Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Mini-Review- One Snowy Night Before Christmas, by Pamela Fryer

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, Rachel gave to thee... a mini-review of One Snowy Night Before Christmas, by Pamela Fryer (and five gold rings etc.).

  •  Jessica Jeffries hates Christmas, and she has more reasons than most to hate it; she's been robbed, dumped, caught pneumonia, broken her leg, and this year she's ran over Santa with her truck.
  • Tom Dunham's holiday isn't going to plan at all. His 6 year old daughter Amy, who he hasn't seen for years, has been placed in his custody, and she is blaming him for ruining Christmas (as Santa won't be able to find her). And to top it all off, his car breaks down in the snow in the middle of nowhere. 
  • Luckily, Jessie is on hand with her tow truck to rescue Tom and Amy. Suddenly, the holidays are looking up for all of them, at least until Jessie runs over an old man who holds an eerie resemblance to St. Nick himself.
  • Chemistry between Tom and Jessie is good but not electric. It was nice and all, but I couldn't help but want some more steam.
  • Not super exciting, but nice enough fluff. I keep coming back to the word Nice, which at the moment seems to be my word for "not terrible, but generally underwhelming". 
  • Ending left open, indicating a Happily Ever After, but not dealing with any of the impracticalities of the situation.
  • There's just enough Santa Christmassy magic going on to invoke a bit of the warm fuzzies to rescue this one from a really rubbish score. Erm. 4.5 stars

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