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Friday, December 18, 2009

Mission of Christmas by Candice Gilmer


Will one man’s Christmas cheer thaw Ms. Scrooge’s heart?

To put it plainly, Erica Jones hates Christmas. While everyone else is decking the halls, she's holed up in her apartment watching explosion-packed action films, stubbornly ignoring the whole thing.

Longtime friend Andy Hawkins knows why Erica hates the holidays, but this year, he's on a mission. Come hell or eggnog, she'll let go of the past and see the future standing right in front of her...

Content Warning:Sexual Content.

My Review:

Sweet and Tender. I enjoyed the story line and the few bits of humor placed throughout. Ms. Gilmer’s writing is smooth and flows. The hero and heroine mesh well together and were meant for each other. A couple of places choked me up. Not quite tears, but good nevertheless.

If you’re like me and drag your e-reader along everywhere you go, you’ll be able to read this short while traveling from one relative’s house to the next or while standing in line to check out. A quick holiday read you won’t want to miss.

I give this story 4 and a half hearts. Reviewed by


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  1. Jasmine,

    Thank you for reviewing Mission of Christmas, and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Merry Christmas! :)

    Candice Gilmer

  2. Merry Christmas to you too, Candice. Thank you for letting me read your story.