Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

81pQoNpy7JLHappy Holidays, BookBirdz readers! This captivating collaborative book, Let It Snow, captures the essence of holiday spirit and teen romance. When a snow storm on Christmas Eve smothers Gracetown, a flurry of romantic pandemonium erupts. A stranded train passenger confronts the blizzard, and ends up meeting an unexpectedly charming stranger, who offers her a warm place to brave the night. Then, a trio of troublemakers race to the Waffle House with the promise of abundant cheerleaders, only to encounter blocked roads and fierce competitors. And finally, the novel connects the snowflakes between the three stories, following the hectic Christmas of a self-absorbed Starbucks barista. Recommended for lighthearted readers in search of an easy book to digest… while devouring sugar cookies.

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Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

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/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/5c6/59225917/files/2014/12/img_0430-0.jpg Happy Holidays, BookBirdz followers! I hope you all had a wonderful year. Although Christmas passed a few days ago, I’d like to write the last book review of 2014 on one of my favorite holiday novels, Blue Christmas. Weezie Foley, a Southern antique shop owner, was waiting for a spark of inspiration to hit her. Her town’s annual small-business Christmas decorating contest was only days away, and she wanted her decor to be blue-ribbon worthy. However, Weezie’s challenge was heightened when some of her antiques went missing… or were they just being “borrowed” by a mysterious visitor? Out of that entire mess, her decorating idea emerged… a Blue Christmas, just like the song sung by Elvis (the King) himself. Weezie’s decorations turned out to be beautiful, but her crazy holiday season wasn’t over yet. Between a boyfriend who just couldn’t get in the Christmas spirit, and a family Christmas dinner that proved disastrous, Weezie’s holiday was one she’ll never forget.

*I recommend this book to kids thirteen and up, for it contains a bit of inappropriate language and mild romance