Monday, December 13, 2010

Book Review: Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul

I'll be honest. This is the first book I've read by Donita K. Paul. But it won't be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of *Two Tickets to the Christmas* Ball. My only complaint is that is was short. It left me wanting more of Cora and Simon. I want to know what happens next. But that's not really a bad thing. Is it?

The story is very reminiscent of The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail. I love a "diamond in the rough" story. You know, that person that's always been there but when they finally get their "shining moment" they become the love of your life.

I foresee this book becoming a Hallmark holiday special. It's got all the elements of a fun movie. The lead characters who aren't really looking for love but find it anyways. Mysterious matchmakers who get them ready for the ball. People who know each other but come to really see each other for the first time.

This book comes highly recommended! It's one of those books you keep around to read at least once a year. That is if your friends don't swipe it.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.


Donita K. Paul said...

Oh, Elizabeth, that was a sweet review. The kind I like to read in the morning before I get to work on the current project. Yes, novellas are short by nature and aren't expected to provide full blown characterization and answer all the questions that are stirred up. It was a tremendously easy book to write. And you hit it on the nose. I felt like I was writing down what my mind saw in a movie format.

Elizabeth said...

I am floored and completely honored by your comment. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I just picked up a copy of Dragonspell last week and I'm so excited to get started on a new book.