Saturday, October 19, 2019

Review of Tidings of Joy (The 12 Mysteries of Christmas #5) by P. Creeden

Tidings of Joy (The 12 Mysteries of Christmas)

As a news reporter, Joy always tried to keep herself out of the paper. But what happens when events at her own paper end up as the headline news?

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**My thoughts**
Joy works for the newspaper in her small town, Christmas Tyme. She has a crush on Jeremy, a local police officer, who is relatively recently divorced and has two kids.

On what feels like a normal wintry Sunday morning, they all go to church. Suddenly after service, comic strip artist Roger Fromme comes running in to confess to Jeremy that he thinks he accidentally killed his and Joy's boss, Mr. Carter. Only the evidence points otherwise and Joy accidentally finds herself in the middle of the mystery.

The story is solved super fast and was not at all what I had expected. I wanted a little bit more out of the story and hope that Joy appears in some later stories, as her newspaper background would make for her to be an excellent sleuth. Plus there is this new romance budding between her and Jeremy that definitely has some potential. I read it in way less than an hour, so it made for a great quick and easy break and escape. I gave it 3.5 stars.

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.

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