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Shopping for a Baby's First Christmas

Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (214 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

My mother wants all her kids and grandkids to spend Christmas Eve at her house and wake up on Christmas morning together.

Sounds reasonable, right?

And it would be.

If it weren’t my mother.

My husband, Declan, is protesting any involvement, though he’s openly intrigued by the idea of claiming his territory by having sex in my childhood bed.

And by intrigued, I mean a series of really hot suggestions that make me whimper when I have to say no.

Wait - why am I saying no, again?

Mom has turned her house into a Christmas showcase that makes Frankenmuth look like the picked-over clearance rack at Target on December 26. You know those crazy people on Etsy who make felted gnomes out of belly-button lint and use…a certain kind of hair…to make thatched roofs on little decorative elf homes?

Those people are saner than my mother.

There is no force of nature stronger - or more emotionally volatile - than a 50-something grandmother determined to create holiday memories.

Wait a minute. Maybe there is.

My husband.

©2018 Julia Kent (P)2018 Prosaic Press

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Brilliant

Can’t go wrong with this series and with this brilliant narrator , they both never disappoint

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Last chapter out of order and ending missing

Good, like all the other books in series but the last chapter is out of order. And unless the book ends with Amanda's announcement, there are chapters missing.

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Disappointing

This felt more like a chapter out of the middle of a book rather than a stand alone special edition. This holiday edition can't be super fun and charming but this one seemed like she must've written it on the plane right before a meeting as quickly as she could. No real story running through out. Lacking almost all of the wonderful smart sense of humor of her other stories and books.

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chapters out of order

Loved the story as usual, but got very confused in the audio book when there seemed to have been a big chunk missing in the story. Then that chapter turned up at the very end. while it certainly filled in some major events that happened, it was a little frustrating to not have the true flow!! But still lots of laughs!

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Really Don't Like Marie

This book in the series did nothing for me. I really don't like Shannon's mother and there was way too much of her in this tale.

Declan's character didn't have a POV in this one. I missed them going back and forth between his and her POV's.

One thing that really bothered me, and it is probably just me, was that Marie forced herself into Shannon and Declan's first Christmas with THEIR first child. Seems kind of selfish to me. They could have planned to come later in the day, spend Christmas Eve together, or even come the next day. Shannon spends too much time giving in to her pushy mother, and it is really off putting.

I did like the narration, the beginning and the ending.