A Cherry Cola Christmas

A Cherry Cola Christmas by Ashton Lee

Available: Sept. 29, 2015

Thank you to NetGallery.com and to the publisher for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

The fourth book in the Cherry Cola series doesn’t seem to have the same Southern charm as the preceding tales. Maura Beth has lost her spark and gumption and has no one to fight with – after all she’s got the library of her dreams being built and is married off to the love of her life. This installment focuses more on some of the other recurring characters from novels past – Periwinkle and Mr. Parker, the crazy sisters of Mamie and Marydell, and others, but it focuses more on what they are all grateful for instead of being the next installment of the series. Think “It’s a Wonderful Life” with cowboy boots.

What I loved: Who doesn’t love a book about Christmas where the warm feelings of love, peace, good tidings and great joy run through the novel? And there are recipes – always a plus in my book.

What I didn’t love: What is it with this town and the men that attempt suicide? This is now the 2nd book where someone tries to off themselves in a way that just seems as a halfway attempt to get attention.

What I learned: Christmas miracles and all that…

Overall Grade: B-

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