The 12 Books of Christmas Reading Challenge
Welcome to the 12 Books of Christmas! This is my THIRTEENTH (Bonus!) contribution and the end of the 12 Books of Christmas reading challenge.
For more information about this reading challenge and to join go here: The 12 Books of Christmas Challenge
I have now read two holiday novellas by Debbie Macomber and I think it’s safe to say that I am not her target reader.
It was a chore for me to finish this book. I started reading this book on October 17…. and didn’t finish until December 23. That’s over 2 months reading this book.
Where do I even start… I guess I’ll go with character development. Or lack thereof. There were so many characters crammed into this little book and at the end I’m left not caring about a single one of them. Addie and Erich could have been really interesting characters, except Addie was an immature brat. Erich was stubborn and sullen. I was given no reason to like either of them, and I honestly don’t know why they fell for one another either.
To add confusion to this hot mess, there are two storylines sort of connected. Based on the blurb I thought this would be a romance between Addie and Erich with the angel helping push them together. And it is. Except half the book is following the angel, who is on earth posing as a college literature professor named Harry Mills. For an angel who is only God knows how old, he sure had no idea how life on earth worked. I know that experiencing isn’t the same as observing, but it was ridiculous how dumb he was at times.
Writing this review just makes me more annoyed at this book so I’m not going to say much more. In conclusion I’m left with underdeveloped characters I don’t care about and two storylines, neither of which was compelling.
I don’t remember the last time I was so happy to finish a book. I would only read another book by this author if it was recommended by a friend with similar book tastes… and probably only one who has also read and hated this book. Apologies to the author, she’s very popular for her Christmas novels, so maybe she just ran out of inspiration by the time she wrote this one?
He’d heard about angels like this, ones who were given an earthly assignment and lost their heavenly perspective. Sadly, they got caught up in the temptations of Earth. That wouldn’t be a problem for him, of course.
Grinning like the cat who’d found a bowl of cream, Erich slowly shook his head. “You were jealous.”
My (Writing) Life
This post is scheduled in advance, so if you’re reading this on Christmas day, I’m busy spending time with my family.
Until next time!