Saturday, March 15, 2014

Christmas Bliss {A Book Review}

Title : Christmas Bliss
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin Press
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Summary from GoodReads

From the New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental comes a novella that celebrates love, the holidays, and antiques. Christmas is coming, but Savannah antique dealer Weezie Foley is doubly distracted both by her upcoming wedding to her longtime love, chef Daniel Stipanek and also by the fact that her best friend and maid-of-honor BeBe Loudermilk is due to give birth any day and is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry. Listeners have come to love these characters in Mary Kay Andrews' three previous Savannah novels: Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze, and Blue Christmas. Christmas Bliss offers Andrews' legions of fans the best of many things: familiar characters, a new novella for Christmas, and a celebration of Mary Key Andrews' own favorite pastime-antiquing. Blue Christmas was a fan favorite, and now Christmas Bliss is sure to fly off store shelves and into the hands of Andrews fans in bestselling numbers

“Being in his arms made me feel safe and good, and finally, for the first time in my adult life, I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be." - Bebe
My Take:
Christmas time, I miss it so much that I decided to read a Christmas book in March. And I really liked it. 

This was my very first book I've read my Mary Kay Andrews, and I really liked it. I didn't know that there were three other books with the same characters, which of course I hadn't read. But despite not having read the other three books Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze, and Blue Christmas, I wasn't lost with the storylines. I feel like you could totally read it without the other three, but I'm excited to add the previous ones to my TBR.

This book follows best friends Bebe and Weezie, on their most memorable life events. A pregnant Bebe has been having reservations on marriage to her baby's daddy, but she soon realizes that he is the one she wants to spend the rest of her life with. She also discovers a huge secret from her past that can affect her baby if she doesn't settle it.

Weezie has found the love of her life and are having a Christmas wedding. But when her fiancee is away in New York at a fancy restaurant with a beautiful boss as a guest chef, she sets out on an adventure to see him and the city. And an aventure it is, she always gets mobbed by a taxi driver, her luggage gets lost, and her shoe gets washed away down the drain.

I think Bebe and Weezie's relationship is amazing. You could tell that they are the best of friends that tell each other anything and that are there for each other. I feel in love with their friendship. 

The book made me want to just head out to Savannah and become friends with them.  The characters  feel true and real, which makes reading their story even that more fun.  It was a great book, and now that i think about it, I would've been even more fun to read to Christmas time. :) 

What are you favorite Christmas books?
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  1. Definitely a book I'll be looking into.
    I've been reading Lord of the Flies lately, need a new runner up book! Hehe.


  2. Ohh, and my favorite Christmas book is The Grinch who Stole Christmas.
    Gotta love Seuss. c;

  3. I love books like this. My fave Christmas books. Ok...... asked for it LOL

    1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debby Macomber, When Christmas Comes - Debby Macomber, Christmas in Cedar Cove - Debby Macomber, The Gift of Christmas - Debby Macomber, Plus I like the book The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

    Would love for you to come join my blog hop. Meet new bloggers.

  4. I love Seuss and The Grinch!! :)
    I remember reading Lord of the Flies in school, such a good book. :)

  5. ooooh, I've never read anything from Debby Macomber, but since you mentioned it girl, I must add these to my TBR!! :)

  6. TBR? Yea she's my fave author along with Nicholas Sparks.

  7. TBR = To Be Read :)
    I love Nicholas Sparks books!! :)


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