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The Christmas Catch (Holiday Brides Series Book 1) by [Baird, Ginny]
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"A fantastic second-chance romance about a snowy accident that becomes a can't-miss love story!"
~ Kindle Fire Department, November 23, 2013

THE CHRISTMAS CATCH (Holiday Brides Book 1)
A struggling single mom meets a handsome bachelor in Vermont, after running him off the road during a snowstorm. 
A sweet, romantic tale about fate and second chances. Set in snowy Vermont! 

** Book 1 in the New York Times Bestselling Series **

HOLIDAY BRIDES SERIES
The Christmas Catch (Book 1)
The Holiday Bride (Book 2)
Mistletoe in Maine (Book 3)
Beach Blanket Santa (Book 4)
Baby, Be Mine (Book 5)

THE CHRISTMAS CATCH
#1 Hot New Release in Bargain Books at Amazon first week.
#1 Best Seller in Bargain Books for 30+ days.
#1 Bestselling Romance Book tagged Christmas Novella.
In Top 20 books in Humor for 30+ days!
  
THE CHRISTMAS CATCH
Sometimes the best gifts are unexpected...
  
Since the death of her military husband two years ago, single mom Christine White has struggled to get by. By throwing herself into her work as a Chicago copywriter, she's managed to keep food on the table but has gradually lost sight of what really matters, like building a bond with her four-year-old son. When Christine's best friend insists she spend Christmas in Vermont so she can get her life in order, Christine initially resists. Little does she know she's in for a memorable holiday that will reignite her faith and reawaken her heart.

Bachelor professor John Steadman has given up on finding the right one. Spending time with his friends while keeping up with his job seems satisfying enough. Then one day close to Christmas, a beautiful woman from Chicago nearly runs him off the road during a snowstorm. What's more, she's got a kid in her car. It's only natural that John and his trusty golden retriever want to help drag them out of a ditch and steer them toward their destination. What John doesn't expect is that soon he'll be hoping Christine and her son will be staying in Vermont - for more than just a little while.

A sweet, traditional PG-rated romantic comedy.
Standard novella-length, approximately 25,000 words.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1727 KB
  • Print Length: 102 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Winter Wedding Press (11 August 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008VYSGG2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #388,002 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Christmas Catch 20 August 2012
By Jessica - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Copywriter Christine White lost her husband in Afghanistan two years ago, and now she's living alone with her small son Tyler in Chicago. Having spent so much time at work is starting to harm her relationship with Tyler, so she agrees to go to Vermont and house sit over the Christmas Holiday. Christine figures this will help the two spend quality time together. After getting her car stuck in the snow, she's rescued by the very handsome Professor John Steadman. The two quickly form a friendship, but both are apprehensive of taking their relationship any further. Will Christmas bring them happiness or heartache?

This is a very simple story, no convoluted speed bumps in this one. This is just two people developing a relationship without the drama of anything going on in the background, no mysteries, no jealous ex's, no one wants to kill them, no parental interference, nada. I did have two very small issues with this though, the first being that Tyler's age and the way he's written seem a bit inconsistent at times. The second being that the ending seemed rushed to me, but the epilogue saves it. Christine and John are both very likable characters. This is a great relaxing Sunday afternoon read.

*This is a clean romance, no naughty bits...just kissing.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and Sweet 30 August 2012
By Sheiglagh - Published on Amazon.com
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The cover might be a bit misleading because it denotes something that is sexy, but this book is rated G and quite honestly, it is so wholesome that even one of your tweens can read it.

The book description says it all. "The Christmas Catch" is the story of single mom Christine White and college professor hottie John Steadman. He lives and works in Vermont and they met when Christine and her son Tyler, who lives in Chicago took their vacation in Winterhaven.

This well-written and well-edited short story is worth all the accolades it is getting. All the characters, including the supporting ones were all fleshed out nicely. The story flowed naturally and though there were a few dialogue that might seem out of place, it did not detract from the story.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a pleasant holiday read 12 November 2012
By L Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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I think this was just about the right length: long enough for there to be a clumsy beginning (as so often happens when two people meet and put up walls to ward off rejection), a resolution to a promising future, a resurgence of that wall-putting-up fear of new futures, and a denoument to bring about the Happily Ever After. All this occurred without a string of stupid misunderstandings, only your garden variety insecurity-do-I-dare-take-a-chance sort of scrape, serious enough to make the reader think the HEA might not come about this once.

This writer apparently started out as a screen-writer. Perhaps that helped her craft a story style with believable characters (rather than alpha males and ethereal, angelic females) in credible relationships. If she'd written more, she would have had to trot out the usual plot twists. This was just right. I'd like to see her expand to a longer format.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Christmas Catch 25 October 2016
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I honestly don't know what to say. I want to say I liked it. I want to say i loved it. I can't say either. It was cute. It didn't earn an OMG like in some of my reviews on other books old. This one seemed hokey. Premise was predictable. Ending was kind of rushed.
John did nothing for me. Nothing. Zip. Zilch, nada. He might have been nice looking but there wasn't much to him. Sending Christine mixed signals was pretty much predictable.
I loved the dog. He was smarter than his owner. Tyler the kid was predictably precocious. He was cute though.
Loved Ellen and Carlos. I found myself rooting more for them. They were a hoot.
Ho hum...
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick, Delightful Christmas Story 23 December 2013
By Voracious Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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Christine White struggles to juggle her career and mothering her young son. Since her husband was killed in the military two years ago, she has intentionally stayed away from men and dating. She has enough on her plate without complicating life.

John Steadman has foregone marriage to advance his academic career as a college professor. When the pretty single mother slides on the snowy roads and he helps, he’s drawn to her, but tries to shake it off. When she keeps appearing at the same places he goes, he decides to see her. Since she’s just vacationing in Vermont, what harm can spending a little time with her and her son do?

This was a quick, delightful Christmas story. I liked both Christine and John. It has about a dozen curse words sprinkled around its 102 pages, but there’s no sex scenes, although Christine starts wondering what it’d be like to sleep with John about one-third through. I’m also beginning to hate the word “hottie,” and it didn’t fit Christine’s character to use it. I also cringed at the statement, “Sometimes the fates really knew what they were doing.” I did like most of the story, however. The ending was especially well-written.