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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Review: Merry Humbug Christmas by Sandra D. Bricker

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About the book:
A Merry Humbug Christmas features two holiday romance novellas from hilarious and heartwarming author Sandra D. Bricker. -- the perfect gift to yourself or someone else at this most wonderfully stressful time of year.

In "Once Upon a Jingle Bell," A Bah! Humbug cruise to the Mexican Riviera is Joss Snow’s answer to this year’s quest to avoid the holidays completely; at least until she’s rebooked on a different kind of cruise altogether. Candy canes, holly wreaths, reindeer and ornaments seem to be stalking her on the 12 Days of Christmas holiday cruise extravaganza. An escape back to land is her only goal . . . until she meets a kindred spirit in rugged Irishman Patrick Brenneman, and then the game is on! Avoid Christmas festivities at all costs . . . except maybe for that one stop under the mistletoe.

In "It Came Upon a Midnight Deer," Reese’s guilt over abandoning best friend Joss on their holiday tradition of avoiding all things Christmas is trumped by the joy of her recent engagement. Meeting Damian’s family for the first time on idyllic Sugarloaf Mountain is about as far from that Bah! Humbug cruise as she can get, and Reese can hardly wait to get there. But from the moment they hit that deer in the road just two miles from the cabin, everything seems to go wrong. There are no drummers drumming or pipers piping this particular year! And once she sets her future in-laws’ family cabin ablaze, she’s pretty sure there won’t be even ONE golden ring in her future.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

I liked Merry Humbug Christmas, even though I found both main characters frustrating at times. Sometimes Joss's goal to avoid Christmas festivities at all costs seemed a little over the top (even though I understood her reasons) and Reese's attitude towards her parents' vegan lifestyle felt extreme.

Both novellas were fun, though. They each made me laugh out loud a couple times. :) I liked how the two stories went together and we got to see how both Joss and Reese spent Christmas.

Overall, Merry Humbug Christmas was a nice read.

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2 comments:

  1. I enjoy Sandra's books. Thanks for the review. I'll have to put it on my to read list at Goodreads. :)

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