SEVEN WEEKS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS!

While it seems so far away, when you are counting down the weeks by reading holiday books, you suddenly realize that there are more holiday books on the bookshelf than there are weeks left to read them! YIKES!! Perhaps a book a day would help alleviate the panic attacks. 🙂

cover148567-mediumThis appears to be the week for “café” books. If holiday stories aren’t set in cafes, then they are set in bookstores. Regardless of the setting, however, The Christmas Café at Seashell Cove is a delightful, humorous holiday tale. Seashell Cove is a series by Karen Clarke that features a different resident in each book, although past and future featured characters all make at least a cameo appearance in the current storyline.

Tilly is a free spirit who loves to work wherever her heart leads. Currently she is doing interior design work but she refuses to take it too seriously or even call it a “job.” She likes getting paid to do what she loves without the strings of a “business” attached. This Christmas, however, her friends and the café owners, are putting a great deal of pressure on her to turn the new addition to the café into something spectacular, each wanting to use the grand opening holiday celebration as a very special occasion to reveal big surprises. In addition, there is a new man in town with a young son who may, or may not, hire Tilly to redecorate his new home. The man, Seth, unfortunately comes with a very overbearing mother who has ideas of her own.

There are all of the usual holiday read must-haves: a bit of intrigue, encouraging friends, a colorful character or two and, most importantly, romance with missed cues and crossed signals that can keep the reading enjoyable and interesting. The folks of Seashell Cove always are a delight to catch up with and Tilly’s character is one of the best and most interesting to date.

If you are a fan of cozy books – mystery or romance – and like a good holiday tale that is not too over-the-top Christmassy, then The Christmas Café at Seashell Cove is a must read for you. Once you’ve read this one, I encourage you to catch up with the other folks from Seashell Cove. You will be glad that you did.

Much appreciation to #Netgalley, @Bookouture, and the author, @KarenClarke123 for my copy of this humorous tale!

 

7 thoughts on “SEVEN WEEKS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS!

    1. LOL Stepahnie – I would start decorating in July if anyone would let me! I just like the holiday décor better than any other. But then, people often confuse me with ELF – LOL!! This one was good. I hope you give it a try. 🙂 And I’ll try not to sing carols too loudly around you this month. hehehehe

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  1. Berit&V@Audio Killed the Bookmark

    Lovely review! It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
    Although here in Southern California Mother Nature hasn’t got the memo quite yet it is still pretty darn hot!

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    1. Oh Berit, I know exactly what you mean! I used to live in Arkansas and it just never quite got autumnal or wintry there. Kiddingly I say that is the entire reason I moved to the Midwest – just so I could experience winter. And, boy, do we ever!! My son lives in Vegas and called me yesterday to say it was finally beginning to feel like fall – it was 85 degrees!!! At least you are aren’t down under in Australia and have full blown summer at Christmas. 😉

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