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Monday, November 29, 2010

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul Book Review

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball
by:  Donita K. Paul

From the Publisher:
In a sleepy, snow-covered city, Cora Crowder is busy preparing for the holiday season. Searching for a perfect gift, a fortuitous trip to Warner, Werner, and Wizbotterdad’s (a most unusual bookshop) leads to an unexpected encounter with co-worker Simon Derrick. And the surprise discovery of a ticket for a truly one-of-a-kind Christmas Ball.

Every year, the matchmaking booksellers of the Sage Street bookshop host an enchanting, old-fashioned Christmas Ball for the romantic matches they’ve decided to bring together.

This year, will Simon and Cora discover a perfect chemistry in their opposite personalities and shared faith? Or will the matchmakers’ best laid plans end up ruining everything this holiday?
 My Review:
This is a very fictional short story.  It is not something I would read aloud to my family.  It had a hint of "magic" that just didn't jive with me.  I couldn't figure out if the characters were "angels" or of a "mystic" nature.  It left me hanging.
 Although, it did show God's mercy and His plan throughout the book.  I just wished that it had either been ALL fiction (thus the mystic nature) or a book that told the story of God's love and not intertwined the two.
 I did appreciate the brother/sister dynamic in the book!  Brothers that have a protective spirit for their sisters - should win a special reward!
 As much as I love Christmas books and love stories combined, this has not been one of my faves!
Blessings to you!  You are loved!!!

Note:  I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only.  This review has not been monetarily compensated.  The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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