Jera’s Jamboree review : Mistletoe in Manhattan by Talli Roland

Mistletoe in ManhattanMistletoe in Manhattan by Talli Roland

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 216 KB

Publisher: Notting Hill Press (3 Nov 2012)

Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

Language: English


Holly may never forget this Christmas… even if she wants to!

As the daughter of Christmas-any-time party planners, Holly West has been surrounded by the holiday spirit since birth. Trouble is, she’s not exactly filled with festive cheer. In fact, Holly can’t wait to ditch the Santa suit for champagne and celebs, and become a party planner to the stars.

When TV star Dean Layton hires her parents’ company to throw his holiday bash in Manhattan, Holly jumps at the chance to help, confident she can handle a little Christmas in exchange for access to Dean’s exclusive world.

But New York and Dean’s over-the-top demands are more than Holly bargained for. Can Holly deck the halls and make it a party to be proud of, or will this Christmas end her dreams for good?

Mistletoe in Manhattan  also gives readers a sneak peek of Talli Roland’s novel The Pollyanna Planout now.



Mistletoe in Manhattan begins with the reader’s introduction to Holly and how she feels about graduating, her dreams … and how she’s back where she began, working for her parents business ‘Christmas When You Like It’.

On returning home feeling desolate after yet another Christmas party, she checks the answering machine.  Having recently sent out a batch of CVs, she’s hoping the message will be the one to start her on the path of following her dream.  It’s a message from Elsa, Dean Layton’s PA … and Holly takes on the task of arranging a British Christmas for him in Manhattan.

Talli’s 2012 Christmas novella has everything a reader needs in a story.  We have a moral with lead character Holly trying to make her way in the world and putting her dreams above everything else until she experiences something in Manhattan; conflict with Dean’s PA Elsa who is waiting for Holly to fail; romance with the gorgeous Alex (the barman in Holly’s Manhattan hotel) who is a key character for opening her eyes to another side of Manhattan; sub-plots and secondary characters.

My favourite scene has to be at the soup kitchen’s Christmas party with the wilted mistletoe : )  I’m a softie at heart!

Is co-ordinating parties for celebs all Holly thought it would be?  Does she realise what is important in her life before she lets down those that matter?  You’ll have to get your own copy to find out …

Roland’s writing style and her humour carry us along with Holly on her Manhattan adventure and I have no hesitation in recommending Mistletoe in Manhattan.  A perfect  read for Christmas Eve as you snatch time to relax and at only 77p Kindle format, more cost effective than that bottle of wine for getting you into the seasonal spirit 🙂

Buy it but be loathe to share your copy ... it's a keeper!

Buy it but be loathe to share your copy … it’s a keeper!

To learn more about Talli, go to or follow Talli on Twitter: @talliroland. Talli blogs at

The Pollyanna Plan

The Pollyanna Plan

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 367 KB
Publisher: Notting Hill Press (28 Nov 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Is finding true love as easy as an attitude change?

Thirty-something Emma Beckett has always looked down on ‘the glass is half full’ optimists, believing it’s better to be realistic than delusional. But when she loses her high-powered job and fiancé in the same week, even Emma has difficulty keeping calm and carrying on.

With her world spinning out of control and bolstered by a challenge from her best friend, Emma makes a radical decision. From here on in, she’ll behave like Pollyanna: attempting to always see the upside, no matter how dire the situation.

Can adopting a positive attitude give Emma the courage to build a new life, or is finding the good in everything a very bad idea?

Kindle format £1.53 Amazon


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