Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

It’s tinsel – light, sparkly, fun, but at the end of the season it gets tossed with the tree.

Weezie is an antiques dealer in Savannah, a character first introduced in Savannah Blues which I read several years ago. This one stands on its own well, though. Weezie’s in a frenzy to decorate her shop for the annual contest. Her Blue Christmas/1950s theme turns out gorgeous, even out-shining the competitor down the block, but things start to go missing and a mysterious woman has been making after-hours visits to the shop. Daniel, Weezie’s chef boyfriend, is worried, but he has his hands full at his restaurant.

Overall, it’s enjoyable, the touches of romance, a little mystery that leads to a heart-warming ending. Everything I’m looking for in a seasonal read.

I actually listened to the audio version read by Isabel Keating. I will say that she was perfect for Weezie’s voice, but she didn’t do the male character’s as well in my opinion. I actually found it a little distracting and wished that she hadn’t tried to do men’s voices at all.

I actually finished listening to this a week or two ago and it really did get me into the decorating spirit. I adore Christmas decorations. I had my tree and lights up the weekend after Thanksgiving. All I still have left to do is get out my Christmas dishes, or at least more than the three we use for dinner every night.

I even pull all the books off my shelf in for the month. Well, except for the Christmassy ones you see in the photo.

Purchase Blue Christmas at Amazon, IndieBound, or The Book Depository.

Southern Series #3

5 hours, 1 minute
First published 2006

3 out of 5 stars

Challenges: 100+, A to Z, Holiday Reading

I borrowed my copy from the library and the above is my honest opinion.