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Starring Christmas features two Christmas novellas by beloved novelists in one set!Falling for a Christmas Star by Rachel McMillan Sam Medina has finally made it. A last minute casting change finds him en route to Toronto to star in the latest entry of the Serendipity Network’s annual Christmas movie extravaganza, My True Love Gave to Me. Finally, he will have the chance tStarring Christmas features two Christmas novellas by beloved novelists in one set!Falling for a Christmas Star by Rachel McMillan Sam Medina has finally made it. A last minute casting change finds him en route to Toronto to star in the latest entry of the Serendipity Network’s annual Christmas movie extravaganza, My True Love Gave to Me. Finally, he will have the chance to shake off his reputation for supporting roles as the best friend or kind-hearted barista and prove that he is leading man material.Merry Strathford is too busy for love. When she’s not pursuing a tenure track position in Medieval Women's studies, she’s serving plum pudding lattes at the Holly and the Ivy Café. Thus far, the only romance in her life occurs when she falls under the spell of her favourite made-for-TV movies. That is, until Sam Medina walks through the coffee shop door.Suddenly, both Sam and Merry are living the romance of a Serendipity movie. But life isn't all snowflakes and sugar plums and real life ---and relationships---are far from cookie cutter shortbread.Lone Star Christmas Lights by Allison PittmanMari Medina is in love…with her neighborhood. She’s converted her historic ancestral home into a cool coffee shop and party space, with an apartment upstairs big enough to share with her mother. It’s a comfortable, safe existence, even if it lacks the spark to fuel her unsuccessful attempts to break into the world of writing romance. Still, she’s always on the lookout for a new taste to bring to her patrons.Larsen Clarke had everything that comes with a successful career: a luxury apartment, a flashy sports car, and his pick of society women. When hardship strikes his family, he gives it all up, trading for a room in his brother’s home, and a venture into creating craft beer. He’s traded his expensive suit for a plaid shirt, and the only risk he’s willing to take involves bold Texas-based brew.When Mari and Larsen meet, it’s a collision of retail and romance. She’s looking for a story, he’s looking for himself. Together, they just might find a little lone star magic....

Title : Starring Christmas
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ISBN : 32999090
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 150 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Starring Christmas Reviews

  • Melissa
    2018-11-27 10:20

    Adorable collection of two connected stories sure to please Hallmark Christmas movie fans everywhere.McMillan's story has two characters with chemistry that glows from each page. The story gives many winks and nods toward Hallmark Christmas movies and will make even the most closeted fan admit to their addiction to these sappy, yet feel-good stories. It also gives a bit of a look at how the characters may not be exactly as they appear on screen. Pittman's tale follows the sister of one of McMillan's characters. Her shop is a place I would personally love to visit, what a clever idea and it makes the story fascinating and believable. The sparks between Mari and Larsen are smoldering, yet catch fire and the reader's heart at the same time.The settings in both tales--Canada and Texas--are so well described that they become almost like characters themselves.Fun stories sure to enhance your Christmas season in all the best ways. I received a complimentary copy of this book, all opinions are my own.

  • Nicole
    2018-12-06 05:59

    A delightfully charming Christmas duo that kept me reading way past my bedtime. I adored these holly jolly novellas! Fantastic character development and fresh writing galore, the connection between tales in Canada and Texas was artfully executed. Here's hoping for an encore!

  • Kara
    2018-11-22 11:11

    Are you a Christmas movie addict like I am? I'm talking about the cheesy and romantic hallmark channel sort. If so, then I can pretty much guarantee you'll love these two short stories, because they both read like swoony and fun Christmas movies! I know both of these authors are fans, and it so clearly shines through. I loved every reference, especially to a few favorites of mine. Best of all though? Even as things happen pretty rapidly in the romance department, the characters are so lovable and believable as they fall in love that it doesn't really matter. The heroes are swoonworthy and gentlemanly, both heroines are hilarious and sweet, the chemistry is fabulous, and the storylines are loads of fun. Basically I just grinned my way through both stories and loved every single minute! (Even the cheesy and silly moments, because what Christmas movie doesn't have those? The cheesier the better, am I right? ;) A perfect read for Christmas time!

  • Ian
    2018-12-09 10:12

    I'm not a watcher of Hallmark movies (we don't have the channel down under) but I am a fan of Rachel McMillan's writing. So it was an easy decision for me to grab this duo of novellas. 2 stories, 75 pages each, quick reads and two different authorial voices. I loved how Rachel & Allison connected the two stories:a brother (Sam Medina) falls in love with Merry while making a Hallmark movie in Toronto (Rachel's home) and his sister (Mari Medina) falls in love with Larsen back home in San Antonio (Allison's home) as she plans a celebration of her brother's new movie.Witty,at times a little corny, classic will he/she, won't he/she standoffs and predictable endings as is consistent with a Hallmark movie. Good fun with strong multi-dimensional characters who have interesting careers and two cities that I'd love to explore now having read a little of them in these novellas.Good holiday reads that make you smile.

  • Jocelyn Green
    2018-11-25 10:59

    I read this delightful collection in two sittings--I loved it! Starring Christmas delivers exactly what you would hope for: wit, laughter, believable romance complete with awkward moments, and evergreen-scented happy endings. Both McMillan and Pittman deliver laugh-out-loud lines and plenty of smiles. A heart-warming blend of Christmas movie magic and real people finding their own happily ever afters. I normally gravitate toward reading thick historical novels, but this contemporary Christmas duo was exactly what I needed to decompress and enjoy a generous dose of holiday spirit. I'm hooked on these authors, and will reading more from them!

  • Rissi
    2018-11-21 11:18

    *Read December 2016

  • Meghan Gorecki
    2018-11-25 04:03

    Instant classics!Absolutely darling and delectable in their execution all the way around.The imperfect but lovable and strong leads to the beauteous vivid settings that instantly took the reader Right There--Starring Christmas are two stories that will leave a mark and sparks of hope. Truly delightful 200%

  • Felicia (Little Prairie Library)
    2018-12-01 09:15

    This was cute pair of stories. I liked the first story by Rachel McMillan more, I felt like the chemistry of that one was better. But they were both cute.

  • Leah Polonenko
    2018-11-29 07:24

    Such a perfect book to curl up and read by the fire, wine in hand.

  • Courtney Clark
    2018-12-03 11:24

    Review to come

  • Lillie
    2018-11-15 06:01

    Two sweet Christian Christmas romances as siblings find true love

  • Romance is my Jam||Victoria
    2018-11-15 02:59

    DNFSadness. Just couldn't get into it.

  • Rachel McMillan
    2018-11-26 06:03