December 5, 2013

BOTW: Fern Michaels &Cathy Lamb - Holiday Magic/ O dorinta de Craciun

I always loved reading if it was not mandatory. When I was in school, I hated being told what to read, many times I read what others had to say about a book than actually reading it. :) bad girl, I know.
My go to category is romance, but I also like reading chick-lit and crime and mystery. I wrote at the beginning of my blog about two books, The Nearly-Weds by Jane Costello and Poor Little Bitch Girl by Jackie Collins.

Intotdeuna mi-a placut sa citesc, mai ales cartile pe care nu trebuia sa le citesc. In timpul scolii, preferam sa citecs rezumatele cartilor pe care trebuia sa le citesc, pentru ca nu imi place sa mi se spuna ce sa citesc. Sunt o fata rea, stiu.
Imi plac romanele de dragoste, chick-lit si crima si mister. La inceputul blogului am scris despre doua din cartile pe care le-am citit la momentul respectiv, Aproape casatoriti de Jane Costello si Celebritate de Jackie Collins.

Yesterday, I talked with a friend of mine about starting a project for our blogs. A new category called Book of the Week :) and today is the premiere. We decided to write our own summary about our latest read books...romance books. This past week I read Fern Michaels & Cathy Lamb - Holiday Magic. 
The book is actually two short stories about Christmas magic and what can happen around this holiday.

Ieri vorbeam cu o prietena despre carti si ne-am hotarat sa incepem un proiect nou pe blogurile noastre. In fiecare saptamana vom scrie despre ultima carte pe care am citit-o si se va numi Book of the Week sau Cartea Saptamanii. Azi e premiera! O sa scriem rezumatul nostru pentru ultima carte cele mai multe ori, va fi vorba de romane de dragoste. In saptamana ce a trecut am citit o carte frumoasa cu doua povesti de dragoste minunate, iar actiunea se intampla in jurul Craciunului. Cartea se numeste O dorinta de Craciun si este scrisa de Fern Michaels si Cathy Lamb. De fapt sunt doua povesti separate, fiecare scrisa de un autor si puse in aceasi coperta.

Part 1 - Holiday Magic by Fern Michaels  

Stephanie, a single mom of two lovely girls-Ashley 10 years old and Amanda 7 years old, divorced her husband because of the abused caused by alcohol, works in a shop that sells ski equipment. After divorcing her husband, she had to stay in a shelter for abused victims with her daughters until she could afford rent. She found a small apartment through a dear friend of hers, Melanie, who was the girls babysitter, as well. Her biggest dream is to buy a house with three bedrooms for her family, but things won't always go as planned. Her boss, Patrick, asked Stephanie out a few times, but when he started having feelings for her, he chickened out. A few years ago, his niece died because of a stupid accident and since then he was afraid of committing because anytime can happen something bad. He was not going to get committed in a relationship.
But everything starts to change the day that Stephanie's daughters get lost on the ski slope near the shop. Everybody was looking for the girls, including Stephanie, Melanie, the police and the mountain rescuers, but the one that found them was Patrick. The same day, there was the ceremony of the Christmas tree in their town and the girls wanted to see the lights turning on the tree. Of course, when Stephanie and her daughters arrived, Patrick was there and he helped them see the light from higher ground, with the help of a crane. Earlier that day, Stephanie and Patrick got in fight because she closed the shop earlier to take the girls back home and Patrick let her stay home for a hole month without a paycheck. This meant that she couldn't get the load from the bank and she can't buy the house anymore. 
On Christmas Eve, she has Patrick by her side and the deed of the house in her hand. Secret Santa you might say...or Christmas Magic. Find out the details I left out, it would take about two hours to read this part :) A bed-time story for happy dreams!

Stephanie este mama singura pentru 2 fete - Ashley de 10 ani si Amanda de 7 ani, divortata pentru ca sotul ei o batea de fiecare data cand se imbata, vanzatoare la un magazin cu echipamente de ski intr-un complex turistic. Dupa divort, a fost nevoita sa stea intr-un adapost pentru femeile abuzate cu fetele ei, dar mai incolo si-a gasit un apartament de inchiriat pentru ea si fetele ei cu ajutorul unei bune prietene, Melanie, care era si bona fetelor.Visul ei cel mai mare era sa cumpere o casa cu trei dormitoare pentru familia ei, dar lucrurile nu merg mereu cum ar trebui. Stephanie si seful ei, Patrick au iesit de cateva ori impreuna, dar de la un moment dat, acesta s-a distantat de ea. In urma cu ceva timp, nepoata lui a murit intr-un accident stupid si de atunci el s-a hotarat sa nu se mai implice in relatii pentru ca nu vrea sa sufere din cauza unui accdient. Dar lucrurile incep sa se schimbe cand fetele lui Stephanie se pierd pe partia de ski de langa complex si el este cel care le gaseste pe poznase. Pentru ca erau ude si obosite, Stephanie inchide magazinul si vrea sa le duca pe fete acasa, dar Patrick o anunta ca poate sta o luna acasa, in concediu fara salar.Mai tarziu, in aceasi zi, and fetele vor sa vada aprindere luminilor pe pomul de Craciun din oras, Patrick este cel care le urca intr-o cabina de macara si le ofera o priveliste minunata a pomului de Craciun, crezand ca poate sa isi ceara scuze de la Stephanie, dar aceasta nu il prea baga in seama. Faptul ca ea a ramas somera o luna, insemna ca isi poate pierde imprumutul de la banca si nu isi va putea achita avansul pentru casa mult visata. Dar Ajunul Craciunului o prinde in compania lui Patrick si Mos Craciun ii face cadou actul de proprietate al casei pe care si-o dorea. Cine e Mosul? Nu va pot spune...cititi cartea. ;)

Part 2 - A merry Christmas by Cathy Lamb

Meredith is a very busy woman, she is raising her sisters kids, whom she abandoned a few years ago - Sarah - a rebel young lady and Jacob - a very shy boy. She left her work in New York and moved Montana where she started a business in tourism, running a bed&breakfast. Everybody in town knows her because she wears colorful cowboy hats and is a tomboy. One day, while she was drinking a coffee, a man hits on her. Annoyed, she starts to argue with him, but a muscle man enters the cafe and takes her side, even though she doesn't want him to. Logan is a charming man, who feels attracted to Meredith, and the felling is mutual. A few years ago, Meredith had a terrible accident and she thinks she will never be able to get involved with a men. Why? You must read the book to find out why. The two of them have so many things in common, it's crazy. But she decides to end the relationship even before it starts. Because Logan is stubborn, he doesn't give up. He gets involved in the show Meredith is organizing for Christmas at the theater, just to be around her and prove he has feeling for her. Because Meredith insists not to get involved, Logan leaves town. Each of them try to get over, but they can't. Eventually, the Christmas spirit makes a miracle and she tells him what her problem is...and he already knew about it. How? It's in the book. Anyway, everything is fine in the end.

Meredith este o femeie foarte ocupata, creste copii pe care sora ei i-a abandonat acum cativa ani - Sarah, o domnisoara rebela si Jacob, un baiat tare timid. Si-a last viata si job-ul din New York si s-a stabilit in Montana unde si-a deschis o pesiune bed&breakfast. Toata lumea in oras o stie pentru ca poarta cele mai colorate palarii de cowboy si este baietoasa. Intr-una din zile, in timp ce isi lua cafeaua, un turist s-a dat la ea destul de insistent, dar Meredith a stiut sa-i tina piept... pana cand ii sare in ajutor Logan, un barbat musculos si atragator, caruia ii place de ea. Si sentimentul este mutual, dar ea nu recunoaste, pentru ca in urma cu multi ani a avut un accident in ura caruia si-a pierdut increderea in sine si in frumusetea ei si nu a mai avut o relatie de atunci. Ce s-a intamplat in accident veti afla in carte. Cei doi au atat de multe in comun, incat te intrebi de ce Meredith pune capat relatie inainte ca ea sa inceapa. Pentru ca Logan este destul de incapatanat sa ii arate ca nu doreste doar o aventura, se implica in spectacolul de Craciun pe care Meredith ii pregateste la teatrul din oras. Pentru ca ea tot insista sa nu se implice, Logan pleaca din oras, cei doi incerca sa treaca peste sentimente lor, dar nu reusesc. Pana la urma, spiritul Craciunului face o minune si ea ii spune problema ea....problema pe care el o stia. De unde? Scrie in carte. Ideea e ca totul e bine cand se termina cu bine.

You should go and check out Ana's book of the week, maybe her's is your weekend's book to read.
Ar trebui sa treceti si pe la Ana, sa vedeti ce carte a citit in ultima saptamana, poate e cartea potrivita pentru voi pentru acest sfarsit de spatamana.

We really want to have some feedback from you, in comments if possible, but only real thoughts. If you don't like romance, tell us what kind of books do you like and recommend us something to read, maybe next week, your book will be reviewed here or on Ana's blog.
Ne dorim sa primim feedback din partea voastra, preferabil sub forma de comentarii, dar pareri sincere. Daca acest tip de carte nu e pe placul vostru, sugerati o carte pe care sa o citim si poate saptamana viitoare, cartea voastra va fi pe blogul meu sau al Anei.. :)


  1. Sa tot fie mosi atat de darnici.
    Parca cea de-a doua poveste suna mai interesant.