Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas Letters

Christmas is just around the corner and I just know reading Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber will help me get in the Christmas mood.

Here’s the blurb:

Katherine O'Connor often spends her days at a cozy café on Blossom Street in Seattle--where she writes Christmas letters for other people. She's good at making their everyday lives sound more interesting. More humorous. More dramatic.

But for Dr. Wynn Jeffries, who also frequents the café, Christmas means lies and deception. In fact, the renowned child psychologist recommends that parents "bury Santa under the sleigh." Katherine, however, feels that his parenting philosophy is one big mistake--at least, based on her five-year-old twin nieces, who are being raised according to his "Free Child" methods.

She argues with Wynn about his theories, while he argues that her letters are nothing but lies. They disagree about practically everything--and yet, somehow, they don't really want to stop arguing.

As the days--and nights--move closer to Christmas, Katherine and Wynn both discover that love means accepting your differences. And Christmas is about the things you share….

K.O. has a knack for writing Christmas letters, and if she gets paid doing something she loves, bonus. And this Christmas all seems well until her sister reads a self-help book written by Dr. Wynn Jeffries, Free Child. The Christmas spirit seems dim for her nieces and she wants to show Dr. Wynn what a bunch of crock his theory really is. But she never realized on how much she liked the good doctor.

I really liked K.O., I liked her determination, her outlook and her willingness to help people, but I especially loved her Christmas spirit. I wouldn’t call Wynn a scrooge, but he’s somewhat close to it (just my opinion). And both these opposites attract, in a very quick and unexpected way. And eventually their differences will wreck havoc in their short relationship. But are they willing to fight for the possibility of a happily ever after.

Although I enjoyed the story and the characters, the scene stealer for me were the actual Christmas letters. Loved them!

Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber (4/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: Mira (2006); 100 + Reading Challenge (83); Library book;

1 comment:

Ana T. said...

I'm going to put this one on my WL. :-) Great review!