Saturday, January 11, 2014
52 Weeks Book Challenge
This week, as I was putting Christmas things away, I spied a Debbie Macomber book in my stack of Christmas books called There's Something About Christmas. It looked like a quick read so I decided to try it. I was quickly caught up in the story of Emma Collins, a journalist, stuck writing obituaries for the Examiner, a Washington State small town newspaper. She is finally giving the opportunity to interview three women who have been chosen as finalists in a country-wide fruitcake contest. The only problem is that these women live in remote towns and the mode of transportation is by plane. Emma hates small planes with a capital "H". Enter local pilot Oliver Hamilton. Oliver, upon first meeting Emma, is sure she's going to fall for him, which irritates Emma to no end. Over the several weeks leading up to Christmas, a holiday Emma doesn't "do" any longer, she not only learns "Lessons From Fruitcakes" but she learns who she really is and what it is that she wants from life. This was a sweet story with a touching ending. Perfect for a Christmas break read.