The Gift by Nora Roberts

Just Finished:

Synopsis: From the incomparable master of romance Nora Roberts comes two tales of holiday love, available for the first time in over a decade.

Home for Christmas
After years of world travel, prizewinning reporter Jason Law returned home to New Hampshire. He had carried the memories of Faith Kirkpatrick, the girl he left behind, for ten years — now he was determined to win back her love. But she was a woman with responsibilities, and he was nothing but a wandering nomad. All they could have was this one Christmas together. Could Faith summon the courage to give Jason a once-in-a-lifetime holiday gift?

All I Want for Christmas
Identical twin boys Zeke and Zach wanted only one gift from Santa: a new mom! And when they first meet their music teacher at school, they could hardly believe their luck — Miss Davis was a mom made-to-order. But convincing their dad was a lot harder than they thought. Mac Taylor wasn’t willing to risk his heart, but when Nell brought love and laughter into all their lives, his heart began to thaw like a spring snow. Will the boys get their Christmas present after all?

My Thoughts:
Home for Christmas
This short story was about 107 pages and centered on Jason Law and his ex-girlfriend, Faith Kirkpatrick. Jason’s been gone 10 years has decided it’s time to return home and try to win back the girl he left behind. Jason seemed to have been accepted back too easily and he really didn’t have to work hard to win back the girl or the rest of the town’s people. I wasn’t really that invested in the characters, or the story, for that matter. It was still Okay and had some cute moments.

All I Want for Christmas
This story was cute and had me smiling almost all the way through it. Zeke and Zach are adorable and I really enjoyed their friendship with Nell Davis, the music teacher. The reluctant friendship between Nell and Mac was also great, and I loved that she goaded him on purpose every time he was in one of his grumpy moods. For a short story, this one was Very Good.

Verdict: Overall, the book was good. It had one okay story and one story that was very good. Both short stories were quick and easy reads. I’d recommend it for an afternoon when a fluffy holiday romance is what you are in the mood for.

6 thoughts on “The Gift by Nora Roberts

  1. Hey Dev! Man, you’ve been reading during this Thanksgiving holiday!! 😀 i read this book at the bookstore 😛 cos it was in hardcover and I didn’t really want to spend that much money on such a thin book with two short stories 😛 but yeah, the twins story was soo cute 😛 LOL! They forfeited all the other gifts in order to have a new mommy! I mean, it doesn’t get cuter than this right?


  2. I’ve been debating about picking this one up or not. I really like Nora Roberts for the most part, but it seems that a lot of her short stories don’t have the same kick that her others do. Sounds like it would be a good read when you just want something quick and fun.


  3. Wow, you’ve been reading a whole lot more than I’ve been reading, go you! I love me some NR so I’ll probably pick this up, it sounds like something I’d enjoy right about now.


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