Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews | Book Review

Throwback Review!

I originally read this book in October 2011, according to Goodreads, and I gave it 4 of 5 stars and no written review.  

Here's the summary from Goodreads:
The popular Mary Kay Andrews delivers a tasty holiday treat as she brings back the winning characters from Savannah Blues and Savannah Breeze for a little Southern cheer. It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to do up her shop for the Savannah historical district window decorating contest--which she intends to win. She throws herself into putting up a Graceland/Blue Christmas motif, with lots of tinsel, an aluminum tree, and all kinds of tacky retro stuff. The project takes up so much time that Weezie is ready to shoot herself with her glue gun by the time she's done, but the results are stunning. She's sure she's one-upped the owners of the trendy shop around the corner. But suddenly, things go missing from Weezie's display, and there seems to be a mysterious midnight visitor to her shop.

Still, Weezie has high hopes for the holiday--maybe in the form of an engagement ring from her chef boyfriend. But Daniel, always moody at the holidays, seems more distant than usual.

Throw in Weezie's decidedly odd family, a 1950s Christmas tree pin, and even a little help from the King himself, and maybe there will be a pocketful of miracles for Weezie this Christmas eve.

I may not remember all the details, but I do remember loving this book!  In late October, I was already able to see Christmas on my horizon and this was just a perfect read.  There were a couple of different storylines going at once, but it never felt like the book (or the author) was trying too hard.  It all flowed so well.  And as I've said before, I just absolutely love books set in the south!  Savannah at Christmastime... I'd love to see that in person someday.  This is Book 3 in a series by Mary Kay Andrews.  The fourth book in this series is Christmas Bliss.  This is also the latest book in the series, published in 2013.  We're only halfway through 2014... not too late for Mary Kay Andrews to announce a fifth book featuring the dynamic duo of Weezie and Bebe!  Please?

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