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***There's Something About Christmas

by Debbie Macomber

Reviewed December 11, 2005.
MIRA Books, 2005.  284 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (MCN F MAC).

I was in the mood for a warm and light Christmas romance, and that’s exactly what this book provides.

Emma Collins doesn’t like fruitcake.  However, she wants a chance to write a feature article badly.  So when her editor assigns her to do feature articles about three finalists in a national fruitcake competition, she can’t resist.

There’s one problem:  Her editor has hired Oliver Hamilton, a cocky and handsome pilot to fly her to the interviews in his small plane.  Emma already met Oliver and decided she didn’t trust him.  She doesn’t like flying, and flying in a small craft is much worse than a jet.

Of course we all know how things will end up, but the story of how she gets there is entertaining, and the facts about fruitcake are even interesting.  Emma draws some life lessons from the three women with award-winning recipes.

Here’s a diverting story that will put you in the mood for Christmas.

Reviews of other books by Debbie Macomber:
The Shop on Blossom Street
The Good Yarn
Summer on Blossom Street
The Christmas Basket
Christmas Letters

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