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Title: The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand Pages: 389 Genres: YA, Paranormal/Fantasy, Retellings Published by: HarperTeen (Oct. 24, 2017) Summary On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past. Every year, they… Read More

Title: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham Pages: 198 Genres: Fiction, Christmas Published by: Arrow (Nov. 6, 2004) Summary Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded shops, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the street without a rooftop Frosty the snowman; they won’t be hosting their… Read More

Hello, and welcome back to Movie Monday! Movie Monday is a feature on my blog where I compare and discuss books and their movie or television adaptation! Today I’m discussing the 2004 movie, Christmas with the Kranks based off the book, Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

Title: Journey Back to Christmas by Leigh Duncan Pages: 154 Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Time Travel, Romance Published by: Hallmark Publishing (Oct. 17, 2017) Summary Treat yourself to ebooks inspired by Hallmark Christmas movies. Enjoy a heartwarming, feel-good story…and find out what happens after the movie ends. WWII is finally over, but Hanna’s husband, Chet, didn’t return home. She puts on a brave smile during the day while nursing her hospital patients, but at night, she grieves the loss… Read More

Hello! It has been snowing so much the past few days.  Where I live, it has been transformed into a winter wonderland.  So, when I came across this little passage from Anne of Green Gables, it reminded me of how magical snow truly can be! Christmas morning broke on a beautiful white world. It had been a very mild December and people had looked forward to a green Christmas; but just enough snow fell softly… Read More

Welcome back to Countdown to Christmas. Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.  Can you even believe how quickly Christmas is approaching?!  Before you know it, it’ll be Christmas Eve! Today’s book is The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears (Nancy Drew #116) by Carolyn Keene On the trail of a teddy bear thief, nancy unwraps double-dealing and double crosses! … Read More

Happy Sunday!  I can’t believe it is December now.  Christmas is getting so close!! We are now into week 3 of Countdown to Christmas for 2017! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. This week’s book is The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans. The New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Boxreturns with a holiday novel of hope, love, and redemption…. Read More