Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts--A Review

Happy 20th day of Christmas!   What could be better than to snuggle up with a great big yellow cat on a cold winter's day with a good book and a hot cup of marshmallowy cocoa?    Oh, I like that thought.
Today's review is of Sheila Roberts Nine lives of Christmas.   Here's the synopsis:
Two people are about to discover that when it comes to finding love, sometimes Christmas magic isn’t enough…sometimes it takes a pesky orange cat named Ambrose.When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea to the universe.  He’ll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him—and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain.

The stranger turns out to be a firefighter named Zach, who’s in need of some serious romantic help. If Ambrose can just bring Zach together with Merilee, the nice lady who works at Pet Palace, it’s bound to earn him a healthy ninth life.  Unfortunately for Ambrose, his mission is a lot harder than he ever thought.  Merriliee is way too shy to make the first move on a ladies man like Zach, and Zach thinks he’s all wrong for a nice girl like Merrilee.  Now it’s going to take all of Ambrose’s feline wiles—and maybe even a good old fashioned Christmas miracle—to make them both realize that what they’re looking for is right in front of their eyes.

From My Perspective:

This was a sweet, cheery Christmas tale about a Cat who must do something good to earn his ninth life...be it long and comfy. What exactly does Ambrose the cat have to do? What other than bring love to two individuals who together make a better couple than they are as individuals. Ambrose follows Zach home when Zach rescues him from a vicious dog in pursuit of him. He then realizes Zach is in great need of a romantic love interest and wants to pair Zach with Marilee from the pet store. It takes everything Ambrose has in his bag of tricks and a Christmas miracle to procure his ninth life and their romantic future.

It was a heartwarming story and a quick light read with several laugh out loud moments. It is certain to be a favorite Christmas Tale.   I rated this a 4 wink read!

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.  

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