With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’.
Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?
**Please note – this book was originally titled Carol’s Christmas**
This review is not going to be very long or extensive, because the book is quite short and the plot is not that meaty as to tackle it with an in-depth analysis or review.
This novella was a quick read. Perfect for this time of the year, when the first Christmas books and movies are starting to flood our lives. Okay, I’m going to say it. Why can’t people wait until Halloween is over in order to start talking about Christmas? I sound like the Grinch, right? Well, that’s suitable here, because this book can be described a bit like Mary Poppins meets the Grinch.
It’s not really the kind of book I normally choose to read, but it was in my Kindle and I was looking for something quick and easy to read in order to relax at the end of the day. It fulfilled that purpose. It’s an easy book to read while you take a break during your Christmas preparations, and it’s a nice story.
But tell me about you. When do you start doing Christmasy things? Leave a comment!
Anyhow, for all of that, I give this book… 3 TEA CUPS!