Christmas Spirit
Amy Garvey
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Christmas Spirit
Amy Garvey
272 pages
October 2009
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Christmas is a time for family, giving, and great joy mingling in the air, but not always does the season bring such warmth to the hearts of those hustling and bustling through life, and their sour influence can be toxic on those around them. The Prescotts have been a restrictive family for generations in every way imaginable, affecting the holiday cheer and emotional health within their clan. Is it any wonder that their ancestral home seems to have a Christmas spirit - or spirits - making a fuss in this season of joyfulness?

The ancestral Prescott home in New England has been handed down through the generations to Charlotte Prescott. She is to be spending her first up-and-coming Christmas in the home, and she has memories of childhood Christmases spent visiting her aunt here. Some things that donít ring a bell are the very hot air that engulfs her in a certain room, mental images of a couple in the act of love, and the disappearing eggnog and booze. When she mentions these strange occurrences to a friend, it's not long before too-sexy Sam Landry is in her foyer, ready to write an article on her supposed paranormal Christmas visitor.

To convert Sam into a believer is shockingly far from difficult given his initial state of disgruntled disbelief. The big problem is the level of attraction causing fireworks in Charlieís ancestral home. Sam proves to be a magnet for both the living and the dead; Charlie is inexplicably drawn to him in a romantic way, but the Christmas spirit seems to feel nothing but animosity toward him. Is the steamy attraction that develops into a full-fledged relationship overnight real chemistry between Charlie and Sam, or is this a deliberate message from the Christmas spirit?

Paranormal romance only gets more fun with a Christmas theme thrown in for a little holiday cheer. Garvey does a great job writing a light paranormal romance with a little humor and all the holiday trappings to keep the spirit aliveópun intended. The fun mix of genres and themes is unique; many comparable authors coming to mind donít have paranormal romance Christmas stories currently on the market. Garvey delivers a light paranormal tale with some Christmas Spirit, a humorous, steamy read to keep the season jolly.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Sonia R. Polinsky, 2009

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