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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry X-mas by Sheila Roberts....a review

One day before Christmas.    Will Santa be stopping by your house
tonight?   Will you be thankful for the birth of Jesus Christ this holiday season?    I don't expect the man in red to stop at my house, but I am very thankful for the birth of Christ and wish you all a Merry, Merry Christmas and a wonderfully happy New Year.    I'd love to know your New Year's resolutions as well, so leave me a comment and let me know what they are.   Mine include taking better care of myself and baking for my wonderful grandkids!

Today, I am reviewing Sheila Roberts' Merry X-Mas.   Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

Cass Wilkes, owner of the Gingerbread Haus bakery, was looking forward to her daughter Danielle's wedding—until Dani announced that she wants her father, Cass's ex, to walk her down the aisle. Seriously? Even worse, it appears that he, his trophy wife and their yappy little dog will be staying with Cass…

Her friend Charlene Albach arrives at their weekly chick-flick night in shock. She's just seen the ghost of Christmas past: her ex-husband, Richard, who left a year ago when he ran off with the hostess from her restaurant, Zelda's. Now the hostess is history and he wants to kiss and make up. Hide the mistletoe!

And bring out the hot buttered rum, because the holidays aren't easy for Ella O'Brien, either. Ella, newly divorced, is still sharing the house with her ex while they wait for the place to sell. The love is gone. Isn't it?

But watch as Christmas brings all kinds of surprises…

Merry Ex-mas, ladies!

From My Perspective:

Merry X-Mas was a delightful read centered around the town folk in Icicle Falls, a circle of friends, most of whom are divorced and making it either happily or not so happily on their own.   The characters are well developed, reflecting both the weaknesses women have toward the men they once loved and their strengths.   The plot was believable with three different outcomes.   The humor between the covers was well played and enjoyable.

The book includes several cupcake recipes which enhances the fun romance read--all contributed by the characters in the book and the author too.    This was a "tasty" Christmas read!
4 Winks!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  This was a book I purchased.

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