The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

Reviewed by Emily Terasa (Library Staff)

Kate Turner, a resident of Blexford, England, is having a hard time finding a lasting relationship. While she has a great career designing fabric, and runs a side business baking for her old friend Matt’s café, she is unlucky in love. So with only twenty-three days until Christmas, she signs up for a dating agency that promises 12 dates before Christmas with 12 different men. Some of the dates turn out better than others, but maybe love might be found where she least expects it.

This book was the perfect Christmas romance for these trying times. The dates and the men were fun and imaginative, and I couldn’t help rooting for Kate to find her love. If you like Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies, try this book. Reading this book with a warm fire, and a cup of cocoa might just be the perfect night in!

Available through the Bridges Library System

Christmas Cheers by Straight No Chaser (Music CD)

Reviewed by Judy (Library Staff)

I already have 53 Christmas CD’s, but I am asking Santa for this one too. Yes, it has Christmas favorites, but with very unique twists like the first song, “Christmas Can-Can”. My favorite is the last song, “The 12 Days of Christmas” that incorporates Toto’s “Africa” into the lyrics. I laugh every time I hear it. Straight No Chaser is a 10 member a cappella group which formed at the Indiana University in 1996.

Located in the Music CDs (CD HOLIDAY STRAIGHT NO #2)