Come finiscono le favole

Una bambina ha bisogno di una famigliaUna piovosa notte, Holly di sei anni ha perso l unico genitore che conosceva, l amata madre Victoria E da quella notte non ha pi detto una parola.Un uomo solo ha bisogno di una moglieL ultima cosa che Mark Nolan ha bisogno di avere nella propria vita una bambina di sei anni Ma si accorge presto che far tutto il possibile per rendUna bambina ha bisogno di una famigliaUna piovosa notte, Holly di sei anni ha perso l unico genitore che conosceva, l amata madre Victoria E da quella notte non ha pi detto una parola.Un uomo solo ha bisogno di una moglieL ultima cosa che Mark Nolan ha bisogno di avere nella propria vita una bambina di sei anni Ma si accorge presto che far tutto il possibile per rendere la sua vita nuovamente completa Sua sorella gli ha dato le istruzioni Non c altra scelta se non tu Inizia dall amarla Il resto seguir.A VOLTE, ci vuole un po di magiaMaggie Collins non osa credere nuovamente all a dopo aver perso il marito Ma lei crede nella magia dell immaginazione Come proprietaria di un negozio di giocattoli, Maggie vive ci che ama E quando incontra Holly Nolan, vede una bambina con un disperato bisogno di un po di magia per sognareTre persone sole Tre vite ad un bivio Tre persone che sono sul punto di scoprire che il Natale il periodo dell anno in cui tutto possibile, quando i desideri hanno modo di trovare la strada di casa
Come finiscono le favole Una bambina ha bisogno di una famigliaUna piovosa notte Holly di sei anni ha perso l unico genitore che conosceva l amata madre Victoria E da quella notte non ha pi detto una parola Un uomo solo ha

  • Title: Come finiscono le favole
  • Author: Lisa Kleypas Alessandra Sora
  • ISBN: 9788804622253
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Come finiscono le favole”

    1. 5 stars – Contemporary/Holiday RomanceLet me start by saying that I’m a romance addict, and I read for escapism and rate books solely based on my level of enjoyment and how they make me feel, not the literary value or social relevance. Lisa Kleypas is my favorite author, and I’ve absolutely loved every book of hers that I’ve read because her characters and stories are always full of life, engaging, and poignant. I was beyond excited about her new contemporary Friday Harbor series, and al [...]

    2. 5 Stars -Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor , for me, was like…A homemade chocolate chip cookie accompanied by a cup of mocha with the right blend of roasted coffee and warm, smooth chocolate. All this, enjoyed sitting looking out at the harbour, with the sea breeze on my face, and the fresh scents of the air after a rain. I see a beautiful rainbow against the blue sky, and spy the dark storm clouds, which had just passed by, away in the distance. I feel [...]

    3. Anyone who reads historical romance has probably already been introduced to the art form that is Lisa Kleypas’ storytelling, so you’ll understand when I say that there really are no words to describe just what a talented writer she is. Therefore, I’ll save you all a lot of time and keep this short.It must not be easy to give readers the feel of a full length novel in a short story such as this because very few authors actually do it. But withChristmas Eve at Friday Harbor, we were given a [...]

    4. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor was a lovely little morsel to get me into the Christmas spirit (or at least more into it, since I've already started listening to Christmas music on the satellite radio--I'm a Christmas junkie. What can I say?). It was also a great introduction to Ms. Kleypas' new contemporary series. I am very happy with it, and eager to read about Mark's brothers finding their HEAs. I really loved the heart-warming vibe of this story. I love books that show the incredible bond th [...]

    5. 2 1/2 starsIt pains me to say this, but I didn't enjoy this read. *ducks rotten tomatoes*The plot is pretty simple and the book description is good enough to give you the gist of it, so I won't bother with writing a plot summary here. What can I say? I liked the premise of the story, but the book didn't live up to my expectations.As usual, Ms. Kleypas' writing was solid and made the story flow easily. Her description of Friday Harbor was so charming and vivid that it made me want to move there.A [...]

    6. I am shocked. I didn't believe it was possible for me to EVER dislike a Kleypas book. How could this have happened?Before I start this review, I must first go back in time a few daysDATE : December 23TIME : Lazy afternoon with the kids out of the houseACTIVITY : My viewing of a recorded movie - Christmas With Holly, based on the book I'm reviewing. Don't ask me why I decided to record and watch it, but I have to admit to being curious about seeing a Kleypas book translated to film. RESPONSE : We [...]

    7. No big review, just some thoughts:Kicking myself for hesitating over this one (when will I learn to listen to Shawna?) Of course I loved it. I didn't care that it was a G/PG-rated romance--the storytelling was second to none, and LK didn't really need to spell out that one incredible love scene. I felt it emotionally, and even shed a few tears near the end of the book. Maggie, Mark, little Holly, Sam, and even Renfield(!) were such incredibly drawn characters, and Friday Harbor? I want to move t [...]

    8. Mi eterna pendiente, Lisa Kleypas. Por fin me he quitado esa espinita y he conocido la pluma de la autora, mi estreno no podía ser mejor, me ha gustado mucho, una historia muy bonita y dulce. Quería empezar con algún libro autoconclusivo, me decidí por este, aunque forme parte de la serie "Friday Harbor", para hacerme una idea de su prosa y tengo que seguir leyéndola. P.D. Lidia no se me olvida nuestra LC de Irresistible ;)

    9. What can I say? Lisa Kleypas never disappoints. This is the first book in the Friday Harbor series and I can't wait to read the next. I admit I saw the movie based on this book and I wasn't impressed. It was an okay Halmark movie. But now that I've read the book I like the movie even less. There was so much material here that the movie either ignored or changed. The brothers were changed completely, they could have had their own movies. But enough about a sad movie adaptation. Read this book and [...]

    10. There is a reason why Lisa Kleypas is a New York Times Bestseller. For those of you who read historical romances, I’m sure you are aware of Kleypas’s amazingWallflowers and Hathaways series. Kleypas is simply the queen when it comes to historical romance. Her cunning wit and endearing characters jump out of the pages and settles in your heart where you find yourself scouring her backlist to get that feeling back! I will admit, I was terrified to read her contemporary novels just because I di [...]

    11. With any Lisa Kleypas book, I know am going to be in for an emotional rollercoaster of a ride. With Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, I didn’t feel the great dynamic story that LK is know for, bur this was a sweet, oh so googey Christmas story.That was very simple in it’s message if not a tad short on the building of relationship between Mark Nolan and Maggie Conroy. Both have hard their hard knocks in life, with losses that have affected how they interact with others, and how they keep everyo [...]

    12. *** 4 1/2 stars ***Super cute wonderful Christmas story but it needed to be longer, the ending felt rushed. The characters were very likable and well drawn. I am glad LK will be writing third person contemporary stories now, she does a great job with it.

    13. Whenever I was reading some of Lisa Kleypas’ works, I was always reading her historical romance novels. Well, I just stumbled upon not only her most recent novel to date, but the first contemporary romance novel I have read from her and it is called “Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor.” Be prepared to see Lisa Kleypas’ romantic world contemporary style!One night, a six year old girl named Holly lost her mother, Victoria, in a car accident and ever since the accident, Holly has never spoken a [...]

    14. This story reminded me so much of the romance shorts I used to read in my mom's Woman's Day magazines. Totally insubstantial and forgettable.It starts with a big, emotionally engaging event. Mark Nolan's sister, Victoria, is killed in a car accident. She leaves a young daughter, Holly, who is traumatized by the loss of her mother and refuses to speak from that moment on. It's a strong beginning but the rest just doesn't live up to it.Mark meets Maggie when he goes into her toy store with Holly. [...]

    15. ★★★★★ I've read this mulitple times; just had to listen to the audio. No suprise - it's great too! What follows is the same review I did of the hardcopy.Magical Realism or Not?Yes, I do think Kleypas 'blew a kiss toward' magical realism in Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor in the first toy store scene (an enchanted place for everyone) (view spoiler)[when Maggie gives Holly the shell and tells her she can talk into it and it may help her to speak when she’s ready. I loved that scene, esp [...]

    16. Well, I am not sure where to begin with writing about this book. I do know I read it way too fast and wanted more of Mark and Maggie's story by the time it was over. Ms. Kleypas is always good to her readers so I am very confident I will be reading about them again in future books. Honestly, I usually do not choose stories that feature children prominently in them. I have found that authors sometimes do not have the children act (or talk) age appropriately and it just turns me off (I know I am p [...]

    17. This was such a cute story. I loved it. There was NOTHING wrong with it at all. I definitely enjoyed every second of it, it was simply perfect. I would have given 5 stars to it if it wasn't because it was too damn short and I am dying to get more. Also a short novella will never be as good as a whole long book.In this first installment of this new series we have two single bachelors who must confront the death of their sister and the adoption of her little girl. Marc and Sam, the Nolan brothers [...]

    18. One rain-slicked night, six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother, Victoria. And since that night, she has never again spoken a word. The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. His sister’s will gives him the instructions: There’s no other choice but you. Just start by loving her. The rest will follow. Maggie Collins doesn’t dare believe in love again, af [...]

    19. I remember seeing a lot of "meh" reviews of this; I liked it more than that but did find it somewhat passionless for a romance. I thought it ironic that the hero Mark broke up with a women because he never had any conflicts with her and then went into another similar relationship, based more on compatibility than sparks. This line kind of summed up my dissatisfaction:"As Mark walked outside with Maggie, he was filled with desire and liking and sympathy, all bound up with a thread of frustration. [...]

    20. :: 5 Magical Stars :: Christmas with Holly is a sweet and refreshing holiday novella. Kleypas shows her readers that love can blossom in the most unexpected and magical ways even when we have lost faith. I was utterly charmed by this book from page 1 all the way until the end and I look forward to reading more books by Kleypas in the future.** Don't forget, this book was made into a movie called CHRISTMAS WITH HOLLY and it is featured on the Hallmark channel. I have seen it and enjoyed it! **Rea [...]

    21. Lisa’cığımdan alışık olduğumun aksine bu sefer kısa bir contemporary romanıyla karşımıza çıkmıştı. Bana kalırsa kadın historical yazma konusunda daha başarılı ancak boş bir vakitte okunacak güzel, sıcak bir hikâyesi vardı.Alkolik anne-babanın dört olan Nolan kardeşlerden kız kardeşin ölümüyle başlıyor her şey. Herkes kendi hayatını, düzenini kurmuşken bir kızı olan bu bekar annemizin ölümü işleri birazcık karıştırıyor çünkü bu altı yaş [...]

    22. Magical Realism or Not?Yes, I do think Kleypas 'blew a kiss toward' magical realism in Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor in the first toy store scene (an enchanted place for everyone) (view spoiler)[when Maggie gives Holly the shell and tells her she can talk into it and it may help her to speak when she’s ready. I loved that scene, especially when Holly does speak and Mark, who’s telling Maggie he doesn’t believe in encouraging a child’s flight-of-fancy, starts to tell her to not interrupt [...]

    23. I feel kinda duped. This was my first contemporary read by Lisa Kleypas, and it was so dull – I was shocked! A lot of this book felt like it was just flash-forwarding many scenes. I wanted time to see a character really interact in a scene. By the time I reached 60%, I was confused feeling like barely anything happened – character-development-wise AND plot-wise. If the scenes at 60% were at 30% instead, and the author added more good, vivid scenes to show how the characters have grown, and h [...]

    24. While I didn't really enjoy reading this book I received via First Reads, it wasn't a bad book. Nothing about it made me want to walk away from it, but neither did anything really beg for me to continue. Reading through to the end just seemed the easiest thing to do.Small business owner Mark Nolan has just had his life hit a giant bump in the road. Not only has his sister just died unexpectedly in a car accident, but he's also been named as the guardian of his six year-old niece, Holly. Since ra [...]

    25. Reread on 11/25/12. Better the second time!!Lisa Kleypas is in a league of her own, and while I don't think that Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor is by any means her best work, it's definitely great. Kleypas has such a unique voice and has a true talent for creating chemistry between her leads. This book is no exception to that rule.This is a true "making of a family" type of story. It centers around the Nolan family. Victoria Nolan is killed in a car accident leaving behind her sweet 6 year old d [...]

    26. When six-year-old Holly’s mother dies in a car accident, her Uncle Mark is named her guardian. Holly is devastated and hasn’t spoken in the six months that she’s lived with him. To top it off, Mark just found Holly’s letter to Santa where she was asking for a new mommy. Wandering the local shops in town, the two go into a toy store where the store owner Maggie gets Holly to finally come out of the shell she’s created around herself which sets in motion an attraction between Mark and Ma [...]

    27. 3 to 3.5 starsThis story would make a uplifting Hallmark movie around Christmas time. Mark Nolan's sister dies in a car accident leaving him with his six-year-old niece. When he finds a letter she has written to Santa asking for a mother he decides to settle down. His current girlfriend seems to have the required attributes. Then, he meets widowed Maggie Conroy at the toy shop she own in Friday Harbor. Maggie and Mark feel a connection but he has a girlfriend and she is still mourning the husban [...]

    28. This is a great love story with characters who are both well and deeply drawn. It feels as if the end of the story would only be chapter seven in a full-length novel. The dog alone is worth reading about.There is not much of a plot in that the story depends on character growth rather than action. The theme here seems to be healing from emotional trauma. The setting is lovely, I really liked the description of the holiday event where all the boats parade with lights, as the beautiful cover depict [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *