Saturday, August 22, 2009
The Great Christmas Bowl: My Review
The Great Christmas Bowl is a cute seasonal novelette about a the mother of four children. Set in a small Minnesota town, it takes place during the youngest child's senior year in high school. It is the only year this son has played football, and just before the playoffs, the team mascot has a heart attack. She is talked into taking his place (which means wearing a trout costume). It is also the year her husband volunteers her to head the church's hospitality ministry, just before the Christmas Tea, the event that has always been done in just the same way. Of course nothing goes the way she plans, and of course, in the end everything works out for the best. The book includes a few paragraphs about Marianne's Bible study regarding hospitality and what it means, but unless you really hate religion, I don't think it is enough to turn you off to the book. This isn't the great American novel but it is a quick amusing read.
First Wildcard will tour this book September 24. Check back then to read the first chapter and learn about the author, Susan May Warren.