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Bah, Humbug! (A Christmas Street Romantic Comedy Novellas #1)

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  3,313 ratings  ·  578 reviews
Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.

For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer's block - until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes this is the perfect place for his villain to hide the weapon. He digs int

Kindle Edition, A Romantic Comedy Novella, 96 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Word Garden Press
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There were typos and that drove me a bit nutty, but that isn't why I'm only giving it two stars. It was sweet enough, but the characters fell a little flat to me. (view spoiler)
Michele at A Belle's Tales
This title was perfect for me since I can be a bit of a scrooge this time of year - Christmas just isn’t my favorite holiday. Because of that, I was really able to connect with one of the main characters -- Kyle -- in this romantic holiday tale.

This book is certainly not my typical read. I could very much see this as one of those Holiday Hallmark movies that my mother just lives for and forces me to watch from time to time. I groan and complain, but then end up loving it and crying like the big...more
This was a VERY, CUTE, HALLMARK-MOVIE, type Christmas story. A short story, VERY-EASY - READ, I finished in a day and a half?

Young, divorced, up- and - coming - Martha Stewart of the new millineum, Alexis 'Lexie' Anderson just moved into her dream home in Utah. A week before Christmas, she is reading her children, Steven and Trista, a book from their favorite detective series by Jared Strong. Not realizing, that the author of her children's favorite detective sreies, Kyle Miller, lives next door...more
Rach Kaup
This is a winter cozy for sure! Before I was even halfway through with this book, I bought the next one in the series! I thoroughly loved this book. I laughed and teared up here and there. But I mainly laughed. This was a comical romance, Chirstmisy, cozy book. And NO the romance was not too mushy like mashed potatoes!

I loved how the author had no foul or crude language in the book at all! So if children wish to read this, do it. And there is absolutely no sex in it and there are no steamy scene...more
It was cute at times but the characters are very flat and simplistic. And, SPOILER ALERT, I can't stand insta-love. "Hi, I've known you for two days, I'm madly in love with you, marry me." It's insane and pretty much impossible for any author to pull off in a believable way which makes me wonder why so many authors do it. Give your characters time to know each other. There's no shame in not writing love at first sight. It doesn't make a story any less romantic for two people to find out who they...more
I'm a sucker for a good Christmas romance around the holiday season. I don't feel like I'm in the spirit until I'm curled up with some tea and a Christmas story while it's gently snowing outside. Luckily, mother nature corroborated this year and so at the last minutes I found some Christmas stories to help make this season magical for me.

Bah, Humbug! was a fun holiday story. Surprisingly, even though it was fairly short I felt like you got to know the main characters well. Lexi is positive, det...more
Okay, I admit it. I have a bit of a thing for Christmas stories. Sweet heart-warming stories with blustery outdoors scenes just make me want to snuggle up with a book and some hot tea. Bah, Humbug! by Heather Horrocks is exactly that kind of novella. With a mutilated snowman, holiday cheer and a troubled past, this book had holiday spirit written all over it.

Lexi is a mother of two doing it all on her own. Although she may have had hard times in the past, she’s now the successful Martha Stewarte...more
BAH, HUMBUG (A Christmas Novella) by Heather Horrocks

BAH, HUMBUG is a romantic comedy novella featuring Lexi Anderson-the latest ‘Martha Stewart’ newcomer and novelist Kyle Miller.

Divorced mom Lexi and her two children have just moved into a new neighborhood only weeks before the Christmas holidays. With only seven days until Christmas Lexi is a whirlwind of holiday cheer and Christmas magic. But the morning she wakes up and discovers a stranger beheading the snowman in her front yard, Lexi need...more
Kyle Miller writes best-selling books for kids, but he's anything but a jovial old elf. In fact, with painful Christmas memories, looming book deadlines and writer's block impeding his every move, he's becoming more and more like Scrooge. Lexi Anderson, his new neighbor and television's "new" Martha Stewart, couldn't be more different. Settling in her new house with her two children after a painful divorce, Lexi is determined to make her family's Christmas bright. Her yard is soon alive with dec...more
The story starts out nicely. I like how Lexi and Kyle are introduced. In particular, Lexi seems to be the most developed character; she's my favorite because she has a straight-forward yet witty personality. Everyone else is pretty flat. It's really annoying how the children are always grouped together. They kind of have their own personalities, but then they're still just "the children" with generic personalities.

The beginning is enjoyable as the plot builds up, but then around chapter 9, the s...more
Amy Denim
Lexi Anderson, the new Martha Stewart (minus the jail time) helps her neighbor, Kyle and his family find their Christmas spirit and in the process finds love and family for herself.
I wanna be Lexi Anderson when I grow up. I also wish I were Kyle Miller. He is a best selling novelist.
Maybe they'll adopt me.

I had no problem suspending reality and believing that these two fell in love in six days. The range of well written emotions the characters threw at each other (along with snowballs) and the f...more
This novella is a super quick read. I bought it at christmas, thinking I would read it right away, and then forgot about it while the holidays bustled around.

The writing is good, but not great. I feel, if the author had given herself the time, or pages to write a little bit more into the story, it would have made a lot more sense....but then again, I like to have my romantic fiction have a bit more of a realistic stance to them. The ending, (spoiler alert!) where Kyle just decides to propose to...more
This book was free and Christmassy so there's no reason not to download it. I started reading it on my new kindle on christmas day, i finished it in one night because it seemed depressing to be reading a christmas book the day after christmas

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Josie Ann
Before I get into talking about this book, I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE the cover of this book; I think it's safe to say that I definitely have a cover crush!! This book was an amazing read, and it really got me into the Christmas spirit. Lexi Anderson, the main character, is a divorced mother to two children, Trista, who is 11-years-old, and Stephen, who is 7-years-old. Lexi is also a TV hostess, and is often referred to as Martha Stewart of the new millennium. In the story, Lexi A...more
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I only picked this book up because I needed to read a Christmas book for a reading challenge and this was free on amazon.

I have never been a huge fan of the novella, as I don't think many authors can pull it off without it feeling rushed. Unfortunately I don't think this author quite got there, it had potential but I think the ending seemed all rushed. Perhaps a simple kiss would have felt a bit more realistic. Further Lexi was questioning her feelings and being all scared about commitment and...more
Well, I guess it was a cute story, but...there was no real character development. It was too short - everything in the novel happens over the course of about a week. And the things that do happen - between complete strangers AND their families - is just...I don't know. Now, I don't mean anything untoward happened. This is a nice, clean story, which I like. But, come on. The ending was a little contrived and I found myself rolling my eyes - which is not easy to do while reading at the same time,...more

Over this holiday break, I read through Heather Horrocks’ BAH, HUMBUG! (A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella). I didn’t expect to find an underlying message about loss and grief, but, alas, there it was, nestled among this lighthearted story of holidays and family.

The plot brings together Lexi Anderson, an up-and-coming “Martha Stewart-type TV hostess”, and Kyle Miller, the author of the popular (fictitious) “Jared Strong” adventure novels, which Lexi’s kids happen to love. And they just happened...more
Beth Cutwright
Only a short read of close to 96 pages, this was a delightful novella and I whole -heartedly enjoyed reading it. The characters were easy to relate to and the story flowed smoothly. The only thing I wasn't too fond of was the instant love between the characters.

Lexi was a lover of Holidays and with two children, she certainly had the incentive to decorate and party in the spirit of said holiday. Kyle, was an old scrooge at 30 something...never decorating his yard and certainly not his house. The...more
Katie Watkins
Cute, short, sweet and to the point. Lexi is a tv decorator, compared to being and up and coming Martha Stewart. She is a single parent with two adorable kids and they move to Salt Lake City to make a new start, right around the holidays. She reads these mysteries to her kids all the time and they're all big fans of the author, Kyle. Guess who lives next door? Yep. Kind of predictable, but very cute and clean.
My Review:
What is your favorite holiday? Well mine is 100% Christmas, I can do Xmas all year long if my husband would let me. So reading a Christmas book in July is only making me want it to be Christmas like....NOW!!!

During christmas I watch those Hallmark Christmas movies, they are all warm and cuddly and I adore them. This book is a Hallmark card screaming to be made. I really loved this book, it’s super short with only 96 pages but it’s filled with so much fun and HILARIOUS! I can’t even e...more
A short Christmas themed novella. Lexi Anderson moves next door to writer, Kyle Miller. Kyle has writer's block and Lexi brings the joy of the holidays into his life.

It was short and fun. Obviously there was no room to truly develop much but for what it was it was good. Things had to move faster than I think it needed but, if someone is looking for something short and sweet, this is it.
Leanne Tyler
Bah, Humbug is a very cute Christmas story. It is a story filled full of emotions of finding new love and healing from family loss. Ms. Horrock's delivers a believable story of when meeting the right person at the right time in your life can change everything. I know you will enjoy falling in love with Lexi and Kyle and the whole Miller clan.
Kristin Holt
I thoroughly enjoy Heather Horrocks's writing. She has a delightful sense of humor, a keen eye for making fiction work, and characters that will stay with the reader a long while after the book is completed. BAH, HUMBUG! is one of those stories...I still find myself thinking about the witty interchanges between Lexi Anderson (our heroine) and Kyle Miller (our hero). They're new neighbors who have plenty of reasons to both admire and dislike one another....until everything changes and they realiz...more
This is a cute happily ever after Christmas story about life and loss. I loved the setup of the characters and though they needed a bit more development to make the ending believable, I thought it was a fun story to get you in the Christmas mood. I hope the author revisits the characters in a full length novel sometime.
A predictable story but nevertheless enjoyable. Good for a cosy afternoon when you want a girly moment wrapped up in the warm with chocolate at hand.
Easy likeable characters, very easy read and leaves you feeling happy. Job done!
Barbara Blackaller
Este es un pequeño libro de una historia romántica de navidad. Me gustan las comedias románticas y me encanta la navidad, así que me gustó de verdad. Me pareció de esas películas de Hallmark. :)
Connie N.
My first read from this author, and I really liked her. The characters were well-developed even though it was a short novella. I found them very likable, both well-known personalities (hero is a children's author and heroine is a Martha Stewart-type TV personality). Both are strong and capable, but with their own separate weaknesses. But their personalities complemented each other despite a bad start over a snowman incident. There's actually quite a lot of emotion packed into this little story,...more
Super cute! Although, I knew it was less than a hundred pages I was really dissapointed to get to the end. I wished it had been a full-length. But a really cute and fun read.
Marina Rivas

La historia me parece maravilla, hablando de Navidad, espiritu Comida y romance navideño.
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