12.06.2007

Book Review: Family Blessings



Family Blessings by Fern Michaels

I was trying to think of one word to describe this holiday novel from staple writer Michaels, and I came up with...treacly.

This sickly sweet Christmas novella tries too hard, and has a bit too much strife to be resolved in a couple hundred pages - we have infidelity, abandonment issues, emotional trauma, new jobs, old jobs, emotionally stunted family relations, and even a tornado.

Though it continues to the story of the "Trips" and Grandma Cisco from that story I read a few weeks ago, this one was a struggle. I just wanted to smack everyone upside the head and tell them to move on with their day.

That's probably not the holiday spirit I should be in. ;-)

First novel was okay, but this one was disappointing as hell...

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