Comfort and Joy A Holiday anthologyRest and Be Thankful by Joanna ChambersTwo stormy hearts find peace when feuding neighbors in the Scottish Highlands are trapped by a blizzard Things haven t been going well for Cam

  • Title: Comfort and Joy
  • Author: Joanna Chambers Josh Lanyon Harper Fox L.B. Gregg
  • ISBN: 9781937909758
  • Page: 500
  • Format: ebook
  • A Holiday anthologyRest and Be Thankful by Joanna ChambersTwo stormy hearts find peace when feuding neighbors in the Scottish Highlands are trapped by a blizzard.Things haven t been going well for Cam McMorrow since he moved to Inverbechie His business is failing, his cottage is falling apart and following his very public argument with caf owner Rob Armstrong, he s becomA Holiday anthologyRest and Be Thankful by Joanna ChambersTwo stormy hearts find peace when feuding neighbors in the Scottish Highlands are trapped by a blizzard.Things haven t been going well for Cam McMorrow since he moved to Inverbechie His business is failing, his cottage is falling apart and following his very public argument with caf owner Rob Armstrong, he s become a social outcast.Cam needs to get away from his troubles and when his sister buys him a ticket to the biggest Hogmanay party in Glasgow, he can t leave Inverbechie quick enough But when events conspire to strand him in the middle of nowhere in a snowstorm, not only is he liable to miss the party, he ll also have to ask his nemesis, Rob, for help.Out by Harper FoxCan a stranger unlock the courage and passion in a young man s captive heart It s Christmas at Edinburgh s magnificent Barlinney Hotel, and chief housekeeper Cosmo Grant is in charge of the festivities He s already got his hands full when handsome Ren Vaudrey checks in.It soon turns out that Ren is an undercover cop Cosmo wants to help him, but unless he can do it within the Barlinney s walls, Cosmo is stuck A victim of crippling agoraphobia, he s been a prisoner in this gilded cage for over a year Cosmo gathers all his courage to do the right thing by Ren and Sam and as a glittering Christmas Eve descends on the city, finds himself confronting his very darkest fears.Waiting for Winter by LB Gregg Some mistakes are worth repeating.Luke always thought he and Winter were the perfect couple until the day Winter announced he was taking a new job and they were uprooting and headed for Germany No discussion No debate For the first time in his life, Winter miscalculated Badly Now Luke is trying his best to move on with his life, but Winter is back in town and he s set on digging their relationship out of the deep freeze.Baby, It s Cold by Josh Lanyon Or maybe it s the flu Breaking up is hard to do especially around the holidays.Talk about Kitchen Nightmares TV Chef Rocky and Foodie blogger Jesse have been pals forever, so it should have been the most natural thing in the world to move their relationship to the next level Instead, it turned out to be a disaster But Christmas is the season of love, and someone s cooking up a sweet surprise

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    1. Rest and Be Thankful Joanna Chambers~4.25~Two estranged neighbors in the Scottish Highlands find comfort, and more, during a New Year's blizzard.I loved the setting, the friends-to-enemies-to-lovers trope, and the two complex MCs. This was my first Chambers story, and I was blown away by the quality of the writing. The setting, the atmosphere, the character development were all there. Cam was so lonely in his stoic self-sufficiency. And Rob needed one little nudge to see the world anew. The cozy [...]

    2. Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers: 4 stars -- my favorite of the bunch, despite the length it felt complete from beginning to the (hopeful) end. Satisfying even if I wanted more :).Out by Harper Fox: 3.25 stars -- took awhile to get into the story, and I didn't warm up to it until about halfway. It felt more serious and darker than the other four though. But the ending was rather glorious. Waiting for Winter by LB Gregg: 3.25 stars-- a bit too short (and thus slightly undeveloped) for this [...]

    3. Baby, It's Cold by Josh LanyonI read this after putting on the lights on our Christmas tree, so I read in the dark and looked at the tree. Enjoyed this. A look at after the HEA and what goes wrong and how it can get right again.Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna ChambersLiked this. I understand the Awl right, okay syndrome unfortunately.

    4. Okay, I've reviewed separately, but summing up: a sold Christmas anthology. Loved Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers--that was my fave of the bunch. Great emotion!Coming in second is L.B. Gregg's Waiting for Winter--the writing was visceral and compelling, and though Luke unfairly beat himself up too much, I still felt The Spark.A close third is Josh Lanyon's Baby, it's cold--I liked the dynamics of this story a lot, but I was still left too hurt and insecure about the romance by the end.Un [...]

    5. BR with Mishyjo!'Comfort and Joy' is nice holiday anthology; a "bundle up in a blanket with hot chocolate" kind of thing. A great way to chase away those 'bah, humbugs'!'Rest and Be Thankful' by Joanna ChambersRating: 4 stars - Dec 7, 2014Cam McMorrow and Rob Armstrong aren't on the best of terms. But the holidays have got the two questioning both their own circumstances, and their feelings for each other. I really enjoyed this short from Joanna Chambers. The enemies-to-lovers theme, the slight [...]

    6. Fantastic holiday anthology. The first story, by Joanna Chambers was top-notch, sweet and hot and full of feels. Harper Fox's story was very nice, although i think it would have benefitted from being longer--however, at novella length, it still packed a punch. I almost skipped LB Gregg's story because Winter's character type usually doesn't work for me. Surprise! This time it did! Hottest story in the collection by far. And josh Lanyon wrapped it up with a sweet friends to lovers story--a trope [...]

    7. More Comfort and less Joy.Take the comfort in Comfort seriously, these are not light and fluffy holidays stories. These are rocky roads and rough starts where the protagonists agonize and then find the smoother roads. They are interesting and well written, but I guess I had different expectations and wants.

    8. OVERALL RATING: 3.5 starsDID YOU SEE THE LINEUP OF AUTHORS ON THIS THING?!!!!! Holy cow, those names alone should get this 3.5 stars to start. I don't even have to read another word. :) ThankfullyI did. Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers - 3.5 starsOh Ms. Chambers. How I adore your words. You make me want to pick up and move to Scotland and drink coffee and whiskey and wine.Cam and Rob both live in a small town in the Scottish Highlands. Cam is having a rough go of it, starting a new busin [...]

    9. Rest and Be Thankful:5 stars! What a wonderful read all around! Loved it.Out:DNF. This author doesn't work for me and this is another example. I can't get into it, her writing style just isn't for meWaiting for Winter:2 stars because I normally love the writing of this author, but this time - it didn't work at all. Couldn't get into it, which is especially frustrating as this was the story I was looking forward to the most. Right now I'm glad I bought the whole anthology, as the first story was [...]

    10. 3,4 starsOk, this is me during Christmas craze every year:I am not fan of holiday novellas, but this anthology has a great line up and I didn't want to miss it."Out" by Harper Fox - 4,5 starsThere is one line I keep repeating when it comes to Harper Fox novels: the way she writes British setting is just amazing. Whether we read about hauntingly beautiful moors of Cornish Coast or she takes you on a walk through Grainger Street of Newcastlee just has a way of describing setting so vividly it beco [...]

    11. Chambers: 2* Fox: 3*Gregg: 1*Lanyon: 3.5*Let's see. That averages out to 2.375 and I rounded down because merely decorating with a snow storm and a lighted tree doesn't make a Christmas story, and that's all any of the authors did. And what is with all the morose, unhappy MC's??!

    12. A lovely, lovely mix of hurt/comfort, enemies-to-lovers and second chances themes all wrapped up in a satiny soft, red Christmas ribbon. Exactly what it says on the tin, really. :) Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers: 4.5 stars --> LOVED!!!Out by Harper Fox: 3.5 stars Waiting for Winter by LB Gregg: 3.5 starsBaby, It's Cold by Josh Lanyon: 4 stars

    13. Rest and be Thankful by Joanna Chambers 5 starsGive me more of this story please. I loved it. My first read in the anthology. Enemies to lovers at its best.

    14. 4 stars for the whole anthology. Individual ratings belowThis is an entertaining holiday anthology from a group of talented writers. I enjoyed all the stories in it-- some more than others-- and each one has a bit of edge which lends some uniqueness. You can find my individual reviews spoilered under the title-- only to save space, I try not to spoiler any major points. Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers; 4.5 stars(view spoiler)[This is the kind of holiday read I love. A melding of sense of [...]

    15. Overall rating: 3 STARSRest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers - 4 STARSThis was probably the best book out of the four and I kinda wished I read it last. I really like the story and the feel of the book. I'm always more attracted to books set in UK and Australia (or even New Zealand) rather than America. The terms/words are just so interesting. Anyway, this is Scottish fell in love more and even listened to some of the native Scottish accents. I really like how Cam and Rob's story were told bec [...]

    16. Comfort and Joy (Anthology)Joanna Chambers, Harper Fox, L.B. Gregg, Josh LanyonFour StarsI resist shorter fiction and anthologies, because often they just don’t satisfy me. But this Christmas-themed anthology of four long stories is not only by four authors with great writing creds, but they work together thematically to put you in the mood for the holiday season.Which is to say, they make you cry. Two of these come to us from the UK, Joanna Chambers’ “Rest and Be Thankful,” and Harper F [...]

    17. Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers - 4 starsThe discouragement that Cam feels is very well achieved, same as Rob's muffled sadness.Out by Harper Fox - 3, 5 stars It's a little hard to get involved in the story but toward the ending you realize that it have a deeply poetical undertone. The end is marvelous.Waiting for Winter by L.B. Gregg - 2,5 starsWin was an unforgivable dick, and he's not a child; hence I found difficult believing his attitude change.Baby, it’s Cold by Josh Lanyon - 2 s [...]

    18. 3.75 stars altogether.4.5 for the LB Gregg - I really ought to catch up with her other unread books.4 for the Joanna Chambers - fast becoming an autobuy author.3.5 for the Harper Fox - an unexpected score as I usually love her stuff.3 for the Josh Lanyon - another surprise as this author can usually be relied on to produce a good Christmas story.

    19. Overall this m/m bundle turned out to be quite good! This little Christmas read will sure keep you intrigued :)My favourite stories though were 'Out' by Harper Fox and 'Waiting for Winter' by LB Gregg!However, it was pretty short but if your in a mood for some romance between some hunky men then this is for you!

    20. Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers–-4.5 starsCam’s life is not going well, at all. His boiler had bit the dust, his business has flown south for the winter, and pretty much everyone in Inverbechie dislikes him–-including the sexy café owner who he had a blazing row with moths ago, which led to the town shunning him. And he’s broke; so very, very broke. No, life is most definitely not going well. He can only hope that come midnight on New Year’s Eve, he’ll figure out a way to ma [...]

    21. I bought this because of Josh Lanyon's short. Generally, I do not buy anthologies because I am never satisfied with the depth and length of the stories. This was no exception.Josh's story felt like it needed to go on much longer, that the end just came upon me suddenly. I always want more of Josh's writing so that doesn't surprise.The other stories I just didn't warm up to, not at all.I won't rate this because it wouldn't be fair, given my predisposition to dislike short stories.

    22. It's time to start my Secret Santa's gifts! Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers***4.5 stars***Sweet and heartwarming New Year's story. Complete with the snow, mountains, cottage and two hot Scottish men. Delightful!

    23. Rest and be thankful by Joanna Chambers - 4.5 stars The themes that made me love this story :- The difficulty of starting a new business- The pain of loosing a loved one- Being lonely during the holiday seasonThe style is clean, clear, lots of beautiful images and contrast. The characters are challenged and grow. The passage from enemies to lovers is slow and smooth.The lessons learned are interesting : be perseverant, be vulnerable, give second chances.What makes this story stands up, though, i [...]

    24. A very enjoyable, cosy collection of four stories for the festive season.Rest and Be Thankful by Joanna Chambers (story one) - I really liked the story, but I found the use of apostrophes on every 'round (British colloquial version of 'around') very distracting. These were not used consistently (not used on 'phone, for instance), and nor were they used in Harper Fox's story, when both stories are set in Scotland, which makes no sense editorially. I know I'm being pedantic - perhaps the absence o [...]

    25. We did a group review over yonder on the PBA, each one of the four of us reviewing one of the stories. It averages out to a 4.5 rating. Not too shabby 't all!I reviewed Joanna Chambers's Rest and Be Thankful.I read them all - duh!This is one of the best holiday anthologies I've experienced.All four stories were tight in plot and character. Shouldn't be a surprise given the line-up. Batter up!Each of them had unexpected elements.They all made me wana curl up with, burrow in and snuggle against so [...]

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