Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Blog Tour/Review: The Spirit of Christmas by Lauraine Henderson

About the Book

George Stone can’t wait for the Christmas season to be over and his employees, especially his executive assistant, Kathryn Gleason, focused once again on their work. When a missing report requires George to stop in at Kathryn’s parents’ home the day before Christmas Eve, he ends up as an unexpected guest. Between the haunting journals of his late grandfather and the unsettling dream of an unhappy future, George is swept away by the magic of Kathryn’s charm and her family’s love.

Will the Spirit of Christmas show George the happiness he’s missing and will Kathryn’s warmth and beauty melt his cold heart?

About the Author

Lauraine lives with her husband, dog and cat on 68 acres of woodland 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon. After growing up in Oregon, they moved their family of three children to Utah. From there they moved to Hawaii and Arizona, finally coming back to Oregon in 2015. Their three children, two girls and a boy, are all grown and live across the United States. After being a professional bookkeeper for over twenty years, she turned her hobby of writing into her first published novel in 2016. She loves to write inspirational romance and hopes her readers will be both entertained and uplifted by her stories. When she’s not writing, she loves to paint (watercolors, oils, and acrylics), sew, knit, crochet, and read (of course!).



I enjoyed reading a Christmas romance in May since I tend to read them in November and December. This is a modern-day retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. It was fun to recognize the characters that are so familiar. There are some differences, too, which made it interesting to read. I liked the way the author handled the "ghosts."   

George is the perfect Scrooge who has no time for relationships. He somehow allowed his assistant, Kathryn, to take a vacation, but she didn't leave a report he felt he needed, so he went to her parents' house to pick it up. Things didn't go as he had planned and he got much more out of that trip than he ever would have imagined.

This was a quick, fun read! I enjoyed the characters and got lost in George and Kathryn's story. It's a timeless message that is good to remember no matter what time of year it is!

My Rating=4 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy via Singing Librarian Books, which did not affect my review in any way


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