Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Merry Humbug Christmas by Sandra D. Bricker

This book is two separate stories that tie together. Joss and her friend Reese have spent five years coping with Christmas not being the way that they rather wish for. They do spend it together, but this year Reese has a fiancé, and thus things change. Joss decides to take the trip anyway. Thus it begins! Joss is about to have the ride of her life! Planning to go on the Bah Humbug cruise (oh my!) Joss instead winds up in something she didn't plan. A boat full of people who love Christmas on The 12 Days of Christmas Cruise! There is, of course, a handsome guy, Patrick, on the boat and she is totally falling for him. Ship board romance is great, but does it last on land?

Meanwhile, Reese is off to meet the new family she will have once she gets married. Damian's family is wealthy, and Reese grew, pretty much a hippy. (There is an opposite for you!) Poor Reese doesn't feel like she fits in with his family at all! There are accidents, and issues, and will this man even love her or speak to her? How do you get down the isle if you can't even figure out your potential spouse's family?

The two stories are nicely interwoven, and have lots of giggles in them. It is a cute read to cheer up those with a bit of the Winter doldrums.

Carol :)

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B&H Books (October 15, 2013)



For more than a decade, Sandra D. Bricker lived in Los Angeles. While honing her chosen craft of screenwriting in every spare moment, she worked as a personal assistant and publicist to some of daytime television's hottest stars. When her mother became ill in Florida, she walked away from that segment of her life and moved across the country to take on a new role: Caregiver.

The author says that it was her 8th novel that opened the door to finding her way as a writer. "I'm a Christian woman, first and foremost," she says. "So it was a bit of a dream-come-true when Summerside Press chose me as one of two authors to launch the Love Finds You line."

Sandie's real-life role as cancer survivor has parlayed into her steadfast commitment to raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research. Spearheading a series of devotionals for Summerside Press (such as the popular His Grace is Sufficient...Decaf is Not), the author has stipulated that a portion of each contributor's proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

"Being allowed to combine my faith and my humor with raising funds for my pet projects ... and still pursue my writing dream," says Bricker, "well, that's the best of all worlds, as far as I'm concerned!"

And one of the author's pet projects is animal rescue, evidenced by the special bond she has created with one particular formerly-abandoned puppy -- a red-haired collie with "killer brown eyes and the heart of the class clown."


A Merry Humbug Christmas features two holiday romance novellas from hilarious and heartwarming author Sandra D. Bricker. -- the perfect gift to yourself or someone else at this most wonderfully stressful time of year.

 In "Once Upon a Jingle Bell," A Bah! Humbug cruise to the Mexican Riviera is Joss Snow’s answer to this year’s quest to avoid the holidays completely; at least until she’s rebooked on a different kind of cruise altogether. Candy canes, holly wreaths, reindeer and ornaments seem to be stalking her on the 12 Days of Christmas holiday cruise extravaganza. An escape back to land is her only goal . . . until she meets a kindred spirit in rugged Irishman Patrick Brenneman, and then the game is on! Avoid Christmas festivities at all costs . . . except maybe for that one stop under the mistletoe.

In "It Came Upon a Midnight Deer," Reese’s guilt over abandoning best friend Joss on their holiday tradition of avoiding all things Christmas is trumped by the joy of her recent engagement. Meeting Damian’s family for the first time on idyllic Sugarloaf Mountain is about as far from that Bah! Humbug cruise as she can get, and Reese can hardly wait to get there. But from the moment they hit that deer in the road just two miles from the cabin, everything seems to go wrong. There are no drummers drumming or pipers piping this particular year! And once she sets her future in-laws’ family cabin ablaze, she’s pretty sure there won’t be even ONE golden ring in her future.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Merry Humbug Christmas, go HERE.

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