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How the Dukes Stole Christmas
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
Christmas magic is in the air... From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, bestselling romance authors Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan and Joanna Shupe whip up some unforgettable romance...with a little help from some enchanted shortbread.
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mdemanatee
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Had a great romance book club earlier this week and sneakily introducing some fave historical authors before we tackle another year of reading. We talked the most about the MacLean. Jordan was a fan favorite. All were enjoyed. Coming up on 1 year for this book club and it‘ start is one of my favorite things of 2021. Next up is Red White & Royal Blue 😀

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ChasingOm
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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I read the first story in this collection this evening: Tessa Dare‘s “Meet Me in Mayfair.” Dare is a favorite regency romance writer and this story didn‘t disappoint…I loved the relationship that the two characters built over the course of an evening spent walking through London. The author did an excellent job building a believable connection in a short time!
#FestivePhotoChallenge Mistletoe #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

StayCurious I liked this one 12mo
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wanderinglynn
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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I enjoyed 3 out of 4. Tessa Dare is one of my fave romance authors. And stories 2 & 3, a second chance romance story and a forced proximity romance story, were fun & enjoyable. Story 4 I did not care for because she was a liar and he was a manipulator. Not a good basis for a romance.

Book 2 for #DashingDecember

Homemade holiday for #RoaringWolf - each story includes shortbread & there‘s a recipe at the end that I tried 😋

TheAromaofBooks I read this last year and never got around to trying the shortbread even though I kept meaning to - did it turn out?? 12mo
wanderinglynn I liked it. 😉 12mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 12mo
Roary47 Yummy! 🥰 12mo
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rjsthumbelina
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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This was a fun, light-hearted collection. I REALLY enjoyed the stories from Tessa Dare and Sarah MacLean, wasn't a big fan of the Sophie Jordan one, and liked the Joanna Shupe one, but not as much as the first two. Would recommend to fans of genre romance. Listened on #scribd on #audiobook. 1st completed book of 2021!

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aroc
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Last full read of 2020! So I bought this one when I saw my BFF @EclecticBookLover was reading it! Needed some good old fashion romance and I think this collection may become a holiday tradition for me. 😂😂

#WinterGames #MerryReaders 101 points!

EclecticBookLover I loved the first story, but the second is annoying me. Could be because I'm listening to it 🤣 2y
Clwojick Amazing! Way to go! ♥️❄️🎄 2y
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Kimberlone
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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These novellas were fun. Individual reviews below:

Meet Me in Mayfair - a regency twist on Before Sunrise
The Duke of Christmas Present: A Christmas Carol, but romance
Heiress Alone - Home Alone meets Outlander
Christmas in Central Park - my favorite premise, but suffered from the instalove/instaboning (would have worked great as a full length novel, though)

#HolidayReads #WinterGames #TeamRedNosedReindeer @StayCurious

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Chrissyreadit
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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My #elfswap arrived!!! I‘m so happy! Sarah you sent candles I love!!! So much! Pretty washi tap, book Mark - and the pouch is 100% my aesthetic ❤️🌲❤️🌲 a journal and I love the books!! Thank you so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

LeahBergen Lovely gifts! 2y
KatieDid927 Those candles look yummy! 2y
Gissy I want to read How The Dukes Stole Christmas. Cheesy? Maybe, but it is perfect for this season and the hallmark mood🤗I bet that candle smells good! You have everything for a cosy Christmas reading! 2y
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Chrissyreadit @Gissy for real!! I‘m working today and tomorrow but I can‘t wait to just curl up and read! 2y
Chrissyreadit @KatieDid927 they smell amazing. I‘m burning March Family Christmas now and it is heavenly! Cookies, citrus, pine and apple cider. It really smells like Christmas! 2y
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen they really are! So worth the wait! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm so glad that it finally made it to you!!! I'm glad you like the candles because I know I sent you some with your swap package earlier this year 😂 But her Christmas scents were just irresistible!! I can't remember if I told you, but Emily Duncan is a local author to my hometown (Lancaster) - she actually was in the same home school group with my little sister haha Anyway, glad it all arrived - Merry belated Christmas!!! 2y
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I love the candles! I‘m so glad you sent more! Did you homeschool? I homeschooled my kids- now my son takes college classes and my daughter graduated and is going to model for a few years. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yes, Mom started homeschooling when I was in 3rd grade (1992) & her youngest graduated in 2018!! It was still a new-ish concept when she started - we were one of the first families to start in our county. 2y
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I loved everything about homeschool. It‘s always been pretty common in our area since we only started when my kids were 6 and 7. Do you think you would homeschool your kids? 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh I definitely would!! Every year Mom would ask if we would rather go to public school and we always said no 😂 It was an almost universally positive experience in our family. Plus, there are so many aspects of our current education system that just don't sit well with me. 2y
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I just asked my kids and they also said they would not change their homeschooling and would homeschool their kids too. 2y
TheAromaofBooks There's just so much freedom & flexibility that comes with it, with your time & with how you study/learn & even with WHAT you study & learn. I know it's not practical for everyone, but for our family it was perfect. 2y
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks I agree. It was challenging at first because I worked the entire time- but we loved it- and they had so many great experiences. The flexibility was another opportunity. 2y
Avanders Yay!! 😍🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄 2y
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EclecticBookLover
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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EclecticBookLover
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Book number 2 and cookie number 2! Mint chip sugar cookies.

Recipe: https://www.littledairyontheprairie.com/mint-chip-sugar-cookies/

#wintergames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer

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MeganAnn
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Finished the last three stories in this Christmas anthology earlier this week. I enjoyed all three stories, but Sarah MacLean‘s remains my favorite with Tessa Dare‘s a close second. I‘ve typically gravitated towards contemporary romances over regency ones, but authors like this might be changing my mind.

Shortbread makes an appearance in each story. Sarah MacLean included this recipe at the end of the book. I‘m going to try baking some this week.

MeganAnn #teamreadnosedreindeer #wintergames2020 finished 3 Christmas stories x 25 pts each = 75 points + 5 points for recipe + 1 for post = 81 total points. @StayCurious 2y
StayCurious I‘m reading this now! 2y
MeganAnn @StayCurious I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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TheAromaofBooks
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Objectively, these were all pretty ridiculous but I still enjoyed them as a one-off read. However, one of the reasons I like trying collections like this one is the hope of finding a new author to try, and none of these stories appealed to me all that much. A soft pick - if you like these kinds of stories, you'll like these.

These filled prompts for #FestiveFlicks #AVeryMerryBingo & #BookmasBingo, continued my goals for #ReadYourWayReadathon⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) & were books 12-15/25 for my #CrushtheRush goal. They also checked off numerous bingo prompts AND finishing this book gave me my first #BookSpinBingo as well!!

#WinterGames #MerryReaders

@Clwojick @Traci1 @Jadams1776 @MidnightBookGirl @TheSpineView @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Jadams1776 🎉🎄 2y
TheSpineView 📖🤩📖🎄 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick They can't all be winners! 2y
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Julsmarshall
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Delightful, charming holiday stories. I loved them all! #Bookbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'm starting this one today!! 2y
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MeganAnn
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Week 1 totals for #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer

Finished 2 books: team buddy read + TBR read + finished first story from the tagged Christmas anthology last night. 92 pts

Watched the team movie plus pictured holiday movies + tv episodes: Dash + Lily x7 episodes. Sugar Rush Christmas x3 episodes. + painted Christmas bookmarks for a craft. 107 pts

Roughly 12 hours towards #readyourway ⬇️ 120 pts

Total: 319 + 50 early bird pts = 369

MeganAnn My #readyourway readathon goal is to read enough books this month to hit 100 books for the year. With the two books I read this week added, I need to read 9 more this month. @TheSpineView 2y
TheSpineView 👍🤩📖 2y
StayCurious Great Job! 2y
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kspenmoll Let me know when my package arrives at your door. I will check postal tracking slip. For some reason packages I sent out have been slow on receiving end. (edited) 2y
MeganAnn @kspenmoll I sure will! Nothing yet but I‘m crossing my fingers for tomorrow. Did you get yours yesterday? I know tracking says it was delivered but you never know... 2y
kspenmoll @MeganAnn I did get yours!! I will try & track my box to you after work. I am not opening yours until you get mine. (edited) 2y
MeganAnn @kspenmoll sounds good. Seems like the post office is all over the place this year 🤷‍♀️ You definitely sent it plenty early! Please few free to open yours today. I‘m excited to see what you think! 2y
kspenmoll @MeganAnn I got a box from Post office yesterday that was bursting literally out of the box. Tape all around it, half my order out of plastic bags, dirty & all these clothes from a store i never shop in with sizes I cannot fit. 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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I loved this collection of stories!! There's 4 stories, so bear with me while I review them all in the comments. #WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders @Clwojick 101pts.

MidnightBookGirl Meet Me in Mayfair by Tessa Dare
I love Tessa Dare, and this story was a great mood setter. Louisa Ward and her family are about to be evicted from their home by the new Duke of Thorndale who is calling in an old debt. Of course, Louisa and the Duke meet and sparks fly. Can she get her Christmas wish? Odds are good, dear readers!
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MidnightBookGirl The Duke of Christmas Present by Sarah MacLean
Eben is a very unhappy Duke, but when his childhood love comes home for the holidays after 12 years, the sparks rekindle. Will he let her go a second time and let the Christmas spirit inspire him? Again, odds are good!
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MidnightBookGirl Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan
My favorite of all the stories! Annis is left behind in a Scottish home her father won in a card game, when her parents and 5 sisters depart to escape getting trapped in the Highlands for the winter. A sexy and moody Duke who was very Mr. Darcy about Annis's family, comes to gather her two remaining servants to protect against marauders who are robbing homes. Romance blooms thanks to some magical shortbread!
2y
MidnightBookGirl Christmas in Central Park by Joanna Shupe
A more modern setting than the other 3 stories, Rose writes a popular advice column in NYC as Mrs. Walker. Duke Havenmeyer, owner of the paper, is making changes and insists that Rose host a Christmas party. Now she needs a fake Mr. Walker, a mansion, and a decent cook. The attraction between her and Duke puts her job and her heart at risk.
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Julsmarshall
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Lovely spot to take a break and read a Christmas anthology! #BookspinBingo

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BrandyNic12
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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First story I gave a ⭐⭐⭐
Second story was a ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Third story was a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fourth story was a dud with ⭐⭐
I didn't like the last one, because the hero wasn't upset that he slept with a married woman, he was more upset she was a virgin 🤨🤦‍♀️

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Owlizabeth
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Mehso-so

Ehhhhh I love these authors but I just don‘t like romance short stories, it‘s all too rushed and insta-love. 👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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ApplesandSpindles
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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These were 4 fun novellas that I will now read every Christmas. Cute shortbread joke runs throughout the stories and each story is inspired from a favorite Christmas movie.

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charl08
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan

Reading romance on my holidays (another Tessa Daee - His Bride for the Taking, not yet on the catalogue).

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LouBeth
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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This was a cute collection of romantic #HolidayReads. Heiress alone was probably my favorite.😊

Meet me in Mayfair by Tessa Dare
The Duke of Christmas present by Sarah Maclean
Heiress alone by Sophie Jordan
Christmas in Central Park by Joanna Shupe

#Teamfestivus @wanderinglynn

#WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️🎄 3y
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Ash.on.the.line
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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I am starting to get the Christmas feeling and wanted to find some christmasy books. I scoured my tbr and this was the only one I found! 😂 this is totally fine, I just thought I had more! Gotta work on that tbr at all times! 🤪
Also seeing all your holiday post are really bringing out my Christmas spirit! 🎄

QuietlyLaura I have this on my tbr as well! ☺️ 3y
Ash.on.the.line @QuietlyLaura 😊 I‘ve heard good things! 3y
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Laughterhp
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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When I originally took this photo, I didn‘t take it to post it. However, I think it should be shared and I already brought the book back to the library 😂

This is the MacLean family‘s Shortbread recipe. It is featured in all of the short stories as magical shortbread that will make you fall in love.

I‘m not the best baker, so I don‘t know if I‘ll attempt to make these. We‘ll see!

#teamelectricsex #wintergames +6pts

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Laughterhp
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I‘m so glad I finally read this book. This might be the book I add to my yearly Christmas read. I think I now need more Christmas historical romances. But I don‘t think I know any. I think I have discovered a couple more romance readers I need to try out.

#HolidayRead #WinterGames #TeamElectricSex - 21 pts

LibrarianRyan I love the collected christmas romances like you have here. They are the perfect length. Just for a suggestion Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows. I listened to it last year and was charmed. 3y
Laughterhp @LibrarianRyan Do I get to calculate this book as 4 novellas and get 20 points each like @Clwojick did? 3y
LibrarianRyan You are right!!!! I forgot the Slack conversation on that. I am adding +60 now. 3y
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Laughterhp
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Just snapped the perfect holiday photo and then I retook it to include a book 😂

This photo actually fits many prompts
#DearDecember - Set in Europe
#HollyJollyReading -Lights
#FestivePhotoChallenge - Holiday Romance (none are currently sappy)

#wintergames #teamelectricsex 1pt

LibrarianRyan Actually it's +2 3y
OriginalCyn620 Cute pup! 🐶❤️ 3y
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Eggs Multitasking!!!! 🤗👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 🙌🏻📚 3y
Leftcoastzen Awwwww,cute!🐶 3y
UwannaPublishme 🐶❤️ 3y
batsy Lol! That face 😆😍 3y
Laughterhp @batsy It wasn‘t hard for me to take this picture because that‘s what he does. Sits and stares at me 😂 3y
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Jillylovesbooks
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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This includes 4 Christmas anthologies with the running threads of a duke and a shortbread cookie recipe included in each story. As with all shorter romance stories, the love and HEA happens very quickly, but each story was strong enough to stand alone. I liked that each author used different time periods and settings.

Laughterhp I can‘t wait to read this book in December! (I‘m trying to save all my Christmas books for then) 3y
Jillylovesbooks @Laughterhp I totally understand. My library e-book hold came up on this one for me so that‘s why I had to read it now. I hope you enjoy it in December! 3y
BookNAround Romance and shortbread? Oooooo! That sounds really nice. 3y
Jillylovesbooks I will say that the last story in the book was my least favorite and the plot line was more problematic than the others. I do give the author credit for showing a working class woman and a different time and setting than the traditional Regency ton romance. 3y
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ElectricKatyLand
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Mixed bag for me that I really should have waited another month to read and get in the holiday spirit. I really liked two of these (publisher + advice columnist; Scottish duke + stranded heroine). Another was fine and sweet (duke + the heroine he's about to evict), and the fourth, a second-chance romance, didn't do it for me.

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Verity
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Doing a quick catch up on my reading: I liked the stories by the two authors I really like, but was less keen on the other two. This is not a surprise to me!

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everlocalwest
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Mehso-so

Getting that Christmas review in right under the wire...so, this book was fine. I liked the first two stories, the third was okay, and the fourth was meh...This is a terrible review but there's just not enough here to delve further. But, how much do you love my vintage ceramic Christmas tree?

Eyelit The tree is def adorbs! 4y
everlocalwest @Eyelit I know, right?! It was my husband's grandmother's, we inherited it this year and I am sad to take it down. 🎄💙 4y
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Nessavamusic
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So I give this 3.5 stars over all average for this collection. The first 2 stories I would give 4 stars, the third 3.5 stars. The fourth story I couldn‘t finish because it felt completely out of place and mildly misogynistic. I recommend reading the first three and skip the fourth. #romantsy

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Finished this lovely short story collection. I was already a HUGE fan of Tessa Dare and Sarah MacLean, but now I‘ve found two more authors to adore.

Total #24B42019 time is 5:45.

mreads 🐕❤ so cute 4y
Melissa_J Bailey is living her best life 🥰 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Melissa_J ALWAYS. 🤣🤣 Snuggled in blankets. In the sunshine. Getting all the pets. 4y
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ScientistSam
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Like with most anthologies, I liked the stories to varying degrees. However, I'd say all of them hovered between a 3.5 and a 4, making me give this a solid 4⭐ overall. It was such fun to read holiday-themed stories!

JoRead It was one of my faves for the year 4y
MCYmermaid Agreed! 4y
Dragon 📖👍💚🐉 4y
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erista
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It‘s a rainy day in my part of Texas, giving me the perfect excuse to stay in and read all day.

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erista
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Cuddling with Jasper today while trying in get in one last holiday read of the season. Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is having a pleasant day. 🎄❤️

Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 4y
AnneCecilie Merry Christmas 🎄 4y
DarcysMom Merry Christmas to you! 4y
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BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 4y
Librarybelle Merry Christmas! 4y
Kaye Merry Christmas 🎄 4y
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Dragon
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Just finished this yummy confection, a book of short stories by some of my favourite #romantsy authors. The common theme is magic shortbread, handsome “Dukes” and Christmas 🎄. A frothy but satisfying collection. Merry Christmas 🎄💕

CoverToCoverGirl Merry Christmas! 🎄 4y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 4y
Dragon Thanks @LeahBergen 💚🐉 4y
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Nessavamusic
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This sums up why I love bookstores and libraries.

SW-T 😊😊😊 4y
kspenmoll 😀🙌🏻 4y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Taking a break from I Am Pilgrim for the next day or two to enjoy my most anticipated holiday read.

Kyle is wrapping presents currently and Bailey is “helping”.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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The idea of each story being connected by a magical love inducing Scottish shortbread was charming. I enjoyed how each story lead from one locale to the next. I wanted to love this collection. I love the authors and their other works. But the stories felt like they were shoehorned into too short formats. Only read a few books a year? I‘d say skip this and look for other books by these authors. If you read a lot, this is a fun bit of holiday fluff.

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Daughter-of-words
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It 6am and tears are streaming down my face from reading the second story in this anthology. The Duke of Christmas Present by Sarah Maclean is a second chance romance full of heartbreak and hope😭🤧❤️
I‘m only halfway through this book and it‘s already a five star read!

BookaholicNatty This looks fantastic what is the first book?? 4y
BookaholicNatty Ohhhh there are several stories in one book.... I didn‘t catch that part 4y
Jas16 I keep hoping my library will get this! 4y
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nitalibrarian
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Good morning! I finished a book last night and starting this one today. It includes Christmas novellas from 4 of my favorite historical romance authors. #romantsy

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DGRachel
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I loved this collection and I normally hate short stories. Dare‘s story had me laughing until my sides hurt. MacLean‘s second chance romance was so sweet, and I love her writing. She always sucks me right in and I have trouble putting her stuff down. I‘d never read Jordan or Shupe before, but I liked both of these stories. Good characters, well written, and entertaining. I‘m not a fan of Shupe‘s preferred NYC setting, but that‘s my only gripe.

Bklover I love Christmas stories! 4y
Dragon 🎄💚 4y
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DGRachel
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Dang it! I KNOW better than to start anything by Tessa Dare or Sarah MacLean at bedtime. The first short story in this Christmas collection is by Dare and I‘m not going to sleep until I finish it. I‘m already head over heels for these characters and only on chapter five. Work is going to suck tomorrow. 🤦🏻‍♀️😴

Ashley_Nicoletto I have this one waiting for me currently too. ❤️ I have to pick the right time to start it. 4y
DGRachel @Ashley_Nicoletto Pro tip: the right time is when you have several hours to devote to it, not right before bed. 🤣🤣 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto @DGRachel 🤣🤣 I‘m thinking over my Saturday morning coffee. 4y
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DGRachel @Ashley_Nicoletto Yes! Much better plan than mine. ❤️ 4y
Dragon Stacking! 😀🐉 4y
DGRachel @Dragon You won‘t regret it. I just finished the first story (Tessa‘s) and laughed like a maniac. It was wonderful, and I normally hate short stories. Sarah MacLean‘s is next and I‘m literally arguing with myself over going to bed like a responsible adult who has to work or staying up to read it because I‘m a grown up, dang it, and can do what I want. 🤣🤣🤣 4y
Dragon Thanks @DGRachel I forgot my Paperwhite at a friend‘s house or I would be buying this one right now. Who needs sleep when there‘s a lovely #romantsy to read. 4y
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DGRachel
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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#DecemberTBR I know I won‘t get to all of these, but my proposed TBR for the month consists of my four #currentlyreading books, six library books, two Christmas romances (one from NetGalley), and my annual reread of A Christmas Carol. I‘ve met my #MountTBR goal and Goodreads goal for the year, but I‘m not sure if I‘ll complete any other challenges. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Mitch Yeah - I love re Reading Christmas Carol too! 4y
DGRachel @Mitch it‘s my one December book tradition, but I can‘t locate my iTunes copy read by Jim Dale! 😭😭 I‘m going to have to buy it again through Audible because it‘s my favorite version and I must have it. 4y
RainyDayReading I‘ve got An Unwanted Guest on my TBR for this month too! 4y
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MCYmermaid
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Season‘s Readings!

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CoffeeK8
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Pickpick

While it‘s a little early for Christmas romances, this book was lovely. My favorite was Sarah MacLean‘s story! #romantsy

DGRachel Luckily, I have such a huge TBR I think I‘m going to be able to save this for December. I‘m definitely looking forward to it. 😊 4y
CoffeeK8 @DGRachel I can never stick to my TBR, good luck! 😊 4y
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JoRead
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Dukes and Christmas stories, need I say more? Four different stories, four delicious different dukes, four different settings. Even if Christmas stories are not your cup of tea, the stories alone (and the authors that wrote them) made this a lovely, charming, romantic read.
4.5 stars.

#romancy #romantsy #Christmas

DGRachel I totally snatched this up for December‘s TBR. I can‘t wait. 😍 4y
JoRead @DGRachel I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 😊 4y
robinb I got this one too...on my Kindle. #coverlove Hoping to save it for the holidays...yeah, right! 🤣🤣🤣 (edited) 4y
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