Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Merry Little Christmas ~ Blog Tour

A Merry Little Christmas
by Anita Higman
ISBN: 978-1609366889
$ 13.67 (Hardcover)
$ 9.99 (kindle)

About the Book:

Fall in love with this cozy story about two people from different worlds.

Franny Martin is an Oklahoma farm girl who’s preparing to spend the holidays alone…again. Then Charlie Landau shows up one day, all wealth and polish, and offers to buy Franny’s farm. Franny has no money to speak of, but she is clever and spirited, and she’s more than happy to sell the farm and move to the city.
As Sinatra croons from the radio and Christmas descends upon her charming farm, Franny teaches Charlie the curious and sometimes comical ways of country life. In the process, they unearth some discoveries of the heart—that sometimes love comes when you’re least ready for it. Will the holidays bring their most impossible dreams within reach?
My Thoughts:
I have to be honest ~ this book was a struggle for me. You have a gal "Franny" who grew up on a farm she inherited from her family and for the last 10+ years she has been trying to sell it. Her desire is to leave the farm and see if she can survive in the city. Not only survive but find out if she can do something else other than work a farm. Not only that ~ she wants to see if there is a special guy for her because the only one that has taken an interest in her she can't stand. Out of the blue a young man from a very wealthy family comes and offers to buy the farm "as is" to prove to his family that he has what it takes to make a profit. The only problem is he has failed at everything he has tried to do so far. 

I had a lot of trouble reading this book. Franny just didn't seem very educated and her character was rather rough. Franny lived in a time when women's education wasn't as important, she was a hard worker, believed in civil rights for African Americans and hated seeing discrimination and would fight to keep it from her town ~ unfortunately with the writing (I think it's intentional and not a case of bad writing) and speech so rough it just made it harder for me to connect with the story. And then for Charlie & Franny to fall for each other so fast (and for Charlie to consider and think it would be funny to see what his family would think of Franny's rough ways) ~ I don't know, this story just wasn't for me.

If you get the opportunity to read a chapter or two of this book before you buy it, definitely do to make sure the speech in the book won't bother you like it did me. Perhaps you will connect with the characters and the story enough to ignore this issue.

Readers can keep up with Anita Higman by visiting www.anitahigman.com, becoming a fan on Facebook or following on Twitter.

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About the Author:
Anita Higman is the author of 24 books, including fiction, nonfiction, children's books, and plays. Among her published romance titles are Larkspur DreamsThe Love Song, and Castles in the Air, all coauthored with Janice A. Thompson. Her mysteries includeAnother Stab at Life andAnother Hour to Kill. Anita is a member of ACFW and the Christian Humor Writers' Group, and she has been recognized for her involvement in literacy programs. A Texan for the past 24 years, Anita has coauthored an award-winning book about her home state, A Tribute to Early Texas. She lives with her family near Houston.

To learn about Anita, visit her online:www.anitahigman.com/ 

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of A Merry Little Christmas to read & review on GivingNSharing. I was not required to have a positive review and no money exchanged hands. Copy was provided by LitfuseGroup.com

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