Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but a real-life Scrooge is threatening to ruin the season’s good will.
Holly Anna Paladin can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. She loves everything about the season—celebrating the birth of Jesus, singing carols, and baking Christmas treats, just to name a few. But when a local family needs help, how can she say no?
Holly’s community has come together to help raise funds to save the home of Greg and Babette Sullivan, but a Bah-Humburgler has snatched the canisters of cash. Holly and her boyfriend, police detective Chase Dexter, team up to catch the Christmas crook.
Will they succeed in collecting enough cash to cover the Sullivans’ overdue bills? Or will someone succeed in ruining Christmas for all those involved?
My thoughts: RANDOM ACTS OF SCROOGE is a lighthearted Christmassy - do good - sort of story. Holly is reaching out to help someone who is down and out by solving who is stealing their money that they need to pay their bills after a car accident. There are a lot of red-herrings in it to keep the reader guessing, but I did have a good idea who was behind it early on - and I was right.
I love Ms. Barritt's cozy mysteries, and this holiday romance ranks right up there with the rest. If you are looking for a quick and good read this Christmas season, you'll want to read RANDOM ACTS OF SCROOGE. 5 stars.
Other books in this collection include Random Acts of Murder, Random Acts of Deceit, and Random Acts of Violence.