Kissing Under the Mistletoe Audiobook by Bella Andre

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Review of: Kissing Under the Mistletoe Audiobook
Bella Andre

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On January 29, 2014
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Kissing Under the Mistletoe Audiobook

By: Bella Andre

Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky

Published by: Oak Press, LLC 09/24/2013

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4 Hearts rating image Hot ListensThe Sullivans series #10

7 hrs and 55 mins

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The Sullivan siblings have captivated the hearts of listeners worldwide, and this Christmas, New York Times best-selling author Bella Andre shares the love story that started it all…

For Mary Sullivan, Christmas is, and always has been, about family. And this year is no different. As she awaits the arrival of her eight children and their partners at the cottage in Lake Tahoe, she hangs the ornaments that they made for her over the years. Each decoration brings with it a tide of memories, all of which she holds dear to her heart. But when she comes across the oldest ornament, the one her beloved husband, Jack, gave her on their very first Christmas together, Mary is immediately swept back to the first days of their whirlwind romance, to the love that would be the foundation on which they built the family she is so proud to call her own.

Join the Sullivans this Christmas for a story that explores the wonder of the holidays, the meaning of family and a love that transcends time.

©2013 Oak Press, LLC (P)2013 Oak Press, LLC

Kissing Under The Mistletoe Audiobook Sample

My thoughts

It’s Christmas in January at Hot Listens.

I got a copy of Kissing Under the Mistletoe audiobook for review back in December, and I wish I’d have picked it up earlier. It was a pleasant surprise to get acquainted with Bella Andre’s excellent work.

This is book number 10 in the series, and I was a little nervous about being lost coming in this late and without  any prior knowledge of the characters, but  Ms. Andre does a beautiful job at bringing you smoothly into her story, and by the end, I  felt as if these people were part of my family. I was left with the immense desire, to hear the rest of their stories.

With expert ease, Ms. Andre takes us through the  beginning of  the affair of the heart between Jack Sullivan and Mary.

Taken back by the memories brought by  Christmas ornaments while decorating the tree, Mary (whom I loved is this book) takes a trip through memory lane, and shows us that achieving happiness is never easy and that every love story is paved with sweet and bittersweet moments.

With each ornament, a new memory  emerges,  and  through Mary’s thoughts we get introduce to her children. I loved how I got to see each child’s personality come to life. I enjoyed watching the formation of this wonderful family, all guided by the strength of a true heroine.

Jack and Mary’s love story is sweet, sensual, touching, heartfelt, and leaves you with the conviction that true love is enough to last you a life time.

I know this is Christmas story, but I could have enjoyed it just as much on a warm night in July.

The Author

Bella Andre

Bella Andre

Kissing Under the Mistletoe audiobook narration


Eva Kaminsky



This is my first experience with Eva Kaminsky, I though she did a good job with the portrayal of the characters. I love when a narrator brings the main character to life with the qualities they were written. I definitely got Mary’s strength and kindness and the goodness in Jack.

Even though her voice for Jack wasn’t as deep for a male character, I liked that it didn’t feel forced or unnatural, as well as, all the other characters in the story including the children. The changes in tone and pace nicely dictated the direction of the novel.

Her interpretation made me feel all the heartfelt emotions packed in this novel, the sweetness of the romance as well as its sensuality.

All in all, I enjoyed Eva Kaminsky delivery, and I won’t shy away from any of her performances.

I like to thank Audible for proving me with a free copy of this novel in exchange for honest review. 

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Loupe Duffy
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  1. This one made me cry like 3 times *sigh* I mean like bawl. I love Mary from the series so it was fun to go back and hear her story. I think it will be a Christmas reread for me next year.

    • I can imagine, especially if you’ve been following the series for a long time. I can’t believe I never picked on of her book before now.

  2. Christmas is a special time anyway and reading this gave me warm and fuzzy feelings!!!

    • Thanks Genaka! And thank you for following with blogloving, my little audiobook junkie 🙂

  3. You read/listened to it without the previous books? Oh, I can’t do that, even when each book focuses on different characters. I HAVE to start at the beginning. I really want to read this series though, I know a lot of people love it.

    • I know! I broke one of ten commandments, but I really didn’t know when accepted a copy for review,and there was no way I could go back and catch up. I imagine that my experience with this book would have been even better if I was a follower of the series.
      I’m gonna go back to beginning now 🙂

  4. I love reading winter/Christmas books during Christmas. For some reason I think it almost makes me like the book more HA. This one sounds super cute and I love the concept of going through ornaments and learning the story in memories.

    • This was a super sweet listen, but I’m not so sure it would fit your taste. In the short time I’ve been reading your reviews I think I know a little bit about your taste…Than again I could be wrong, it’s a really romantic story after all 🙂

  5. I have mad love for this series and actual read this and then listen to the made me weep. Lovely review and I am so glad you enjoyed it!!

    • Thanks Kimba! I still laugh when I think about all the different “Kissing Under the Mistletoe” books out there…LOL
      I really enjoyed it, and now I want to listen to the whole series 😉

  6. Oh oh! Love this series. But I am so far behind. It really is a great family. I so know what you mean about feeling comfortable around them and feeling like they’re yours. She’s got a great talent with that. So glad to hear this one is just as good as the others. I’ve got to get a move on and finish this series up. Enjoyed the review 🙂

    • I really enjoyed this one even without knowing anything about the family before hand, so I can imagine you will really love this one when you get to it.
      Thanks Anna 🙂

  7. This book/audiobook sounds just perfect. I’m sure going to add it to my TBR, what I’m not sure if I’ll read soon or wait for next Christmas, I know is a bit faraway but times passes so fast, next time I’ll blink we’ll be in July.

    • You’re right! It will be Christmas again before we know it, can you believe is almost time for RT?
      I think you’ll like it, I never read/listened to anything by her before, but it won’t be my last.

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