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Bah, Humbug!

(Christmas Street #1)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  5,908 ratings  ·  777 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 into the snowman toMiller.

Kindle Edition, 96 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Word Garden Press
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Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Although the insta-love happens ridiculously fast, it’s still a cute Christmas romance. She has just moved into a lovely house on Christmas Street with her two young children. Instantly her house is Christmas ready. Whereas I start after Halloween and am still working on it Christmas Eve. But, when we learn she is a Martha Stewart clone it becomes a bit more understandable.
Our hero writes preteen mystery novels. He is struggling with a deadline and writers block. Enter the pretty divorcee next
A very light, silly little Christmas romance; not "bad", but this is nothing but bland fluff. Rather enjoyable, but I sort of regret wasting reading time on it.

(I think I'm just a lil' tired of romantic syrup of this kind, plus I don't really like contemporary books, so don't listen to me :P It's kind of a cute book anways.)
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)
Title: Bah,Humbug
Author: Heather Horrocks

Published: September 9th 2011 by Word Garden Press

Genre: Romance, Chick Lit

Pages: 96

My Rating: 3/5

Description: From Goodreads

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 bloc
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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 like
Dec 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Maria by: Bonnie
Shelves: contemporary
Lexi Anderson is a TV decorator who has recently moved to a new place with her two children. Kyle Miller is a famous writer that Lexi's kids adore and who happens to live right next to their house. Sounds like a perfect fairytale... but the first encounter between Kyle and Lexi does not seem like the perfect one!

This was a very cute novella. There were lots of funny moments, but also a very touching part. I liked how the protagonists’ relationship grew and became something more speci
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, romance
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
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
A bit unrealistic and the writing didn't grab me right away, but this short story packed plenty of warmth and holiday comfort. The relationship was rushed but genuinely sweet with some fun family moments, and more importantly it treated the struggle of grief during the holidays well. There was a particularly moving scene where a family opened up about past pain and started the first step toward healing through bonding and remembering the good instead of just the agony of loss. Can't forget the f ...more
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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, liv
Donna Weaver
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 into the snowman to discover two things: the weapon fits int he body just under the head, and the sno
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, sweet Christmas cozy romance novella about a single mom and her Grinch of a next door neighbor. Lexi Anderson has moved into a new neighborhood with her two children and is wildly excided about both her new home and TV job as the new Martha Stewart. Kyle Miller is a writer whose books her kids love, but who has a real problem with Christmas - he hates it and wants nothing to do with celebrating it. When Lexi catches him messing with her perfect snowman, she has some not very nice thin ...more
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
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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Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
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 chap
Rach Kaup
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Katie W
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Kathy Jo
Sep 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
11/21/16 - In the mood for a Christmas book and this one is still a cute, fun read. Now on to the other books in this series! ;)

3.5 Stars

Cute, quick read. I've been in a Christmassy mood lately and this one fit it perfectly. Yes they fell in love fast, no the didn't kiss until the very end.. but it was still adorable. I will definitely be reading the other books in this series. :)
This book was quite quick -- the entire story spanned just a few days. While I don't prefer such a fast-paced story, I really did enjoy this one quite a bit. I do believe I'll look into getting another book from this author.
So this is a little Hallmarky, too much sugar. I mean the hero is thinking about marrying the heroine after knowing her for two days. But, I still kinda liked it. It has some heart and charm to it.
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
#HoHoHoRAT & #NovellaNovember read: A heartwarming tale for the holidays that includes snowman decapitation ;)
Joanne Moyer
I pretty much never read romances but for some reason I enjoy some Christmas Fluff around the holidays which is just what this book is. But it was fun and enjoyable fluff and I liked it
Maureen Moyes
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mbd-reviewed, kindle
Bah Humbug! is a feel good easy read short story. It is a well written light-hearted and enjoyable Christmas read.

Fans of the festive tales will enjoy this heart-warming Christmas which has all the necessary ingredients for the perfect christmas story!
Kelli Santistevan
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book.
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This sweet little Christmas romance will leave you smiling. :) 3.5 stars
Michele at A Belle's Tales
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 w
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I got this book for free on Amazon. It's a short Christmas novella so I figured, eh, why not?!

Since this is a novella I felt like the story had a pretty quick pace to it. Alexa (Lexi) Anderson and her two children, Trista and Steven, have just moved from San Diego to Salt Lake City into their dream home onto a street that has been dubbed "Christams Street". Lexi has a home decorating show. They end up moving right next door Kyle Miller who happens to be the author of the kids favorit
cute novella to read between books.
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 w
Sandy S
Nov 28, 2012 rated it liked it
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 h
Ambrosia Sullivan
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it
This review was posted first on my book blog The Purple Booker

I do not usually get into Christmas or Holiday books in general, but this year I was making an effort to be a little bit more Holiday feeling and I had Bah humbug on my TBR so why not? The editing work on this book was not done very well and in all honesty, I am getting a little tired of so many books with typos and issues. I know small indie authors do not make huge sums, but I feel if you are going to publish a book you should pr
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