Title: The Christmas Grandma Ran Away from Home
Author: Nancy Warren
Genre: Christmas/Women’s Fiction /Short story
The Blurb: For every woman who’s ever felt overwhelmed and under-appreciated at Christmas comes the story of a decent woman, a widowed grandmother, respected matriarch of a big, noisy family who snaps one holiday season and decides to run away for the holidays. Little does she realize what adventures are in store. Long time widow Sandy Forbes is breaking out this Christmas. In her 71 years on earth she has stuffed and cooked 55 Christmas turkeys, baked hundreds of pies, turned out thousands of shortbread cookies and hoisted enough pine trees in her living room to reforest the Amazon. Her family love her. They come to her for every occasion, eating, drinking, squabbling and then leaving her with a mass of dishes and crumpled holiday wrap. But this is the year everything changes. When she wants someone else to take over for one year, the family lays a big guilt trip on her and Grandma rebels. Sandy’s giving herself a gift this Christmas. She’s running away from home for the holidays.’
My Thoughts: I loved, loved, loved this quick and easy story. I really related to Sandy (except I am much younger) and found myself wishing that she was real so I could actually get to spend time with her. I understand the exhaustion of trying to please everyone to the extent that I am as miserable as anything and glad when it is over; mind you not so bad this year with just one close family group in town. The worse year was when an out of town daughter was in town, and a best friend and a next door neighbour all had firm opinions on what should be on the Christmas table. I can tell you I wished I had had the nerve of Sandy that year! THE CHRISTMAS GRANDMA RAN AWAY FROM HOME is a well written and believable plot with author Nancy Warren managing to convey a lot of background information in a short space of time without overwhelming the reader, and of course there is the happy ever after. And always hope no matter how old you are – recommend this for anyone who loves Christmas but hates the hype and expectations
Rating: A – Excellent. I could not put it down.
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