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Any couple who spends the night in the Christmas cottage shall have love everlasting....

Lacey Quinn did not believe in happily ever after or the legend of the Christmas cottage. As maid of honor for her best friend, Ava, her duties included decorating the cottage for the newlyweds. It was a simple enough task, but she hadn't counted on sexy Ean Callahan, the bride-to-be's brother, assisting her. Spending the evening ensconced in the overly romantic setting while a blizzard howls outside has Lacey wondering if fairy tales really do come true....

©2012 Samantha Chase (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 12-09-17

Bad book and bad narration..


OK, I read The Bramble House Christmas then watched the Hallmark movie made from the book. Needless to say the book was much better. Now, I’ve read this one and can only hope that the movie is better than the book was. The book was just 167 pages of fluff.

Lacey had been in love with Ean since she was 14 and he was 18. She kissed him and told him that she loved him and he pretty much asked her if she was crazy, that she was just a kid. So, she ran out and didn’t see him again for 12 years.

They met again at the Christmas Cottage and fell in love. That’s about it.

There were a few kisses and the bedrooms scenes were fade-to-black.

As to the narration: Stephanie Willis was okay with the female voices, which you’d expect, and her emotions were good BUT her voice for Ean totally sucked. She really needs to take some lessons from some of wonderful female narrators that are out there and learn to deepen her voice. Until she gets better I do not want to listen to her again. Sorry.

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Meh

The whole premise is a little too unbelievable, even for Christmas. But I was going along with the whole thing until ... [SPOILER ALERT - just in case you have a less-than-room-temperature IQ and don't figure out the ending by chapter 2] the wedding with no marriage license.

It's mostly just too, too precious.

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Second chances and a little Christmas magic!!!

Would you listen to The Christmas Cottage again? Why?

I really liked this story and wouldn't mind listening to it again next year around Christmas!! I loved the characters and the story line. The possibility of a Magical Cottage seems sweet regardless if it is true or a an old family folk tale!

Which scene was your favorite?

I really loved the time that was spent in the cottage and decorating for Christmas. All the emotions and feelings came to the surface and it seemed like it was the perfect setting for Lacey's long dream romance with her long time crush, Ean.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I would have loved to listen to this book in one sitting, however with listening to it right on Christmas, time didn't allow for it to happen.

Any additional comments?

I plan to read or listen to more of Samantha Chases books!!

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Favorite book on Audible

I've been listening on Audible for about 2 months and this book has been my favorite. I smiled as I listened and loved the story. The narrator was very skilled too.

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  • SIMARA
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • 11-12-17

Hallmark type Christmas Romance

I see this book becoming one of those sweet Christmas movies. It has the magic of romance and believing everything is possible. I must say this is a PG book with zero intimacy descriptions. Many things are left into our imagination but it does't take away from being a cute nice story to listen to. That said I found the character of Ava (the girl that was getting married) completely annoying and childish and that's the reason I won't continue the series. The ending took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting it so that was a bonus. Just let yourself go into the story and enjoy it without overthinking.

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If you love Hallmark Movies...

You will love this book! It's an easy listen and will make you smile and laugh. I purchased Book 2 and cannot wait to listen to the story continue.

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  • Denise
  • Stamford, CT United States
  • 10-27-16

Love can happen when you least expect it!

The Christmas Cottage was a really enjoyable story about two people that were family friends who find love again while preparing a cottage for Ian's sister. Things will start to heat up between Lacey and Ian. Will it be enough to stay together and realize it's true love? The audio and narration was very well done.