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An American musician with a broken heart meets a local farmer with a hidden past on a holiday house swap in Yorkshire. A charming romantic comedy that will fill your heart with holiday cheer.

A country cottage is the last place Paige expected to spend the holidays, but a year after her girlfriend dumped her, her life is in shambles. A last minute house swap sends her from California to Yorkshire to put her life back on track. She doesn't believe in forever anymore, but when she meets a raven haired beauty in the local pub, she seizes the chance for a night of fun.

On the brink of fame and fortune, Fiona suffered an unthinkable loss, and a year later she's given up on singing, and just about everything else. When the brother she relies on too much skips town "for her own good" and loans his cottage to a stranger for the holidays, her life is turned upside down. She knows she can't make a new relationship work, but when she meets a purple haired American at the local pub, she figures it wouldn't hurt to blow off some steam.

They never meant to see each other again, yet from the very first morning when the vicar comes to call and Paige gets mowed down by a runaway llama, they just can't seem to escape their lives becoming increasingly, and hilariously, entwined. And when a series of calamities threatens Christmas in Holme village, the two must work together to save the day, and maybe find true love along the way.

A year ago, their lives fell apart. Can a bit of Christmas magic help them build a new life together?

Part of the Americans Abroad series, a romantic comedy series where each book features an American woman traveling or living abroad and finding love in humorous and unexpected ways.

Waltzing on the Danube

Holme for the Holidays

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©2016 Miranda MacLeod (P)2017 Miranda MacLeod

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Gives Me The Holiday Vibes

I really enjoyed this story. It reminded me a bit of the movie The Holiday with lesbian and music festival components. I loved how the story lines of the various characters worked together. The relationships were so realistic. At some points, it got a little too steamy for me so I skipped ahead a bit. It was not overdone though. I would easily listen to another book in this series.

Stephanie Murphy did a great job as well. Her voices and emotions were spot on.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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great story

this is an excellent story you don't want to miss. enchanting characters, romantic soft and relaxing. Paige is gorgeous and clever, Fionna is a talented singer, and they are so perfect together. I listened to the audiobook and I enjoyed it a lot. The voice is soothing and feminine and I definitely recommend it.

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Sweet Story

Sweet story, well written, good narration. Great listen during the holiday season. Would like to see Book 1 on Audible.

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Loved this story!!

Such a fun uplifting Christmas love story. The narrator was on point. Great job switching between the different accents and character voices. I definitely want to listen to another book by this author.

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Broken Dreams

Paige hasn’t recovered a year after her girlfriend dumped her a she heads to a time share country cottage in Yorkshire to work and get her life together. After a night of fun with a raven haired women she meets in the pub the discover that the cottage is Fiona’s brother’s can a Christmas miracle heal two broken lives. Lots of funny moments and great narration. Recommend.

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Dolly llama,,,seriously?

Nice one. It could be a stand-alone. Lifetime channel had a movie on last night called The Holiday,same concept,,,same ending. Only both couples were Heterosexual. This was more my type. Off to my next Adventure.

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enjoyable

such an enjoyable story. voice actor is amazingly blissful to listen to. I recommend this book!

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Fun love story

Miranda MacLeod delivers a fun story about love across the pond. Beautifully narrated by Stephanie Murphy, it’s a delight to hear. Paige’s initial travels to the UK is so classically true that I thought someone was writing about my journey to Amsterdam. It had me laughing. The meeting of Fiona and Paige is filled with heat and humor. Enjoy.

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Miranda MacLeod rocks!!

This was the very first book of many I have listened to by MacLeod, She has a real talent for writing funny romance novels! And Stephanie Murphy... Well I will listen to anything she narrates in the les fic category!

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Laugh out loud romantic comedy

This was laugh out loud funny. Miranda MacLeod did a fantastic job taking a story that started off somber and turning it into something fun and hilarious. I highly recommend this if you like romantic comedies and the Christmas season. Stephanie Murphy did a great job making each character unique and easy to follow who was speaking.

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  • pipsqueakreviews
  • 04-13-21

What an enjoyable holiday romance!

I like MacLeod’s style of writing because of the light-heartedness of it all. And while this one lacked the humour that can be found in some of her other books, it still has the vibes of a holiday romance despite having something heavy like death in the backstory. And that is why I appreciate the storytelling here.

Interestingly, grief wasn't very much the focus but it was more the guilt that came with the death - Fiona's guilt of not having been the best girlfriend to Alice before she died. This is the guilt that forces her to inherit a farm she didn't want, to halt her professional singing career she so loved and to swear off dating even after meeting the love of her life. But I like Fiona, because if anything, she is honest with her feelings.

I didn’t like Paige quite as much. Paige is a wuss and I will continue to call her that for letting herself be strung along by her manipulative ex for so long. And the fact that she needed to leave the country entirely by swapping houses to avoid gravitating back to her just felt dumb.

But I like this one-night-stand to lovers trope. The journey was fun. And I enjoyed listening to Stephanie Murphy try out different accents too. (Fiona is English and Paige is American). Oh, and I must say I love the idea of a house swap in theory. It's a real thing (omg!) and the world continues to surprise me everyday.

𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸.

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  • J C
  • 03-29-18

Lovely feel good romance and works well in audio

There are several aspects to this book that I really enjoyed the first time I read it. It's a seamless easy read set in authentic settings and with great characterisations. The ups and downs of the storyline work well and the Christmas snowy Yorkshire rural setting and likeable characters all contribute. It works well in audio and Stephanie Murphy's narration just added another welcome dimension. Scenes that had me smiling in the Kindle version had me laughing aloud with the audio. A lovely feel good read.

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  • Iris Faulkner
  • 12-23-17

Very entertaining festive story

Really enjoyable, funny and heartwarming tale. Would recommend. I love Maxine and Dolly the Llama!

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  • shopaholic
  • 12-06-17

Thoroughly engaging story well written

I had great pleasure in listening to this book. The pace was good the narrator read with nice even pace the characters were well thought out and played well by the narrator. The pitch of the narrator was soothing.
The story was witty and compassionate with some quirkiness which I loved.
The only criticisms were the accents were off, maybe have no accents at all and that the book ended too soon!