Each year I try to read a Christmas book around the holidays. Not too close or too far from it. This year I’ve chosen THE HUNDRED GIFTS by Jennifer Scott. The nice people at New American Library have offered to give one of my readers a copy. So… please leave a holiday-themed comment below. I will choose my winner Wednesday, Dec. 2. Only U.S. addresses, please. And, no P.O. boxes. Good luck
Now, what’s the book about? Brenda is the main character who is at loose ends dealing with an empty nest now that her daughter has moved to Thailand and her son is out traveling the world, on her dime. What’s the hubby doing? Anything and everything to keep himself amused. Right now it’s learning to play the guitar and being in a band. No time for Brenda.
Brenda’s put some weight on lately. Of course it has nothing to do with feeling sorry for herself, or the trendy new doughnut shop in town. But when she spots a notice on the door of the shop next to the bakery, she takes pause. They want someone to do what? And just as she’s about to turn tail and waltz off safely down the street, a woman stops her and tells her about the job opening…
The characters are colorful and zany. It’s the holidays and every family has something going on. And family members they’d just as soon keep in the closet.
If you’re looking for something funny and light, this is your read. Scott is the author of THE SISTER SEASON and THE ACCIDENTAL BOOKCLUB.