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Review: Christmas on Cape Cod

Christmas on Cape Cod

Christmas on Cape Cod
By Nan Rossiter
Zebra, ASIN, B079KTR5ZP, 67 pp.

The Short of It:

A heartwarming story about family, love, and creating new traditions during the Christmas season.

The Rest of It:

I am no stranger to Nan Rossiter’s work. I think I’ve read nearly everything she’s published. Whenever I hear about something she’s written, I’m always eager to read it because it’s guaranteed to make you feel good. Christmas on Cape Cod can now be added to that feel-good list.

Christmas on Cape Cod includes some notable characters from Rossiter’s novel, The Gin and Chowder Club. which I also reviewed on this blog. That said, I don’t think you have to read the books in any kind of order. This story centers around Christmas so now is the perfect time to read it.

Asa and his son Noah head up to see his parents on the Cape for Christmas. As a single parent, Asa has his challenges but his good friend Maddie comes along for the ride and the three of them learn what Christmas means as they figure out this new life together.

I really enjoyed this story. It’s short but so full of good. Christmas stories (and movies) can be a little sappy in the telling but not here. Christmas on Cape Cod is all about family, and traditions and food and drink. It’s about letting go of what you know, in order to create something wonderful and new.

If you want to feel good, pick it up, start a fire and drink a mug of Glug, which is proudly featured in the book.

You can get Christmas on Cape Cod as a stand-alone ebook here.

Or, you can get Making Spirits Bright which is a Christmas anthology including Christmas on Cape Cod. Click here for that.

Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
Disclosure: This post contains Indiebound affiliate links.

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Sunday Matters: Still Recovering

Sunday Matters

I am not even going to blame it on age but my fifteen hours at Disneyland last week (a perfect day in every way) is still affecting me this weekend. However, there are little signs here and there that I had some sort of allergic reaction to something. My lips peeling off my face is one sign. It always takes me so long to get whatever the offender is out of my system.

Right Now:

I’m cautiously optimistic that the day will be a good one. Coffee, helps in that regard.

This Week:

Fun stuff this week. My division’s work party is on Monday. I need to find a White Elephant gift for that. My union’s Christmas party is on Wednesday and that’s always fun and the university’s party is coming up as well but I am not sure I’ll be going to that one because it’s after hours and after waking at 4 a.m., let’s face it, staying after hours probably won’t happen.

Reading:

I started Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Becoming

Watching:

Have you seen The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix? It has Kurt Russell in it and it’s so much fun. Do yourself a favor and catch it if you can.

The Christmas Chronicles

New Things I’ve Tried:

I like to cook but when I can find high quality, ready-made items, I tend to go that route and it just makes it easier for everyone.  My latest fave is Trader Joe’s Bolognese jarred sauce, not the one in the freezer section. It’s so good and tastes like I made it from scratch.

Grateful for:

The rain. Guys, we had solid rain for two days. It’s not good for the burned landscape because any amount of water almost always causes mudslides but we are still in a drought too. I wish we did a better job of capturing the water though. So much of it runs off.

My question for you, do you know what book you will end the year with? I am bouncing all over the place on this one.