In November I reviewed Judy Duarte’s “Christmas On Nutcracker Court” and this month I’m going to share my other holiday reading adventures.
My title for this post is ‘I don’t read paranormals’? Imagine my surprise when “A Highlander’s Christmas” by Janet Chapman was not about Scotland or set in Scotland but was what is called a ‘light paranormal’. What I found interesting was very little in the story seemed ‘paranormal’ to me. By the end of the book, I was thinking differently about paranormal.
Also on my holiday reading list was Janet Dailey’s “Santa in Montana”. Yep, a western set in Montana and with a large family. I’d never read about the Calder family so it took a few pages before I got everyone sorted out. ‘Santa’ managed to bring members of the Calder family gifts beyond measure, worth more than gold, and left me looking at something different in the way of gifts myself.
Debbie Macomber’s “A Season of Angels” introduces Shirley, Mercy, and Goodness, angels who figure out God’s plan for the human’s they’ve been sent to help. Yes, sometimes ‘the answer’ really isn’t what it seems it’s supposed to be.
I do read ‘historicals’. Tamara LeJeune’s “Christmas with the Duchess” was an intriguing read once I figured out the cast of characters, relationships, etc.
It is really my fault because I didn’t pay attention to the genealogy chart at the front of the book before I began to read.
Once I did, my confusion lifted and I enjoyed a plot with more than one twist and turn.
However, the book I picked up and read through to the end in one sitting was Barbara Metzger’s “Christmas Wishes”. First published in 1992 and released again in 2011, this Regency Historical was a fun read with a few surprises along the way to the happily-ever-after.
The other thing that I love about this book is the dedication “Hey, Judy, this one’s for you.”
I really don’t think she meant me.