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

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Christmas Wishes by Kitty Wilson

I got this free on Kindle

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Teaching assistant Alice has sworn off men, which is fine because with Christmas coming she’s super busy organising the school Nativity. This should be a blast with the help of best friend and village vicar, Dan – if she can just ignore those more-than-just-a-friend feelings she’s developed for him…

Dan is more than happy to help Alice – his secret crush – but not only is his beloved Granny Annie about to be made homeless, the church choir has disintegrated and he’s battling some dark demons from his past.

With meddling grannies and PTA wars thrown in the mix, can Alice and Dan overcome their past hurts to move forward? Will they be spending Christmas together as friends… or something more?”

This was a cute Christmas short story with a bit of romance thrown in. I liked the characters and really wanted Alice to get her happy ending. The setting was the traditional village setting which added to the Christmassy feel.

Overall an enjoyable read, but nothing wow.

Rated 3/5


Killer Christmas by Harper Lin

I got this free on Kindle

Book Description From Goodreads:

“After breaking up with hunky movie star Nick Doyle, Grammy Award-winning singer Emma Wild returns to her hometown for Christmas to get away from it all. In Hartfield, a small town in Ontario, Canada, she gets caught up in a murder case after a fan’s drink is poisoned at the Chocoholic Cafe, owned by Emma’s sister Mirabelle.

Who is the killer and was the drink originally intended for Emma?
To add to the chaos, Sterling Matthews is the detective on the case. He’d shattered her heart nine years ago and inspired all her hit singles, but now they must work together to find the murderer before the murderer finds Emma.

Join Emma Wild on her first adventure in the first book of Harper Lin’s 4-Book holiday mystery series.”

I found this book free on Amazon Kindle and was drawn in by the cover and the blurb. It was an enjoyable cosy mystery. I liked the main character and how she seemed quite down to earth despite her fame. It was nice that she was able to help out at home, yet at the same time it made you appreciate the fact that you weren’t famous! It wasn’t overly Christmassy but I didn’t feel that that took anything away from it.

Rated 4/5

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A Very Lucky Christmas by Lilac Mills

I got this free on Kindle

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Things can’t get worse for Daisy Jones… can they?

Christmas is meant to be the happiest time of year so why is absolutely everything going wrong for Daisy? Reeling from a bad breakup, moving back in with her parents and hounded by trouble at work she really shouldn’t be surprised when things go from bad to worse..and she ends up in A&E!

Her great-grandmother persuaded her to plant a silver sixpence in the Christmas pud for luck but choking on the coin isn’t the ‘change’ she’d wished for. Yet when dashing Dr Noah Hartley saves the day things finally start to look up. With Christmas Day just around the corner Daisy’s determined to make her own luck…and hopefully bag herself a dishy doc in the process!”

I was drawn to this free Kindle book by the cover. I am glad that I was as it was an enjoyable short story. It had a lot of things going on and you really felt for the main character. It also showed that things happen for a reason and sometimes you need the bad in order to get to the good.

Overall a lovely Christmassy read that gives you hope.

Rated 4/5

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