Thursday, November 17, 2016

Christmas review - Christmas on My Mind by Janet Dailey

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers 📘

Book Review of --
Christmas on My Mind (A Cowboy Christmas) by Janet Dailey

Overall star rating --- 3.5 

About the book:
The future looks merry and bright…

The little town of Branding Iron, Texas, keeps an annual tradition that makes the holidays especially festive—the Cowboys’ Christmas Ball. But Sheriff Ben Marsden, busy with work, joint custody of his son, and caring for his aging mother, has no plans to attend.  Not until a pretty newcomer to his small town gets involved in the planning. Suddenly Ben finds himself wanting to keep a close eye on Jessica Ramsey, and not just because her relatives seem to be in jail more than out. He can tell the mysterious redhead has secrets in her past, but now that she’s bought a little fixer upper with her mom to start a bed and breakfast, the whole family’s turning over a new leaf. With the prospect of dancing and celebrating ahead, surely there’s time for everyone to unwind. Because this year, more than ever, Ben’s got Christmas—and loving—on his mind.

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 22
-- Story & characters -- 7
-- Cover & title -- 8
-- Editing & formatting -- 7
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The Christmas Quotient --- 4 
** How many Christmas trees a book gets tells how Christmassy it was. The scale runs from 1-7 trees. **

The review --
This was a good book, but not a great book. I got a little bored in a few places. The very beginning is good, and it really picks up towards the end. It doesn't have any sex scenes in it at all, which I was good with. Just has some good kissing scenes. The characters are strong, and the story is interesting.

Overall, it's a book I enjoyed and would gladly recommend. It has a wonderful ending and makes for a very nice Christmas read, especially for those who prefer books with no sex scenes in them.

This book has a good storyline, good characters, and very Christmassy too. Just an all around good book that makes for great Christmas reading.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- romance, christmas
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- mild
Violence rating -- none

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