I am honoured to be part of the WOW! Women of Writing Blog Tour for Barbara Barth’s charming novella A Wingman for Christmas, which I read and am now reviewing.
(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)
A Wingman for Christmas offers a lot in less than 200 pages – quirky characters including a parrot, relationship dynamics and secrets, a mystery, a budding romance and lots of humour.
This Christmas novella was a delightful read – perfect for the season. I so enjoyed the characters in the book – especially Cheryl and Mama. So many issues are highlighted in the book as well- aging parents and how siblings argue over their care, divorce, romances of elderly people, attachment to pets.
I highly recommend this book – a most enjoyable read
The annual Sweet Water, Georgia, Christmas parade is nearing but relationships are fractured on Wild Rose Lane. Antique dealer Cheryl Calloway’s holiday spirit has tanked. It’s been a horrible year with her divorce, her ex marrying younger and perkier Miriam across the street, and Mama moving into Cheryl’s Victorian cottage with her Amazon parrot right before Thanksgiving.
A party girl in her eighties, Mama smokes up a storm, likes her nightly vodka, has a hankering for men, and now a wingman named Nigel. If that isn’t enough, the Historical Society wants Cheryl to clean up all the projects on her porch waiting to go to Spivey’s Antique Mall for their Christmas Open House. Her desire to work her booth is as dead as her marriage. Miriam, President of the Historical Society, chastises her, “If it ain’t pretty don’t put it on the porch.”
Then there’s Alice, her strange neighbor with the six-foot fluorescent light bulb cross nailed to the huge Magnolia tree in the middle of her rose garden. Alice watches all the neighbors too closely. Just when Cheryl thinks things can’t get worse, an incident shakes her to the core, and a mystery follows revealing family secrets long forgotten.
Cheryl wants to believe in miracles and love again, and Dr. James may just be the man of her dreams as he helps her and Mama sort things out.
Filled with quirky characters, mystery, family secrets, and sweet love, all set in a hot Georgia small town.
Publisher: Gilbert Street Press
Print length: 198 pages
Purchase a copy of A Wingman for Christmas on Amazon.com. You can also add this to your GoodReads reading list.
About the Author
Barbara Barth turned to writing and adopting dogs to heal after her husband died fourteen years ago. Known as ‘Writer With Dogs’, Barth currently lives with four Chihuahuas in a charming town forty miles outside of Atlanta. She is Literary Arts Chair at a small art center where she promotes writing activities, author events, book launches, and hosts an online group Walton Writers. Inspired by the wonderful artists around her, Barth started painting and has won several awards with her whimsical art.
Her books are available on Amazon.
Visit her Instagram page Barbara Barth Studio.
You can also check out her website.
Blog Tour Calendar – be sure to check out other stops along the blog tour!
November 28th @ WOW! Women on Writing
Join us at our blog The Muffin to celebrate the launch of A Wingman for Christmas. We’re interviewing the author and giving away a copy of her book to one lucky reader.
November 30th @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog
Join Anthony as he reviews A Wingman for Christmas. A perfect novella for the holiday season!
December 1st @ Deborah-Zenha Adams
Visit Deborah’s blog where she shares a guest post by author Barbara Barth about how many editors you really need.
December 3rd @ Pages and Paws
Kristine shares her review of the charming holiday novella A Wingman for Christmas.
December 5th @ One Writer’s Journey
Join Sue as she reviews A Wingman for Christmas by Barbara Barth.
December 6th @ Michelle Cornish’s Blog
Join Michelle as she reviews A Wingman for Christmas. A must-read novella for the holiday season!
December 7th @ The Frugalista Mom
Rochie shares her review of A Wingman for Christmas and gives away a copy of the book to one lucky reader.
December 8th @ Knotty Needle
Visit Judy’s blog as she features a guest post by Barbara Barth about starting a writing group.
December 9th @ A Storybook World
Visit Deirdra’s blog for a spotlight on A Wingman for Christmas by Barbara Barth.
December 10th @ Michelle Cornish’s Blog
Visit Michelle’s site as she features author Barbara Barth’s guest post on encouraging others to write.
December 12th @ Storeybook Review
Leslie shares her thoughts about this fun novella A Wingman for Christmas by Barbara Barth.
December 13th @ Bring on Lemons
Join Crystal as she shares this fun holiday novella A Wingman for Christmas.
December 14th @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog
Visit Beverley’s blog as she reviews A Wingman for Christmas by Barbara Barth.
December 14th @ Avonna Loves Genres
Join Avonna as she reviews A Wingman for Christmas by Barbara Barth.
December 15th @ One Writer’ Journey
Visit Sue’s blog where she features a guest post by Barbara Barth about finding inspiration around you.
December 15th @ Knotty Needle
Visit Judy’s blog again as she shares her thoughts about Barbara Barth’s fun holiday read A Wingman for Christmas.
December 16th @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog
Join Beverley as she features a guest post by author Barbara Barth about writing fiction versus memoir.
December 18th @ Life According to Jamie
Jamie will be reviewing a fun novella for the holiday season: A Wingman for Christmas.
December 19th @ Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
Join Lisa as she interviews author Barbara Barth about her book A Wingman for Christmas.
December 20th @ Word Magic
Visit Fiona’s blog as she features a guest post by Barbara Barth about researching your topic as well as your time frame.
December 21st @ World of My Imagination
Visit Nicole’s blog as she reviews A Wingman for Christmas.