Thursday, December 24, 2015

Jacqueline's holiday review of An Outback Christmas by Louise Reynolds

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
An Outback Christmas by Louise Reynolds

Overall star rating --- 3

About the book:
It's just a few days before Christmas but you wouldn't know it at Carrie Holt's remote outback home. Not only has Carrie turned down all invitations to spend the festive season with friends, she's cancelled Christmas entirely. For Carrie, Christmas holds nothing but sad memories.

Meanwhile, handsome architect Adam Davidson has planned a special Christmas camping trip with his son, Tyler. But a huge storm sends Adam and Tyler straight to Carrie's door, desperate for help.

With the property cut off from the only road out, Carrie is forced to play host to these strangers – the last thing she wants at this time of year. As Christmas draws near, Adam and Carrie grow closer. But with so much tragedy in her past, will Carrie be able open her heart again and rediscover the magic of Christmas?

Book creation ratings:
* Max. total of 30 possible *
Overall total, out of 30 -- 19
-- Story & characters -- 4
-- Cover & title -- 7
-- Editing & formatting -- 8
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
The book never really does come together. At first, he's a neglectful dad, then mom is the one who is neglectful and he's all the kid has. The characters aren't very well defined, and the book isn't Christmassy at all. Plus, there is a sad note throughout the book. The ending of the book leaves tons to be desired. It is a very short book, and would have been better if the author had made it longer and told the whole story.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- contemporary romance
Age recommendations -- 18 plus
Sex content rating -- mild
Violence rating -- none

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