Series: Christmas Weddings Collection
Publication Date October 20, 2020
Genres: Christmas, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Colorado, New Mexico, Louisiana, California, North Carolina Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Old friends, new loves, and a borrowed tiara.
Always Been Yours by Jaycee Weaver — Hanady's planning her dream wedding, but her injured best friend Keenan isn't the groom. If she can't see she's marrying the wrong guy soon, his leg won't be the only thing broken.
All the Moore by Toni Shiloh — Leilah Anderson has been living behind the screen to hide her disability, then she meets Reggie Moore face-to-face. Can their relationship survive the truth and distance between them?
A Holly, Bolly Christmas by Mikal Dawn — A dream wedding venue at Christmas? Sign Chahna Kapoor up. Even if her fiancé doesn’t know it…
Somehow, This Christmas by Teresa Tysinger — When not-so-merry mishaps threaten wedding planner Cate Forsyth's holiday wedding and reputation, will her own happily ever after with sweetheart Noah Bennett melt away?
A Promise So Sweet by Andrea Boyd — Lydia Osborn hasn't heard from her ex in ten years, so imagine her surprise when he shows up proposing marriage. Tis the season for love?
I would like to thank Celebrate Lit for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
What a treat when some of my favorites collaborate on a collection of stories! Each author in this collection has a unique style and the creativity of each circumstance makes for a fun variety. They all did well with tying the stories together and not making it obvious that they didn’t know exactly what happened in the other stories.
Several of the female characters have serious insecurities they are trying to overcome. Some don’t have boyfriends at the beginning of the collection. Two are engaged. One woman proposed to her boyfriend and another did everything she could to avoid having to do just that! All have a story that will make you smile.
If I had to pick favorites, All the Moore and Somehow This Christmas would be my choices. This is the irreducible minimum! 🙂
In All the Moore, Leilah has been wheelchair-bound for several years. She was very self-conscious about it and mostly isolated herself – even attended church online. As a gamer, she met a friend, Reggie, with the online name AllTheMoore. When given the opportunity to meet Reggie in person, she was terrified that he would reject her because of her wheels. Not only did I love Reggie and his relentless, loving pursuit of Leilah, I really enjoyed learning about the things Leilah was required to do in order to live with her partial paralysis.
Somehow This Christmas just made me smile with its lovely writing. Descriptions – characters – circumstances – everything. The plot was fun, with Cate, a wedding planner, two weeks away from her own wedding. As this perfectionist experienced one thing going wrong after another, she had to learn how to trust the Lord in new and touching ways.
If you enjoy Christmas romances, this collection of cozy stories fills the bill!
More from the Something Borrowed Authors
Thank you for stopping by the Celebrate Lit blog tour of Something Borrowed. Before we share our excitement for the collection, we’d like to give a brief history of how it came to be.
Last year, the five of us crafted the Once Upon a Christmas collection, but Teresa needed to step down and we were blessed to have Angela Ruth Strong join us in her stead. Early this year, we rejoiced as Teresa was able to resume her place, and then our hearts broke as we learned of Angela’s breast cancer battle. Through all life has thrown our way, we’ve formed a beautiful friendship and have plans to write more collections together!
In January, we decided on a Christmas weddings theme, but we wanted it to be different and unique. Ideas sprang to life and six college roommates emerged, each from a different walk of life but bound by friendship. And then, we found ourselves missing our sixth. With prayers and a blessing over Angela’s health and a writing endeavor that’s been a dream for years (read her story on Facebook!), we found a way to include her in the form of a sixth roommate who no longer needed a love story.
Enter Ruth Ann. Married right out of college, she’s been busy cranking out babies like nobody’s business. And when the next bride, Jaycee’s character Hanady, brings them together for a girls’ reunion weekend, it’s Ruth Ann who produces the perfect something borrowed for this circle of friends.
Hanady’s planning a wedding to the wrong groom—just ask Keenan, the injured best friend who’s loved her for years. Wheelchair-bound Leilah doubts she’ll wear the tiara, but her online gaming friend might be too wonderful to resist. Chahna “Ana” Kapoor just knows she’s going to wear the tiara, so she books her dream venue—she just needs her boyfriend to propose and her parents to tone down the drama. After being engaged to Noah for years, Cate is more than ready for the tiara to be hers, but not-so-merry mishaps the week of the wedding threaten a happily ever after. And finally, having watched all of her friends marry and start their families, when Lydia’s ex shows up on her doorstep with an outrageous proposal, she finds it hard to believe her turn might finally have come.
We are so happy to present to you this collection of five interconnected stories where friendship and faith take center stage. For some, it’s new love. For others, it’s finally sealing an old one. Each tale is unique and yet together they weave one overarching message of love, joy, hope, and peace through the Christmas season.
As you read these stories, we pray they touch your heart. We pray they entertain you and maybe even make you laugh a time or two. And lastly, we pray the Christmas truths bless you this holiday season.
Jaycee, Toni, Mikal, Teresa, and Andrea
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Texas Book-aholic, December 11
Ashley’s Bookshelf, December 12
Christian Chick’s Thoughts, December 12
For Him and My Family, December 13
EmpowerMoms, December 13
She Lives To Read, December 14
Through the Fire Blogs, December 14
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deb’s Book Review, December 15
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Captive Dreams Window, December 16
Artistic Nobody, December 17 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
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Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 18
Simple Harvest Reads, December 18 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)
Locks, Hooks and Books, December 19
CarpeDiem, December 19
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 20
Cultivating Us, December 20
To celebrate their tour, the Something Borrowed Authors are giving away the grand prize package of an Amazon gift card, pens, and chocolate!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.