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352 pages
Sep 2007
Barbour Publishing

A Big Apple Christmas

by Gail Satler, et. al.

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Hot chocolate, warm jackets, and sweet companionship… what could be more romantic? A Big Apple Christmas offers this and more through four fictional romances that take place in New York City during the holidays. Love is in the air, along with snowflakes, festive music, and fancy store windows.

The book is a compilation of novellas (around 100 pages each): Moonlight and Mistletoe by Carrie Turansky, Shopping For Love by Gail Sattler, Where The Love Light Gleams by Lynette Sowell, and Gifts From the Magi by Vasthi Reyes Acosta. Following the stories of four different couples, both young and old, and their adventures in the Big Apple, this book gives readers an entertaining mix of Christmas cheer and romantic flair. Familiar NYC sights and sounds, ranging from Central Park to Rockefeller Center and from the Empire State Building to the windows of Macy’s Department Store, make the visual and audio aspects of these stories ring true.

Combining the unique voices of four experienced fiction writers, the book is refreshingly well done. Though too short to dive deep into the heart of individual characters, each story is filled with enough tension, humor, and passion to keep a reader more than satisfied. The novellas easily fit the book and work together to create a great collection. Christian morals are not heavy handed but are present and part of the true story of Christmas in each story.

As light and fluffy as freshly fallen snow, A Big Apple Christmas may be simple writing. But, with a mug at hand and a fire burning, this could be the perfect book for a frosty evening at home. -- Amy Nickerson,

Book Jacket:

Enjoy a contemporary romance collection of four heartwarming novellas that capture the sights and sounds of Christmas in New York City. Christmas plans are set askew when a schedule-bound professional organizer meets a free-spirited poet. Holiday bustle is the means two tourists try to use to get lost in the crowds. Christmas in Rockerfeller Center puts a widow's dreams on center stage. The gift of the Magi comes full circle for two lonely Latinos. Romance is in the air from Fifth Avenue to Chinatown, but can faith bring the love home?