©1988, 2006 Janet Evanovich; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
I wasn't enamored by Thanksgiving. I had listened to a couple of her Stephanie Plum books and found them quite entertaining. This book (not a S. Plum story) was not as cleverly written.
Thanksgiving was a fun little holiday listen. I was not crazy about the narrator and the story was a little silly at times but that is kind of what you expect for fun short holiday themed books. I have read better but I don’t regret buying this book it had many cute funny parts and was nice to listen to right before the holidays.
To describe this book as light reading is inadequate...it's so light it's downright frothy. I purchased this title 3 years ago because I enjoy reading seasonal books and was looking for something Thanksgiving-themed. As a previous reviewer wrote, the dialogue is definitely cheesy. It's also filled with tired clichés and characters speaking to each other in a manner found only in a high school writing course. Still, I've listened to it for 3 Thanksgiving seasons in a row...why? Because when Evanovich writes as the narrator rather than her characters, she provides vivid and inviting descriptions of Colonial Williamsburg, so charming and appealing you feel as if you were there, or at least you wish you were. It makes wading through all the cheese worth it.
I am a writer, wife, and mommy.
Degrading female characterization that seems straight out of the 1950's, and exasperatingly cheesy dialogue and story. Don't waste your time.
Just a silly story with no depth. Narrator contributed to that effect. Felt like she was reading to children.
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