On Strike for Christmas

On Strike for Christmas

by Sheila Roberts
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Overview

On Strike for Christmas by Sheila Roberts

At Christmastime, it seems as though a woman's work is never done. Trimming the tree, mailing the cards, schlepping to the mall, the endless wrapping—bah humbug! So this year, Joy and Laura and the rest of their knitting group decide to go on strike. If their husbands and families want a nice holiday—filled with parties, decorations, and presents—well, they'll just have to do it themselves. The boycott soon takes on a life of its own when a reporter picks up the story and more women join in. But as Christmas Day approaches, Joy, Laura, and their husbands confront larger issues in their marriages and discover that a little holiday magic is exactly what they need to come together.

Sheila Roberts gives the best gift of all in this funny, heartwarming novel that touches the very core of Christmas spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429922517
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 128,843
File size: 351 KB

About the Author

Sheila Roberts is the author of Small Change, The Snow Globe, Bikini Season, and other bestselling books. Before settling into her writing life, Roberts did lots of other things, including owning a singing telegram company and playing in a band. Now, when she's not speaking to women's groups or at conferences, she can be found writing about the things near and dear to women's hearts: family, friends, and chocolate. She lives on a lake in Washington.


Sheila Roberts is the author of On Strike for Christmas, Small Change, The Snow Globe, Bikini Season, and other bestselling books. Before settling into her writing life, Roberts did lots of other things, including owning a singing telegram company and playing in a band. Now, when she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences, she can be found writing about the things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate. She lives on a lake in Washington.

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On Strike for Christmas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fortunately have a husband unlike most in the book. Mine helps me with decorations and yes...occasionally wrapping a gift! 'only small boxes'. Terrific and funny book to get you in the holiday spirit. Easy to relate to and an easy, fun read!
chums22 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. I was reading at work and everyone kept asking what I was laughing at. If you have ever wondered why you are doing everything for the holidays and your husband is sitting around watching football not helping you have to read this book. It was too funny and incredibly accurate in its description of men and the holidays and what us wives wish we could teach our husbands. I highly recommend it, it would make a great Christmas gift for any women.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has me giggling at each chapter for one reason or another that relates to me, my family and friends.
crossword69 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful and true to life story for a lot of women.  Lending also the poignant feelings of the women who don't have spouses and miss them brought some tears to the eye along with the hilarity.  Please read this story during Christmas time - if you get a minute between Holiday preparations!
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Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A cute Christmas read.  Why did I pick this book: I've read this book before and wanted to read it again. I also just watched Lifetime's movie adaptation and I forgot how the book went. Did I enjoy this book: I did but not as much as the first time I read it. The first time I got a big kick out of it. I laughed out loud and nodded my head in agreement. This time, some of the striking women just irritated me. I felt like some of the men...Christmas decorations and family traditions don't have to be perfect and they don't have to be exactly how the woman wants it. I do agree with the end...it should be about compromise and helping each other do the things that make your Christmas special together...not relying on one person to do it all. One of my favorite scenes in the book is Joy's family Christmas when Bob comes in. I really wish the author would have further developed this story segment. That would have been great! I also enjoyed Glen's adventures with his two young children. That was entertaining and I could see the scenes...especially the picture with Santa segment. Would I recommend it: Yes. It is a cute Christmas read. Will I read it again: Probably next Christmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first Sheila Roberts book and it left me wanting more. She's real, she's funny and I couldn't put the book down. Buy it, you'll LOVE it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fun, easy read that most people will identify with. Some women in town go On Strike for Christmas leaving the preparations and all things Christmas up to the men. I read it every year.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious! This is one of my favorite books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book to let you get lost in another world. I felt like I was right there in the middle of everything. I laughed andbheld my side because it hurt from laughing so hard. At times, I found myself rooting for the women. Then I would have pity on the men and be rooting for them. It is a fun book to read.
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SincerelyStacie More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by a friend of mine who read it last Christmas. It was our book club read for this month and I am glad I didn't read it until AFTER Christmas. I think I might have gotten all wrapped up in the women of Holly's strike and joined in myself! I do have to admit that it would have been really tough for me to carry out the whole strike...not buying presents and baking. I could have easily given up the decorating part though! Even before reading this book, I decided I didn't need to put every single decoration out this year and only put out the decorations that I really loved. That meant I had a lot less to put away! This book is a good read anytime of year, but especially around Christmas for that gentle reminder that what is really important is being together with those you love....and maybe a few cookies to share!
Ang6446 More than 1 year ago
Every woman can relate!
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jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
on strike for christmas by sheila roberts, wow this was me a few years ago when i was no longer able to see. I did go on strike and got a LOT OF help from my husband to help with all the Christmas chores. This is a very good book about how one woman can't take it anymore, doing it all for the holidays and her husband sits back and does nothing. she brings it to her knitting friends and they also want to go on strike for the holidays, make their spouses do it all this year. this is hilarious but sometimes serious when you understand the full impact of it all. the ending i could not believe it really happened for a minute. the woman all came together with one another
Rotler More than 1 year ago
Laughed so hard that I was in tears. My tween age daughter kept asking me what was so funny (of course she didn't get it), couldn't put it down. I ended up buying 8 copies and giving them as gifts. With the right cast and screan play this would make a fabulous comidy.
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Romance_rookie More than 1 year ago
On Strike for Christmas begins with Joy Robertson deciding that she is going on strike for Christmas because her husband Bob doesn't appreciate that all the baking and decorating she does makes Christmas... well Christmas. She is hoping that by not doing anything Bob will come around to her way of thinking. When Joy goes to her knitting group and explains what she is doing the rest of the ladies decide that they are going to go on strike too. To make things even crazier, the newspaper decides to do a series of articles following the movement. The fun thing about this book is that there are several story lines all going on at once. Different women have different issues with their husband and are trying to prove different points. Joy is an empty nester who wants her husband to be an active participant in the holiday festivities. Laura is a mother of two young children and her husband is a happy go lucky guy who invites all his friends and family over but what ends up happening is that Laura is doing all the cooking and cleaning. Then you have Carol whose husband died and she can't understand what these women are complaining about. I thought that this book was very entertaining to read and that a lot of women are going to easily be able to sympathize with the characters in the book, both the men and women. I really liked that not only did the men learn a lesson, but the women did too. I must admit that at the beginning of the story I was a little bit annoyed with Laura's character. I felt like she created her own situation by never asking her husband for help. I think that if she had just asked, Glen would have been happy to help out. The good thing is that eventually Laura comes to this realization. All in all this was a cute book that will put you in the holiday spirit. Oh and a bonus is that there are recipes in the back of the book that were mentioned in the story!
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ToryC More than 1 year ago
This is a feel good reading. I could not put it down. I am looking forward to her other books. Great Christmas story and I can relate to the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book b/c I could relate to the story. I found the characters humorous. It was light-hearted reading, and time well spent.