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How the Dukes Stole Christmas
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Christmas magic is in the air... From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, bestselling romance authors Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan and Joanna Shupe whip up some unforgettable romance...with a little help from some enchanted shortbread.
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Ash.on.the.line
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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I am starting to get the Christmas feeling and wanted to find some christmasy books. I scoured my tbr and this was the only one I found! 😂 this is totally fine, I just thought I had more! Gotta work on that tbr at all times! 🤪
Also seeing all your holiday post are really bringing out my Christmas spirit! 🎄

QuietlyLaura I have this on my tbr as well! ☺️ 5h
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Laughterhp
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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When I originally took this photo, I didn‘t take it to post it. However, I think it should be shared and I already brought the book back to the library 😂

This is the MacLean family‘s Shortbread recipe. It is featured in all of the short stories as magical shortbread that will make you fall in love.

I‘m not the best baker, so I don‘t know if I‘ll attempt to make these. We‘ll see!

#teamelectricsex #wintergames +6pts

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Laughterhp
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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I‘m so glad I finally read this book. This might be the book I add to my yearly Christmas read. I think I now need more Christmas historical romances. But I don‘t think I know any. I think I have discovered a couple more romance readers I need to try out.

#HolidayRead #WinterGames #TeamElectricSex - 21 pts

LibrarianRyan I love the collected christmas romances like you have here. They are the perfect length. Just for a suggestion Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows. I listened to it last year and was charmed. 5d
Laughterhp @LibrarianRyan Do I get to calculate this book as 4 novellas and get 20 points each like @Clwojick did? 5d
LibrarianRyan You are right!!!! I forgot the Slack conversation on that. I am adding +60 now. 5d
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Laughterhp
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Just snapped the perfect holiday photo and then I retook it to include a book 😂

This photo actually fits many prompts
#DearDecember - Set in Europe
#HollyJollyReading -Lights
#FestivePhotoChallenge - Holiday Romance (none are currently sappy)

#wintergames #teamelectricsex 1pt

LibrarianRyan Actually it's +2 6d
OriginalCyn620 Cute pup! 🐶❤️ 6d
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Eggs Multitasking!!!! 🤗👏🏻👏🏻 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 🙌🏻📚 6d
Leftcoastzen Awwwww,cute!🐶 6d
UwannaPublishme 🐶❤️ 6d
batsy Lol! That face 😆😍 6d
Laughterhp @batsy It wasn‘t hard for me to take this picture because that‘s what he does. Sits and stares at me 😂 6d
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Jillylovesbooks
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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This includes 4 Christmas anthologies with the running threads of a duke and a shortbread cookie recipe included in each story. As with all shorter romance stories, the love and HEA happens very quickly, but each story was strong enough to stand alone. I liked that each author used different time periods and settings.

Laughterhp I can‘t wait to read this book in December! (I‘m trying to save all my Christmas books for then) 1mo
Jillylovesbooks @Laughterhp I totally understand. My library e-book hold came up on this one for me so that‘s why I had to read it now. I hope you enjoy it in December! 1mo
BookNAround Romance and shortbread? Oooooo! That sounds really nice. 1mo
Jillylovesbooks I will say that the last story in the book was my least favorite and the plot line was more problematic than the others. I do give the author credit for showing a working class woman and a different time and setting than the traditional Regency ton romance. 1mo
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ElectricKatyLand
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
Mehso-so

Mixed bag for me that I really should have waited another month to read and get in the holiday spirit. I really liked two of these (publisher + advice columnist; Scottish duke + stranded heroine). Another was fine and sweet (duke + the heroine he's about to evict), and the fourth, a second-chance romance, didn't do it for me.

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Verity
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Doing a quick catch up on my reading: I liked the stories by the two authors I really like, but was less keen on the other two. This is not a surprise to me!

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everlocalwest
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Mehso-so

Getting that Christmas review in right under the wire...so, this book was fine. I liked the first two stories, the third was okay, and the fourth was meh...This is a terrible review but there's just not enough here to delve further. But, how much do you love my vintage ceramic Christmas tree?

Eyelit The tree is def adorbs! 11mo
everlocalwest @Eyelit I know, right?! It was my husband's grandmother's, we inherited it this year and I am sad to take it down. 🎄💙 11mo
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Nessavamusic
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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So I give this 3.5 stars over all average for this collection. The first 2 stories I would give 4 stars, the third 3.5 stars. The fourth story I couldn‘t finish because it felt completely out of place and mildly misogynistic. I recommend reading the first three and skip the fourth. #romantsy

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Ashley_Nicoletto
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Finished this lovely short story collection. I was already a HUGE fan of Tessa Dare and Sarah MacLean, but now I‘ve found two more authors to adore.

Total #24B42019 time is 5:45.

mreads 🐕❤ so cute 11mo
Melissa_J Bailey is living her best life 🥰 11mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Melissa_J ALWAYS. 🤣🤣 Snuggled in blankets. In the sunshine. Getting all the pets. 11mo
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ScientistSam
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Like with most anthologies, I liked the stories to varying degrees. However, I'd say all of them hovered between a 3.5 and a 4, making me give this a solid 4⭐ overall. It was such fun to read holiday-themed stories!

JoRead It was one of my faves for the year 11mo
MCYmermaid Agreed! 11mo
Dragon 📖👍💚🐉 11mo
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erista
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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It‘s a rainy day in my part of Texas, giving me the perfect excuse to stay in and read all day.

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erista
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Cuddling with Jasper today while trying in get in one last holiday read of the season. Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is having a pleasant day. 🎄❤️

Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 11mo
AnneCecilie Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
DarcysMom Merry Christmas to you! 11mo
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BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
Librarybelle Merry Christmas! 11mo
Kaye Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
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Dragon
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Just finished this yummy confection, a book of short stories by some of my favourite #romantsy authors. The common theme is magic shortbread, handsome “Dukes” and Christmas 🎄. A frothy but satisfying collection. Merry Christmas 🎄💕

CoverToCoverGirl Merry Christmas! 🎄 11mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 11mo
Dragon Thanks @LeahBergen 💚🐉 11mo
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Nessavamusic
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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This sums up why I love bookstores and libraries.

SW-T 😊😊😊 12mo
kspenmoll 😀🙌🏻 12mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Taking a break from I Am Pilgrim for the next day or two to enjoy my most anticipated holiday read.

Kyle is wrapping presents currently and Bailey is “helping”.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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The idea of each story being connected by a magical love inducing Scottish shortbread was charming. I enjoyed how each story lead from one locale to the next. I wanted to love this collection. I love the authors and their other works. But the stories felt like they were shoehorned into too short formats. Only read a few books a year? I‘d say skip this and look for other books by these authors. If you read a lot, this is a fun bit of holiday fluff.

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Daughter-of-words
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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It 6am and tears are streaming down my face from reading the second story in this anthology. The Duke of Christmas Present by Sarah Maclean is a second chance romance full of heartbreak and hope😭🤧❤️
I‘m only halfway through this book and it‘s already a five star read!

BookaholicNatty This looks fantastic what is the first book?? 12mo
BookaholicNatty Ohhhh there are several stories in one book.... I didn‘t catch that part 12mo
Jas16 I keep hoping my library will get this! 12mo
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nitalibrarian
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Good morning! I finished a book last night and starting this one today. It includes Christmas novellas from 4 of my favorite historical romance authors. #romantsy

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DGRachel
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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I loved this collection and I normally hate short stories. Dare‘s story had me laughing until my sides hurt. MacLean‘s second chance romance was so sweet, and I love her writing. She always sucks me right in and I have trouble putting her stuff down. I‘d never read Jordan or Shupe before, but I liked both of these stories. Good characters, well written, and entertaining. I‘m not a fan of Shupe‘s preferred NYC setting, but that‘s my only gripe.

Bklover I love Christmas stories! 12mo
Dragon 🎄💚 12mo
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DGRachel
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Dang it! I KNOW better than to start anything by Tessa Dare or Sarah MacLean at bedtime. The first short story in this Christmas collection is by Dare and I‘m not going to sleep until I finish it. I‘m already head over heels for these characters and only on chapter five. Work is going to suck tomorrow. 🤦🏻‍♀️😴

Ashley_Nicoletto I have this one waiting for me currently too. ❤️ I have to pick the right time to start it. 12mo
DGRachel @Ashley_Nicoletto Pro tip: the right time is when you have several hours to devote to it, not right before bed. 🤣🤣 12mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @DGRachel 🤣🤣 I‘m thinking over my Saturday morning coffee. 12mo
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DGRachel @Ashley_Nicoletto Yes! Much better plan than mine. ❤️ 12mo
Dragon Stacking! 😀🐉 12mo
DGRachel @Dragon You won‘t regret it. I just finished the first story (Tessa‘s) and laughed like a maniac. It was wonderful, and I normally hate short stories. Sarah MacLean‘s is next and I‘m literally arguing with myself over going to bed like a responsible adult who has to work or staying up to read it because I‘m a grown up, dang it, and can do what I want. 🤣🤣🤣 12mo
Dragon Thanks @DGRachel I forgot my Paperwhite at a friend‘s house or I would be buying this one right now. Who needs sleep when there‘s a lovely #romantsy to read. 12mo
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DGRachel
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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#DecemberTBR I know I won‘t get to all of these, but my proposed TBR for the month consists of my four #currentlyreading books, six library books, two Christmas romances (one from NetGalley), and my annual reread of A Christmas Carol. I‘ve met my #MountTBR goal and Goodreads goal for the year, but I‘m not sure if I‘ll complete any other challenges. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Mitch Yeah - I love re Reading Christmas Carol too! 12mo
DGRachel @Mitch it‘s my one December book tradition, but I can‘t locate my iTunes copy read by Jim Dale! 😭😭 I‘m going to have to buy it again through Audible because it‘s my favorite version and I must have it. 12mo
RainyDayReading I‘ve got An Unwanted Guest on my TBR for this month too! 12mo
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MCYmermaid
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Season‘s Readings!

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CoffeeK8
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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While it‘s a little early for Christmas romances, this book was lovely. My favorite was Sarah MacLean‘s story! #romantsy

DGRachel Luckily, I have such a huge TBR I think I‘m going to be able to save this for December. I‘m definitely looking forward to it. 😊 14mo
CoffeeK8 @DGRachel I can never stick to my TBR, good luck! 😊 14mo
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JoRead
How the Dukes Stole Christmas: A Holiday Romance Anthology | Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
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Dukes and Christmas stories, need I say more? Four different stories, four delicious different dukes, four different settings. Even if Christmas stories are not your cup of tea, the stories alone (and the authors that wrote them) made this a lovely, charming, romantic read.
4.5 stars.

#romancy #romantsy #Christmas

DGRachel I totally snatched this up for December‘s TBR. I can‘t wait. 😍 14mo
JoRead @DGRachel I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 😊 14mo
robinb I got this one too...on my Kindle. #coverlove Hoping to save it for the holidays...yeah, right! 🤣🤣🤣 (edited) 14mo
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