And look! As of 11:43, Holiday Brides is:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Anthologies
- #6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > United States
- #7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Anthologies & Literature Collections
I'm trying to get The Holiday Inn up there, too. Woot, woot!
Reviews for The Holiday Inn
“THE HOLIDAY INN contains an expertly crafted trio of stories guaranteed to bring on your holiday spirit. Each of these novellas is smooth as a sip of eggnog and just as delicious. [. . .] I highly recommend this book. Each story is equally good and definitely above the norm quality-wise for holiday novellas. Sit back and enjoy it with the holiday libation of your choice!”
-- A Romance Reader at Heart
“Stefanie Worth has penned another exceptional paranormal short story, ‘Can You Believe.’ Fallon and Naymond Terry are approaching their one year anniversary but things aren't really working. [. . .] However, the story is not that simple. Worth injects another woman, 'glimpse' into the future, along with money, sex and power. The characters are believable and tug at your heart. The magic from the 'glimpse' may be enough the change the course of this fluttering relationship while offering a dramatic ending to a brilliantly romantic holiday story.
--Deltareviewer for Real Page Turners (reviewing “Can You Believe”)
Finding Love A Second Time Around
“Holiday Inn is the collaboration of three very talented writers, Farrah Rochon, Stephanie Worth and Phyllis Bourne Williams. [. . .] .Holiday Inn is excellent. Each story was refreshing, funny, romantic, and realistic. Each couple was faced with dilemmas that are constantly being asked. I found myself rooting for each couple as they struggled emotionally to hold on to each other. This is the perfect holiday story for anyone who loves and believes in happily ever after.
--Priscilla C. Johnson, APOOO BookClub
4 Stars HOT
“In these three holiday stories relationships are examined, repaired and enhanced with the magical backdrop of a winter retreat. The situations feel real, the characters are well developed and the stories will draw you in.”
--Romantic Times Reviews
“With a nod to It’s A Wonderful Life, these three whimsical second chances uses the magic of the HOLIDAY INN to rekindle lost dreams and mend broken relationships. The three couples are developed enough so that their differences seem real, which in turn makes each pair’s scenario plausible. Well written, fans will enjoy spending time at the enchanting Holiday Inn (even without Bing).”
I like that all three stories end with the people still working on what they need to in order to overcome what divided them. Marriages are constant work and while I’d love to think that long term behavior changes can happen overnight, the image of these couples continuing to resolve the problems they’ve admitted to makes more sense. And I do get the feeling with all of them that they will continue to do whatever it takes to save the love they still feel for each other.
And so, brava ladies for a job well done. Each story garners a B from me and the collection as a whole is one I can recommend for people looking for a Christmas anthology by three fine authors.
-- Jayne, DearAuthor.com