Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas - A Shoe Addict's Christmas by Beth Harbison Review & #Giveaway

Welcome back to my holiday bash staring St. Martin's Press Christmas tales. Today I'm featuring one of my all time favorite and always go-to authors Beth Harbison. This NYT bestseller has a new series staring, that's right Shoe Addicts and just in time for the holidays she's got this cute, sweet, novella, A Shoe Addict's Christmas.
Enjoy the showcase and my review and then maybe if you're lucky Santa Martin's Press will have this under your tree.
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From the author of the beloved bestseller Shoe Addicts Anonymous comes a heartwarming twist on a classic tale filled with holiday cheer.
Noelle is not a fan of the holidays and to make matters worse, she is at a crossroads in her life when it seems that love and adventure are no longer possible. When she stays late at her job in a department store on a snowy Christmas Eve she accidentally gets locked in after closing. She isn’t too concerned about the prospect of spending the night in the store…until a woman appears out of nowhere and tells Noelle that she’s her guardian angel. Soon Noelle finds herself camped out in the shoe department facing several “ghosts” of Christmases past, present, and future...Will visiting the holidays of yesterday and tomorrow help Noelle see the true spirit of Christmas? And will the love she has longed for all her life be the best surprise gift of all?

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Read an excerpt courtesy of St. Martin's Press:

Chapter 1
It was a picture-perfect Christmas Eve. Snow was falling at almost two inches an hour, swirling down in front of the Simon’s Department Store window displays on Massachusetts Avenue like flakes in a snow globe. People either hurried past—clutching their coats to them and closing their eyes against the cold—or ambled along, looking up and around with childlike wonder at the beauty. Even the most ordinary scene, like the Exxon service station across the street from the main door, took on a fairy-tale quality, like a gingerbread house iced in a confection of snow.

Simon’s, where I worked in human resources, would have been the perfect subject inside a snow globe, or maybe an impressionistic painting. The owner, Lex Prather, was a very old-fashioned guy (bow tie, martinis, a physique as straight and trim as a cigarette), and I swear he designed the place with Fred Astaire movies in mind.

Or maybe it was more accurate to say that the store was established in the thirties and all of the owners since then, including Lex’s late mother and now he himself, had maintained it as the kind of setting where you wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a guy in a top hat and tails walk in.

There was even a glove counter. Small, admittedly. Not the most popular department in the store, by any means, but it did more business than you’d expect. There are always Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly wannabes, and this was like a Wonderland to them; there are always Women of a Certain Age, and ... More
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My Review

NYT bestseller Beth Harbison’s Shoe Addict holiday novella is short and sweet, an entertaining, with a message, mix between A Christmas Carol and Its A Wonderful Life. With a storyline that’s both timely and timeless and fantastic stars including her guardian angel showstopper, A Shoe Addict’s Christmas is soon to become the next Christmas classic!

Noelle Carpenter hates the holidays and has since her mom died when she was young. So being accidentally locked inside Simon’s Department Store where she works in HR on a snowy Christmas Eve when she has nowhere to go and nothing to do sounds like a dream. That is until her worst Christmas nightmare shows up in the form of her guardian angel hoping to inject her with some holiday cheer by rewriting some of the worst holiday memories of her past and giving them happier endings.

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BETH HARBISON is the New York Times bestselling author of One Less Problem Without You, If I Could Turn Back Time; Driving with the Top Down; Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger; When in Doubt, Add Butter; Always Something There to Remind Me; Thin, Rich, Pretty; Hope in a Jar; Secrets of a Shoe Addict; and Shoe Addicts Anonymous. She grew up in Potomac, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C., and now divides her time between that suburb, New York City, and a quiet home on the Eastern Shore.

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  1. Driving With the Top Down. Thanks.

  2. This kind of sounds like A Christmas Carol and there is never anything wrong with short and sweet. ;) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Debbie!

    1. Nothing at all wrong with short and sweet Kindlemom. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

  3. Oh that sounds good. I've not read her yet. The tbr groans at this point. lol