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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Merry Humbug Christmas--Sandra D Bricker


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 Review:

What a great start to my Holiday reading!  Two great novellas by a master story-teller.  This book is about two best friends Joss and Reece.  Joss doesn't like to celebrate Christmas, so they always do a girls only trip over Christmas.  Well, this year, Reece is engaged and is spending the Holiday with her fiancĂ© and his family, so Joss goes on a Bah Humbug cruise. The Bah Humbug cruise gets canceled and Joss gets booked on the 12 Days of Christmas Fun cruise.  She has a lot of mishaps on this cruise, but she also meets a lot of great people, Patrick Brenneman being one of them.  Will Joss and Patrick have a chance after the cruise?  Meanwhile, Reece goes with her fiancĂ© Damien to his families vacation home on Sugarloaf.  It seems that everything goes wrong for Reece, sometimes her mishaps will have you laughing out loud!  She wants a Norman Rockwellesque Christmas, but what she gets is a "Meet the Parents" type of Christmas.  Will everything turn out in the end. 

Pick up a copy of this wonderful book, you won't be sorry, It is a feel good Christmas book that will get you in the Holiday spirit.  Great job, as always Sandie!  Loved it! 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review as part of Sandie's launch team for Merry Humbug Christmas.

About the Author:

SANDRA D. BRICKER was an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles for 15+ years where she attended school to learn screenwriting and eventually taught the craft for several semesters. She is now a best-selling, award-winning author of LAUGH-OUT-LOUD fiction for the inspirational market, best known for her Another Emma Rae Creation series for Abingdon Press; the final novel in the series, Always the Baker Finally the Bride, is available in bookstores now. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she gears time and effort toward raising awareness and funds for research, diagnostics and a cure.

1 comment:

  1. Im on the tour also. Loved your review!
    My post will be up tomorrow! =)