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Blue Christmas- not the song; the BOOK!

Monday, December 3, 2012

For those who may not know the joys of reading "seasonal" books, let me just say there is nothing better than cracking open a Christmas-themed book this time of year.  And this is one of my personal go-to's every year at Christmas.  

I stumbled onto Blue Christmas years ago, and have since come to love the author, Mary Kay Andrews.  In fact, I have read all of her books now, and they are all incredible.  But this one is special.  

I cannot get through the Christmas season without it each year.  In fact, I will be starting my annual reading of it again this week.  :)

Here's the scoop:

'Tis the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to do up her shop right for the Savannah historical district decorating contest, which she fully intends to win. Her motif is Graceland Blue Christmas, with lots of tinsel, an aluminum tree, and enough tacky retro doodads to fill the Grand Ole Opry. But no sooner is she certain she's one-upped the trendy shop around the corner when Weezie notices things going strangely missing from her display.

Despite the petty burglaries of her mysterious midnight visitor, Weezie still has high hopes for the holiday. Perhaps even an engagement ring is in the offing from her chef boyfriend, though Daniel, usually moody around the yuletide, seems even more distant than ever. Throw in some seasonal eccentricities from Weezie's decidedly odd family, a miraculous 1950s Christmas-tree pin, and a little help from the King (Elvis!) himself, and even Scrooge would have to agree there's real magic in the Savannah air this Christmas.

What's not to love?  This book is set at Christmas time in the South.  The main character is an antique shop owner who has a penchant for hunting treasures to resell in her shop.  There is an awesome storefront decorating contest, AND a huge family Christmas party, with lots of twists and turns along the way.  

I cannot recommend Blue Christmas enough.  Enjoy!

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Melissa King said...

Thank you. I have read all her others and recently saw this title. I will definitely be getting on my Nook!

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