More Than Mistletoe Review

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Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be reviewing More Than Mistletoe by The Christmas Collective, who kindly sent me a digital copy and Christmas gift box in exchange for an honest review. Before I get into the review, I would like to say a massive thank you to them for their kindness.

Rating: ✯✯✯✯✯

The Christmas Collective began when a group of writers reached the final stage of the Penguin Michael Joseph “Christmas Love Story” competition in 2021, with the writers finding each other through social media. Once the winner had been announced, twelve of these wonderful authors decided to publish an anthology of their Christmas stories – and More Than Mistletoe was born.

More Than Mistletoe is a set of twelve short Christmas stories grouped together into one festive and cozy package. Each story is written by a different author, with brand new characters along with brand new plots. If you love Christmas, romance, and festive cheer, this should be your next read in the festive season!

I think one of the things which I loved so much about this lovely anthology was definitely the variety. Although each story had a Christmas and romantic element, they each provided so much more, with everything from ghosts and thrillers through to the exploration of family and grief, there truly is something for everyone. The wide variety of topics covered made for a very interesting read – each story provided something new, with all of them coming together to form a lovely collection.

The Christmas spirit was prevalent throughout. As a fervent lover of Christmas, this book met all of my expectations and more. The festive spirit was so lovely to read and made me all the more excited for the immanent arrival of Christmas… It’s perfect to curl up with on those cold winter nights – the warmth of the stories will soon warm you up (along with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, of course!)

I also really enjoyed the different couples and love stories. Each of them were so different but the one thing they all had in common was how truly adorable they were. The authors all created couples which were impossible not to root for and I can’t wait to delve into some of them a bit more in the extended novels which will published in the next couple of years!

Of course, with so many different couples it meant there were also a lot of different tropes. From love triangles and long lost lovers through to childhood friends to lovers, there was something to satisfy everyone. What made this even better was the way in which the authors provided a new spin to the classic tropes!

Overall, I would recommend More Than Mistletoe for any fan of Christmas. Anyone who knows me personally will tell you how much I love Christmas, and so it went without saying that I fell in love with More Than Mistletoe, too. I would also recommend it for any fan of romances, as each of the featured love stories were absolutely adorable!

Have you read More Than Mistletoe yet? What’s your favourite Christmas book? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed this review!

Ceri

31 thoughts on “More Than Mistletoe Review

  1. I’m a huge fan of anthologies and read one last year that I loved (Let It Snow) but have another one on my holiday TBR this year (My True Love Gave to Me) so now I need to add this one to my list for next year! It sounds great!

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  2. I really love collections of several short stories written by different authors. I have also participated as a writer in few of them. It is amazing to see how different stories can be created using the same idea starting point. I will look it up. Thank you!

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  3. I love how this book came to be! That they all came together to make something so magical. I think it’s definitely one I’d like to read. Thanks for sharing your review 🙂

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  4. This sounds like a fab collection, I love reading Christmas-related books at this time of the year. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Tash – A Girl with a View

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  5. I don’t often read anthologies because I always find there’s some stories you vibe with and some you don’t. But with your glowing review I might give this one a go! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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