Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Review: The Great Christmas Bowl by Susan May Warren

Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Tyndale House
Released: Aug. 31, 2009
156 pages
About the Book:

Christmas is a magical season. Except for this year.

Marianne Wallace loves the holidays. From dressing the tree to her traditional Christmas dinner, it’s all about creating memories for her family. But when her children begin to leave home—and their traditions—behind, she has one last chance to create a holiday they’ll never forget.

Unfortunately, she’s soon in over her head, and one impulsive decision leads to a string of events that will change the way her family—even her small Minnesota town—sees the Christmas season.

My Rating & Thoughts:    

This is a Christmas novella, which isn't really my thing. Marianne is a mom of five, with only her youngest still at home, and he's a senior in high school. When he makes the football team she is ecstatic. This, along with prepping for their family Christmas traditions, becomes her focus. But then she is pulled into roles she never planned on fulfilling, and the kids may not be coming home. There were moments that had me giggling, but all the football references went over my head. I did not relate to Marianne. The soup kitchen scene felt too perfect and unrealistic. This read like it could be a plot for a Christmas movie. 

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Other books from this author that I have reviewed:   


Take A Chance on Me - Christiansen Family #1

Nothing but Trouble - PJ Sugar #1

Double Trouble - PJ Sugar #2

Point of No Return - Missions of Mercy #1

You Don't Have to be a Star - Montana Fire Prequel

If Ever I Would Leave You - Montana Rescue Prequel

Wild Montana Skies - Montana Rescue # 1

Rescue Me - Montana Rescue #2 

A Matter of Trust - Montana Rescue #3

Troubled Waters - Montana Rescue #4

Storm Front - Montana Rescue #5

Wait for Me - Montana Rescue #6

Flee the Night - Team Hope #1

Escape to Morning - Team Hope #2

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