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I am a twenty-something year old with a fondness for books, snail mail and summer dresses. I work in a bookshop and live in the pages of books.

Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

Let it Snow - Lauren Myracle, John Green, Maureen Johnson I had this on my to-read list for several years. Probably since the anthology came out. So for this holiday season, I was bound and determined to have this read before Christmas. And I did it! *happy dance*Let It Snow contains three holiday romances written by three well-known YA authors: Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle. Which is what I already knew before I picked this up from the library. What I did not know was that all the stories interconnect in some way. It was a lovely surprise. So how does a Waffle House, a snowstorm on Christmas Eve, Gracetown and a train with 14 cheerleaders factor into three different winter love stories.In The Jubilee Express, Jubilee is stuck on Christmas Eve in a train headed south. When a snowstorm hits and the train is stuck outside Gracetown, Jubilee decides to explore and finds a Waffle House where she meets Stuart, a sweet boy who offers her shelter for the holidays. This is my favorite story out of the three. Partly because it is written by Maureen Johnson and I love her charming writing style filled with humor and wit. And I love Juiblee's voice - she's funny, witty and very charming.John Green's piece, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle, follows Tobin, the Duke (aka Angie) and JP as they head out in the snow in a race to get to the Waffle House first with the Twister. Why? Because the 14 cheerleaders desire it. Overall, I liked the story. It did not pull at my heartstrings like Johnson's story, but I was laughing at the antics they got into as they attempt to beat two other pairs to the Waffle House.Lastly, The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle, focuses on Addie, a heartbroken teen. Regretting the break-up, she sends her ex-boyfriend an email to meet on Christmas Eve at the Starbucks where they shared their first kiss. I found Addie the least favorite out of all the characters, but the story was definitely cute as all the characters came together in the end.All in all, Let it Snow is a sweet Christmas read to curl up with and I am glad I finally read it.