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How to Host a Holiday (The Prequel to Ivy Stratton & The Time Machine)

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  • Posted February 26, 2013

    I loved it!! Can't wait for more!

    I loved it!! Can't wait for more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Nice to curl up and have a quick read.

    Well done. Brought me into it and the characters were likable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A sweet and sim

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    A sweet and simple holiday short story that has all the trimmings for a great little holiday novella - great characters, a snowy scenery and mishaps and mayhem!  From the beginning I fell in love with Ivy our main character who begins the novella dreaming up her perfect Christmas and waking up to things being just a little different from her dreams.  She is surrounded by great neighbors and friends, who all join her for a Christmas party and feast.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

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    Simple, but well done! I really liked this book. I don't know w

    Simple, but well done!
    I really liked this book. I don't know why I liked it so much. It was simple nothing really spectacular or thought provoking. It just really clicked with me! I guess I liked it because it felt real. Like this could have been me about 25 years ago. It was just a short story about a young woman hosting a Christmas party for her friends. This story could have been about anybody.

    The character development was great! I really liked Ivy. I thought she had a great personality. I liked all her friends and even the guy she was suppose to win the heart of. I thought the author did a fabulous job!

    This whole story kinda reminded me of when I lived in Savannah GA for a while. There was a big hurricane coming through, and in Savannah - you don't evac., you throw "Hurricane parties"! So I went to my first hurricane party! There were candles everywhere (because the elec. was out) there was lots of food. Someone was playing the Ukelele and everyone was dancing and singing. While outside the boarded up windows the hurricane was wreaking havoc with the apartment complex.
    Nothing like that happens in this book! but the elec. does go out and they still manage to have the party and have fun!
    Here's a few lines I just loved -

    "I am waiting for someone to develop a shopping app that allows you to choose your groceries, pay online, and have them delivered to your doorstep. When that happens, I'll make gourmet meals everyday." Ha! Me too!

    "Despite the ice storm, the power outage, the uncooked turkey, the surprise guest, and an argument with Giuseppe, I've dreamed of a Christmas like this my entire life." LOL isn't she adorable?

    THE ALL-IN-ALL -
    All in all this was a great little story! I don't remember any swearing, and there is no sex, so - very clean. It was fun, interesting, quirky, has great lines and a great cast.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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