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Miss Humbug

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
It's Christmastime and cold, competitive Elaina Houston would rather work than celebrate. Not only is Christmas a complete waste of time and money in her opinion, but also it brings with it haunting memories that drive Elaina further into her frigid shell. Work is the only answer, but she's surrounded by coworkers who bask in the holiday glow, constantly reminding her of p ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published October 26th 2007 by C.E.S Business Consultants
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Dec 05, 2010 Jackie rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to come across this particular read as a Free PDF read from the author on her website and decided to give it a try this evening!

For anyone who has lost someone during the Holiday season you know just how hard it can be to have any kind of festive spirit! In this short but powerfully eloquent Novella the author of Miss Humbug has chosen her character Elaina Houston to illustrate this personal loss and it's long reaching effects on Elaina's life. You will laugh with exasperation
Aug 14, 2012 LAWonder10 rated it it was amazing
What a truly great story and a new and better twist to Dickens's Christmas Carol!
Exemplifying the fact that most bitter miserable people are often unhappy, lonely people. Also portraying selflessness is next to Godliness.
Marnie has once again written a great work in her wonderful style.
What a great story to add to one's Holiday collection. It is a great Book Club novella to put each in tune with the season.
Jun 27, 2012 Danielle rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Marnie L. Pehrson is an author, teacher, and an Internet marketing innovator. Marnie has been in business since 1990 and been developing web sites and doing online marketing since 1995. She has written many nonfiction books as well as fiction books. Miss Humbug is one of her romance fiction books, which has a Christmas theme.

Miss Humbug is about a competitive woman named Elaina Houston who would rather work than celebrate Christmas. Elaina believes that Christmas is a complete waste of time and
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Dec 25, 2010 Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) rated it really liked it
Miss Humbug is a story following one woman's journey to find the spirit of Christmas.

Elaina's parents died in a car accident on Christmas Eve when she was12 years old. Christmas became a bother to her, it wasn't a time of celebration. In fact she closed herself off to everyone, focusing solely on her carreer, earning the nickname "ice lady."

On December 16th she receives an angelic visitation from her parents who caution her that she is not living the life she is meant to live and that if she doe
May 29, 2015 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
This is a novella about a young woman whose parents were killed on Christmas Eve when she was 12. In order to cope, she became the Ice Woman. The only thing that was important was work, and she had no use for people or for holidays. Then one night her parents appear to her and tell her she has one week to live if she doesn't change. They tell her to read Matthew in the Bible. So she does, and she becomes a very caring and loving person, and falls in love with a co-worker.

It's predictable and cor
Dec 07, 2010 Elaine rated it it was ok
Shelves: christmas, romance
Elaina's parents return to earth as spirits to warn her that she either shapes up - learns to live a Christlike life in seven days! - or she'll be taken out - her time on earth will end by Christmas.

In the mean time there's this hunky guy who just so happens to find her irresistible.

Incredibly corny. "Pecan pie? My favorite!" "Oh mine too!" So corny you'll laugh!

Very predictable.
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Dec 25, 2014 Michelle Christensen rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
Light, easy, and a quick read for Christmas time. A twist on Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I felt the transformation of the main character was rather abrupt, but then again, so was Scrooge. However, A Christmas Carol had quite a few profound points. This book isn't deep, but it is a fun read.
Dec 11, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, christmas
Beautiful Christmas story about the change of heart.
Oct 01, 2012 Alysia rated it really liked it
A romantic and fun Christmas story with a great message. My whole family enjoyed reading it last Christmas, and I think we might make it a tradition!
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Marnie L. Pehrson has been writing books since 1994, but she didn’t branch into fiction until 2004. Largely influenced by her friend and colleague, Marcia Lynn McClure, Marnie’s first foray into fiction was a story about one of her favorite ancestors. She pitched the idea for "The Patriot Wore Petticoats" to her distributor in June of 2003 and had the novel virtually finished by September. A labor ...more
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