A Proposal for Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

A Proposal for Christmas

#1 New York Times bestselling author  LINDA LAEL MILLER and Lindsay McKenna present two enthralling stories about the redemptive power of the holiday season STATE SECRETS Even to Secret Service agent David Goddard, Holly Llewellyn's life remained a mystery. Tangled in the controversy swirling around them, David wondered, was it her secrets that fascinated him…or Holly herself?THE FIVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Lindsay McKenna Morgan Trayhern's to...


Details A Proposal for Christmas

TitleA Proposal for Christmas
ISBN9780373778133
Author
Release DateSep 24th, 2013
PublisherHarlequin HQN
LanguageEnglish
GenreHoliday, Christmas, Romance, Fiction, Anthologies, Adult Fiction
Rating

Reviews A Proposal for Christmas

  • stephanie
    1970-01-01
    Both stories were really really good
  • JoAnne
    1970-01-01
    Two books in one - State Secrets by Linda Lael Miller and The Five Days of Christmas by Lindsay McKenna. Both are authors I've read before and enjoyed. I will have to go back and read the other books in the Morgan's Mercenaries series to get the background on all the characters.Both book were set at Christmas and both were about second chances at love. There were tears and darkness in both as well as happiness and light and both tugged at my emot...
  • Barb
    1970-01-01
    State Secrets by Linda Lael MillerSecret Service agent David Goddard never expected to spend his Christmas surveilling the president's cousin. But after weeks of studying her, he finds that Holly Llewellyn's life continues to remain a mystery. Tangled in the controversy swirling around them, David wonders, is it her secrets that fascinate him...or Holly herself?The Five Days of Christmas by Lindsay McKennaMorgan Trayhern's toughest mercenary, Col...
  • Paraphrodite
    1970-01-01
    State Secrets from Linda Lael Miller is actually more like a full length book than a novella. Normally I don't mind Jack Garrett's narration but with this over-long novella, it became a bit of a drag. The second novella The Five Days of Christmas by Lindsay McKenna is much more easier to listen to as the story happened over just those five days and is actually part of her Morgan's Mercenaries series. Overall, this anthology is just an ok listen.
  • Bernie
    1970-01-01
    A Proposal for Christmas contains two books written by authors Linda Lael Miller (State Secrets) and Lindsay McKenna ( The Five Days of Christmas).
  • Rhonda
    1970-01-01
    4 STARSState Secrets\The Five Days of ChristmasState Secrets by Linda Lael MillerIn State Secrets the newly elected Pres. third cousin is wanted for treason. His sister Holly a cookbook author just got back from spending two months in Middle East researching for a cookbook. The secret service needs to see if she is a security leak too. David Goddard is being sent undercover to find out.I like Holly she is worried about her brother. Raising her ne...
  • Rhonda
    1970-01-01
    4 STARSState Secrets\The Five Days of ChristmasState Secrets by Linda Lael MillerIn State Secrets the newly elected Pres. third cousin is wanted for treason. His sister Holly a cookbook author just got back from spending two months in Middle East researching for a cookbook. The secret service needs to see if she is a security leak too. David Goddard is being sent undercover to find out.I like Holly she is worried about her brother. Raising her ne...
  • Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
    1970-01-01
    A Proposal for Christmas is made up of two books: State Secrets by Linda Lael Miller and The Five Days of Christmas by Lindsay McKenna. State Secrets was much longer story to read (on my Kindle it finishes at 68%). Both novels have a few things in common – they are quick romances that end with a proposal over the Christmas Holiday. State Secrets- A sweet romance and yet the romance part just seemed to move a bit fast for my liking. I mean she m...
  • Roz ~ My Written Romance
    1970-01-01
    You can read my other reviews at My Written Romance.I was provided with an ARC of this book by Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I am not entirely sure what it was that I didn't completely get about this anthology. Originally, I thought it may have been the fact that the stories were republished from many years ago - this isn't always a problem for me, and in this case, luckily it wasn't. I really appreciate that Linda Lael...
  • Caitlin Ewing
    1970-01-01
    I gave the book a three for one reason. The first book-state secrets-was lovely. Easily a four. Quick read, good plot, no problem. The second book-five days of Christmas- was horrible. Terrible. I mean seriously. We spent 80 pages going over the same stupid emotions. There was no plot development. The back story sucked. Just no. And the main character-who's supposed to be a military "merc" (cue eye roll) says things like "that's a gorgeous emeral...
  • Janet
    1970-01-01
    You can't go wrong with this 2 book set featuring Lindsay McKenna and Linda Lael Miller. They both feature strong Alpha males, one a Mercenary and the other a Secret Service Agent. Both stories are well written, I would expect no less from these favorite authors. The characters are multi faceted; rare for this format we get lots of back story and character development. The pacing of both stories is even, the settings well drawn, and the conclusio...
  • Natalie
    1970-01-01
    This book contains two stories and I liked both. First was called "State Secrets" by Linda Leal Miller. About a secret service agent sent to Watch a cookbook author to see if she is in contact with her brother, who sold secrets to people he should not of. But he finds himself falling for her too. That's where the problems begin! The second story is called "The five days of Christmas" by Lindsey McKenna. This one is about a widow, and a soldier wi...
  • Amber
    1970-01-01
    I have to admit, it's supremely frustrating when old books get new covers... this cover didn't even match the stories :( They were both okay holiday romances... but, I wouldn't rate either one as high as I normally do for the authors. LLM's is almost 30 years old and you can tell she has become a much stronger writer in that time. LM's was good, but there were too many over-explanations happening, in her typical style. Good for borrowing from the...
  • Denise Jo
    1970-01-01
    A Proposal for Christmas is two books: State Secrets by Linda Lael Miller and The Five Days of Christmas by Lindsay McKennaState Secrets was the longer of the two books and the best by far. It is a sweet romance between David Goddard the secret service agent and Holly Llewellyn is the presidents 3rd cousin.. It was really good.The Five Days of Christmas is about Colt Hamlin who needs to decompress from his tours overseas, and Abbie who is a widow...
  • Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥
    1970-01-01
    Two stories in one.State Secrets- it was a good read, however it was somewhat unrealistic. And there was too much going on for me. I felt like I was in the spin cycle of a dryer- being bounced from one thing to another. There was a foodie, a fiancé, a secret agent, a traitor, a motherless boy, a presidental inauguration, an ex-wife...oh my, see what I mean.I thought the book ended at least twice, but there were still chapters left to read.
  • Teresa Snyder
    1970-01-01
    Two book in one. State Secrets - 5 stars: It's an oldie from Linda Lael Miller, but still great. It was fun to step back to a time before cell phones or cordless wall phones. It was dated, but good. Loved the ending. The Five Days of Christmas by Lindsay McKenna: 4 stars: It was a sweet Christmas book with an assumed happily-ever-after ending.
  • Jewett
    1970-01-01
    This is a fun Christmas read. I know that Christmas love stories are not really great writing, but they are fun at this time of year. Miller does a better job of writing than most and I really enjoyed this book.
  • Fedora
    1970-01-01
    Two and a half stars.State Secrets is a reprint from 1985 and it shows, alas. Didn't care for the heroine, Holly, and that really did the story in for me.The Five Days of Christmas is part of a larger series, and was cute, but not terribly memorable. Fine as a holiday pick-me-up :)
  • Robina
    1970-01-01
    A Proposal for Christmas is a sweet love story whose hero and heroine's turmoil is felt. David and Holly meet under false pretenses and to see David fight to overcome the false starts is at times humorous and other times heartbreaking.
  • Mary Ann
    1970-01-01
    This romance had a bit of a plot and limited the elaborated love scene to the end of the book. It might prove interesting to check out her books dealing with the military.
  • Mskathy1031
    1970-01-01
    Great read.
  • M.
    1970-01-01
    I really liked the first story but I couldn't get into the second.
  • K-Dee
    1970-01-01
    These were quick short romance novels.
  • Tera
    1970-01-01
    Not my favorite. I'm pretty sure it was because they were both rushed romances.
  • Cathleen
    1970-01-01
    Republished but a nice sweet mix of love and mush!
  • Kim Freeman
    1970-01-01
    Loved it!!
  • Sandy Forman-Johnson
    1970-01-01
    1st story was awesome...2nd story not so much
  • Shawn
    1970-01-01
    This was great book, two stories in one! I loved both of the stories they were so good and both tear jerker so and great holiday spirit stories!