Evelina I usually quite enjoy historical fiction, but this felt slow at times However, I do respect the responsibility historical fiction writers have in needing to balance the information from the past with the fiction writing they need to accomplish, especially in a short story Evelina s characterization of Victoria Woodhull s parents made me laugh, as they truly were awful people I give the story 4.5 stars.Another Bloody Festival by Ciara Ballintyne This was an awful thing to read and, again, I find it problematic that an author would choose to include something like this for an anthology that is raising money for an organization that is raising money for suicide and domestic violence awareness It s violent and bloody, not something that a reader would gravitate towards for holiday reading I really question the professionalism of an author who would think that this was appropriate 2 stars Holiday in Hartland by Gail Cleare I really enjoyed this story The holidays can bring up so many complicated family dynamics, and this story was so sweet and earnest in how this mother and daughter are beginning to form a relationship I will be reading this author s other books 5 stars Some Carry tail by Victor Catano First, this was a very clever story even if incredibly unrealistic Yes, I know it involves a dog who can communicate with a mortal man, but this isn t what I mean What I mean is that I find it unrealistic that this guy is going to be in Times Square and just happen to be there and see a girl with a dad who was exactly like his dad growing up, and that this dad will react to a gambling loss exactly like his dad did Contrived plots can be ignored with witty dialogue or excellent editing, but this falls short there Once the author spends time in content editing, he should republish 2.5 stars A Twin Oaks Christmas by Reece Taylor I haven t read any of Taylor s books, therefore I don t know any of the characters or the town However, this story made me feel like I was experiencing a small town Christmas experience It felt warm and friendly, and I found nothing distracting as far as errors go I do feel like I was a bit of an outsider because I haven t read any of the other books, however, and there was a little feeling of disconnect 4.5 stars The Christmas Jacket by Diane Byington I loved this story This is the kind of story that would be included in junior high literature books that teachers would pull out and read before Christmas break It felt profound in a subtle way, like the kind of story you want your children to witness in order to understand what the holiday season is truly about It is just truly well done 5 stars A Muse ing Christmas by Kelley Kaye I had to read through this a couple times in order to understand exactly the rhythm and flow It is a pleasant intermission between stories 4 stars Building Cairns by Darren Leo Another emotive piece to include in this anthology This is an excellent story to read, especially for the holidays, which can be a difficult time for anyone who has lost loved ones 4 stars A Katie Christmas by Erica Lucke Dean I had a hard time even getting past the first line A light dusting of snow dotted the sky I reread it several times and read it out loud to several different people I can only think that this woman has, in fact, never been in snow This does not make sense at all and for the life of me I do not understand how an editor did not catch this First of all, if snow were dusting anything, it would be dusting things like the road or cars or houses Because gravity Second, if she was trying to say that it was snowing lightly, the snow the kind that dusts roads, cars, or houses wouldn t be visible in the sky Because it is dust The story needs substantial time with a content editor because about a third of it can be cut while the rest of it should have been developed It s a bit of a mess, which is surprising for an anthology 1.5 stars Convergence by Stacey Roberts Possibly my favorite story in the anthology This truly captures the angst can 7 year olds have angst a child has in having certain expectations at the holidays while not having the understanding of the dynamics around them It has the feel of A Christmas Story about it, which I absolutely loved 5 stars Caesar s Gift by LeTeisha Newton When have I not wanted my partner to murder someone for me for the holidays I ve never read anything by Newton, but this was certainly well done in providing enough backstory without drowning the reader in unnecessary information I found it to be romantic and magical 4.5 stars A Gift For Momma by Debbie S TenBrink This was a sweet story, even if a little heavy handed with the schmaltz I found the last line to be confusing 4 stars Literally Christmas by C Streetlights This was such a fun story to read It captures the fun and magic of the holiday season perfectly The reader gets the feeling of candy canes and sugar cookies while reading it, and the author is able to balance humor and wonder while writing 5 stars Father Christmas by Timothy Woodward Wow This story really affected me deeply I wanted to hug this kid and smack the father, and then I wanted to hug the father, too Woodward truly hit it out of the park with this story The holidays are for healing, and this story captures that emotion 100% Loved it 5 stars And Mercy Mild by Justin Bog I don t understand why this story ended with part of the middle of the story at the end that makes no sense and it adds nothing to the story stylistically If the sequence of a story is A, B, C, D, E and a person is shot at B and the author brings up a scene at E that belongs at the end of B, then that s stupid, especially if bringing it up at E doesn t add anything at E and it s only added there because the author thinks it is edgy or stylistically interesting Guess what It isn t It s not like you re revealing a killer or the answer to a mystery You re just not planning your plot well 2 stars flag Like see review Nov 19, 2018 Tabitha Ormiston Smith rated it really liked it I don t know what struck me with this book the sheer variety of stories, or the almost uniformly excellent quality There s clearly been plenty of work put in on the editorial side It s a Christmas themed anthology, but never sickly sweet, and one didn t have the feeling of having Christmas rammed down one s throat A thoroughly enjoyable collection, and with the bonus of knowing the proceeds are being put to a charitable purpose in keeping with the spirit of the season flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Garry Gregory rated it really liked it Shelves cozy mysteries, holidays Some good and some not so good Some good, some lacking A few of the selections need of the material that they were extracted from An easy read with a interesting selection of writers I found several writers, which I will be watching for new releases in the year ahead two of them I have already purchased previous titles I have placed them on my want to read list for 2019 flag Like see review Jan 04, 2019 Jean Hall rated it liked it I did enjoy some of the stories but the rest just didn t appeal to me for different reasons flag Like see review Annie Baker rated it liked it Jan 01, 2019 Lamar rated it it was 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        Kelly Stone Gamble was born and raised in the Midwest all over the Midwest By the time she graduated from high school, she had run away from home twice and attended twenty two different schools To bring that total to twenty five, she obtained an undergrad degree and two graduate degrees There are stories in those experiences, and she chose to use them for fictional inspiration For the past tw Kelly Stone Gamble was born and raised in the Midwest all over the Midwest By the time she graduated from high school, she had run away from home twice and attended twenty two different schools To bring that total to twenty five, she obtained an undergrad degree and two graduate degrees There are stories in those experiences, and she chose to use them for fictional inspiration For the past twenty years, Kelly has lived in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada She recently accepted a full time position with Southeast Oklahoma State University to teach Literature and Professional Speech and will soon be a resident, again, of the Midwest Look out, tornadoes You have competition


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    1. One of the best gifts of the Season Twenty authors have given us completely fresh and new Holiday stories all under one cover that will benefit THE LIFE AFTER VISIONS OF HOPE PROJECT whose mission is to raise awareness of Suicide, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence TANGLED LIGHTS AND SILENT NIGHTS is a delightful and heartwarming collection of short tales, some involving characters many readers will know and love There isn t a bad story in the lot and the spirit of the season shines throug On [...]


    2. I received a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.While I may not have loved every single story in this book I did throughly enjoy them all Almost all are 5 star short stories I read some authors I have never read before and look forward to of their books and some I have read and loved them I m not big on reading Christmas stories but this was very good A very good set of shorts that will please everyone in some way At least some stories will be loved regardless It was very w I receive [...]


    3. The Moment I Knew I Would Love Ethan Forever by Brenda Vicars3 Short and strange Feel like there is to the story that I m missing. something about Theresa Has me intrigued and wishing it was longer Yuletide Homicide A Liz Boyle Short Mystery by Kate Birdsall3.5 ho ho holy crapA mini mystery that shows the greed and depraved ways of the world with a mix of beauty and love thrown in Wish it hadn t ended there Need to know if Boyle stepped up the love o meter A Crazy Christmas by K The Moment I Kn [...]


    4. 3.5 average Book source ARC My review is voluntary and honest.In the spirit of giving, the authors have generously opted to donate all profits to The LifeAfter Visions of Hope Project, whose passion is to shatter the stigma and spread awareness to three taboo topics that underscore society today Suicide, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence.Mystery, fantasy, paranormal, contemporary there s something for everyone in this Christmas themed collection Some are connected to a series, other 3.5 ave [...]


    5. Tangled Lights for a Tangled Brain, my review of Tangled Lights and Silent Nights A Holiday Anthology I m one of those weirdos who hates Christmas I don t mean in that Grinchy I m going to steal everyone s roast beast and presents way No Christmas just gives me a good case of the winter blues Part of it is due to messed up holiday memories from my youth, and part of it because it is SOFRIGGINGGRAY here in corn country during the holidays So, I m always looking for a way to make the holiday Tangl [...]


    6. I was recently given the opportunity to review a charity anthology for The LifeAfter Project via an ARC The book was published November 4, so I m slightly behind on posting my review Some of my favorite authors participated in the anthology, supporting the organization s mission The LifeAfter Project aims to reach out and provide assistance for those who struggle with thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, or domestic abuse All these things are related to mental illness Our goal is to educat I wa [...]


    7. This book is really a steal at any price for the 20 stories 100% of the proceeds go to charity and there s such a diverse collection of stories here, that there s got to be something for everyone I did write a little something and individually rate each story, which I ll share below.Definitely going to seek out from some of these authors too, so I ve discovered some new to me authors, which is always great Overall, only a few of the stories seemed to be professionally edited Noteworthy This boo [...]


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