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Title: Merry Hanukah
Author: Debby Caruso
Meet Rhonda, a semi-neurotic ad agent and Christmas fanatic,
who decides she’s going to make a fabulous Hanukkah
celebration for her new husband James and his family.
In the midst of trying to create the perfect day, Rhonda meets with
various roadblocks: a hostile mother-in-law who takes the joy out of
any day, recipes she can’t seem to master, a looming work deadline
that’s sure to do her in, as well as an intrinsic belief that somehow the
holidays are about something more…and that the “perfect” day isn’t
always what it seems.
Merry Hanukkah is for all those celebrating both Hanukkah and
Christmas, and for the Holiday Junkie in all of us. It’s a hilarious
journey revealing the truth of what we value the most: faith, family,
friendship, and love.
Contemporary / Romance – This book is light-hearted, fun and a great holiday read!
Caruso has a wonderful writing style! I got sucked in immediately and was very invested in the characters right from the start.
I read this book in a matter of days. I haven’t been reading as much because of my 2019 Reading Goals, but this was very enjoyable.
Character / World Building:
As I mentioned, I became very invested in these characters! They were fun, relatable, and each character held their own. I want to mention that I did have some questions about a character and I reached out to the author to verify those concerns! Caruso was so sweet to clarify my questions and help me to see what was being portrayed. From that short exchange, I can tell you that she is an amazing person hoping to spread a positive light on faith.
Caruso sent me this book for free in exchange for a review! I was very grateful for her offer and I ended up truly enjoying her book. If you’re looking for a quick, fun, holiday read, this will be your go-to book! With plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, relatable stresses during the holidays, and family dynamics gone wrong, I promise you’ll fly through this one 😉