The Festive Return: A Christmas Novella

The Festive Return: A Christmas Novella - Harriet Blake No Christmas Allowed! When Beth and her infant son move back to her hometown, she discovers that Christmas has been outlawed, at least publicly. The town, though brimming with holiday spirit, is held hostage by a bah humbug landowner who owns half the town and would rather evict her tenants than see a drop of holiday cheer in her town.

This was so much fun. While I expected Christmas to win out, the reasons “Why” were so much more than I expected. I enjoyed being introduced to the townsfolk and being drawn into their stories. Beth is precisely the indomitable spirit who should lead the Christmas revolution. This was a great way to spend a half hour.