Merry Humbug Christmas comment (0)
November 28, 2013
By Martine Bates Sharp
Sandra D. Bricker. Nashville: B&H Books, 2013. 297 pp. (Hardback).
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without those sappy, romantic, barely believable TV movies. Well, how about a sappy, romantic, barely believable book? “Merry Humbug Christmas” is the story — or stories — of two friends who spent the last several Christmases attempting to avoid the festivities.
This year, things are different. The pair of books in one volume tell the stories of Joss and Reese as they go their separate ways to celebrate Christmas for the first time in several years, one willingly, the other against her plans. The stories are funny, lighthearted and almost believable. Believable enough for me to enjoy them, anyway — but then, I’m a sucker for anything Christmasy.