Saturday, December 20, 2014

Merry Humbug Christmas

Author: Sandra D. Bricker
Publisher: B&H Books
October 2013
ISBN:    978-1433680755
Genre: Christmas Novella collection / contemporary / Romance

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 the12 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.

My thoughts: I absolutely loved Once Upon a Jingle Bell and both Joss and Patrick were a hoot. I won’t lie and say I laughed until I cried, because I didn’t. But I did smile a few times and I want the candy cane earrings that light up. My daughter would love them. Great romance with lots of fun moments

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 thoughts:  This was a quirky read and really a comedy of errors. Interesting premise. Damian was sweet and a lot more patient with her than I would be.

MERRY HUMBUG CHRISTAS has two stories in one. I liked the first one better. I love Ms. Bricker’s books. If you like romantic comedy, you will love MERRY HUMBUG CHRISTMAS.

304 pages. Available in ebook and paperback. 

1 comment:

Judy said...

Great review Laura! I have this book but haven't read it yet.

Judy B

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