Friday, November 7, 2014

The Christmas Lamp by Lori Copeland

eBook Novella
I read another holiday themed novella for the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon titled The Christmas Lamp by Lori Copeland. I was able to download a free copy of The Christmas Lamp from Amazon to my Kindle, but this in no way affects the thoughts expressed in my review as follows. 

The Christmas Lamp novella is another somewhat predictable holiday romance read, which made for an easy, breezy quick reading for the holiday season. The characters and storyline are so-so in this novella... I wish Christmas novels/novellas like this one (and so many others) weren't so predictable. 

Below is a book summary for The Christmas Lamp from Amazon's website:
Nativity, Missouri, is in trouble.

When the small town is bypassed by the newly constructed highway, it loses its much-needed holiday traffic—threatening not only the town’s financial survival, but its very heart and soul.
Outside consultant Jake Brisco threatens everything the community loves about Christmas with his budget-slashing solutions. Nothing is sacred—not even the traditional town Christmas tree. Long-time resident Roni Elliot knows some sacrifices have to be made, but can’t let go of the customs and traditions that have marked her holidays since childhood. The decorations and customary activities have always generated vitality and joy throughout the whole season in Nativity.

Though their priorities and methods clash, Roni and Jake want the same thing—prosperity for the town. As the two get to know each other and become close, each begins to gain a new perspective on what the real wealth of Nativity—and the season—might be.

The Christmas Lamp takes an honest look into the issues and concerns we all face and sheds light on the real origins of Christmas spirit.
I'm giving The Christmas Lamp a rating of 6 stars out of 10 stars. Until my next post, happy reading!! 

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