>Review: Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball

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Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul: Book CoverProduct Details

  • Pub. Date: October 2010
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Format: Hardcover , 340pp

Synopsis

Can mysterious matchmaking booksellers bring two lonely hearts together in time for Christmas?
In a sleepy, snow-covered city, Cora Crowder is busy preparing for the holiday season. Searching for a perfect gift, a fortuitous trip to Warner, Werner, and Wizbotterdad’s (a most unusual bookshop) leads to an unexpected encounter with co-worker Simon Derrick. And the surprise discovery of a ticket for a truly one-of-a-kind Christmas Ball.

Every year, the matchmaking booksellers of the Sage Street bookshop host an enchanting, old-fashioned Christmas Ball for the romantic matches they’ve decided to bring together.

This year, will Simon and Cora discover a perfect chemistry in their opposite personalities and shared faith? Or will the matchmakers’ best laid plans end up ruining everything this holiday?

My Thoughts:

First a little about the characters in this book, Donita K. Paul did a very nice job of defining this unlikely group of people.  You get to know each one individually before getting to know how they might work together.  For sure this is a book that includes a little bit of “MAGIC”.  While I don’t typically enjoy Christmas love stories that are unbelievable or would never happen, I enjoyed this book.  Not because of the “magic” but because of the true life story behind the magic.  I enjoyed exploring Cora and her hang-ups with both her family background and how to balance God.  And then Simon  who is trying to balance his family with a whole different set of issues including Sandy his loving sister and God.  I think that this book as a great blend of both fictional magic and a good love story.  On to the “magic” part of the book, I love the idea that there is this whole street

Sage Street

that seemingly appears to some people and unknown by others and there is a group of people there that’s only purpose is to host this Christmas Ball and match up those special people.  I liked the added touch that they caught glimpses of each other through the website as well.  While this is not your typical Christmas story, I truly enjoyed the books and would rate it 4/5.  Mostly, due to the fact that this was not typical and left you hanging wanting to know more about what was going to happen.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
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