Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Book Review: "Merry Ex-Mas" by Sheila Roberts
Cass Wilkes, owner of the Gingerbread Haus bakery, was looking forward to her daughter Danielle's wedding -- until Dani announced that she wants her father, Cass's ex, to walk her down the aisle. Seriously? Even worse, it appears that he, his trophy wife and their yappy little dog will be staying with Cass…. — Her friend Charlene Albach arrives at their weekly chick-flick night in shock. She's just seen the ghost of Christmas past: her ex-husband, Richard, who left a year ago when he ran off with the hostess from her restaurant, Zelda's. Now the hostess is history and he wants to kiss and make up. Hide the mistletoe!
And bring out the hot buttered rum, because the holidays aren't easy for Ella O'Brien, either. Ella, newly divorced, is still sharing the house with her ex while they wait for the place to sell. The love is gone. Isn't it?
But watch as Christmas brings all kinds of surprises….Merry Ex-mas, ladies!!
This is the second in the "Icicle Falls" series. I enjoyed the first one, but I think I liked this one even more. The book follows some more characters of Icicle Falls. This was another book where I felt I was a part of the book. I love it when I can read and feel a part of the book.
While I was reading, I kept thinking they were 'my friends' and what would I do if one of my friends were to have these situations arise. I kept wondering how each little 'story' with each of the characters would end up. A couple I guessed. A couple I didn't guess.
At any rate, I am looking forward to the next in the series.
Sheila Roberts is a fairly new author to me. I received this book as part of her 'fan club.' If you like Susan Mallery, Susan Wiggs, Debbie Macomber, try Sheila Roberts. Very good!