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Christmas Letters (Blossom Street #3.5)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  3,919 ratings  ·  277 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 recommen
ebook, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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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
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
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
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.
For my first debbie macomber book, this was a pretty good read about a Christmas romance in Seattle and christmas letters.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Kristen DeSimone
I really did enjoy it but only gave three stars since it is very predictable and simply written. But I am a sucker for all things Christmas and light romances with Christmas as the backdrop that end happy are a favorite of mine to read over the holidays, which is when I read this. Worth it if you like very light chick-lit...and Christmas!
Joan Arning
Katherine's sister, Zelda, is following renowned child psychologist Dr. Wynn Jeffries book "Free Child" to raise her twin daughters, Zoe and Zara. Katherine liked her nieces before they were given so much freedom!

Katherine discovers Dr. Wynn lives in her apartment building and lets him know how much she disagrees with his theories. In spite of their opinions about raising children, Katherine and Wynn are attracted to each other. Katherine invites Wynn to accompany her to babysit the twins one we

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Kitaba bugün başladım ve bugün bitti. Kitap zaten az sayfa ve olaylar hızlı bir şekilde ilerliyor. Gerçekten aşırı hızlı şekilde ilerliyor, misal 19. sayfa da birbirlerinden nefret ederlerken 20. sayfa da yemeğe çıktılar; öyle yada böyle. Bu da çok garip oldu açıkçası, tamam Debbie'nin daha önce bir kitabını okuduğum için çok büyük bir beklentim yoktu ama bu biraz fazla oldu. İlk okuduğum kitabı daha başarılıydı açıkçası.

Personal note:
This is prob my least fav of her books.

The Plot: Katherine (who is called K.O.) has a sister who has twin daughters. This sister has read a parenting book called The Free Child, and has decided to implement it with her children. It has turned her children into monsters. So Katherine thinks the author
The overall story line of K.O. (Katherine O’Connor) is thin and you do not walk away from Blossom Street knowing anymore about the inhabitants than you did before you read this book.

Katherine works from her townhome as a part time transcriptionist while trying to find a new job; to supplement her income she writes Christmas letters for friends and new business contacts. When her sister Zelda (really, the names in this book) goes on and on about a new book that she has read that will change the
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
Why I read it: book club pick
The Plot: Katherine (who is called K.O.) has a sister who has twin daughters. This sister has read a parenting book called The Free Child, and has decided to implement it with her children. It has turned her children into monsters. So Katherine thinks the author of this book is an idiot, to put it bluntly. But, the whole plot here is about how she meets and falls in love with this author. The guy whose worldview is completely different from hers. This isn't a small t
Dalton Mosher
Katherine O'Connor always called K.O. writes Christmas Letter. It's her job to write other people's Christmas Letter and its also her job to make their lives sound way more interesting than they really are. And she love Christmas!
Dr.Wynn Jeffries hates Christmas. In fact, in his new book the Free Child, he tells parents that they should 'bury Santa under the sleigh'. K.O. thinks his book, The Free Child is filled with useless information and everything in his book is backwards.
When K.O. and Wy
I wanted a fluffy romance. This one had a fun premise - girl writes Christmas letters for people who like to polish out all of the negative things that have happened throughout the year.

None of the characters were consistent and it felt like the entire story was written out of order and then not read through to check for plot flow afterward, because events would be mentioned and then later either recapped or mentioned as something that might possibly happen even though it had already been decide
Dec 08, 2009 Evelyn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
K.O. has a knack for writing Christmas letters, and if she gets paid doing something she loves, bonus. And this Christmas all seems well until her sister reads a self-help book written by Dr. Wynn Jeffries, Free Child. The Christmas spirit seems dim for her nieces and she wants to show Dr. Wynn what a bunch of crock his theory really is. But she never realized on how much she liked the good doctor.

I really liked K.O., I liked her determination, her outlook and her willingness to help people, but
I've been seeing Debbie Macomber's books for years and giving them as gifts to different women in my life so I figured it was time for me to give one a try. I did enjoy this book, it was lighthearted and an easy read. I wasn't overly compelled or sucked in but it's always nice to take a break from heavy books and read something a little fluffy. The plot was corny and the ending was overly dramatic but I did like the characters very much. I do plan to read more of her books next time I'm looking ...more
I started reading this book before maybe a year or two ago and stopped for some reason. Guess I thought it was lame and cheesy. It actually wasn't that bad.
It's a very typical Debbie Macomber romance novel, where at first the guy and girl don't get along, then they do, and by the end of the book they are planning a wedding even though they have only known each other for a few weeks. That's unrealistic and doesn't happen.
Katherine writes Christmas letters for people and one day runs into Wynn w
Beliz Yaren
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 :)
Julie C-f
I like both K.O. (not the nickname tho it makes me think of boxing bouts) and Wynn. They both seem likable people you'd like to meet in real life.

Though I have some doubts the story itself can actually happen for real due to the differences in opinions that they exhibit and could present problems later on.

Love for each other prevailed and even if it seemed difficult, the part where Wynn understood the need to do revisions in the first book should be given more time. It is not easy to do that e
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
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

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Blossom Street (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • A Good Yarn (Blossom Street, #2)
  • Susannah's Garden (Blossom Street, #3)
  • Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4)
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