My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
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About the Author
STEPHANIE PERKINS has always worked with books first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She's the author of the international bestsellers "Anna and the French Kiss" and "Lola and the Boy Next Door," as well as "Isla and the Happily Ever After." "My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories" is her first anthology. Stephanie and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina."
"Rich language and careful, efficient character development make the collection an absorbing and sophisticated read, each story surprisingly fresh despite the constraints of a shared theme. It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal." --Kirkus (starred review)
"There's no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories...a rare seasonal treat." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It's a Christmas miracle! This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire." --Booklist (starred review)
"Never mind the winter holidays; booktalk this title all year round." --School Library Journal (starred review)
"Stunning and diverse, this holiday anthology is pure magic. This is what all anthologies should aspire to be." --RT Book Review, 4.5 stars, "Top Pick"
"This collection of holiday stories reminds readers that while the season can be painful, it's also a time of hope. It's a marvelous collection, certain to earn a treasured spot on many Y.A. shelves." --The New York Times Book Review
"My True Love Gave to Me is a plummy treat... Its best stories are worth savoring long past the seasonal expiration date and even beyond the teen years." --The Washington Post
"Satisfying and just sweet enough, like a good Christmas cookie, this will obviously appeal to those readers who get out the holiday decorations the day after Halloween, and it may even convert a Scrooge or two." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books