Day #1 – It’s Never Too Early for Christmas Books!
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I have always enjoyed pleasure reading, especially clean women’s fiction. As busy as we all are these days, taking a short period of time out of your day to read a quick book is calming and satisfying. I enjoy reading Christmas books all year round when I need a heartwarming pick-me-up! I recently discovered “Novellas” which are shorter books around 125 – 200 pages. It is nice to complete a book in a short period of time and still enjoy it just as much as a bigger novel of 300+ pages. I have challenged myself to a “binge” on Christmas novellas that will give me exposure to newer authors as well as some of the bigger established names many of us are familiar with.
I hope you will join me and discover some new stories and authors over this 5-day series of Christmas themed books – plus, books make great gifts. Below each book description, I have included my personal rating along with a beverage pairing to make this even more fun!
The Christmas Club: by Barbara Hinske
Brief Summary from the Back Cover of “The Christmas Club”: “From Barbara Hinske, best-selling author of the Rosemont series, comes this heartwarming Christmas tale celebrating the generosity of the human spirit and the irresistible pull of love — an instant holiday classic for admirers of It’s a Wonderful Life and The Gift of the Magi.” (continued below)
(continued) “Verna Lind expects Christmas of 1952 to be the best holiday she’s had since the war ended. But as she’s leaving the bank, a frigid wind off Lake Erie catches her hard-earned Christmas club savings, whisking the bills into the busy streets of downtown Cleveland and devastating her plans. Strangers come to her aid, though no one anticipates the power of their chance encounter or the seeds of happiness Verna’s lost money will sow.”
Category: Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Romance
Release Date: October, 2016
Length: 127 pages
Average Rating (Amazon, Goodreads, etc.): 5 stars
Location and Appeal: This delightful Christmas story takes place in 1952 in downtown Cleveland. I am especially drawn to books and movies from this era as well as earlier eras. The nostalgia from this time is so endearing and there are plenty of reminders about those “days gone by” in this story that are such a pleasure to drift into for a cozy, heartwarming reading experience if only for a little while. To purchase the “The Christmas Club”, click here: AMAZON
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How I discovered this author: I have been reading Barbara Hinske’s books for a few years now. The feel of Downton Abbey and Mitford is what caught my attention, as well as the appealing cover art on each book. I have actually connected with Barbara and am enjoying getting to know her. It amazes me that she is still a full-time attorney as well as an accomplished author who is best known for her “Coming to Rosemont” book series of five books with more coming soon. I joined her stress-free “Rosemont Book Club” group on Facebook. It is a low-key, one book per month experience. We read and discuss a variety of authors and genres after having a chance to vote on the books that are selected. If you are looking for a no-pressure women’s book group, please give this one a try! Visit this Facebook book group HERE.
Note: I purchased this book with my own funds and was under no obligation and received no compensation to write this honest, unbiased review which is completely my own thoughts and opinions.
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