Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball Blog Tour
SUMMARY: Mischievous matchmakers, two special tickets, one unlikely couple. An evening for romance at the annual Christmas Ball.
In a sleepy, snow-covered city, Cora Crowder is busy preparing for the holiday season. As she searches for a perfect gift, a fortiutous trip to Warrer, Werner, and Wizbotterdad's (a most unusual bookshop) leads to an unexpected encounter with co-worker Simon Derick. 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 matchmaker's best laid plans end up ruining everything this holiday?
REVIEW: This was a cute book. The author weaves together a modern tale with old world charm. I liked how Simon loved his unconventional family and included them instead of excluding them in his decisions and pursuits. I also loved how he looked out for his sister Sandy, who has Down's Syndrome, and wanted to take her to the Christmas Ball just because he knew it would be something she would love. Even though Cora had a rough childhood and her family was not close, she loved to have Sandy tag along with her and Simon. Both Simon and Cora had strong Christian faiths and let it guide their decisions and life.
I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone. It was great!
This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review without compensation.
Expertly weaving together fantasy, romance, and biblical truths, Donita K. Paul penned the best-selling, fan-favorite Dragon-Keeper Chronicles series. After retiring early from teaching, she began a second career as an award-winning author and loves interaction with old and new writers. In between books, Donita has plenty to do in her Colorado Springs home. She enjoys spending time with her grandsons, cooking, beading, stamping, and knitting.