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.
I am sure you are just like the rest of us and have had a holiday season where you don’t want to celebrate at all. I know I definitely have. Well, this is the book that will turn your frown upside down.
There are 2 separate stories in it, each with their own scrooge who doesn’t want to celebrate. Of course things don’t always go as planned.
I really loved these 2 little stories. They were light-hearted fun that would make even the meanest miser’s heart to melt quickly. I think one of the things I liked the most was that it was sort of the anti-holiday story. Usually stories revolving around the holiday time have the main character so deeply in love with the holiday and trying to convince everyone else around them to love it too. Instead, The two best friends usually spend their “nonholiday” holidays with each other and not celebrating but this year it was crammed down their throats and their reactions just made the book that much more hilarious.
I definitely plan on getting more books by this author.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.