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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-selling author Ava Miles, of the number-one national best seller Nora Roberts Land presents a sweet, contemporary romance novella about family and empowerment between a millionaire cowboy and a single Martha Stewart-wannabe mom in her best-selling small town series, Dare Valley.

Professional gambler Rhett Butler Blaylock is everything Abbie Maven doesn't want in a man, he is flamboyant, flashy, and unreserved. After a horrible experience in her youth, she has spent her life trying to make all the right choices, pouring her energy into being the best possible single mother to her son. But though Rhett doesn't seem to be husband and stepfather material, he awakens emotions in her that are as frightening as they are powerful. They had a fling she's never forgotten, and now he has followed her to Dare Valley, Colorado, with the intention of winning her heart back.... This time, forever.

Rhett's determined to show Abbie he can be the man of her dreams. He'll do whatever it takes for the woman he loves, including giving up his flamboyant lifestyle and bad boy image. As Christmas approaches, he prepares a special surprise for her, hoping the holiday will work its magic and grant him a miracle. Will his holiday serenade heal Abbie's heart and convince her to give love a second chance?

©2013 Ava Miles (P)2015 Ava Miles

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Good story

My only disappointment was in the length of the book. Shorter than others in the past. Felt like there was more story to tell.

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The Holiday Serenade

Another great Dare Valley story of long lost love rekindled. The Hale family and friends continue to find love


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ok

Abby was not my favorite Dare character. her reluctance and resistance was over the top. much of the story was forced feeling. I do like Rhett. and it ends well. plus the narrator is still in her game in this one..

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Longer

I feel in love with this series I wish this book was longer. I can't wait to read the next one!

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Predictable

I love the strength of family in the Dare series. I would like to see fewer thoughts regarding sexual encounters.

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  • Raemar3356
  • Williamsport, PA, United States
  • 08-10-15

Sorry I listened

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I'm sure there are plenty of people who like it, but frankly, I was rooting for Rhett to tell Abby to go to hell.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'll probably finish the series since I already purchased it because I liked the first 3 books.

What does Em Eldridge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like her style of narrating and I would almost always rather listen to a book than read it.

What character would you cut from The Holiday Serenade?

Abby :)

Any additional comments?

I understand the need for some angst, but I just couldn't take it anymore. I felt like Abby had a stick up the butt and wasn't worth the effort of trying to get past her whining.

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  • KELLY
  • Pearland, TX, United States
  • 07-16-15

Loved it....

I loved this book. I wished the story was longer...I was not ready for it to end!