Review: Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews

December 18, 2013 book review, Christmas, Holiday book, Mary Kay Andrews, Savannah 2

Written By:  Mary Kay Andrews

Published By: St.Martin’s Press October 15, 2013

Length:  294 pages

Source: Purchased e book

Christmas is coming, but Savannah antique dealer Weezie Foley is doubly distracted both by her upcoming wedding to her longtime love, chef Daniel Stipanek and also by the fact that her best friend and maid-of-honor BeBe Loudermilk is due to give birth any day and is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry. Listeners have come to love these characters in Mary Kay Andrews’ three previous Savannah novels: Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze, and Blue Christmas. Christmas Bliss offers Andrews’ legions of fans the best of many things: familiar characters, a new novella for Christmas, and a celebration of Mary Key Andrews’ own favorite pastime-antiquing. Blue Christmas was a fan favorite, and now Christmas Bliss is sure to fly off store shelves and into the hands of Andrews fans in bestselling numbers.

My Thoughts:  
I love to pick up a few lighter reads during these busy holiday prep days.  Christmas Bliss was a perfect choice.  My first Mary Kay Andrews book, but it won’t be my last.  Set in Savannah Georgia and New York City, this book has a quick pace and positive feel.  I love Savannah, and adding in the time of Christmas is just magical.  

Weezie is a great character, she’s upbeat and excited about her impending wedding.  Heading out to NYC to spend a few days with her homesick fiance seems just the right thing, after lost luggage and a dishonest driver she eventually gets to Daniel and has a positive trip.  

BeBe is 8 months pregnant, trying to help her partner finish their house, and she gets a shocking visitor just before the holidays.  BeBe is spunky and not one to be defeated or deterred when she sets her mind to something.  In seemingly funny circumstances she seeks the answers she needs, all in the name of saving the future for her child.  

Looking for something positive and uplifting, pick up a copy of Christmas Bliss, get some hot cocoa and enjoy some great story telling. 

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