Reviews for Scenes from a Holiday
Booklist Reviews 2005 November #2
Just in time for the holidays, Red Dress Ink offers a compilation of three holiday-themed novellas revolving around Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. Nikki Heller, the heroine of Laurie Graff's tale, is reluctant to marry her devoted boyfriend, Mark, until a knock on the head puts her in a coma, and she finds herself dating some truly bad men and getting to the heart of her fear of committing. Caren Lissner's lovable heroine Carrie Pilby returns, ready for a new chance at love after being dumped by her actor boyfriend. She makes a resolution to find someone more like her, but the result isn't exactly what she bargained for. Melanie Murray's offering finds Emma Townsend leaving New York and her blue-blooded boyfriend to go home to Vermont for Christmas, and she is surprised when the trip reunites her with her high-school crush, reigniting old feelings. Readers will enjoy each of these delightful tales from three strong romance writers. ((Reviewed November 15, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.
Library Journal Reviews 2005 October #2
Three Red Dress Ink authors come together for stories of Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, and a country Christmas. In Graff's"The Eight Dates of Hanukkah," events planner Nicki suffers a blow to the head and finds herself trapped in a "Hanukkoma"-an endless loop inside her mind in which each day of Hanukkah brings her a new date from hell. Will she wake up and take stock of the good things in her real life? In "Carrie Pilby's New Year's Resolution," the quirky title character from Caren Lissner's debut novel (Carrie Pilby) is back, determined to peek out from her shell. And in Melanie Murray's "Emma Townsend Saves Christmas," big-city lawyer Emma is stuck at her parents' farm in Vermont for Christmas. Things begin to look up, however, when she discovers that her high school crush still lives in town. Purchase for your chick-lit readers. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.