Merry Humbug Christmas Review

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!
Rating: 4/5
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing. The opinions expressed are my own.


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18 thoughts on “Merry Humbug Christmas Review
  1. savannah

    I'm always looking for books to add to my TBR pile. I normally only read holiday books before Christmas though… So I will have to keep these in mind for next year. Or get them for Christmas in July 🙂

  2. Pamela @ Still Dating My Spouse

    *Clap Clap* thank you for this open &amp; honest review. I can really get a good picture of what the book is about. The fact that you shared what you liked &amp; didn&#39;t like it prepares me to know that I probably will be crying (you did mention tragedy) LOL <br /><br />thanks for the review

  3. KLPMiller

    I got to the party late, so I missed out reading them this year (and would rather save them for next year, to get in the spirit of the season) Great review, and sounds like something I would want to put on my list to read around THIS thanksgiving!

  4. Eileen

    Those books seem like a good read. Your review got me so interested that I will have to get myself copies of these. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. eof777

    Your review makes me want to reach out and buy a holiday themed book. They are a good read but I rarely read them;might be time.;-)<br />Elizabeth