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A Match Made at Christmas

↠ A Match Made at Christmas ☆ Patty Blount - A Match Made at Christmas, A Match Made at Christmas This book was formerly entitled Goodness and LightThirteen years ago two teens met on the ramp to Ground Zero on a cold and snowy day strangers bonding in a moment of grief The boy pressed a crysta

  • Title: A Match Made at Christmas
  • Author: Patty Blount
  • ISBN: 9781942240112
  • Page: 482
  • Format: ebook

↠ A Match Made at Christmas ☆ Patty Blount, A Match Made at Christmas, Patty Blount, A Match Made at Christmas This book was formerly entitled Goodness and LightThirteen years ago two teens met on the ramp to Ground Zero on a cold and snowy day strangers bonding in a moment of grief The boy pressed a crystal snowflake ornament into the girl s hand and disappeared into the crowd unaware that his simple act of kindness saved her from the guilt that threatened to consume her Sinc ↠ A Match Made at Christmas ☆ Patty Blount - A Match Made at Christmas, A Match Made at Christmas This book was formerly entitled Goodness and LightThirteen years ago two teens met on the ramp to Ground Zero on a cold and snowy day strangers bonding in a moment of grief The boy pressed a crysta

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About "Patty Blount"

  1. Patty Blount

    Patty Blount grew up quiet and a bit invisible in Queens, NY, but found her voice in books Today, she writes smart and strong characters willing to fight for what s right She s the award winning author of edgy, realistic, gut wrenching contemporary and young adult romance Still a bit introverted, she gets lost often, eats way too much chocolate, and tends to develop mad, passionate crushes on fictional characters Let s be real Patty s not nearly as cool as her characters, but she is a solid supporter of women s rights and loves delivering school presentations Patty is best known for her internet issues novels, including SOME BOYS, a 2015 CLMP Firecracker winner and SEND, a 2012 Junior Library Guild Fall Pick Visit her website at pattyblount, where you can sign up for her newsletter She blogs at YA Outside the Lines and is also active online She loves hearing from readers, especially when they tell her she s cool even though she knows it s not true , and is easily bribed with chocolate Never underestimate the power of chocolate.

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  1. Goodness and Light is a heart wrenching story were Elena has to overcome her guilt and grieve after losing her mum on 9 11.Elena returns to New York City after thirteen years to help her big sister Kate prepare for the birth of her baby Since Elena was fourteen she has been living with the guilt of what happened the last time she saw her mum alive and has withdrawn from her family and friends When Elena arrives at Kate s she meets Lucas on the sidewalk there is instant chemistry have they met be [...]


  2. Goodness and Light is an enjoyable festive novella, but You may need some tissues within reach as less than 10% in, I had a little cry Rewind 13 years to the 9 11 atrocities and a lanky teenage boy sees a girl broken at ground zero Understanding her grief, he hands her a crystal snowflake as comfort, and disappears When Elena Larson reluctantly returns to Manhattan in 2014 to help her pregnant sister prepare for her new arrival, she meets Lucas Adair, a man who understands the grief and pain she [...]


  3. This book can be read as a stand alone book But I urge you all to read the 4 books of the Christmas in New York Series Starting with Jeannie Moon s This Christmas and finishing with Patty Blount s Goodness and Light As I said I have read the other three 3 books in this series, this book really touched me It took hold of my heart and held it to the very last word Luke and Elena, two people sharing the the same memories and devastation of September 11 2001 Two very young people a chance encounter [...]


  4. 3 I believe in people Stars.A poignant and thought provoking finale to the Christmas in new York series of novellas.Elena and Lucas, are both dealing with feelings of guilt, and struggling with the grief and loss of loved ones in the September 11th attacks Sometimes, we re afraid of the wrong things Thirteen years on and Elena s return to New York for the first time since that dreadful chapter in the cities history, brings to the forefront everything that she has worked so hard to keep supressed [...]


  5. Four writer friends, love and laughter, families and festivities, Christmas and miracles a magical Christmas In New York Christmas In New York series is the compilation of four writer friends and their wonderful stories of lost love, second chances, friendships and relationships and the magical wishes of Christmas that gives four friends a future of love, trust and understanding.This Christmas Jake and Sabrina Jeannie MoonAll I Want For Christmas Cassandra and Sean Jennifer GracenA Light In The [...]


  6. This is something I haven t done before I m saying the same thing at the beginning of each of this series reviews I highly recommend reading all four of the stories None is too long, but all fit together wonderfully.Goodness and Light is part of the Christmas in New York series In the past I have enjoyed the Montana series from this publisher Then I found the Southern series, which is also very good However, I love, love, love this series I would be hard press to say which of these novellas my f [...]


  7. Elena Larsen is back in New York City and really does not want to be back there The city has only sad memories of her mother who was a victim of the 9 11 attack and of the fight she and her mom had the night before she died Elena has lived with the guilt and remorse over that fight She cannot forgive herself for it.Lucas Adair also lost his mother in the 9 11 attack and, even though he and his mother weren t on great terms, he has decided to live his life bringing light into others Years ago on [...]


  8. A beautifully written and touching story Two people connected in ways than they thought Both lost their mothers in the 9 11 World Trade Center attack The memories still haunt them Elena Larsen hasn t stepped foot in New York since the day she left She has finally come back to the city to help her pregnant sister She doesn t expect to meet a man the first day she is there He is strangely familiar to her, but she knows she has never met him before.Lucas Adair is the kind of man who will do anythi [...]


  9. What a beautifully written, emotional story I enjoyed the other three books in the series but this one reached out, grabbed and held on to me Elena lost her Mom on 9 11, when the twin towers fell She left New York and did not return Her sister Kara is due to give birth and needs her sister, so she returns This is when I started to put the story down to grab a Kleenex or two Then I started to get angry at Elena for being so stubborn, close minded and I wanted to smack her one Reach for the Kleene [...]


  10. A brief encounter between our hero and heroine when they were children helped them come to terms somewhat what happened in 2001 with the twin towers The hero leaves the heroine with a reminder and is pulled away Now years later they cross again without knowing it until later in the story This is of a story of how the families of the tragedy had affected their lives and their decisions since then However they lean and learn from each other However can one be able to move on or will they be stuck [...]


  11. copy provided by publisher through NetGalley They met thirteen years ago when he gave her a snowflake on the first Rememberance day Now they meet again and he knows it s a good sign She s not that optimistic.This was a cute and sweet romantic story of self forgiveness, friendship, family and hope, yet it was completely ruined by an idiotic and extremely selfish heroine Everything was about her, no one loved her, she was a black hole, she didn t deserve happinessBoohoohoo.Instead of romance we go [...]


  12. Note This ebook was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Goodness and Light by Patty Blount is the fourth and final book in the multi authored Christmas in New York series The series tells the tale of a group of girlfriends and the men they fall in love with I read all four books in one day Once I started with book one, I just couldn t help myself and had to find out what was in store for the other friends While each book can be read as a standalone, I do re [...]


  13. The last in the Christmas in New York series which was given to me in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.Another cover that s similar to the rest in the series but with new images which look cute and heart warming but I don t think that the couple at the top are fitting for the couple in the story.This was definitely saved the best until last as this book was amazing and the only thing I could say against it was that I wished it was longer just so I could get I felt like I was on a rol [...]


  14. Let me start by saying this series was a holiday treat All four books in the Christmas in New York series published by Tule Publishing thru their Holiday Books community of writers were fantastic Each was unique yet held the same feel good holiday heart warmth you want to read this time of year Every single one of these stories gives joyful and true meaning to the term Serendipity or happy accident a pleasant surprise In this story, we have a moment in time 13 years before that leads to a chance [...]


  15. Goodness and Light Patty Blount A Christmas in New York NovellaThirteen years ago, two teens met on the ramp to Ground Zero, on a cold and snowy day, strangers bonding in a moment of grief The boy pressed a crystal snowflake ornament into the girl s hand and disappeared into the crowd, unaware that his simple act of kindness saved her from the guilt that threatened to consume her.Since losing her mom, Elena Larsen hasn t set foot in New York City until now Agreeing to help her sister prepare for [...]


  16. wow very good book with a very powerful back story Elena Lucas are both living with the same kind of guilt except Lucas has learned how to live with it Elena hasn t They both lost their mothers on 9 11 they worked together in the same office but they didn t know it 13 yrs ago Elena stood at the pit for a Christmas service contemplating her end she couldn t handle the pain she carried from her last encounter with her mom the day before she died when she s approached by a handsome boy who offers h [...]


  17. I received a review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The final book in the series and it s Elena s story although her sister Kara and the end of her pregnancy are a huge part of the story.Elena and Kara s mother perished in the Twin Towers on that awful day September 11th and Elena has never forgiven herself for her mother s death believing that an argument they had had was the reason she was at work early when the tragedy happened On the first Families Memor [...]


  18. After losing her mother in the attacks of 9 11, Elena has refused to set foot in New York City The only thing that could get her to come back is her pregnant sister who asks her to come and help her prepare for her baby s birth The first person she runs into is Lucas Adair, who seems familiar, but she can t remember ever meeting him Lucas also lost his mother on 9 11, but, unlike Elena, he has never wanted to leave New York As these two are thrown together, it seems fate has much in store for t [...]


  19. Elena is back in NYC to help her pregnant sister who is about to deliver Elena has not been in New York since her father moved the family away after her mom died on 9 11 She carried a lot of guilt about her teenage relationship with her mother at the time of her death When she is knocked over by a stranger on the streets of the city she meets Lucas He helps her pick up her packages,she thanks him and runs into her sister s apartment She meets Lucas again when she fills in for her sister as a vol [...]


  20. Thirteen years ago a young Elena Larsen met a boy she believed an angel who saved her from herself and gave a snowflake Lucas Luke Adair spends his time helping those in need after he himself was saved by someone who saw the good in him.Elena and Luke both lost their mother during the 9 11 attacks, while Elena has become consumed by sorrow, Luke has been trying to help those in need A chance encounter between them has them wondering about the other, but when Kara sends her baby sister to take he [...]


  21. This is book 4 in the Christmas in New York series and was my second favorite of the four As with the first three in the series, Ms Blount is a writer with a good voice and the story is well paced What I really liked about this series as a whole is that the 4 writers chosen to write the novellas have a style and voice that work well together making the series seamless I would have to say that it is one of my favorite Christmas series Kudos to all four writers.Our two main characters in this nove [...]


  22. 4.5 starsGoodness and Light is book 4 in the Christmas in New York series and it was a great ending to the series.In Goodness and Light both the hero and heroine are still trying to deal with losing their mother in 9 11.Elena returns to New York City after thirteen years to help her big sister Kate prepare for the birth of her baby but being back in NYC bring back the guilt that she feels for the death of her mom Lucas also lost his mother on 9 11 and he feels guilty for her death since they had [...]


  23. I think this is the 4th in the Xmas in New York series but I read it 2nd This is the story of Elena and Lucas They met briefly 13 years ago in the aftermath of 9 11 where both their mothers died Lucas gave her a Christmas snowflake ornament which came to represent a lot of the negative emotions Elena carried Afterwards Elena left New York with her father and Lucas had his own journey.Now Elena has come back to New York at the request of her older sister Kara who is expecting a baby around Christ [...]


  24. Goodness and Light is one of four new novellas from Tule Publishing s Christmas in New York series Each book can be enjoyed as a standalone, however, this story ends with an epilogue that wraps up the entire series, so you may want to read it last Goodness and Light is a highly emotional novella and I recommend keeping a box of tissues nearby.This story is about two kids that shared a very special moment of camaraderie during the first 9 11 Remembrance event Both Elena Larsen and Lucas Adair los [...]


  25. Elena Larson and Lucas Adair both lost their mother s in the horrific attack on September 11, 2001 in the twin towers That didn t mean that the both handled it the same or handled it at all For Elena it was all she could do to run and just not stop running For Lucas it was anger and then as he grew older it was figuring out how to really make things better What they both had in common though was guilt They were both dealing with a mess of it While Lucas had come head to head with it at 17 Elena [...]


  26. Guilt has a funny way of making life not so easy As both Elana and Luke deal with life and then guilt they are brought together repeatedly and not sure why While Elana is fighting it and Luke it running with it they both are forced to deal with things that they never saw coming This book has such raw emotions throughout the whole book I had such a had time putting the book down to go to bed This book hands down is my favorite book out of all of the Christmas in New York books While you really do [...]


  27. Both Elena Larsen and Lucas Adair lost their mothers in the 911 attack The emotional turmoil and guilt, they suffered has shaped their lives An accidental meeting leads to an intense attraction Are they destined to be together Elena is overwhelmed by pain She and her mother argued and in anger she wished her mother dead She never had the chance to apologize Returning to NYC has been incredibly hard Lucas is a wonderful hero He has come to terms with his loss and is helping make the world a bette [...]


  28. Let s go back 13 years to the 9 11 tragedy Here you have a teenage boy who meets a broken hearts girl at ground zero This boy understands her grief, because he also lost somebody that day too He gives this girl a snowflake, and then disappears, but he never forgot that moment and wonders what happened to that broken hearted girl.Now, fast forward to 2014 when Elena has to return to Manhattan to help her pregnant sister Here she meets Lucas, somebody who understands her grief and the pain that sh [...]


  29. Goodness and Light is one of four Christmas romance novels set in New York City Elena and Lucas meet when Elena is in town for the holidays to help her sister, but as it turns out they met many years before Both lost a parent in the Twin Towers on 9 11 and have personal guilt with how their relationship was left with their parent, but have come to handle it differently Lucas has used his feelings to help others whether in volunteering at a charity or just helping people on the street in need Ele [...]


  30. Goodness and Light was probably my favorite of this series Both Elena and Lucas lost their mothers in the 9 11 attacks While Lucas has come to terms with his guilt and grief, Elena still blames herself for what happened.This story is so beautifully written It touches on how one might have felt as a result of a family member who was lost on 9 11, and what their last words to each other are were Loved Elena s character While being in New York brings up bad memories, she sucks it up to help her sis [...]


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