Be glad in the Lord and rejoice! Psalm 32:11

Friday, November 30, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop and Review - "Merry Ex-Mas" by Sheila Roberts

Oh, I'm sooo tickled to kick off the Christmas Reading 2012 with one of my favorite authors, Sheila Roberts and her hilarious new book, "Merry Ex-Mas!"


Merry Ex-Mas
Cass Wilkes, owner of the Gingerbread Haus bakery, was looking forward to her daughter Danielle’s wedding—until Dani announced that she wants her father, Cass’s ex, to walk her down the aisle. Seriously? Even worse, it appears that he, his trophy wife and their yappy little dog will be staying with Cass….

Her friend Charlene Albach arrives at their weekly chick-flick night in shock. She’s just seen the ghost of Christmas past: her ex-husband, Richard, who left a year ago when he ran off with the hostess from her restaurant, Zelda’s. Now the hostess is history and he wants to kiss and make up. Hide the mistletoe!
And bring out the hot buttered rum, because the holidays aren’t easy for Ella O’Brien, either. Ella, newly divorced, is still sharing the house with her ex while they wait for the place to sell. The love is gone. Isn’t it?

But watch as Christmas brings all kinds of surprises….
Merry Ex-mas, ladies!

"Merry Ex-Mas!" is the absolute perfect holiday book to begin the Christmas season with! It has everything a great women's contemporary fiction should have - a great storyline filled with romance, humor and a bit of mystery tucked in here and there, fabulous personable characters filled with charm, and last, but certainly not least, the addition of delicious sounding recipes that are mentioned throughout the story!  Perfection!

"Merry Ex-Mas" is the second book in Sheila's "Icicle Falls" series (the first is "Better Than Chocolate"), and can be read as a stand-alone story, but it would be a shame to miss all the fun at the beginning of the series, so I highly suggest reading both!

To top off a great read, check out this adorable video of a song written just for "Merry Ex-Mas!"


Sheila Roberts lives in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children. Her books have been printed in several different languages and have been chosen for book clubs such as Doubleday as well as for Readers Digest Condensed books.

Her best-selling novel ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS was made into a movie and appeared on the Lifetime Movie Network. Her novel ANGEL LANE was named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Romances for 2009.

When she’s not making public appearances or playing with her friends, she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

Her latest book is Merry Ex-Mas.

You can visit her website at www.sheilasplace.com.

Visit her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Sheila_Roberts

Like her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheila-Roberts/76502579853?ref=ts

Pick up your copy of Merry Ex-Mas at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Merry-Ex-Mas-Life-Icicle-Falls/dp/0778313921/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350144430&sr=8-1&keywords=merry+ex-mas

Check out what other bloggers have said about "Merry Ex-Mas" -

Merry Ex-Mas Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 8
Book Review at Inside BJ’s Head
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Always With a Book
Friday, November 9
Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Book Review Club
Monday, November 12
Book Review at My Life in Stories
Tuesday, November 13
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Book Review at By the Broomstick
Wednesday, November 14
Character Dear Santa Letter at Literarily Speaking
Book Review by By the Book
Thursday, November 15
Book Review at The Book Hoard
Friday, November 16
Book Review at Miki’s Hope
Monday, November 19
Book Review at Thoughts in Progress
Guest Blogging at Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and More
Wednesday, November 21
Book Review at Bless Their Hearts Mom
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23
Book Review at Hanging Off the Wire
Wednesday, November 28
Book Review at From the TBR Pile
Friday, November 30
Book Review at The Christmas Spirit
Book Review at My Devotional Thoughts
My HUGE thanks to Dorothy Thompson of Pump Up Your Book Promotions for including me on this blog tour and to Sheila Roberts for providing the review copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I enjoyed this one. Sheila Roberts' Christmas novels are always fun and a great way to start the season. Nice review, Sharon!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Thanks Mary!