For the month of December my book club, The Reading Cove, voted to read Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber. It’s a light, fluffy read which makes it a pretty good choice for this busy time of year. I didn’t find it particularly Christmasy although it takes place at that time of year – more it is a cute romancey type of book.
Katherine O’Connor, called K.O. for short, is currently working at transcribing medical records while she applies for jobs but has a side business writing other people’s Christmas letters for them. K.O. loves Christmas and manages to make these people’s lives sound so much better than they actually are.
So one day when K.O. is talking to her sister, she finds out that Zelda has decided not to have Christmas this year. Why you ask? Well because she’s read this book by a Dr. Wynn Jeffries on child rearing and he feels you shouldn’t let your children live in a dreamworld by believing in Santa and all things Christmas. Well K.O. is livid – really beyond livid! How dare he ruin Christmas for her twin nieces.
Imagine her surprise when she gets home to her apartment building to find that Dr. Wynn Jeffries lives there as well up in the penthouse of course. K.O. can’t resist confronting him and reaming him out on all his hair-brained ideas on raising children. Needless to say they aren’t too fond of each other at this point. Later K.O. is invited to her neighbors for cocktails and who should be there as well? You got it – none other than Dr. Wynn Jeffries himself!
Worse yet K.O.’s neighbor has decided that they are meant to be together because in all the wisdom of her psychic powers she saw this in the kitty litter and her bran flakes. Obviously K.O. and Wynn don’t agree but decide to have dinner as their neighbor planned for them. Sparks continue to fly as their attraction to each other heightens but will it be enough for them to be able to both see past their differences in the matter of Wynn’s beliefs on raising kids?
Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber was fun to read although very predictable. I found it pretty funny at times so I have to say I did enjoy it. Most of us in my book club found it an easy enough and pleasant read for this time of year!
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My copy of Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber was purchased by yours truly.