This book includes two Christmas-y novellas. I liked the first one with the return of Bree Matthews, but I wasn't fond of the second novella.
I think it would have been better if the main characters in the second novella spent less time agonizing about what the other thought. The book as a while is a quick read and entertaining. True love wins out. This book consisted of two novelists and each of them were good. Could not put the book down, there was suspense, love, happiness, doubt in both books and I would encourage young and old to read both. Nov 30, Amanda rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed these novellas. I love the Rock Harbor and Aloha Reef series, so this was a lovely return. I enjoyed the mystery, the sweetness, and the Christmas setting.
Sweet, quick read that is perfect for the holiday season. This is actually 2 books in one and they're each part of other series. It's the kind of thing you'd read when you're waiting in the dr's office, trying to fall asleep, etc - basically when you need to kill some of time and aren't trying to get overly invested in something. Dec 22, Katie rated it really liked it. Made me want to read both series all over again! Nov 29, Becky rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt a little lost here since I've not read the books that came before these, but the writing was tight and the stories worked okay as stand-alones.
Dec 01, Ann Fleming rated it really liked it. I enjoyed both novellas but I missed getting to know the characters better that would have been true in full novels. Nov 10, Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing. From the back cover: Silent Night As Christmas day nears, Bree Matthews and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.
Holy Night One sinister phone call has derailed their Christmas wedding. A muffled voice informs Leia that her sister has been kidnapped and will be killed unless Leia calls off the wedding without explanation—and no police. Bree Matthews is search-and-rescue and she has Samson, her specially trained dog to help her. Leia is planning to have a Christmas wedding but her sister has been kidnapped. Colleen Coble knows exactly how to bring all of that to the story and more. This is a fast-paced read that will keep you flipping pages to keep up with both stories.
Coble has done an outstanding job. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson for this review. I was not required to write a positive review.
The opinions I have expressed are my own. Aug 26, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. Two short novellas that are based of of previous series that are set during the holiday season. I just couldn't put it down. If you like fast-paced Christian suspense mixed with just enough romance, then your in for a treat. The first novella, Silent Night, was based off the Rock Harbor series.
With a setting along the Lake Superior shore, it is a perfect spot for a wintery Christmas story. It was so nice being able to catch up with Bree Matthews once again. This time Bree and her dog, Samson, go Two short novellas that are based of of previous series that are set during the holiday season.
This time Bree and her dog, Samson, go on a hunt to search for a missing parachuter. Kade's daughter, Lauri, wants to help in the search because she looks up to Bree. Lauri also wants to find out what has happened to Frannie since she went missing from her dorm apartment. Full of twists and turns the ending was an unexpected surprise that kept me guessing until the very end.
That is what I like so much about Colleen's books. Holy Night has a tropical setting on the beaches of Hawaii. Leia and Bane are looking forward to their upcoming Christmas wedding. Everything has fallen into place and Leia is excited for the day that she will marry the love of her life until she gets an unexpected phone call from a stranger.
A mysterious voice states that her sister has been kidnapped and she must stop her wedding if she wants to find her sister alive. Bane notices that Leia is acting strange since she has called off the wedding. Leia is under stress because she doesn't know how to handle this situation without the help of Bane. She's afraid she'll lose his trust. Will she do what is right and trust her heart that everything will work out in the end.
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She must put her trust and faith in God to get through this unexpected turn of events. Dec 08, librariantrublu Genova Boyd rated it did not like it. This book was definitely not anything I'd recommend to others. The story is poorly written and reads much like a sappy hallmark meets trashy romance novel. There wasn't much substance to the characters and I really thought that the storyline was weak.
This was listed as inspirational fiction at my library, but I didn't find any major in This book was definitely not anything I'd recommend to others.
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This was listed as inspirational fiction at my library, but I didn't find any major inspirational or religious based message within the book that made a poignant point. As far as being "an easy read" as noted by some of the reviewers here , I'd go as far to say that it was a poor read. Admittedly, I read Silent Night and did not bother to go on to read Holy Night, so maybe something inspirational occurred within the pages of the second half of the book.
I gave this a 1 star but really felt that it was worth half a star if for nothing more than the interesting cover. Nov 11, Linda rated it liked it Shelves: Two unrelated short stories that take place at Christmas. Of the two stories I liked Silent Night the best. Bree Matthews is a member of a search and rescue team along with her dog Samson.
As company begins to arrive, first her irresponsible sister-in-law, Laurie, who is never happy with anything, Bree is called out on a search for a parachutist who has disappeared in a wooded area. Bree and her husband, Kade, learn all too soon that Laurie is involved with this parachutist somehow I plan on reading more of the Rock Harbor series to learn more about Bree and her family as I liked them immensely. In the second story, Holy Night, only days before Leia and Bane are to be married her sister is kidnapped.
Revenge seems to be the motive which includes stopping the wedding. Leia learns quickly that she can't find Eva alone but has she destroyed her relationship with Bane in the process? I could leave it. I did not enjoy these. Book 1 is based on former characters from an older series apparently. Not a lot of faith or substance in this modern day story. Book 2 I gave up after 2 chapters.
I found it sad, because I really enjoyed the Mercy Falls, Lightkeeper series by this author. I do not recommend this book. Nov 16, Laura rated it really liked it. Coble's wildly popular Rock Harbor series. The mystery was short, but this is a novella, so it was just right. I enjoyed this story. It was a quick read.
Silent Night / Holy Night by Colleen Coble
Dec 26, Raven Haired Girl added it Shelves: Silent Night focused on ungratefulness, searching for a purpose, patience, greatest hope coming true. Holy Night addressed the vulnerability of those with Down syndrome, forgiving, trust, love, overcoming childhood trauma. Fans of a super fast paced novella with Hallmark traits, spirituality, wonderful messages and uplifting wrap ups with less focus on writing and underdeveloped narratives will find this pleasing.
Feb 27, Jessica Kaufman rated it it was ok. I know they're quick "mystery" type stories, but I do wish things were a little more in depth. It's just that sort of stuff is said during the wrong time. Dec 06, Jacqueline added it Shelves: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Johnny Marks. Jimmy Van Heusen Cahn. John Denver Joe Henry. Josef Mohr Franz X.
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