A holiday novella. The Shoemakers and Ferraros plan to spend Christmas in Texas with Larry and Jane Ann's brother and then take a camping trip through the Southwest. But those plans are stopped cold when they hit a rogue ice storm in Missouri and they end up snowbound in a campground. And that's just the beginning.
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A good, clean, fun campground adventure. A cozy Christmas adventure. This is my first Frannie Shoemaker campground adventure. But it was just as enjoyable as her Time Travel Trailer series. It's a cute, light, entertaining and fun, spirit of Christmas story. I say spirit of Christmas but really it's about caring and helping someone in need no matter what time of year it is.
Setting off on a Holiday adventure they're plans suddenly change due to severe weather. Their adventurous holiday misfortune from weather turns into another mans miracle.
Michelle Babb did a great job with the narration. Pleasant voice. Easy to listen to. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace to her narration. Good character voices. She made the characters and the story come to life. Very enjoyable.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook by the narrator, author or publisher.
I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
What stopped me from giving this a 5vstar review is the length! If this is Book #6(That's what it said in the beginning & this so far is the only 1 I've listened to)I bet you could put all the books together & make 1 Regular size book! Don't get me wrong, what was there was good but you BARELY got time to know the characters & it was over! I also felt like I was missing some stuff! However all the info I am missing VERY WELL COULD BE IN BOOKS 1-5!!
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
I love all of the Frannie Shoemaker mysteries, but this might just be my favorite! It's short and sweet, but has all the elements to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. There is compassion, humor, camaraderie, a bit of adventure (and misadventures), a furry pup, and lots of holiday cheer.
Even though it's not quite the holidays here just yet, the imagery in this book made me feel like I was there in that time & place. Michelle Babb narrated this so well (as usual), and all the visual narration of the cold and snow helps you transport. It's a feel good from start to finish with a bit of innocent mystery tied in. I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest review
Male, mid 60's, over 1,100 helpful votes on Amazon, over 350 helpful votes on Audible, own 590 + Audible books and over 10,100 Kindle books
Absolutely! I predict that this will be a Christmas Classic around my house. I've enjoyed several of the Frannie Shoemaker Camper stories in the series. This is a story of what Christmas means. Caught in a blizzard at a campground on Christmas Eve, Frannie, her husband and their close friends / in laws, start with "making do". The story evolves into a heartwarming "adventure" - different, and delightfully so!
The whole group but I liked Dasher. I'm a sucker for brown eyes, lol.
The whole story worked so well, but the Christmas Dinner with the Shoemakers, Ferraros, J.C., Dasher was heartwarming.
Both actually. Karen Muser Nortman's character interactions are funny, and I relate to the relationship between the men bickering. And I was very much touched by the family and Spirit of the story.
Michelle Babb was a perfect choice for the story. She adds so much to the overall "feel" of it. Pleasant voices, subtle differences in characters, truly enjoyable.
Thanks for the opportunity to review "A Campy Christmas" and the entire Frannie Shoemaker series!
This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.
I have to admit that I truly enjoy The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mystery series by Karen Musser Nortman and “A Campy Christmas” is no exception. Unlike previous entries in the series, “A Campy Christmas” is not really a mystery; instead this is a lovely little tale that deftly weaves the spirit of Christmas into the story of a camping trip gone wrong without being overbearing.
Frannie Shoemaker is feeling a bit bereft as neither of her children will be home for Christmas. She and her husband Larry decide to pull their camper out of storage and join Larry’s sister, Jane Ann, and her husband Mickey on their trip to Texas to visit Larry and Jane Ann’s brother. Unfortunately, the four encounter a huge winter storm and are forced to take refuge in an isolated campground. How they deal with the consequences of the storm as Christmas approaches, make for a lighthearted but ultimately heartwarming story. I have always loved the interaction between the realistically drawn characters in this series and still do, as this book adds a little more depth to a couple of them. The relationships and banter between the four ring true, which is probably why I enjoy this series so much. It is rare to read a book where the characters really sound and act like real people.
Michelle Babb does a fine job with the narration. There is consistency from previous books to this one, and each voice is clearly distinctive. She does an excellent job with the pacing, as well.
I highly recommend this book. There is something about this series that truly resonates with me.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions stated are solely my own.
I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
With no real plans for Christmas 2 couples head out in their campers only to encounter snow storms and a nearly dead stranger with the initials JC.A fun story.Michelle Babb was a good choice for narrator.I was given this book free by the author,narrator or the publisher.
It’s not going to be a very merry Christmas for the Shoemakers when both of their children make other plans for the holiday. Then, Frannie and her husband receive an invitation to join Larry’s sister and her husband on a camping trip to Texas with family. The Shoemakers get their camper ready and head on out for a very different type of Christmas celebration.
Things don’t go smoothly when they find themselves stranded in the middle of a blizzard. The Shoemakers and the Ferraros make the best of things despite a little mystery tossed into the mix.
This is a sweet Christmas novella with a little bit of mystery. No dead bodies or violence. It’s a “feel good” type of story. Perfect for this time of year.
I listened to the audio version of this one. The narrator, Michelle Babb, does an excellent job of drawing readers into the story. She’s become the voice of the Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mystery series. She makes each voice distinct and lively. Babb is a great storyteller.
This is the 6th book in the series, but it can be read on its own. It’s a great filler between full length books. Can’t wait for the next one.
FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an audio review copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Enjoyed listening to this short story. There is no blood and gore, just a nice short story about four people spending an unusual Christmas together.
It is not overly sappy, but does leave you with a smile.
I love to listen to audiobooks while spinning and knitting.
Yes. I listened to it while spinning on my spinning wheel on a cold November night and I felt like I was right there on the road trip with the characters.
Yes, I would because I found this one enjoyable.
Yes, I would because I found her voice to be quite pleasant to listen to.
Yes, in fact it went by very quickly.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.I love when authors include animals, especially dogs in their stories.
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No Ba Humbugs here. Good story. Good narration. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
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