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A Very Braden Christmas by Melissa Foster | Novella Review

August 29, 2021
A Very Braden Christmas Melissa Foster

Hi Foster fans! Today, we’re visiting one of my favorite fictional families of all time … the Bradens! When I first started reading Melissa’s books, the Bradens were the family that greeted me. I recently read A Very Braden Christmas and absolutely adore Hal Braden’s family. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the newest Love in Bloom story to capture my heart.

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A Very Braden Christmas Melissa Foster

First thoughts on A Very Braden Christmas

I absolutely loved seeing Hal Braden’s entire family in one place for the Christmas holiday! While this book is a bit of a character overload and I highly recommend reading it AFTER you’ve been introduced to each member of the family individually, it’s a wonderful holiday novella. As an addition to the Weston, Colorado Bradens, I really enjoyed it!

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A Very Braden Christmas

Series: Love in Bloom #30, The Bradens #17
Published: December 19, 2018 by World Literary Press
Genre: Holiday, Contemporary Romance
Length: 78 pages
Format Read: Kindle
Buy It: Amazon
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Reviewed by: Megan
Challenges: 2021 AtoZ Reading Challenge – Letter “V”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5 stars)


A Braden Christmas celebration!

Family and babies abound during this fun-filled evening of love, laughter, and happily ever afters! Spend the evening catching up with our loving and loyal Bradens in this holiday celebration and fall in love all over again with each of the Bradens at Weston, and their children.

Fall in Love … in Under 100 Pages!

I love the Bradens so much already, after visiting them in Peaceful Harbor, but I’ve recently become acquainted with Hal Braden and his huge family. I’ve fallen in love all over again, not sure why I’m surprised Melissa Foster can captivate in under 100 pages.

A Glimpse into the Mighty & Loyal Bradens …

This novella gives a glimpse into each of the main Braden siblings, as well as the patriarch, Hal. The entire family is together for Christmas and the way they celebrate had me in tears! I love the sleepover and the insane chaos of the large family … so. many. kids!

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What stuck out to me in this novella was how easily you could see and feel each Braden’s love for their spouse. It seems like each time you turn around, one of them is sneaking off for some “alone time”. It’s a true Melissa Foster book … sexy heroes and strong women, falling in intense, crazy love with each other. Only this time, you see each of them after they’ve already fallen in love. You see longer, more mature love … but still the intense passion.

Final Answer for A Very Braden Christmas?

This is a must-read holiday story that any Braden family fan should read. It’s also a great introduction to the Bradens at Weston … though you’re head will likely spin with all the people!

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About the Author – Melissa Foster

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 100 novels. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, always family oriented, and feature fiercely loyal heroes, smart, sassy heroines, and complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole.

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The Bradens at Weston, Colorado …

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  • Reply Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf August 29, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    I love a good novella, especially when penned by a beloved author.

  • Reply DJ Sakata August 30, 2021 at 3:32 am

    I keep meaning to pick this author up again, your reviews are luring me in

  • Reply Whispering+Stories August 30, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    This sounds like a fab seasonal novella, glad you loved it. Great review.

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms September 5, 2021 at 7:33 am

      It’s a wonderful introduction to the family! I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the Weston, Colorado Bradens books 🙂

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