Sunday, December 22, 2019

Christmas-y Haiku Reviews....


Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie


It's all in the family
when cantankerous old Simeon Lee is
murdered on Christmas Eve.


Mystery .... 271 pages .... 4/5 stars.
(It's Agatha Christie...need I say more?)




A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson


A Maine town charms a
single mom and her son when they inherit
an old beach cottage.


Christmas novella/Romance .... 167 pages .... 3.5/5 stars.
(Cute story, but the ending felt rushed and just a little too neat.)




The Christmas Trespassers by Andrew J. Fenady


Three orphans disrupt
Shad Parker's plans for a quiet
Christmas. (As do some bank robbers.)


Western .... 306 pages .... 3.5/5 stars.
(I liked this one; I just wish the author had focused more on the three orphans and Shad and less on the bank robbers and townspeople of Gilead, Texas.)


Happy Reading!

30 comments:

  1. Your haiku's are always amazing! Merry Christmas :-) Or as we say in Dutch: Fijne Kerstdagen!

    Kind regards,

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    1. Thanks, Bettina! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, too. :D

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  2. Ooh there's something about a holiday mystery that I love! :)

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  3. Merry Christmas! More haiku reviews is a great Christmas present!

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  4. Great haikus, as always! I have read Hercule Poirot's Christmas and enjoyed it. :)

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    1. I thought it was a fun Poirot mystery, too. :)

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  5. Merry Christmas, Lark! Awesome haikus. Melody Carlson's books are always hit or miss for me. Have you read The Christmas Shoppe? That's my favorite one of hers. :)

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    1. I haven't read The Christmas Shoppe...but I'll look for it. Thanks for the rec!

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  6. I'm glad A CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA was a decent read. That's one I want to get to. Maybe next Christmas!

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  7. Agatha Christie! I need to read one soon. It's been too long.

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  8. Love your haiku, as always! I read Hercule Poirot's Christmas a week or two ago, too.

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  9. Yay for haiku reviews! You can never go wrong with an Agatha Christie book, isn't it? :)

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    1. I guess there might be a bad Agatha Christie book out there, I just haven't run into it yet. :)

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  10. :) Always a favorite post! Merry Christmas, Lark!

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    1. :D Thank you!! I hope you have a Merry Christmas, too.

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  11. I read Hercule Poirot's Christmas in October...just because. But I really enjoyed it too! Happy Holidays!

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  12. For whatever reason, I can't recall ever reading a "Christmas book." I only mention that because I enjoy Christmas music and Christmas movies so much. So now I can't figure out my aversion to Christmas reading. LOL

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    1. That's funny. I wonder why. Maybe because we're so saturated with Christmas stories every year you feel like you've already read them. ;D

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    1. They're not as good as the poems you write, but I have fun with them. :)

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  14. These are always so much fun to read! Have a great Christmas :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a happy Christmas, too. :D

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  15. These are such a treat to read!

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