Blame it on the Mistletoe- Joyce Magnin
Blame it on the Mistletoe is another great Bright's Pond novel from Joyce Magnin. Once again, the quirky, entertaining characters make an appearance in this holiday installment. Something fishy is going on at the nursing home in Bright's Pond where Griselda Sparrow's very overweight sister Agnes is now living. And the strange happenings seem to have something to do with a funny little man living in the Paradise Trailer Park.
This novel picks right up where the others have left off, but it would be very readable as a stand alone book. It also is a holiday book in the sense that the story takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But, I don't typically like "Christmas" novels, and I didn't feel that this was one. I think it was a very fun and interesting story that could be read at any time of the year.
I've come to really love Magnin's delightful characters that live in the charming town of Bright's Pond. Magnin has the ability to write a funny, quirky tale with loveable, entertaining characters that make readers want to come back for more. Her stories are at times moving and funny. Blame it on the Mistletoe was as delightful as the previous reads. I was very excited to pick it up and read to find out what was happening with my favorite characters. Again, I don't particularly like holiday themed reads, but I didn't need to worry. The story was sweetly Christmassy, but it was really easy and fun to read.
This book is G rated, appropriate for any reader. And, I give it a strong 5 stars.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.