Holly Ivy and Intrigue 3 stories for Christmas to enjoy

Holly Ivy and Intrigue

Holly Ivy and Intrigue are three novellas to wet your appetite for Christmas. Only days away from this grand celebration and all mayhem lets lose as the characters in these books face misunderstanding, murder and deceit. So just another day at the office in my world!

I hope you enjoy my review of this collection.

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My penny’s worth

Holly Ivy and Intrigue – A Christmas collection
Christmas Murder Mix-Up by Joanie Bruce

Christmas Murder Mix-Up is a novella about a couple in love. However, Connor’s wife Paige misunderstands a telephone conversation which leads her to doubt his intentions. This couple is definitely not singing from the same hymn sheet. Now throw in a couple of villains, snow and a Christmas present, and you have an intriguing suspense story.  Can Paige trust her husband and will she find God this Christmas?

A lovely short read that kept me turning the pages.

Holiday Pursuit by Alexa Verde

Brianna Rockwell, the main character is a strong lady ready to help her brother no matter what he has done due to their inseparable bond – even when murder is suspected.

Is there no end to her love?

This story tests sibling love, friendship love and falling in love. Brianne is certainly challenged!

A good read for the Christmas season.

A Holiday Intruder by Denise Weimer

Kelsey Jordan is an everyday young woman trying to make a living for herself using the skills God has given her. I like the fact that she is ordinary and struggling just like many of us.

Denise carefully scripts this story and in my opinion, pulls off an intriguing plot. The characters are likeable which makes the ending unexpected.

A Holiday Intruder is a great short read.

*I received this book for free. No compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.*

About the Book

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Title: Holly Ivy & Intrigue

Author: Joanie Bruce, Alexa Verde, Denise Weimer

Genre: Mystery/suspense, Christmas

Release Date: November 13, 2017

Christmas Murder Mix-Up

“I have to get rid of her now.”

After four months of a blissful marriage, Paige is devastated to overhear her husband, Cooper, say those words to his best friend. Because of a suspicious Christmas gift, a gas leak, and a home invasion, Paige’s love for Cooper is tested to the limit. Will their marriage survive the Christmas Murder Mix-up?

Holiday Pursuit
When Brianna Rockwell’s brother finds himself in danger and disappears three days before Christmas, she does everything to rescue him. Brianna dodges bullets, escapes fire, and even turns to her longtime crush for help. But the closer she gets to solving the mystery and finding her only sibling, the more desperate someone gets to silence her forever…
 A Holiday Intruder

Kelsey Jordan prefers upcycling junk and refinishing antiques for her store in a Georgia mountains town to being the center of attention. When a robbery and an unknown benefactor shove her in the middle of a decades-old mystery, and a real estate developer and a former baseball star compete for her attention, Kelsey isn’t sure who to trust.

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About the Authors

ESP_9231 (2)Joanie Bruce

As an avid reader, Joanie Bruce welcomed the transition from reading to writing and considered it a wonderful new experience to please others with her words. She has three published Christian suspense novels, and enjoys writing from her home in the country. Thankful that God has given her the ability to write, draw and paint, Joanie strives to use them to encourage others and to honor Him in all her accomplishments.

Alexa Verde

New Author PortraitAlexa Verde penned her first literary masterpiece, a rhymed poem, at the ripe age of eight. Since then she has had 200 short stories, articles, and poems published in the five languages that she speaks. She has a bachelor degree in Spanish, and a master’s in Russian. Alexa enjoys writing about characters with diverse cultures. She’s worn the hats of reporter, teacher, translator, model (even one day counts!), caretaker, and secretary. However, she thinks that the writer’s hat suits her the best. After travelling the world and living in both hemispheres, she calls a small town in south Texas home. The latter is an inspiration for the fictional setting of her series Rios Azules Christmas and Secrets of Rios Azules.

Denise Weimer

2016headshotDenise Weimer holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. An associate editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Denise is the author of The Restoration Trilogy, The Georgia Gold Series, romantic novella REDEEMING GRACE, and ACROSS THREE AUTUMNS: A Novella of The Backcountry Brides Collection through Barbour Publishing (May 2018). This wife and swim mom of two daughters always pauses for coffee, chocolate, old houses, and to write any story God lays on her heart.

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Author: Margaret Kazmierczak

For over fifty years I have laughed and cried through my life – it has been exciting, exhausting, emotional, challenging and infuriating. No one gave me a map or a ‘How to get out of stressful situations’ manual, to help me on my journey. Instead, it has been God and me, His Word and my mistakes. So let’s cut to the chase, I am a wife and mother of three almost adult children! I live in the South of England and dislike the rainy climate. Yes, it looks green but so does my face with little sunshine! With many occupations under my belt, I now spend my time writing – for my blog which includes book reviews, interviews some humorous pieces and a book called "How to Make Victoria Sponge." I also have some devotionals in a multi-author book "Heartwings Devotional. My life is hectic; I am disorganised, and God continually sorts me out. I hope my words bring you hope, comfort and laughter as I sit here in my dining room praying for inspiration and for the cat to get off my laptop!

10 thoughts on “Holly Ivy and Intrigue 3 stories for Christmas to enjoy”

  1. It’s fun to find a Christmas book for the holidays, and it sounds like this one is a bit different from the traditional story!

  2. Thank you, Margaret for the great review. We appreciate the time you spent reading the book and writing the review. I’m so glad you enjoyed our little Christmas suspense/mystery, and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. I appreciate the review & author introductions. This sounds like an interesting little collection. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Merry Christmas!

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