I love a good holiday read especially one full of laughter and characters I can relate to. I was given the opportunity to review Merry Humbug Christmas
by Sandra D. Bricker
. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am an avid reader. I can spend hours glued to my Kindle reading (to my husband’s annoyance!). How could I not be excited to read a two tale holiday romance book?
A Merry Humbug Christmas features two novellas; Once Upon a Jingle and It Came Upon a Midnight Deer. Both novellas follow the friendships of Joss and Reese during the stressful Christmas holiday season. For many individuals the holidays can be an extremely difficult time of the year that represents loss due to personal tragedies in their lives.
In Once Upon a Jingle, we meet Joss Snow who is on a constant quest to avoid the holiday season all together. For this holiday season she manages to book a Bah! Humbug cruise which all goes wrong when she is re-booked onto the 12 Days of Christmas cruise (and we are talking full out Christmas theme: elves, wreaths, candy canes, Christmas theme floors, Christmas crafts and more!). What becomes a nightmare for Joss suddenly changes when she meets Patrick who teaches her about the true meaning of Christmas and love.
In It Came Upon a Midnight Deer, we learn more about Joss’ friend Reese and her holiday adventure as she meets her future fiance’s family. She had always dreamed of the perfect Christmas and she wants nothing more than to be part of her fiance’s family traditions but things constantly go wrong for her (including setting fire to their home!).
I fell in love with these novellas. They were lighthearted and romantic but yet touched on topics of tragedy and stress during the holidays. I felt like Sandra was writing about myself when it came to Reese – she was a character that I could completely relate too!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing. The opinions expressed are my own.