• The Holiday Serenade

  • Dare Valley, Book 4
  • By: Ava Miles
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (216 ratings)

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The Holiday Serenade

By: Ava Miles
Narrated by: Em Eldridge
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Publisher's summary

Discover why millions turn to Ava Miles for unforgettable romance in this emotional and heartwarming second chance story about a woman who never thought she could love again and the man determined to make her trust their happily ever after.

“Ava Miles decorates her pages with small town charm...” (Tome Tender)

She didn’t see him coming.

He never wanted to let her go.

Professional gambler Rhett Butler Blaylock is everything Abbie Maven doesn't want in a man—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 her small town with the intention of winning back her heart...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 the holiday approaches, he prepares a special surprise for her, hoping for a miracle. Will his holiday serenade heal Abbie's heart and convince her to give love a second chance?

Ava has more waiting for you in her binge-your-heart-out small-town blockbuster filled with romance, family, suspense, and happily ever after. Dive into the whole series today.

©2013 Ava Miles (P)2015 Ava Miles

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Very good

I really am liking Ava’s stories. I get involved with all the characters just as I do with Nora Robert’s books. However I was about ready to strangle the women for being so pig headed in hanging onto their crap for so long! Can’t you portray the women who want to believe in true love a little bit more willing to do so? Just a little!

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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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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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Loved it....

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

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