Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Reading Challenge: Blue Christmas

By Mary Kay Andrews

From the book jacket:

“It’s the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to garnish her shop for the Savannah historical district decorating contest, which she intends to win. Weezie is ready to shoot herself with her glue gun by the time she’s done, but the results are stunning. She’s certainly one-upped the owners of the trendy shop around the corner, but suddenly things start to go missing from her display, and there seems to be a mysterious midnight visitor to her shop.”

When I want to relax and laugh with a quick read, I can always count on Mary Kay Andrews. “Blue Christmas” was no exception.

I just love how Mary Kay brings her characters to life with such endearing and charming personalities. You can’t help but fall in love with her stories. They are so fun!

I found this book at a second-hand store not too long ago and thought it would be a good addition to my Christmas collection – and for the Holiday Reading Challenge! I was right.

It was odd, though. Whoever had this copy before I bought it must have been offended by any form of cuss words, including such innocuous terms as “hell” and “damn” because they crossed them out within the text.

They weren’t, however, offended by the gay relationship of the main character’s neighbors because they left those words intact.

Go figure!

Anyway, this is a marvelous little holiday book and I’m glad I decided to take a day off and spend my time reading this.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

haha, what weird rules for censorship. Maybe editing out all those references would have taken out too much of the book?
This sounds like a nice light read. Thanks for the review!