Book Review: A Little Christmas Spirit


The best Christmas gifts—family, friendship and second chances—are all waiting to be unwrapped in this sparkling new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts.

Single mom Lexie Bell hopes to make this first Christmas in their new home special for her six-year-old son, Brock. Festive lights and homemade fudge, check. Friendly neighbors? Uh, no. The reclusive widower next door is more grinchy than nice. But maybe he just needs a reminder of what matters most. At least sharing some holiday cheer with him will distract her from her own lack of romance…

Stanley Mann lost his Christmas spirit when he lost his wife and he sees no point in looking for it. Until she shows up in his dreams and informs him it’s time to ditch his scroogey attitude. Stanley digs in his heels, but she’s determined to haunt him until he wakes up and rediscovers the joys of the season. He can start by being a little more neighborly to the single mom next door. In spite of his protests, he’s soon making snowmen and decorating Christmas trees. How will it all end?

Merrily, of course. A certain Christmas ghost is going to make sure of that!

My Review

This book definitely, helps me get into the Christmas spirit. I loved meeting everyone. Although, the main characters of the story are Lexie, her son Brock and their neighbor, Stanley.

Oh, the power of a child. Brock was the first to break down Stanley's walls. When he called Stanley, Grandpa Stanley, my heart melted and I got a smile on my face. The interactions between Stanley and Brock were the highlights of this story. Lexie says Stanley was Scrooge is a correct representation of Stanley. Yet, any reader who had lost a spouse can relate to Stanley. 

While, Christmas is still three months away, I am now in the mood to want to hang Christmas lights and make cookies. A Little Christmas Spirit is one to put on your holiday reading "nice" list.


sheila roberts said…
Thank you so much for your kind review!

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