Miss Humbug
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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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Jackie
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...more
LAWonder10
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.
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
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...more
Elaine
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.
Alysia
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!
Heather
Beautiful Christmas story about the change of heart.
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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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