The holidays have officially begun! And my reading is really starting to show it… I only had time for three books in November. One physical, one audio, and one ebook (shock! I never read ebooks!). Since I don’t own a physical copy of the ebook it sadly didn’t make it into my monthly wrap up photo. December is already shaping up to be a better reading month so I’ll most likely have more to share with you all in my next wrap up.
Let’s get to the books! 😃
The Perfect Christmas: Can This Be Christmas? by Debbie Macomber (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Cassie Beaumont is ready to meet her perfect match, so ready in fact that she’s prepared to hire a matchmaker to find him. At first she can’t stand Simon Dodson, the matchmaker, but he’s known for getting results so she sticks with him despite the seemingly ridiculous tasks he sets up for her to complete. In the end, she finds her perfect match but he’s not who she expected.
This is a classic holiday rom com that would make a great Hallmark movie. It was wonderfully Christmas-y, but didn’t earn more than three stars due to the extremely high cheese factor.
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Rowan Caine wasn’t exactly looking for a job, but when she randomly stumbles across a posting for her dream position as a highly paid live-in nanny she can’t turn it down. When she arrives at Heatherbrae House she’s stunned by its architecture and the technology that powers its smart features. But her good fortune quickly turns sour and she begins to suspect that the house is haunted by ghosts… or perhaps something more sinister.
Ruth Ware strikes again! This book was perfectly spooky and suspenseful – I loved it!
The Witches of New York by Ami McKay (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
New York City is rife with witchcraft in 1880. Seances are all the rage and tea leaf reading a common outing for women of a certain social standing. Eleanor St. Clair and Adelaide Thom, a pair of witches, make their living catering to the magical needs of the city’s residents, but they need some help. When Beatrice Dunn, a young witch, is hired on at their shop their entire way of life is threatened and they’re forced to confront demons both seen and unseen.
I thought I would like this book more than I actually did. Don’t get me wrong – it was a fun read, especially for the fall season, but the tone was a little too whimsical for some of the heavy plot points.
Have you read any of these books? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Happy reading!