Pandemic Reading List 2020 – Christmas Books! – Short Stories, Mini Reviews


Miss Kane’s Christmas by Caroline Mickleson

I got this free on Kindle

Book Description From Goodreads:

“With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’.

Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?”

I found this a couple of years ago on Amazon Kindle and have read it for the past two years. For some reason I really enjoy reading it!

The writing style is nice and it is just a comforting read during the Christmas period. I like the characters, the progression of their relationship and the sprinkling of Christmas spirit throughout.

I recommend this book and will be reading it again this year!

Rated 5/5

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Christmas Spirit by Morgana Best

I got this free on Kindle

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Live. Laugh. Lava.
Prudence Wallflower is a human volcano, and like Pompeii, she is about to blow.
But hot flashes are only one of Prudence’s problems. She is a clairvoyant … who has never seen a ghost. Despite Prudence connecting people with their deceased loved ones through the impressions she receives from the dead, her professional reputation is on the edge of eruption.
But when the ghost of a gorgeous detective appears and demands Prudence solve a murder, it’s her romantic life, not her reputation, which is about to explode.”

A mix of the paranormal, Christmas and investigation enticed me into reading this book. I was soon hooked and really liked the characters and their relationships. It was a gripping read and I was sad when it ended. I saw that it was a series so I will be looking at reading the next books at some point!

Overall an enjoyable read and one that if you want a slightly different Christmas read then this is for you!

Rated 5/5

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The Mystery of Santa Clause by Paul Moxham

I got this free on Kindle

Book Description From Goodreads:

Are you up for a thrilling adventure?

Set in 1950’s Britain, this standalone short adventure story will suit anyone who enjoys Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys or the Famous Five. A clean and wholesome read.

While spending their Christmas holidays with their grandparents in Scotland, Joe, Amy, and Sarah, along with their friend Will, stumble across an injured man dressed in a red Santa suit. With a storm quickly approaching, can the children rescue Santa Claus and save Christmas?

I was taken in by the cover and the blub, however this was a very short story and I wasn’t overly fussed by it. It had very little to do with Christmas and ended without much having happened.

I wouldn’t rush to read it again this year, however having looked on Goodreads it seems that I am in the minority with this opinion!

Rated 2/5

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