A good holiday book is not easy to come by. A GREAT one is rare. Mary Kay Andrews surprises us with this wonderful Christmas caper filled with hope and joy and love!
I didn’t know what to think when I heard what the title was going to be. I shouldn’t have been skeptical because Mary Kay never disappoints. She has so outdone herself with THE SANTA SUIT. This small book is so big on happy and has put a big smile on my face. It has also forced me to come to the conclusion that Christmas is truly right around the corner. Folks, it’s almost here.
Ivy Perkins has been cheated on by her husband her best friend. Kicked to the curb and now is on her own. Even the very successful marketing business she had with her husband is not doing her any favors. So, she throws caution to the wind and buys an old farmhouse in NC sight unseen. Off she goes with her dog and what belongings she can cram into her car; on the journey of a lifetime.
I love everything about this story. The characters are genuine and kind. The love interest is perfect: good looking but in a rough way, a real woman pleaser. All the quaint small-town people who love nothing more than to keep the Christmas season up and running as they have for many years.
The old farmhouse is definitely a character in and of itself. And as Ivy begins settling in I found myself thinking what a great idea to make this move.
With everything we have all had going on for almost two years now, I think it’s time for a holiday book like this. We need it now more than ever. It’s already put me in the mood for the upcoming holiday festivities, meals, and get togethers. I think you’re going to love it. It’s simply, well, cheerful!
I read this sweet story digitally through Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press. So you can imagine how wonderful it was to receive a finished hardcover of THE SANTA SUIT from the publisher. Thanks St. Martin’s.