Saturday, December 11, 2010

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul (Review)




Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (October 5, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0307458995


Summary:

Can mysterious matchmaking booksellers bring two lonely hearts together in time for Christmas?

In a sleepy, snow-covered city, Cora Crowder is busy preparing for the holiday season. Searching for a perfect gift, a fortuitous trip to Warner, Werner, and Wizbotterdad’s (a most unusual bookshop) leads to an unexpected encounter with co-worker Simon Derrick. And the surprise discovery of a ticket for a truly one-of-a-kind Christmas Ball.

Every year, the matchmaking booksellers of the Sage Street bookshop host an enchanting, old-fashioned Christmas Ball for the romantic matches they’ve decided to bring together.

This year, will Simon and Cora discover a perfect chemistry in their opposite personalities and shared faith? Or will the matchmakers’ best laid plans end up ruining everything this holiday?


My Review:
Overall this book was just okay. I did like the premise and plot line. The faith element could have been developed more. The magical aspect was in the background and not overwhelming at all. My favorite character is Simon's sister Sandy. She is adorable. I liked how the relationship between Simon and Cora developed but I wish it was not a novella so there could be more to it. Several items could have been fleshed out more like Cora's family situation. I would say this is a sweet romantic Christmas novella. The cover is beautiful and it drew me in. Recommended for fans of this genre.


About the Author
Expertly weaving together fantasy, romance and Biblical truths, Donita K. Paul penned the best-selling, fan-favorite DragonKeeper Chronicles series. After retiring early from teaching, she began a second career as an award-winning author and loves serving as a mentor for new writers of all ages. And when she’s not putting pen to paper, Donita makes her home in Colorado Springs and enjoys spending time with her grandsons, cooking, beading, stamping, and knitting.
Review copy provided by the Blogging for Books program.

1 comment:

brandyreneebruce said...

You're right! The cover is gorgeous!