Sunday, October 7, 2012

Christmas Reads

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about purchases for the holiday.


Cheryl Lynn Martin has a wonderful series for middle-reader girls (and boys) The Hawaiian Island Detective Series. Book One is Pineapples in Peril. Delightfully face-paced books for the investigator in all of us. Having lived in Hawaii, Cheryl’s imagery is rich and just plain downright good old fun.

Davalynn Spencer’s debut novella is As You Are at Christmas will warm your heart with sugar cookies and smells of pine and cinnamon:
Colorado public school teacher ANGELA MURPHY goes home for Christmas—alone. Shattered by the discovery of her fellow-teacher boyfriend in the arms of another woman, her hopes of a cozy Christmas at her grandmother MOLLIE’s boarding house dissipate into tears. But Angela determines to make her two-week stay enjoyable. She sets about helping her adoptive grandmother with the traditional Christmas baking and meets the newest boarder, MATT DAWSON, a single handyman/architect. Dawson is temporarily rooming at the Berthoud Boarding House until a new furnace arrives for the ranch house he is renovating.

Not long and Christmas will be here.

Pick up one or both for the readers in your life.