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Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite
Christmas Wish Collection by Kathleen Ryder is an engaging, entertaining book of contemporary romance containing four different emotionally-driven stories. Romance fans will find something for all tastes by this bestselling Amazon author. Cozy up or let your hair down with these charming novellas, each reflecting love during a special holiday. With Christmas being the central theme, this would make the perfect holiday gift. But each story stands alone as interesting, endearing, and something you'll want to read again when next Christmas rolls around.
I like the author's overall theme that happiness and love can be found in the simple things of life, whether an old flame or thoughtful gestures of friendship during the holidays. The four novellas are The Flying Doctor's Christmas Wish; The Cynical Doctor's Christmas Wish; The Brooding Doctor's Christmas Wish; A Christmas Hope. My personal favorite is A Christmas Hope. Ryder's versatile style shines through each of these novellas; each one is unique and offers a solid plot, characters you can connect with, dialogue that moves the story along in an engaging way, and a pace just right for a novella. Though these are Christmas stories, the author doesn't shy away from some couples' tough issues during the holidays. The realism of the stories is appealing, and you get an overall sense of satisfaction when you reach the end of the four stories. Ryder knows romance, love, and relationships, and she garnishes her stories with wit. If you like Hallmark Christmas movies or similar works, you'll love Christmas Wish Collection by Kathleen Ryder.