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Three Holidays and a Wedding
Three Holidays and a Wedding | Marissa Stapley, Uzma Jalaluddin
From two bestselling Canadian authors comes a multi-faith holiday rom-com about the delightful havoc that occurs when Christmas, Ramadan, and Hanukkah all fall at the same time, and two strangers-turned-friends are snowbound in the small, charming town of Snow Falls along with the cast and crew of a holiday romance movie, nosy family members, and their lifelong crushes. Three times the holiday magic. Three times the chaos. As strangers and seatmates Maryam Aziz and Anna Gibson fly to Toronto over the holidaysMaryam to her sisters impromptu wedding, and Anna to meet her boyfriends wealthy family for the first timeneither expect that severe turbulence will scare them into confessing their deepest hopes and fears to one another. At least theyll never see each other again. And the love of Maryams life, Saif, wasnt sitting two rows behind them hearing it all. Oops. An emergency landing finds Anna, Saif, Maryam, and her sisters entire bridal party snowbound at the quirky Snow Falls Inn in a picture-perfect town, where fate has Annas actor-crush filming a holiday romance. As Maryam finds the courage to open her heart to Saif, and Anna feels the magic of being snowbound with an unexpected new loveboth women soon realize theres no place theyd rather be for the holidays.
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Sharpeipup
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When your book won‘t let you sleep in ☕️

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Andrea4
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Loved this!!! It would not have been my go to being in large part a romance but the holiday bent drew me in and I'm so glad it did! So cute!
I really wanted the movies mentioned to be real too!!

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Gissy So cute! Adorable!❤️❤️❤️ 4w
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Lots of love for this touching and fun multi-holiday story. I totally recommend it! The complex family relationships, the new friendship between the two women, and the budding romances were all believable and richly portrayed. Above all, I wish this town existed in real life because it seems perfect! 💗

This is a spot-on suggestion from my #auldlangspine partner @Librarybelle and there are more lined up next! @monalyisha

Librarybelle I wish the town existed in real life too! So glad you liked this!! 2mo
monalyisha Love all these #AuldLangSpine wins! 🙌🏻🥳✨ 2mo
Julsmarshall I loved this so much too! 2mo
janeycanuck @LiteraryinLawrence @Librarybelle It‘s based on Almonte in Ontario. A bunch of Christmas movies have been filmed there. 2mo
Librarybelle @janeycanuck Good to know!! 2mo
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Librarybelle
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Don‘t you just love when a book speaks to you at the right moment? My #November pick did that for me. Romance, yes, but also deeper - broken people looking for their own type of happiness. I devoured this one. Also, the inclusivity of various religious celebrations during the holiday season was perfection. #12BooksOf2023

Andrew65 A popular book. 2mo
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Light_of_Aether
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My top read this year is pretty different for me. If you had told me that my favorite book this year was a romance I would have assumed you meant one of the Heartstopper or Lore Olympus graphic novels and not an actual novel. But here we are, my favorite book this year was Three Holidays and a Wedding. I'm looking forward to reading my top 2024 book! What will it be? Who knows?

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K.Wielechowski
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If you like improbable Hallmark Christmas movies, this is the book for you.
When their flight to Toronto is diverted to the Christmas-loving small Canadian town of Snow Falls, strangers Maryam and Anna become friends, tackle challenges- big and small, and fall in love with two lucky men.
I think I would‘ve liked it more if it was just Maryam‘s story as I found Anna and Josh a bit annoying, but that might‘ve been an audiobook issue.

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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

This was set in the year 2000 - a rare year when Christmas, Hanukkah, and Ramadan all overlapped. I liked learning about the different holidays and cultures. The story probably won‘t stick with me, but it was an enjoyable, inclusive holiday story that reminds us we‘re more alike than we are different. 🎧

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angieinwonderland
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I liked the multi faith component a lot. I disliked some of the miscommunication tropes, but these stayed true to real life. I enjoyed the fact that there were so many moving parts. And mostly, I love how much it reinforces the idea that there is no war on Christmas....all faiths can wish each other blessings for the season no matter which holiday they celebrate in their faith.

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janeycanuck
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What a sweet little holiday romance! Will you see the entire thing coming? Yes. But does a quirky grandfather make you chuckle out loud and more than make up for it? Yes. Will you kind of wish each woman got her own novel? Definitely yes.

Julsmarshall I loved this so much too! 2mo
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Kshakal
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A delightful holiday read not just about Christmas but about Hanukkah and Ramadan as well! Fun characters and a setting that sounds perfect for this of year!

Kshakal @StayCurious I didn‘t keep up with the reading schedule for this one but hope to join again in January!! 2mo
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LiteraryinLawrence
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I‘m so excited to be paired with @Librarybelle for my first #AuldLangSpine ! The list looks great and includes several books from my TBR and a few I read and loved (2, 10, 19). The 6 pictured are the ones I know I want to read from the list, plus maybe a fun cozy or two. I‘m going to start with the 3 on the left for January and go from there! 💗💗💗

Thanks to @monalyisha for organizing so thoughtfully!

Librarybelle Yay! Hope you enjoy!! 2mo
BennettBookworm Wow, such an exciting list here! 2mo
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Julsmarshall
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This was such a delightful read! Strangers stranded in snowstorm in a small Canadian town find a way to come together to honor and celebrate their holiday traditions. And will the wedding go forward or have to be cancelled? I loved how the characters supported and challenged each other and the love stories were complicated but authentic. Highly recommend! #wintergames #restinggrinchface #DashingDecember @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks great 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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bookandbedandtea
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I enjoyed a lot of this: Maryam and Anna's friendship, M's grandfather, the inclusion of all 3 holidays, the cutesy town. But I also felt like TOO MUCH was packed into this story. And some things were too unbelievable: their plane was diverted and they ended up stuck for an entire week?? 3 days before Christmas the town still doesn't have a story or set design for the holiday play?? There's a Hollywood Christmas movie being filmed AT CHRISTMAS??⬇️

bookandbedandtea ⬆️ For me the best part was the friendships (I thought the romances fell flat) & I liked both M&A making some important life changes.There were a zillion characters but they weren't hard to keep track of. The town was too good to be true, in an impossible to believe way. And Josh putting a "yule log shaped cake" in to bake had me laughing in a really annoyed way. ? Sorry for the crazy review I realize I've jumbled the good & bad parts together. 2mo
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BiblioLitten
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I opened the first page yesterday, saw the date, and closed it so that I could start it today instead!! Bookish quirks 😅

I don‘t usually read romances but this is festive and a light read. Enjoying it so far. 🕎🎄 🌙

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Light_of_Aether
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This was my first romance novel and it was an awesome one! I enjoyed learning about Hanukkah and Ramadan/Eid. I especially enjoyed the food references. I've seen a decent number of Hallmark movies and this felt like a Hallmark movie, but in novel form (with significantly better writing). This was a great read and it's great for #wintergames points (12,825 points!). I look forward to reading more romance in the future. Any recs?

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staci.reads
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This is another one straight out of the Hallmark Movie Plot Factory, so it's filled with people on the cusp of big life decisions, old crushes reuniting, celebrity falls for "regular girl," and above all, the miscommunication trope in abundance. But like the good Hallmark movies, it's charming & lovely. I loved the representation in this of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim practices and their holidays. This post catches me up posting finished books.

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julieclair
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Lin3han
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This book was just SO MUCH FUN! Christmas, Hanukkah, and Ramadan fall in the same month- with a wedding to attend! When a plane emergency lands in a small town, Snow Falls, our main characters are forced to change their outlook on life and forge a new path. A firm 5/5 for me! Thank you for choosing this, @StayCurious !

StayCurious Yay! I loved it as well! 3mo
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Read4life
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#WeeklyFavorites
I loved this one and the great discussion the #LittensLoveRomance group had reading it together.

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mcctrish
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This was just a delightful, light and fun read! I hope it gets made into a Christmas movie ❤️ I remember that storm of the century, we got a snow day on the Friday before school ended for the break, I didn‘t remember that it was a holiday trifecta - I wish for the world‘s sake that happened more often, maybe that would help some see the similarities we have instead of always the differences ( new mug ❤️ fits me perfectly 😉)

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Read4life
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I loved this #LittensLoveRomance group read. I learned new things about different holidays and cultures. Not only were the characters wonderful but the town itself was very special.
#BookSpinBingo #RushAThon #ISpyBingo #WinterGames #GhostsOfXmas
@TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 @DieAReader @Clwojick @StayCurious

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 🩵🤍🩵 3mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Perfect book for a BR in December. Uplifting and festive, and fun to talk about each evening with #LittensLoveRomance hosted by @StayCurious
#WinterGames #SnowAngels

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Roary47
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4✨ I really enjoyed this story and learned a little bit about other holidays. I think that my favorite parts were the MCs finding themselves, and what truly makes them happy. What I didn‘t like is one characters quick rebound, and some of the drama was a little too scripted. Overall, I like this one and can see myself reading it again one day. @StayCurious #LittensloveRomance #WinterGames #GingerbreadGems

Roary47 Word search: 1,280 (10)+ 25+1 = 12,826 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Review: I loved this book! It was the perfect holiday read and I loved how I was able to learn about other traditions as well. I enjoyed the two romances and liked the two main characters, Anna and Maryam. In the acknowledgments the authors hint at more Snow Falls books to come and I sure hope so! This book inspired hope and had some great holiday spirit. I can see this as a reread in future holidays to come.

Graciouswarriorprincess I really enjoyed this book as well. Thanks for hosting! 3mo
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Roary47 Same! I really liked this one. 🥰 3mo
Read4life Such a great pick! I love your review @StayCurious & I wholeheartedly agree. 💙🤓 Thank you for hosting. 3mo
vonnie862 I liked this one too! I would definitely read the other books if they write them. Thanks so much for hosting! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 I agree with you completely, Renee! Thanks for hosting! 3mo
Lynnsoprano I‘ve been looking for a good holiday read. Thanks for the recommendation. 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement Loved it! And enjoyed our interactions here too. Such a great choice for a BR. I would definitely read any other books with these characters. Thanks for hosting! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I really enjoyed this one!! Thank you so much for hosting!! 3mo
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vonnie862
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I actually enjoyed this book. It was light and cozy. I highly enjoyed the different holidays that were represented and the friendship that grew between the two main characters.
3.5 ⭐️

#decemberdreams #holiday @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

#TeamEvergreen #wintergames
@Clwojick

#littensloveromance @StayCurious

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Roary47
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We had a lot of dust and wind yesterday so I‘m not feeling too great to make it to church today. Instead I‘m going to relax and finish this buddy read with some hot chocolate.

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keys_on_fire
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I really liked this fun romp through three holidays, a wedding, and the Canadian winter wonderland of Snow Falls! Moments of 🧀, ❤️ and 💃!

This was my #buddyread (50pts) for #TeamWreathItAndWeep & I even read the acknowledgements, author interview & book club notes for #WGWordSearch 😂 (12,240 pts)
#TBR - 15pts
Holiday Read - 25pts
Peppermint Forest Badge - 20pts
Total: 12,351

#wintergames

JenReadsAlot I really enjoyed it too! 3mo
julieclair I am enjoying it, too! Thanks for doing the word count. I can copy it! 😁 3mo
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keys_on_fire @julieclair sure thing! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
StayCurious Yes this was a great one for the word count for sure! 3mo
keys_on_fire @catsandbooks #candylandreadathon: Hapoy Ending, December Holiday Featured, Winter Setting, Take a Vacation, Loveable Characters 2mo
keys_on_fire #wintergamesbookbingo Set During a Winter Holiday, Candle on Cover, Characters Are Snowed In, Features A Scrooge, Bookish Book Club Pick (edited) 2mo
Catsandbooks ❄️🍭❤️ 2mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.17-18: so happy for Anna and Josh (although the baker in me mourns the Yule log cake). I think they make a very sweet couple. Now for Maryam and Saif - I do hope her grand gesture works on him. They too are very sweet together. I love how everything is coming together. But honestly - Saima saying she was doing her rush wedding For Maryam - 🙄! So glad Maryam called her out on that one haha! We‘ll finish tomorrow!

mcctrish Well Maryam is stubborn and needed a swift kick to get her out of her rut. People could have just solved their own problems though 😆 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement Agreed, the ruined dessert was a huge disappointment. I think maybe Saima was lying to herself a little bit. Glad Maryam was direct and firm with her. Much better for everyone. Saif the hero! Looking forward to a happy conclusion. 3mo
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vonnie862 I rolled my eyes when Saima said she did it for Maryam. So glad Maryam called her out on it. Now I want to see how Saif is going to react to Maryam's grand gesture. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 I agree that Maryam needed a nudge to break out of her rut, but I thought Saima‘s excuse that she rushed her wedding for Maryam‘s own good was ridiculous. I‘m an only child, though, so take that with a grain of salt! But rushing into a marriage because of your sister seems a tad crazy. 3mo
julesG Shame about the cake, but I liked Josh's grand gesture. And I only just realised his real last name is the German word for a fir tree 🌲 - is it a sign? 😉 I nearly sprained an eye from 🙄🙄🙄 at Saima's excuse/explanation. 3mo
Roary47 I‘m also excited for that grand gesture. My sister has been married 3 times. Each time was a rush, and during her second divorce she urged me not to get married to my bf of 5 years 🙄 @OriginalCyn620 you are not missing at least this in sisterly love. 🤣 I‘m so happy for Anna and Josh, but glad they will try to take it slow. I‘m not too happy about the re-bound idea though. Josh is awesome and Nick was obviously not. 3mo
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Cupcake12
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Three different holidays come together in this great festive read. Maryam and Anna meet on a plane headed to Toronto. The plane is diverted to Snowy Falls - a friendly yet quirky town. Anna and Maryam‘s family are stranded and the two women soon share secrets and fears. To add to the chaos, a movie is being filmed in the town with a charismatic movie star as the lead. There is so much going on with this book I flew through it. A great read 🎄

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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.15: what a proposal! I‘m glad in this case the author never made Nick likeable. He really was just a bad choice from the beginning. I wonder if Josh heard anything Anna said? She was just backstage - it‘s possible they were not as private as they thought. I‘m also glad Anna finally read Beth‘s letter. Now she‘ll realize she‘s not alone after all. ⬇️

StayCurious Ch.16: oh Maryam, be brave! Poor Saif had better be patient. She‘s a tough nut to crack. I‘m glad we got to know Saif and Maryam a bit more in this chapter. But Maryam needs to take the plunge. Also, Saima has clearly gone after that plane! 3mo
willaful I'm so glad I was right about the letter! It made me a little teary. 🥲

Yup, Saima is on the plane for sure. Maybe she and Nick will get together? 😱
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CogsOfEncouragement Oh! Nick came on the plane! I actually didn‘t think that would fit into his mom‘s schedule lol. The letter seems to have a magic magnet to Anna. THANKFULLY. Great chapters. Looking forward to the next two. (edited) 3mo
mcctrish Oh Nick, he needs to spend some of his money on therapy 😝 thank goodness Anna read the letter and sees the light - no Nick, new job, hopefully, and an extended family to get to know - maybe a Josh when she‘s ready. Maryam needs to have a big moment now too 3mo
OriginalCyn620 @willaful I‘m so glad you were right about the letter too! It was very touching! 3mo
vonnie862 Good riddance to Nick! Now Anna needs to find the courage to see her stepmom again. And ooh, Maryam and Saif!!! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks One of my least favorite tropes is people who have letters and refuse to read them (seriously, is that what anyone would do in real life???? Am I just super nosy?! 😂), so I am glad she FINALLY opened this one! 3mo
Roary47 I love your meme choices for this one 🤣 Man Nick read a room! He tried to propose to someone else? Man he tries to move fast. lol @CogsOfEncouragement that is so true. I‘m surprised Mommy let him go. I‘m glad Maryam finally opened up and might give their attraction a glimmer of hope. Saima I hope is at the airport, but we need her to open up too on why she is so emotional! 3mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Delightful! Read for #LittensLoveRomance and I just had to finish up ahead of schedule. Loved the multicultural holiday representation, but mostly loved the two female MCs, Anna and Maryam. They‘re two very different women, and I loved seeing their friendship blossom!

#adventathon #AtoZ #bookspinbingo #candylandreadathon #holidayromance #ispybingo #littenlisten #promptmaze #RushAThon #wintercosy
#wintergames #candycanecrushers

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
peanutnine I'm behind on this buddy read but enjoying it so far! Glad you liked it! ☺️💗 3mo
StayCurious So glad you enjoyed it! I‘m loving it too 3mo
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BookmarkTavern What a cute cover! 3mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Watching Anna and Maryam become friends has genuinely been my favorite part of this story. 3mo
PuddleJumper 💙💙 3mo
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julesG
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julesG #RushAThonChristmasBingo - More than one author 3mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Andrew65 That‘s a shame, but we‘ll done on finishing it.🎄🎄🎄 (edited) 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.13. Whoa so much to unpack in this eventful and emotional chapter! First, can we agree that Saima - although she has a right to be upset about some things - is also acting like a spoiled brat. How dare she blame Maryam! “We should have stayed at the airport” - for what? 3 days? And poor Anna needs to show some gumption and stand up to Nick. He‘s such a steamroller.⬇️

StayCurious She needs to clear things up with Josh and tell him he‘s who she wants. Ch.14: I loved that Josh opened up to Maryam and showed how much he cares for Anna. I hope he can be as honest with Anna herself! Just show her she doesn‘t need Nick in her life! And I‘m glad that Maryam opened up to her parents. Maybe she can start to heal now. 3mo
mcctrish I thought it was next level sass that Josh thinks he has the right to feel hurt by the fact Anna had/has a boyfriend when he is in the press for dating Tenisha - he might need to be patient B/c Anna is going to need some time to solve the Nick problem 3mo
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vonnie862 @mcctrish I agree. Anna needs time to solve her issue with Nick. I really hope she doesn't get in that plane. Also, I wanted to punch Nick when he told Anna that he doesn't "accept" her decision to take a break. What the... 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement Soooo - Maryam‘s fam is going to use Nick‘s jet, right? Then Maryam and Anna will see the holiday play to fruition with Saif and Josh. Yes? 3mo
Read4life @mcctrish @vonnie862 I agree. Anna definitely needs to stay away from that plane. Josh needs to be patient. Nick needs a serious reality check. 3mo
vonnie862 @CogsOfEncouragement I like your thinking. 3mo
mcctrish I think Maryam‘s family using the plane is perfect @CogsOfEncouragement 🙏🏻 and no Anna 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
OriginalCyn620 @CogsOfEncouragement Oh yes, that would be great! At any rate, Anna should not get on the plane. Clearly, Nick doesn‘t listen to her, like ever! And he didn‘t even ask, he just laid down the law and told her what was going to happen. Not cool! 3mo
willaful I got mixed up and didn't read the chapters til tonight, which turned out to be kind of perfect for the first night of Hannukah. 💛

Love your graphic choice, @StayCurious !

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TheAromaofBooks Sheesh, what is Saima's deal?! If she and her man are meant to be together, why does a wedding delay of a few days make things such a disaster??? I am still thinking that she may be pregnant and trying to get this wedding wrapped up before anyone finds out. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I will say, I met my husband out of the clear blue (not even a friend of a friend kind of thing, like 100% total stranger) and then we got married three months later, and that was over 13 years ago. So I actually do think it's possible, especially for adults who know what direction they want their lives to go, to meet someone and know pretty quickly if they're “the one“ or not. So I'm not actually inherently against Saima's desire to get ⬇ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) married quickly, but there is NO excuse for the way she's treating her sister. 3mo
Lin3han @TheAromaofBooks I didn‘t think of her being pregnant but now it makes SO MUCH SENSE 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @Lin3han - I mostly wonder because it seems like that would be something her family/community would consider somewhat shameful/embarrassing. Then if they get married fast enough they could fudge the timeline a little lol But it's just a theory. 3mo
Roary47 @vonnie862 I thought the same thing about Nick “Not accepting” their break. @OriginalCyn620 Nick just wants what‘s best for him and I hope Anna sees that soon to completely break it off. I‘m still with @TheAromaofBooks Saima is way too emotional. Sure be upset, but why does it need to be Maryam‘s fault. Most likely pregnant and she‘s trying to hide the shame of it. 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.11: is Maryam divorced do you think? That would explain a lot of her caution and that of her parents‘. I wonder what the story is there. No wonder she puts so much pressure on herself to please her family. I love how Anna and Josh are with each other. I hope she‘s not too cautious. I think that might drive him away.

Ch.12: oof. We‘ve got some obstacles in the way for both Anna and Maryam. ⬇️

StayCurious A lot of it is them standing in their own way. Girls got some issues. But don‘t we all. I think Josh was kissing Tenisha because they were working on a scene. He was flubbing his lines all day and she was probably trying to get him back on track. It‘s not great but it‘s the business. As for Maryam, she really is letting her past dictate her present. She should learn something from writing her Christmas carol play. 3mo
mcctrish I think the practicing kissing on their own time is lazy story plot nonsense but I am also sure that is actually what is happening. 🤮 I feel extra bad for Maryam 3mo
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keys_on_fire My favorite part of the whole two chapters was the sentence: Lucky trees! 3mo
vonnie862 Yeah, it's that whole misunderstanding trope here. 3mo
Roary47 Oh man didn‘t read any comments. I‘ll catch up and check back. I just need to grade one more classes Science Fairs (37) then I should be able to physically read again. 🫣 3mo
willaful Saif took Maryam's nasty comments very well. It would be nice if they weren't *both* separated by dumb misunderstandings... 3mo
julesG @mcctrish I agree that was an unnecessary scene. 3mo
mcctrish @Roary47 I hope your marking goes swiftly ( too much going on in December to have to add that to the mix 😆😣) 3mo
OriginalCyn620 I figured that Maryam was probably done wrong romantically, which is why she‘s acting that way towards Saif. I‘d love to know more details about that but I definitely think she‘s letting the past dictate the present. As far as Josh and Tenisha, I bet they‘re not really in a relationship…I think it‘s a PR stunt orchestrated by their “people.” That actually does happen in the entertainment industry, so that‘s my guess. 3mo
StayCurious @OriginalCyn620 especially with the paparazzo who was around to take their picture when they were holding hands 3mo
Roary47 @mcctrish Right?! I finished everyone‘s first draft and there are 7 kids that made corrections. The good news is I caught up to here! @vonnie862 I agree with the misunderstanding happening in these chapters. The kissing I also think is just to add some drama. I agree with @OriginalCyn620 I think she was in a bad relationship, but hopefully didn‘t go as far as marriage, but her sister did mention that at one point. That marriage might work 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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Three Holidays and a Wedding | Marissa Stapley, Uzma Jalaluddin
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#WinterGames #DailyPhotoChallenge Day 5 #Holiday. #SantasBookshELVES

Seeing lots of love for this holiday book. Now on Mt. TBR.

peaKnit I caved and got it on my kindle! 3mo
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Instant classic. Loved the interfaith festivities, the PINNACLE of quirky small towns, and the budding romances and best friendships of Maryam and Anna. Nothing more appropriate for the time of year! #romcom #holidayromance

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Our tree has been procured #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas #littenslloveromamce and I‘m loving this holiday read

keys_on_fire I love real trees! Someday I will have one again! Enjoy decorating!! 🌲 🎄 3mo
mcctrish @keys_on_fire it did just fall over 🤦🏻‍♀️ water everywhere ( that‘s only happened once before and thankfully always before it‘s decorated) 3mo
keys_on_fire Oh no!!! I guess that‘s why my dad always anchored it to the wall with wire 😂 3mo
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Tamra Can‘t really fault it when it‘s so pretty. 😏 3mo
mcctrish @keys_on_fire smart dad 3mo
mcctrish @Tamra the downside is my reading spot in the window is gone ☹️ I need to figure out how to rearrange more furniture so I can have a better reading zone 3mo
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.9: So…that was a bit embarrassing-finding out Josh is Chase in front of everyone. But I‘m so glad they patched things up quickly! Anna needs someone like Josh in her life. But I don‘t know if she‘ll be able to trust her feelings for him since she has been so busy lying to herself about Nick.
Ch.10: aw, what a nice thing for Saif to do - pushing Maryam to do something for herself for once.⬇️

StayCurious I do think he might be right - maybe her family would be happy for her to follow her dreams. I know her Dadu would. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 I am liking Saif and Maryam together! I bet there‘s something more going on with him - that the rumors her parents warned her about aren‘t true. I can‘t wait to find out! 3mo
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CogsOfEncouragement The friendship between Anna and Maryam makes me happy. Snow day! 3mo
mcctrish This is just delightful - I think @OriginalCyn620 is right, the rumours are off base in regards to Saif 3mo
vonnie862 @OriginalCyn620 I agree with you. I think there's more go8ng on with Saif. 3mo
vonnie862 @CogsOfEncouragement and yes, I too am loving that their friendship is budding! 3mo
julesG I hope Anna and Maryam become fast friends. 3mo
Cupcake12 Can‘t decide between between which female MC I like the most! I‘m really enjoying this buddy read, it‘s my first one and won‘t be my last x 3mo
willaful I'm really eager for Anna to finally read the letter from Beth. I'm betting that Beth never wanted them to be estranged. 3mo
julesG @willaful That's what I think, too. I mean, why would Beth kick Anna out of her life after raising her for the past decade+ ? Just doesn't make sense. 3mo
willaful Really both women are shooting themselves in the foot. That conversation with Saif... I wanna just shake Maryam! She's letting her low self-esteem misread everything. 3mo
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A read I wish I had more time for. #WinterGamesPhotoChallenge #GingerbreadGems “Holiday” @StayCurious

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Read4life
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BookwormAHN Nice 🤍🩶🤍 3mo
StayCurious Great choice for this prompt! 3mo
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JenReadsAlot
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StayCurious I loved it too! 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.7: I‘m so glad Anna had the gumption to get a bit upset with Nick and to demand a break. The nerve of him to lay all the blame on her! I hope she realizes she deserves better and maybe she‘ll be more open with Josh.

Ch.8: I love how Maryam is making an effort to be kind to Anna and to include her. I think, even in regular life, Anna is very lonely. I think having a Mehndi is a great idea for all the girls present.

CogsOfEncouragement Nick was SO out of line. What a horrible way to find out you‘ve been blind to the fact your boyfriend is a spoiled, self-absorbed baby. Sweet to see Anna with Maryam‘s family. I‘m ready to hear Saif‘s side of the story. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 I am SO glad Anna stood up to Nick! He is the literal worst. I agree that it‘s nice of Maryam to include Anna - I just love how they do little kindnesses for each other, even though they don‘t know each other well at this point. And Maryam‘s grandfather is absolutely precious! I loved the scene with him and Anna! 3mo
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mcctrish @CogsOfEncouragement I am ready for Saif‘s side of the story too ❤️ and I can‘t wait to read about the Mehdi and see them all having fun #kickNicktothecurb 3mo
Lin3han Daada is everything!!! Also the old couple hand knitting the sweaters😭. I love that the girls are going to find a way to make this special even if the wedding doesn‘t happen. Also shoutout to Snow Falls for having tons of diverse food places! 3mo
vonnie862 I looove the grandpa!!! He is such a sweetheart! 3mo
vonnie862 I am glad Anna stood up to Nick. He is a self-centered jerk! BTW, I can't help but here Ross' voice: We were on a break! 3mo
keys_on_fire I‘m such a foodie; I just wanted to try all the different foods that were mentioned 😂 3mo
keys_on_fire And @vonnie862 - yes, to the Friends reference!!! 3mo
julesG Finally managed to catch up. I agree, Nick is self-centred and definitely not the right person for Anna. 3mo
Roary47 @OriginalCyn620 @CogsOfEncouragement I‘m so glad she is seeing Nicks true colors and took a break (hopefully for good). @Lin3han and @vonnie862 Yes!! DaDu is amazing. I didn‘t grow up with a grandpa, but every grandpa I knew adopted me into the fold like DaDu his with Ana. @julesG I‘m right behind you I hope I‘m catching up. 🫣 3mo
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TheBookHippie ❄️❄️❄️❄️ 3mo
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AllDebooks Wonderful ❄️🎄❄️ 3mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.5: I feel so much for Anna. She obviously needs to make some changes in her life. Nick is a jerk! But how wonderful to meet an intriguing stranger like Josh (who I‘m sure is that actor she read about on the plane). I know they‘ll see each other again and more sparks will happen. ⬇️

StayCurious Ch.6: for a doctor who works in emergencies Saima seems pretty immature and spoiled. I get that she had plans but honestly she needs to grow up. The idea of making her family walk ten miles in the snow?? And poor Maryam always taking care of everyone else. I hope she gets to live her own life soon. 3mo
vonnie862 It boggles my mind that Nick is mad at Anna for the plane's lateness and diversion. It's not like she has weather powers. And I think you're right about Josh being that actor. Didn't that boy from the car company mention that not even the movie set people could leave? Plus, Josh appears to be very cautious. 3mo
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vonnie862 Also, I am curious about the truth behind Saif's rumors. 3mo
willaful I'm just glad they're settled and *safe* right now! But both women do seem on the verge of improving their lives and potentially getting better boyfriends. :-) He so is the actor! I wonder if Josh Tannenbaum is his real name? It's perfect for a bingo board, lol. 3mo
mcctrish I feel bad for Anna - Nick is a nightmare - she‘s got destroyed $800 shoes in a snowstorm and no coat - he should be sending her winter survival gear not cussing her out for missing a party. Her boss too is the shits. Saima can not possibly be effective in emergencies based on this drama! I‘m with @vonnie862 I want to know more about Saif and Maryam needs to let it go about her confessions. 3mo
keys_on_fire I am enjoying the book so far, and the scene in the sports bar was so cozy and familiar. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Nick is a douchecanoe! How he and his mother can be mad at Anna is beyond me. And he obviously is not concerned about her being stranded alone in a strange place. So, onto Josh she should go! I think he‘s the actor too! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 And Saima does need to get over herself. I realize it‘s her wedding and all, but she had to have realized that snow in Canada in December is a definite possibility! And Maryam should have said it out loud to her instead of just thinking it. I feel so bad for Maryam having to be the glue that holds that family together. 3mo
Lin3han Nick is suuuuuuuch a POS. Like what do you want her to do- make the snow go away?? He just constantly brushes her off an never listens. Also Josh is definitely that actor and I wanna know what the tea is with his actress girlfriend. I can understand Saima being upset but wanting her grandfather to walk 10 miles in feet of snow with DIABETES IS CRAZYYYYYYY 3mo
Catsandbooks Sorry Renee but can you please take me off the tag list for this one? Unfortunately I just can't keep up right now. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm wondering if Saima is pregnant and that's what all the rush/fuss/stress is about? But she is completely out of control. And Nick is a walking red flag! 3mo
Read4life I agree with everyone. @OriginalCyn620 douchecanoe! That almost made me spit out my tea. 😂 3mo
Roary47 @vonnie862 Right?! It‘s like Nick has never had a set back. This only furthers my thought that he‘s not right for her. Josh might be wearing the glasses to hide like Superman. ? @OriginalCyn620 @mcctrish Yes, it‘s her wedding, but I wonder if her fiancé is making her jump through hoops for another reason. She seems almost frantic. Maybe she is pregnant and that would bring all sorts of shame. Could explain the emotions too. @TheAromaofBooks 3mo
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StayCurious
Three Holidays and a Wedding | Marissa Stapley, Uzma Jalaluddin
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.3: what a great chapter full of revelations, self realizations, and a nice dose of embarrassment for Maryam as she realizes Saif was behind her. Yikes. And poor Anna! I think she realizes now that she has to break up with Nick. At least she should. ⬇️

StayCurious Ch.4: They end up in the small town of Snow Falls near Ottawa which at any other time I think would be magical. But at this point the pre-wedding stress is ruining that. Poor Maryam. And then to have Saif staying there too? Double Yikes. Also, how great is it that her grandfather was a Bollywood director? 3mo
mcctrish I just keep thinking about Maryam‘s nickname , Bory-am! That‘s just mean but Saif is totally happening as a love interest #callingit 3mo
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CogsOfEncouragement It was nice to see Anna and Maryam lean on each other. Will they see each other again to continue the sisterhood? Oh Nick, Nick, Nick. Can‘t you see your mother is unreasonable? And your perfect girlfriend is stranded and ALONE? Definitely rooting for Maryam and Saif. It‘s his turn to bare his soul, right? 3mo
vonnie862 The whole flight scene was something. Good thing Anna and Maryam ended up talking to each other. Now, let's see how their love interests will pan out. Saif sounds good but Nick not so much. 3mo
willaful I got genuine anxiety reading this! I'm glad they're safe for now. Looking forward to the movie folks entering the action. ;-) 3mo
Cupcake12 Already early on in the book and you feel some big decisions have to be made about the women‘s life choices 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Loved the whole turbulence scene! It was nice to see the two women bonding. I already want them to be BFFs forever! 😂 3mo
Lin3han Just caught up and I hope Anna dumps that man. I have a feeling he‘s gonna be terrible about her wonderful scrapbook gift 😭 3mo
julieclair @Lin3han Oh my, I forgot about the scrapbook. It‘s totally not going to be “good enough” for him or his mother. 🥹 3mo
Read4life Nick needs to go. I‘m looking forward to the movie playing a big part in future events. 3mo
Roary47 I agree with @CogsOfEncouragement I want to hear Saif say how he really likes Maryam too. I really liked how quickly they bonded together in the stress of the turbulence. I‘m with you @Lin3han in trying to catch up and we all agree Nick is horrible. Probably in his own stresses with his mom, but he doesn‘t seem worried about her well being at all. 3mo
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Hey #teamwreathitandweep @StayCurious they are talking about our book on Good Morning America!

StayCurious Wow that's awesome, especially since it's Canadian:) 3mo
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.1-2: First off, I love that our book takes place in the year 2000. I‘m looking forward to the nostalgia moments. We meet two very different women - Anna and Maryam. They are both getting on a plane to Toronto for the holidays. Anna is on her way to meet her boyfriend‘s family (boy does that relationship have a set of red flags!) and Maryam is going to her sister‘s wedding. ⬇️

StayCurious Already we see an interesting dynamic in how both women act with their loved ones. Anna is trying to be perfect and Maryam is the one who seemingly holds everyone together. But both are fraying at the seams I think. It‘ll be interesting to see where things go and I‘m invested already. 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement I‘m invested too. Concern for both our heroines, for sure. Laughed at the idea that cell phones are just a fad. I took a moment to remember what my life was like in 2000. 3mo
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StayCurious @CogsOfEncouragement I actually looked up if Google was a thing yet. Apparently it grew in popularity in the year 2000 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement Ask Jeeves! 3mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Definitely off to a good start! When it was mentioned that Anna was talking on a flip phone, it took me a few seconds to remember that this takes place in the year 2000. 😂 But I‘m hoping for a lot of nostalgic pop culture references. 🤞🏻 3mo
Cupcake12 I really liked the first two chapters and how they set the scene. Looking forward to seeing what happens 👍🏻 3mo
vonnie862 I'm with all of you. I am liking it so far. And yes, lots of red flags with Anna's boyfriend. OCD much? 3mo
mcctrish @vonnie862 he‘s killing me already 😣 but otherwise I love it 3mo
Roary47 Like @CogsOfEncouragement I also chuckled at cell phones being a fad. Especially, since I was reading my kindle on my phone at that moment. 🤣 I was thinking that Micheal Buble was later. I looked it up and he was noticed in 2000 in Canada at a wedding his Christmas album didn‘t come out until 2011! 😱 So… I found a mistake. 😭 Yet, I‘m enjoying it so far. 🥰 Minus the b/f I‘m with you @vonnie862 and @mcctrish red flags. 3mo
mcctrish @Roary47 I did wonder at the Micheal Bublé mention but too lazy to Google, thank you for fact checking ????? 3mo
peanutnine @Roary47 nice catch! @OriginalCyn620 the flip phone comment threw me off at first too 3mo
julieclair I agree that there are major red flags with Nick and Anna's relationship. I hope that somehow Anna and Maryam end up as good friends, although they don't seem to be getting off to a good start. And what's the story with Saif? Interested to see where this goes. 3mo
Read4life I‘ve finally started and caught up to today‘s reading. I was hooked from the start. 3mo
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