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Christmas Letters (Blossom Street #3.5)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,386 Ratings  ·  318 Reviews
Katherine O'Connor often spends her days at a cozy cafe on Blossom Street in Seattle, where she writes Christmas letters for other people. She's good at making their everyday lives sound more interesting. More humorous. More dramatic.

But for Dr. Wynn Jeffries, who also frequents the cafe, Christmas means lies and deception. In fact, the renowned child psychologist recomme
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Published November 15th 2006 by Tantor Media (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mandy Blair Crider
A nice Christmas story about two completely different people coming together. Debbie sure knows how to write a romance. Recommend, definitely around Christmas!

Christmas Letters is #3.5 of Debbie Macomber's romance/women's fiction series titled: Blossom Street. I have never read any of the books in this series before; Christmas Letters was the first. I wanted to read a Christmas story and the audio was available at my library so it was kind of a convenience reading choice. Overall, it was OK. I didn't dislike it but it's not something I would necessarily recommend to others either. Some parts of the story put me in the Christmas mood which is why I bum
Nov 03, 2012 Felicia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
This is kind of a spoiler review but not really, I mean we all know how all romance books end don't we, happily ever after.

This is a hard review for me because I really enjoyed reading this book but at the same time there were a lot of things that really bothered me about it too. I think the best way to review this book is to give a list of the things that bothered me and then sum it all up with why I liked it.

Things that bugged me

1- Katherine's nickname being K.O. it's just dumb I trained mysel
Dec 30, 2014 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks-library
For my first debbie macomber book, this was a pretty good read about a Christmas romance in Seattle and christmas letters.
Susan (susayq ~)
My mom has been on a Debbie Macomber kick since I introduced her to the tv show Cedar Cove, which is based on Debbie's writing. Mom went through all the Cedar Cove books and is now working on the Blossom Street ones. This is one of the Blossom Street ones. I heard her laughing as she read it, so I figured I'd give it a whirl. This was exactly what I needed to read today. It was light and fluffy and funny and what you expect from a Christmas romance.
Um.... Is there supposed to be someone in this book I actually like? Because it just did NOT happen for me.

The main Character "K.O." allowed her sister to treat her like crap. Seriously. If someone treated ME like her sister treated her - I would go OFF. I think the rudneness and selfish behavior of the people in this book was supposed to be the comedy portion of the book - but I was NOT feeling it. It just came across as a bunch of immature jerks banging into each other.

I had a really hard ti
Jackie Lane
Oct 25, 2011 Jackie Lane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a cute book about Christmas this was. I loved the spin with the writing of the Christmas letters. Although this book takes place partially on Blossom Street, it really has nothing to do with the Blossom Street series. Until the very end of the book, very little is written about Blossom Street.

As always there were likeable characters such as Max, Wynn & LaVonne. The "Z" household was also a lot of fun with everything from dogs to adults having a name with a "Z". The unique twist of the
Jul 04, 2012 Kristen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Another excellent book by Debbie Macomber! This book is a part of her blossom street series. Did not know that while I was reading the series so I went back and read it. A very easy read. Could not put the book down once I started it.
Its raining Debbie Macomber in my life today :) :) And I am loving it :)

This is another Christmas story that I have been wanting to read ever since I read the entire series last year. This was a book that I could not find earlier and therefore started it with all the anticipation and intrigue, wanting to see if it is as good as the others. I was not disappointed but nevertheless this book was not as good as the others in the series.

This again is a love story, between Katherine O Connor or K.O. a
I really enjoyed this story!
Katherine ( nickname K.O ) does not agree with the theories in Wynn Jefferies book -- but despite that...they are drawn to each other.
They live near each other - and they have a neighbor who predicts romances in a very cute way!

I like the idea of Christmas Letters, and the way that Christmas Letters are interwoven in this story.
Great Christmas book!
Dec 06, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica  Sinn (Chick Lit Cafe)
I have a confession to make: I am a sucker for Christmas romance books and Lifetime movies that ooze with sentimentality. Come on ladies, you have to admit those movies of the week are so bad, they’re good! I don’t know if it’s the scent of balsam pine that fills the air, or the twinkling fairy lights that transform my normally drab living room into a winter wonderland, but Christmastime always brings out the sap in me.

That’s why I couldn’t resist picking up “Christmas Letters,” a paint-by-the-n
Oct 24, 2009 Teri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber

In Debbie's 2006 Christmas offering, we find Katherine O'Connor writing Christmas letters in a cozy cafe. She writes for people who don't have the time and makes them sound more charming and dramatic. While in the cafe, she meets the reknowned Psychologist Wynn Jeffries, who is the author of The Free Child that touts that "parents bury Santa under the sleigh." K.O., as Katherine is called, has a sister Zelda who thinks Dr. Jeffries is wonderful and raises her
Dec 08, 2009 Evelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: stefanie
Shelves: funny, romance
Debbie Macomber’s Christmas stories have the reputation for putting readers in the spirit of the season. Christmas Letters, written in 2006, is one of my favorites. Katherine “KO” O'Connor writes creative and cheery Christmas letters for people who aren't up to the task themselves, making their lives seem more interesting, more humorous—even more dramatic. She often writes in a coffee shop where she happens upon Dr. Wynn Jeffries, the psychologist whose philosophy on child rearing called the “Fr ...more
Mar 01, 2013 Mayda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, christmas, audio
The Christmas festivities are in full swing on Blossom Street. But while many are making merry with decorations and presents, others are subscribing to a new philosophy that might have been penned by the Grinch himself. Dr. Wynn Jeffries has some profound ideas about child-rearing, and one of them includes banning Santa Claus. Meanwhile, Katherine O’Connor is busily writing Christmas letters for other people, making their lives seem far more interesting than they really are. When her sister embr ...more
Heather Chandler
I like this book! It just goes to show that you really can't judge a person until you get to know them! The main character K.O. writes christmas letters for people as a side job. while having an interview with a client about writing his family christmas letter she accidentally bumps into and then follows a man who writes a book on deciplining children. Her sis followes the book more literally than she should and K.O. resents the author for turing her nieces into terriors! She eventually confront ...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Tis the season, so I picked this up at the library knowing I would be able to finish it in an hour or two when I needed not to think.
I was actually expecting something a little more sacharine than this turned out to be. The protagonists start out disliking each other intensly before inexplicably falling in love within a week. There really isn't enough depth to the story to comment on the characters or plot but I enjoyed Dr Jeffries getting his comeuppance in regards to his 'Free Child' theory,
Nov 11, 2010 Annalisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I particularly enjoyed this book because I have read The Shop On Blossom Street and a lot of characters from that book are tied into this one.

From Publisher's Weekly:
Katherine O'Connor, a Seattle medical transcriptionist, has a booming sideline business, writing other people's Christmas letters. A run-in with Dr. Wynn Jeffries, however,ruins her holiday cheer. Katherine's sister is a devotee of Jeffries's Free Child movement, advocating "no boundaries for kids," a technique that has turned Kath
Barbara Winstead

Such a short sweet love story. Great book for someone falling in love and don't forget compromise. Love! And compromise go hand in hand
Katie W
Dec 19, 2010 Katie W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, clean holiday romance. Katherine writes Christmas letters for other people and is on the hunt for a publishing job. Wynn is the author of a child-raising book that Katherine's sister uses religiously....and Katherine totally disagrees with. Fate would have it that they meet up and end up dating. Lavonna was such a fun character. Literally, a character! I liked how much of a love-hate relationship Wynn and KO had and how they worked through it. Lots of ups and downs, but cute and clean.
Nov 11, 2014 Roberta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas-books
This book was less about K.O. writing other people's Christmas letters than it was about her dispute with Wynn over his child-rearing philosophy. Actually the Christmas letters were mentioned only incidentally, which was big disappointment to me. I thought I'd be reading some funny, over-the-top bragfests.

The romance part was ok, but I feel like Debbie Macomber missed the mark. She had a great concept but her execution was poor. She should have focused on the Christmas letters.
What first intrigued me about this book is Ms. Macomber’s letter to her readers on the book’s frontispiece. She states that family and friends who read her annual Christmas letters encouraged her to write her first novels. In fact, K.O., her protagonist, writes Christmas letters as well. K.O. is a paid professional, writing letters for others who have had a bad year and want to put a good spin on things in the annual letter. So, for example, a son’s incarceration in reform school becomes the son ...more
Nov 18, 2015 Meg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would have to say that the Angels books are still my favorite holiday ones by her.
Nov 22, 2011 Loraine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Debbie Macomber once again hit pay dirt with another Blossom Street story. This comedy, filled with zany characters, was a delightfully quick and enjoyable Christmas read. The three main characters, Katherine (K.O.), Wynn and LaVonne, are wonderfully quirky. Christmas brings each of them a better balance in life between the magical spirit of Christmas and reality as well as between their inner child and adult responsibility.
Jeanine Lent
Katherine, aka K.O. writes Christmas letters for people. She also does medical transcription at home, to earn money while she is trying to find a job in public relations. Her sister, Zelda loves the book, "The Free Child," by child psychologist, Dr. Wynn Jeffries. He teaches that children should be given no boundaries, such as forced bedtimes & meals, that the child should choose when & what he/she eats, etc. Zelda's twin 5 year old girls have become little monsters since Zelda has been ...more
Dec 09, 2014 Kristin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
That sound you heard was me gagging and gafawing as I rolled my eyes while listening to this book. Oh and don't worry about the fact the main character clearly has an eating disorder that the author doesn't seem to care about but instead supports. I hated this book and will never read another Macomber. Sorry for choosing hot book club friends.
May 27, 2013 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story. I would think my neighbor was crazy, just like Katherine (K.O.) if I was told I was going to fall in love, especially with a man I almost hated, and that the kitty litter told her so. Having 4 kids of my own I also did not like Wynn's viewpoint of child rearing.
Debbie Macomber worked her magic and tied it all up with a pretty ribbon just in time for Christmas.
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Katherine O'Connor (K.O.) is job hunting but in the meantime she's writing Christmas Letters for other people and doing medical transcription at home. K.O.'s sister Zelda swears the child rearing book called "Free Child" written by Dr. Wynn Jefferies. When K.O. spies Dr. Jefferies at French Cafe not intending to speak he mind but does so anyway. K.O. faces more embarrassment at her friend LaVonne impromptu cocktail party. LaVonne arranges an elegant dinner between them. K.O. discovers there is m ...more
This story is about a Christmas romance between two seeming opposites – Katherine, a woman who loves Christmas (family, Santa and all it entails) and Wynn a man who doesn’t appear to love Christmas quite so much. She is direct and outspoken; he is a bit more reticent. While she shares a lot of information about herself when asked, he tends to hold back. He is a psychologist with many similarities to Dr. Benjamin Spock, the famous American children’s doctor. Wynn has also written a book about how ...more
Beliz Yaren
Jan 03, 2015 Beliz Yaren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Debbie Macomber'dan okuduğum ilk kitaptı. Yılbaşı günü okumak için almıştım. İndirimdeydi. Çok fazla bir beklentim yoktu. Fakat K.O. ve Wynn arasında geçen aşk beni kitaba bağladı. Sadece ikisinin yaşadığı çelimsizliklerden rahatsız oldum. Ama yazar onu da sonunda bağladı. Yazarın diğer kitaplarını da okumak istiyorum. Okudum, bitti, mutluyum :)
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Blossom Street (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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