Blue Christmas: A Novel (Paperback)
“Wonderful. . . . A must read come holiday time.”— Roanoke Times
New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews's rollicking Christmas tale featuring the beloved characters from Savannah Blues and Savannah Breeze, now with additional holiday recipes!
'Tis the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to do up her shop right for the Savannah historical district decorating contest, which she fully intends to win. Her motif is Graceland Blue Christmas, with lots of tinsel, an aluminum tree, and enough tacky retro doodads to fill the Grand Ole Opry. But no sooner is she certain she's one-upped the trendy shop around the corner when Weezie notices things going strangely missing from her display.
Despite the petty burglaries of her mysterious midnight visitor, Weezie still has high hopes for the holiday. Perhaps even an engagement ring is in the offing from her chef boyfriend, though Daniel, usually moody around the yuletide, seems even more distant than ever. Throw in some seasonal eccentricities from Weezie's decidedly odd family, a miraculous 1950s Christmas-tree pin, and a little help from the King (Elvis!) himself, and even Scrooge would have to agree there's real magic in the Savannah air this Christmas.
About the Author
Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels, most recently The Weekenders, as well as 10 critically acclaimed mysteries. A former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
“A fun and festive read.” — Herald-Sun (Durham, NC)
“For the fun at heart, this is a must in the Christmas stocking.” — Daytona Beach News-Journal
“Punchy prose and sparkling storylines. . . . She delivers holiday cheer that will leave you anything but blue.” — BookPage
“Sometimes it takes a blue Christmas to bring out true holiday cheer.” — Southern Living
“A cute story with a lot of Southern charm.” — Miami Herald
“A perfect addition to the author’s Savannah series, and it will certainly have readers eager for more of Andrews’ wonderful prose.” — Romantic Times
“Appealing character-driven holiday fare.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Andrews nails idiosyncratic Southern charm and teases out a touching denouement.” — Publishers Weekly
“Mary Kay Andrews, the author of so-much-fun-to-read-it-must-be-criminal bestsellers Savannah Breeze and Hissy Fit, dishes up another Southern charmer with Blue Christmas. . . . There is something downright addictive in her punchy prose and sparkling storylines. Here, she delivers holiday cheer that will leave you anything but blue.” — BookPage
“A wonderful book, filled with vivid descriptions of Christmas scenes. . . . Charming. . . . This book about compassion, Christmas, and antiques shines as a must-read come holiday time.” — Roanoke Times
“A funny, funky Christmas story with quirky Southern characters, great descriptions of kitschy objects, a celebration of tradition, and a bit of suspense.” — Booklist