Merry Christmas Stories by Jeff R. Spalsbury is a wonderful collection of short Christmas stories that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy. They are just perfect for the Christmas season! Some will make you laugh and others will leave a tear in your eye but what they all do best is reflect the magical spirit of Christmas.
There are all kinds of stories so there is something for everyone. There are ghosts, angels, matchmaking, and lots of love within the pages of the book as is the case of the elderly couple sitting by the sea and reminiscing about their past and how they met. There are strangers who give of themselves and find that they get so much more in return from doing good. You know how you read some stories and you just feel shivers…well that’s how I felt reading some of these as in the story where a ghost rescues people in need on the highway at Christmas time and this year he finds the perfect woman for his lonely brother.
There are 25 short stories and there were a few that stood out as my favorites. My absolute favorites that I’ll share though were Santa’s Missing and Santa’s Found. Helen arrives in detective Nick Tracer’s office with all the money she has in the world – $1.06, and wants to hire him to find Santa Claus. You see her mom is a single mom and they just don’t have the money for Christmas but while Helen is ok with not getting anything herself, she is worried for her younger siblings. Now normally Nick spends Christmas on a serious drunk and even after Helen leaves he still intends to do that but he can’t get her out of his mind. So he sets about seeing what he can do to bring Christmas to this family. Then to top things off he finally realizes that Santa is going to have to be him so he dresses as Santa and heads over to the house. While Nick is doing a huge good deed by helping this family he is totally unprepared for what happens to him while he’s there and to find that out you’ll just have to read the book.
The author does a really great job of bringing the Christmas spirit into your heart. This collection is full of wonderful characters and despite some of these stories only being a short few pages they will worm their way into your heart and stay there. If you’re one of those people who love to read a few Christmas books over the holidays this would make a great pick. I liked it because I could pick it up and read a story and then put it down if I had to. I also really liked it because it left me feeling good and in the Christmas spirit. It’s well worth the read this Christmas!
I read Merry Christmas Stories by Jeff R. Spalsbury for his book tour with TLC book Tours. Be sure and check out the other tour stops to see what others are saying about the book. Be sure and check out the Jeff’s website and you can purchase your own copy of Merry Christmas stories here in the US and here in Canada.
I just happen to have an extra copy of Merry Christmas Stories by Jeff R. Spalsbury because my copy took an extra-long time to make it through to Canada so I’m going to share it with one of my readers. Because it’s my own copy I’m opening it to all of my readers worldwide! To enter…
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This giveaway is open worldwide! I will draw for the winner on Saturday, December 17/11. Good luck to all!
Source: Review copy received for review from TLC Book Tours and the Publisher. I received no compensation for this review.