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Christmas Letters

(Blossom Street #3.5)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  6,184 ratings  ·  492 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
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Published November 15th 2006 by Tantor Media (first published 2006)
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Terry Welsh In my opinion, yes. I read one or two of the books previously but even without it, the book barely references them. There is an occasional reference…moreIn my opinion, yes. I read one or two of the books previously but even without it, the book barely references them. There is an occasional reference to a shop or shop owner on Blossom Street but nothing that needs explanation. For example, she mentioned "the flower shop, Susannah's Garden." I didn't read that book but that was the extent of the mention; I wouldn't have given it a second thought other than I know that's the name of a book in the series.(less)
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Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice Christmas story about two completely different people coming together. Debbie sure knows how to write a romance. Recommend, definitely around Christmas!
Dec 26, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
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

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
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
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks-library
For my first debbie macomber book, this was a pretty good read about a Christmas romance in Seattle and christmas letters.
Jackie Lane
Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a cute book about Christmas this was. I loved the spin with the writing of the Christmas letters. Although this book takes place partially on Blossom Street, it really has nothing to do with the Blossom Street series. Until the very end of the book, very little is written about Blossom Street.

As always there were likeable characters such as Max, Wynn & LaVonne. The "Z" household was also a lot of fun with everything from dogs to adults having a name with a "Z". The unique twist of the
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.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely not my favorite Debbie Macomber book. Everything about it was just... off. The ridiculously fast romance between Katherine and Wynn, the various odd characters (Zelda, Max, etc.) and - worst of all - Katherine's obsession with her weight. This is a woman who runs on the treadmill for hours after gaining just one pound, and starves herself to the point that she carries a toothbrush around everywhere she goes and, whenever she gets hungry, brushes her teeth instead of eating. ...more
Dec 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-clean, dnf
She writes lies in other people's Christmas letters, so they can pretend their lives are better than they are and thus make their friends feel bad. Because nobody's life is always perfect. He tells parents how to raise their kids, though he's never been a parent. I dislike phonies, so this is not a book for me.
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Another excellent book by Debbie Macomber! This book is a part of her blossom street series. Did not know that while I was reading the series so I went back and read it. A very easy read. Could not put the book down once I started it.
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of chick-lit & Christmas stories
Shelves: 2017-books, christmas

This was a light, sweet read for the holiday season. I enjoyed the characters and the storyline, and the immediate clash of KO's & Wynn's views on child-rearing. It was interesting to see the way they navigated their budding attraction and new relationship, while trying to avoid the subject on which they held completely opposite views.

My only complaint about this book was how abruptly it ended. KO & Wynn had their argument and immediately broke up, realizing
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! This story was soooo sweet I think it gave me a toothache ...more
Melody Cox
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this some time ago but that was before I was reviewing. I enjoy all of Debbie Macomber books and enjoy a break from all the sex-filled stories that can be unrealistic at times.
I really enjoyed this story!
Katherine ( nickname K.O ) does not agree with the theories in Wynn Jefferies book -- but despite that...they are drawn to each other.
They live near each other - and they have a neighbor who predicts romances in a very cute way!

I like the idea of Christmas Letters, and the way that Christmas Letters are interwoven in this story.
Great Christmas book!
Dec 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i am always sold on a Debbie book, i think i have been saying Debbie's last name wrong, so said the narrator, oops!! i know better now, i think? then u snap in there Christmas. yep so there! love the cover. i listened on Audible ... i love how Debbie will take a sad situation or a life time and just make it all better. we each might have bad parts to our lives but Debbie will wrapped them all up and make it a Christmas little read ... and I am totally okay with that and will come back over and ...more
Monique Pearson
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a lovely story! I'm so glad I didn't skip this one! K.O. and Wynn are perfectly mismatched. I love LaVonne too! Christmas is the perfect setting for any love story but Blossom Street makes it that much better.
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a good Christmas romance... and Debbie Macomber is the best at writing Christmas romances!
It is what it is and I’m a sucker for these Hallmark movie-type books around the holidays.
Ann Croce
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book. It’s a fun holiday read!
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
had it not been a book club book, i would never have read it. just not my style. but a sweet little story, i suppose.
Merisa Ferrell
This was an okay holiday read and I realize it's a short story that is a part of a bigger series but i found it a bit problematic.

I like the characters of KO and Wynn but their relationship seemed very rushed as was the ending.

Also, I have a major problem with the author giving KO an unnecessarily poor relationship with food. Every time she and Wynn go out to dinner she has to run several miles on the treadmill as she will just "pack on the pounds." It's also mentioned that KO eats peanut butter
Jessica  Sinn (Books and Trouble)
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
Oct 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  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 “ ...more
Michelle (MichelleBookAddict)
Setting Christmas and it’s a Debbie Macomber book... which I always seem to end up either reading one of her Christmas books or watching her Hallmark movies (along with other Hallmark Christmas movies).

Christmas Letters

As a feel good and very quick read, Debbie Macomber books has it all, especially her holiday books. I read this book a few years ago and decided to listen to the audiobook when I subscribed to Audible’s Romance Package. I did enjoy the audiobook. It was fun listening to this while
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, christmas, romance
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 ...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 ...more
Nov 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I particularly enjoyed this book because I have read The Shop On Blossom Street and a lot of characters from that book are tied into this one.

From Publisher's Weekly:
Katherine O'Connor, a Seattle medical transcriptionist, has a booming sideline business, writing other people's Christmas letters. A run-in with Dr. Wynn Jeffries, however,ruins her holiday cheer. Katherine's sister is a devotee of Jeffries's Free Child movement, advocating "no boundaries for kids," a technique that has turned
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Tis the season, so I picked this up at the library knowing I would be able to finish it in an hour or two when I needed not to think.
I was actually expecting something a little more sacharine than this turned out to be. The protagonists start out disliking each other intensly before inexplicably falling in love within a week. There really isn't enough depth to the story to comment on the characters or plot but I enjoyed Dr Jeffries getting his comeuppance in regards to his 'Free Child' theory,
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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 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York ...more

Other books in the series

Blossom Street (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1)
  • A Good Yarn (Blossom Street, #2)
  • Susannah's Garden (Blossom Street, #3)
  • Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4)
  • Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street, #5)
  • Summer on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #6)
  • Hannah's List (Blossom Street, #7)
  • A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street, #8)
  • Starting Now (Blossom Street, #9)
  • Blossom Street Brides (Blossom Street #10)