Kissing Under The Mistletoe (The Sullivans #10) by Bella Andre
Published: September 24 2013
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For Mary Sullivan Christmas is, and always has been, about family. And this year is no different. As she awaits the arrival of her eight children and their partners at the cottage in Lake Tahoe, she hangs the ornaments that they made for her over the years. Each decoration brings with it a tide of memories, all of which she holds dear to her heart. But when she comes across the oldest ornament, the one her beloved husband, Jack, gave her on their very first Christmas together, Mary is immediately swept back to the first days of their whirlwind romance, to the love that would be the foundation on which they built the family she is so proud to call her own.
Join the Sullivans this Christmas for a story that explores the wonder of the holidays, the meaning of family and a love that transcends time.
This book was my first foray in The Sullivans series. I will gladly admit I am impressed and I can’t believe it has taken me so long to start this series. I love how the story started, with Mary reliving her precious memories with the Christmas ornaments she unwraps and places on the tree.
Now this is the story about how the parents, Mary and Jack Sullivan, met and fell in love. This is not exactly a contemporary romance because it takes place many years ago. Mary was 19 when she left her small Italian town to become a model. It is now 13 years later and she is ready to retire. She has been through so much and has seen some of the most beautiful places in the world. On her very last shoot she sees a man who intrigues her.
Jack is looking for a miracle. He and his friends have been working long and hard for their product to be ready to market. Now is the time but the economy is working against them. They have to find a way to make their product sexy and appealing to the Christmas shoppers. When he comes across the Mary he knows that she could be the answer to all of his prayers…
This is a lovely tale of how this interesting family started. It has made me want to know more about them and about the lives they have all lived. I am so looking forward to picking up more of these books!
(This book was received as an ARC from the author/publisher in exchanged for an honest review.)