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

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  4,330 ratings  ·  646 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

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Published September 9th 2011 by Word Garden Press
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Title: Bah,Humbug
Author: Heather Horrocks

Published: September 9th 2011 by Word Garden Press

Genre: Romance, Chick Lit

Pages: 96

My Rating: 3/5

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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
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)
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3.5 stars

I was looking for a cute holiday read that did not require a lot of commitment when I stumbled across this story as a free download on Amazon.

This story was exactly what I was looking for. A light short read that truly captured the feel and spirit of the holidays. It had the perfect recipe of romance, cute kids, snow and holiday festivities to meet my needs. Lexie and Kyle were both characters that you had no choice but to lik
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
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
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
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
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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#HoHoHoRAT & #NovellaNovember read: A heartwarming tale for the holidays that includes snowman decapitation ;)
Setting: Utah contemporary
Genre: Sweet holiday romance
Lexi Anderson, the hostess of a nationally broadcast decorating show, moved from San Diego to Salt Lake City where she buys a house on Christmas Street. Her house happens to be next door to the home of Kyle Miller, the author of the Jared Strong mystery novels, which targets children in the age range of hers (9 & 11). Her kids love the series, so Lexi is disappointed to discover that Kyle is a grouch. The book is about drawing him out, a
When I first downloaded this story I was looking for something to soothe my longing for home, since I'm overseas at the moment, so I judged by the description that this would be my best bet. I adore Christmas time and though this story has all the makings for a good Christmas short it unfortunately never makes it there. Instead of the stereotypical devices often used in Christmas tales playing into the plot to add, for lack of a better word, fuzzy all over feeling to the reader, I found that the ...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
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
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
Do you like marshmallows? Looking for a easy read where you can let go of reality and float along? Give this story a read. If you're in a critical mood, pick another book. :D

That seems harsh, I know. It's a cute, sweet fluffy tale of a whirlwind romance that has little to no tension and what tension there is seemed unrealistic. The heroine's children get along perfectly, they behave all the time (despite a huge upheaval in their lives), there's a predictable, by-the-numbers misunderstanding betw
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
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
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
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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This was an incredibly sweet and amusing little story. It was also heart-warming, so, if you want to get into the Christmas spirit, be sure to check out this great Amazon freebie.
The characters felt a little too perfect, and the ending happened a little too fast, but I give it a 5 star rating for the enjoyment I got from reading it.
This was a really bizarre story about a woman who realised that her new next door neighbour was actually one of her childrens favourite authors, not that she would admit that to him of course. I found it all quite boring really, and then we got a ridiculously quick proposal. quite out of the blue really. I won't be reading the next book in the series.
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Published: 09/09/2011
Author: Heather Horrocks
Recommended for: fan's of romcom stories and novellas
Edition: Kindle

This is a romantic comedy book written by Heather Horrocks, I found this novella on the Kindle Store for free and so I thought I would give it a go. I thought that this was incredibly well written and is a fun and lighthearted read. It was the type of story that was slightly predictable and with it been a short story the ending (a quick proposal) made it seem like the whole thing was
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
Claire Hill
A light-hearted and frothy Christmas romance. Easy reading novella that is well written and fun - great for a short read, but I did feel that there was a lot packed into it, especially the last few pages that I felt were a bit rushed. This could have done with being a bit longer, and I feel the story would have benefited from this as it seemed that the proposal came out of nowhere.
Aside from that, it had great characters and I found it fun. I certainly wouldn't be averse to reading more from Hea

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
Read this on my Ipad and this was just seriously cute.

It's about a woman called Alexis who has been scarred in the past and moved into a new house. Her and her children have this favourite author who happens to be their neighbour and on their first night moving in they build a snow man, which Kyle (Author) happens to destroy.

Anyway, I don't want to give anymore spoilers.

It follows the two characters and their Christmas spirits.
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
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.
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I’m an author who had a somewhat unorthodox upbringing. I was raised in South America and the Middle East, and wrote my first stories as a teenager in Kuwait, where my sister and I proved it really is hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. I wrote my first novel in three months on a typewriter when I was 21, I used every romance cliché possible (including amnesia — need I say more?), and never ...more
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