Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Fern Michaels Beverly Barton Joanne Fluke Shirley Jump / Sep 23, 2019

Sugar and Spice Tis the season when anything can happenwhen passion sparks brightestd miracles and magic can turn any heart toward love The Christmas Stocking Fern Michaels Philadelphia businesswoman Amy Baran is det

  • Title: Sugar and Spice
  • Author: Fern Michaels Beverly Barton Joanne Fluke Shirley Jump
  • ISBN: 9780821780473
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Tis the season when anything can happenwhen passion sparks brightestd miracles and magic can turn any heart toward love The Christmas Stocking Fern Michaels Philadelphia businesswoman Amy Baran is determined to raise money for a new seniors center by harvesting Christmas trees from the small town Virginia farm she remembers from her childhood Trouble i Tis the season when anything can happenwhen passion sparks brightestd miracles and magic can turn any heart toward loveThe Christmas Stocking Fern Michaels Philadelphia businesswoman Amy Baran is determined to raise money for a new seniors center by harvesting Christmas trees from the small town Virginia farm she remembers from her childhood Trouble is, Gus Moss has come home from California with his own ideas about saving the farm his father has neglected Neither wants to give up, but when attraction turns to romance, they just might have to give in.The Ghost of Christmas Past Beverly Barton Wounded Special Ops officer Mack MacKinnon doesn t have any reason to look forward to the holidays until he rescues pretty widow Katie Hadley from a raging blizzard Now, he s falling as hard and fast as the Christmas Eve snow The Twelve Desserts of Christmas Joanne Fluke Take two lovestruck teachers Add a dollop of conspiring kids Place in a boarding school over Christmas break And add a little help and eight, great recipes from amateur sleuth Hannah Swensen, and you ve got a romantic holiday tale that s sweet, delicious, and definitely served warm Twelve Days Shirley Jump Of all the luck Natalie Harris can t believe she drew Jake Lyons as her Secret Santa pal The dreamy hunk leaves her completely tongue tied But with twelve days of secret gifts, sweet notes, and steamy e mails to go, she just may conquer her fear and discover something surprising under the tree.

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      • Fern Michaels Beverly Barton Joanne Fluke Shirley Jump

        Fern Michaels isn t a person I m not sure she s an entity either since an entity is something with separate existence Fern Michaels is what I DO Me, Mary Ruth Kuczkir Growing up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, I was called Ruth I became Mary when I entered the business world where first names were the order of the day To this day, family and friends call me Dink, a name my father gave me when I was born because according to him I was a dinky little thing weighing in at four and a half pounds However, I answer to Fern since people are comfortable with a name they can pronounce.As they say, the past is prologue I grew up, got a job, got married, had five kids When my youngest went off to Kindergarten, my husband told me to get off my ass and get a job Those were his exact words I didn t know how to do anything except be a wife and mother I was also a voracious reader having cut my teeth on The Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Cherry Ames and the like The library was a magical place for me It still is to this day Rather than face the outside world with no skills, I decided to write a book For some reason that didn t intimidate me As my husband said at the time, stupid is as stupid does Guess what, I don t have that husband any Guess what else I wrote 99 books, most of them New York Times Best Sellers.Moving right along here Several years ago I left Ballantine Books, parted company with my agent, sold my house in New Jersey that I had lived in all my married life and in 1993 moved to South Carolina I figured if I was going to go through trauma let it be all at one time It was a breeze The kids were all on their own at that point The dump was a 300 year old plantation house that is listed in the National Registry that I remodeled Today it is beyond belief as are the gardens and the equally old Angel Oaks that drip Spanish moss Unfortunately, I could not get my ghost to relocate This ghost has been documented by previous owners Mary Margaret as we call her, is a friendly She is also mischievous It took me two weeks to figure out that she didn t like my coffee cups They would slide off the table or counter or else they d break in the dishwasher I bought red checkered ones All are intact as of this writing She moves pillows from one room to the other and she stops all the clocks in the house at 9 10 in the a.m at least once a week When the Azaleas are in bloom, and only then, I find blooms on my night stand I have this glorious front porch and during the warm months I see my swing moving early in the morning when the air is still and again late in the day She doesn t spook the dogs I always know when she s around because the five of them line up and look like they re at a tennis match As of this writing we re co habiting nicely.Most writers love what they do and I m no exception I love it when I get a germ of an idea and get it down on paper I love breathing life into my characters I love writing about women who persevere and prevail because that s what I had to do to get to this point in time It s another way of saying it doesn t matter where you ve been, what matters is where you re going and how you get there The day I finally prevailed was the day I was inducted into the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame For me it was an awesome day and there are no words to describe it.I ve been telling stories and scribbling for 37 years I hope I can continue for another 37 years It wasn t easy during some of those years As I said, I had to persevere My old Polish grandmother said something to me when I was little that I never forgot She said when God is good to you, you have to give back For a while I didn t know how to do that When I finally figured it out I set up The Fern Michaels Foundation READ FERN MICHAELS FULL BIOGRAPHY HERE fernmichaels biography


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    1. This book is a collection of four romance novellas set during Christmas time. First up is "The Christmas Stocking" by Fern Michaels. It finds Amy Baran and Gus Moss returning to their hometown to help their parents with projects relating to Christmas trees. Along they way, they meet and the sparks fly. The story started well, but I felt the plot resolved about thirty pages before the story ended. Second comes "The Ghost of Christmas Past" by Beverly Barton. Katie Hadley is trying to escape her f [...]


    2. 4 fun romantic short stories, set a Christmas time. This was a great short read for Christmas Break. One of the stories was a bit steamy, and detailed, but the others were cute wholesome romance stories. My favorite was the Twelve Days by Shirley Jump. The office where the main character Natalie Harris works has decided that they will exchange names for a 12 day secret Santa gift exchange. Natalie draws the name of one of the handsome co-bosses Jake! He has been the only reason she has stayed wo [...]


    3. This book fulfills requirement #5 ~ Contemporary Romance for the 2015 Eclectic Reader Challenge.There are four novellas in this book, each by a different author. I picked the book up because I like Joanne Fluke and her novella was the third one in the book.The first story was kind of fun. It reminded me of one of the Hallmark Channel's Christmas movies (which are a guilty pleasure for me.) I would rate it a solid 4.The second story was ok, but I didn't think it was as good as the first story. I' [...]


    4. Sugar and Spice is a really lovable sweet read for the holidays . A great book to just curl up and read. There is four different stories by four different authors.The christmas stocking by Fern Michaels. Two adult children come home for the holidays to help there parents and raise money for a new senior center will Amy and Gus fall i love? The Ghost of Christmas past by Beverly Barton-Mack MacKinnon a wounded special ops officer isn,t looking forward to the holidays - until he rescues pretty wid [...]


    5. I just love Joanne Fluke so I picked this up. I had no idea that some of the short stories would be soall we say, graphic? I read this on my lunch breaks and was so embarassed reading some of the love scenes while at work! It made me feel like I was doing something naughty! lol


    6. These stories kinda hit the spot. Short and to the point. Not tons of background, but enough to be believable and realistic. Sometimes the pages and pages and chapters of endless chatter can get overwhelming. Plus there's also something about reading Christmas storylines in the summer that make me happy:-) great short romance novellas!


    7. I really enjoyed two of the stories, the other two I did not read. I am going to have to start reading more by Fern Michaels - she is really good! Joanna Fluke is already one of my favorites and this did not disappoint.


    8. I was pleasantly surprised by all of the authors in this book compilation. Wouldn't mind reading the other authors on their own too.



    9. Sugar and SpiceThe Christmas Stocking by Fern MichaelsWhile I am usually against the love at first sight gimmick I found it completely adorable in this story. When Gus sees Amy and instantly starts calling her “my love” before even knowing her name it was both funny and endearing. He is so awkward and goofy that it came across as comical and not creepy. Especially when he realizes that she is his competition and continues to do so, lines like “my love is angry” were really amusing under [...]


    10. “The Twelve Desserts of Christmas” by Joanne Fluke is a short story featured in the book Sugar and Spice by Fern Michaels. Julie Jansen, a teacher of Lakes Academy in Minnesota, is asked by Dr. Caulder if she could stay at the boarding school over Christmas to keep an eye on the girls who couldn’t go home for the holidays and she says yes. Coincidentally, Dr. Caulder then asks Matt Sherwood, another teacher and also Julie’s love interest, if he could stay to watch the boys and of course [...]


    11. I usually don't like novellas because the individual stories are too short to do any real plot development. I like a book I can dig into. I read this one because I like Fern Michaels and I have been wanting to read Joanne Fluke and thought this would be a good way to find out if I was interested in reading any other of her books. I will comment on each story individually.The Christmas Stocking by Fern Michaels: I hate it when people complain that a fiction novel is "unrealistic." It's fiction!! [...]


    12. 4 contemporary Christmas stories from authors I've never heard of before.Fern Michaels - 3 stars. Hero & heroine come home for the holidays to help out their parents (his dad/her mom). I liked this story. There were 2 episodes though that were kind of awkward (when his dead mom "talks" to him & his dad. They're not having auditory hallucinations, because the dog hears her too. I could MAYBE have accepted this if it were in a paranormal, but this is supposed to be a regular story!). If yo [...]


    13. This book had four Christmas stories. To sum up The Christmas Stocking, it was a quick too-good-to-be-true story, mostly about selling live Christmas trees. Gus, a California architect, and Amy, a PR workaholic from Philadelphia, go to their childhood homes in Virginia and wind up working together on Gus' dad's farm to sell Christmas trees to benefit the seniors of the town. Gus and Amy "fall in love" too quickly, get married too quickly, and who knows where they plan to live, work, or how the f [...]


    14. 1 star for the stories, 1 for Joanna Fluke's recipes. I usually adore romance novella collections, but this one fell flat for me. Three of the couples get engaged by Christmas, and two of those are married on New Year's. Seriously? And two of the stories were 12 days themed. The romance in the Fern Michaels one has a very fun plot about running Christmas tree farms. I never knew the business was so complicated! Some of the plot strained belief slightly, but I quite enjoyed it until I reached the [...]



    15. I bought this used at our local Friends on the Library bookstore. I am happy to say it still had the free ornament in it. That helped with the rating.I do not believe I had read any of these authors before. I will not be reading anything by Joanne Fluke again. Her story The Twelve Desserts of Christmas was more about the mystery solving baker and her desserts than about the romance. If I had read one of her full length novels about said baker I might have enjoyed the story more, but as an introd [...]


    16. This is one of the strongest romance anthologies I have read. The Joanne Fluke story is actually the weakest but she included great sounding recipes to make up for it. If that's the only reason you're reading it, don't rush. If you're a romance lover or want to find out if you might be, read the others.Fern Michaels tells the story of two adult children estranged from their only remaining parents who find themselves teamed up to make promises come true for reopening a beloved Christmas Tree farm [...]


    17. A collection of 4 holiday stories by 4 authors. I knew it would have something to do with the holidays, but since I was lead to this book through the Joanne Fluke collection, I expected a bit more mystery stories with holiday/holiday romance thrown in, instead of pure over rated "romance". The first of the stories, The Christmas Stocking, took a bit to get into. When the angst was solved, I expected there to be more of a "comedy of errors" feeling and a good laugh, but I was left with a fizzle a [...]


    18. For what they are; all of the short stories were good. They were light romantic fluff that takes your mind off of what is actually happening in your life :-) I read the collection due to my love of Joanne Fluke. Other than Fern Michaels I had not hear of the other authors. The Christmas Stocking by Fern Michaels was my favourite. I actually enjoyed the story telling alternating between the two main characters. Obviously the story would never happen but it was sweet and very loving. Ghost of Chri [...]


    19. This is a book of four short stories. I downloaded it to read the Joanne Fluke story, which was O.< and it didn't have anything more than kissing. It's about two teachers, who were asked to stay at the school, to watch six students, who couldn't go home for Christmas. The girls bet against the boys, that theeir male teacher will propose to their woman teacher by Christmas. It's a light and funny story. The first and second stories were not too bad. The fourth story started out with swearing a [...]


    20. I read this because of the story by Joanne Fluke - "The Twelve Desserts of Christmas". It didn't have very much to do with Hannah Swensen and the regular plots of her stories, but it was a decent short story.I ended up LOVING the story by Shirley Jump - "Twelve Days". I wanted it to be longer, but it still felt like enough story to be satisfying. I loved the characters and will be interested to check out other things by this author. I did not read the first two stories in the book as they did no [...]


    21. This is a short stories book. It's definitely not my normal genre, as it sits right in the middle of romance. I like a little romance but not too much. The first story The Christmas Stocking by Fern Michaels is very good, a few curse words but nothing terrible, the second, The Ghost of Christmas Past by Beverly Barton, has a few more curse words, and a very graphic love scene, the third, The Twelve Desserts of Christmas by Joanne Fluke, was really good. The fourth short Story, Twelve Days by Shi [...]


    22. I only read Joanne Fluke's Twelve Desserts of Christmas. I'm so used to her Hannah Swensen mysteries that I expected something similar in this one. However, it was kinda romancy.Two teachers work in a boarding school over Christmas as 3 boys and 3 girls have no place else to spend it. Matt Sherwood and Julie Jansen are also romantically involved. Their cook, Mrs. Dryer, didn't make them any desserts, so Hannah is brought in to the rescue. If you like short romancy tales, this would be for you.


    23. I went on a jag over the holidays reading anthologies and this was one of my favorites. The short novel by Fern Michaels THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING was especially enjoyable as two city slickers come home to a small town in Virginia to wrestle with the past and connect.The Beverly Barton tale is one of those blizzard rescue stories where two people get caught in a storm - and soon change each other and the other two tales by Joanne Fluke and Shirley Jump were fun, too. Sometimes only one novella in t [...]


    24. I only read one of the stories (Twelve Desserts of Christmas by Joanne Fluke) but it was great! For those familiar with series it was a departure from the usual adventures of Hannah Swensen but that did not make it any less enjoyable. This is a really short story that anyone should be able to get through in less than a coupe of hours. It is just a fun story! I really hope the newly introduced characters say a part of Hannah's world!


    25. A nice collection of romance short stories. The Fern Michaels story didn't float my boat - the dialogue was random, as if the author were trying to hard to move the story to a certain point through dialogue. The rest of the stories were great in comparison. I may even become a Joanne Fluke fan (if my TBR list ever goes down). As always with short romance stories, the characters fell in love too fast and had too neat of a happily ever after.


    26. I really liked the Fern Michaels story. A sweet story that starts with broken relationships but ends with mended fences and better.Beverly Barton's story was sweet with a nice ending.Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen was nice because no one died. Sweet romance!Shirley Jump's story was about office romances. She gave some great advice about following your passion for work. The nice girl wins!



    27. I checked this out for the Joanne Fluke story since I've enjoyed the Hannah Swenson series. As usual, I found her to be funny and enjoyable, easy fluff to pass the time and give a quite snicker. I also enjoyed the first story "The Christmas Stocking" by Fern Michaels.Keep in mind, this is more romance than mystery though. The other two stories were more sexually oriented and didn't really appeal to me.


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