Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Family Blessings

by Fern Michaels,
Pocket Books, 2005

At this time of year, I do like a good Christmas read. This story starts in late November and carries the reader through the Christmas season.

A freak tornado sweeps through Larkspur, Pennsylvania and lifts Cisco's house from its foundations just before Thanksgiving. As if that's not bad enough, her beloved triplet grandchildren, all newlyweds, seem to be having marital problems. Secrets and lack of communication are at the heart of it all. Will the couples get their priorities straight and their marriages back on track, or are three divorces in the offing?

This ought to lighten your Christmas stress. But someone should have told the author not to create characters whose names start with similar sounds - I mean Cisco, Sam, Sonia, Sara, Zach, and (Father) Stanley? A bit much, don't you think?!

You might want to try Michaels' No Place Like Home first. It is her previous Christmas novel, in which these characters are introduced.

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