Merry Humbug Christmas by Sandra Bricker was such a fun book to read. I literally read it in a day because I could not put it down. Told in 2 novellas, the stories follow two best friends as they each have highly unexpected and hilarious Christmas holidays. The book will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit!
I received a free copy of this book to review as a member of the Launch team.
I am one of those that love to get in the spirit of Christmas early, reading this book has certainly helped me to do so!
But, I know there are others out there that aren't like me, they are more like Joss aka Merry Christmas Snow. Can you imagine being named that, the torture that would entail? Yeah, well neither could Joss so she changed her name & began a boycott on all things Christmas. Imagine her terror to find out her Humbug plans have instead been turned into the opposite and she's forced to go along with it. In the meantime, she learns that it's not as bad as what she'd first though....especially if you meet new friends to go along with the season.
And her friend, raised celebrating a 'non traditional' Christmas longs for a family that she can join for that traditional holiday celebration. What she gets in teh process isn't what she planned for either!
Come find out what happens with these two women and their lives when God steps in and situations change their ideals & beliefs about what Christmas is really all about. You'll be laughing as you do!
Don't forget these would make excellent gifts for friends & family too!!
These two novellas by Sandra Bricker are a fun spin for anyone who has had a case of the Christmas grouchies or has just not been in the Christmas Spirit.
Joss does everything that she can to avoid all things Christmas. So she makes plans to set off on the Bah Humbug Cruise with her friend Reese. When Joss tells Reese about their plans for that year, Reese announces that she is engaged and that she will be going to meet her future in laws over the holiday season.
Joss embarks on the cruise alone, only to discover that the Bah Humbug cruise has been cancelled and she has been rebooked on the 12 Days of Christmas cruise. To her horror, as she prepares to disembark, she discovers that the ship has already set sail. As determined as she is to stay holed up in her room and avoid the holiday festivities, a certain, handsome Irish gentleman is just as determined to capture all her attention.
Reese arrives to meet her future in laws and meets with disaster and catastrophe along the way. As she tries to fit in and get to know the family, she causes horrible and unbelievable "bumps" in the road.
Both of these novellas were laugh out loud hysterical! I enjoyed both of them so much. The novellas were a fun detour from the traditional Christmas novels. I highly recommend Merry Humbug Christmas. You will not be disappointed!
Jocelyn ends up on a "12 Days of Christmas" Cruise and finds companionship with a handsome Irishman, his stately mother, and a very sweet Christmas nut.
Reese's traditional Christmas turns into one catastrophe after another. Your sympathetic thoughts will surely turn in Reses' direction.
I personally love the references to the older/classic television shows and movies such as: Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, The Dick Van Dyke Show, It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishops Wife and the Partridge Family.
These two stories are full of wit, charm, laughter, and plenty of Christmas merriment. You can visualize the events in your mind as they take place in the stories. This is the type of "feel good book" that should be read curled up by the fire, while drinking hot apple cider, and watching the snow fall through your window. This is the first Sandra Bricker book that I have read and I plan to read many more.
No better way to get into the holiday spirit then by reading this book Merry Humbug Christmas. It truly is a contemporary classic! Sandra D. Bricker always seems to exceed the readers expectations with each book she writes. And with this book you actually get two stories rolled into one. What a deal that is! This book is about Joss who is not a fan of Christmas and likes to escape from the whole holiday spirit almost a contemporary Grinch in reality. You and I can so relate!! But with such a twist of events Joss ends up on a 12 days of Christmas Cruise. Can you imagine one landing on this ship? Yet as Sandra seems to have a way of taking an impossible situation and adding a dose of laughter into it makes the impossible actually something to laugh about and cheer her on. On top of this her best friend Reese, who usually goes away with her at Christmas can't and has her own adventure and can't be there to help her friend thru this cruise. So Joss is all alone on this journey. Reese has her own adventures or should I say Misadventures that will keep you rolling in laughter, and tears and you leave the book realizing that you now have two new friends Joss and Ross and their friends who will now make your Christmas a time of love, family and friendships. This book will be on your mantel for years to come. Enjoy the adventure!!!