Hello everyone, sorry I have been in a reading slump lately, but thanks to this series, I finally have my love of reading back! I hate to admit it, but I did not read the second book before this one. It was dealing with a different set of women, or so I thought. You can read it out of order and still enjoy it, but I highly recommend you read them in order.
I get the unabridged audio books from my Library’s Libby app. You can read my review of the first book here, Hot Flash Club book 1.
This is the first series that I can totally relate too, have not done that in a long time. In fact, I had a mind blowing a-ha moment while listening to it. I am currently on the waiting list for book 2, so apparently, I am not the only one who likes this series.
These ladies met at a mutual friend’s retirement party. That friend had gone off to travel. These four ladies have hit it off, realizing that they are all menopausing. They become fast friends, helping each other out with schemes, some that are quite daring. Even tho, these ladies are so different from each other, they become like family to each other.
I just love this series! Sometimes, you think you know what is going to happen, but then a twist comes a long. I am a sucker for stories with twists. These ladies are so likeable, I can just see myself with this group. I think my favorite one is Shirley tho, as I relate to her the most. They do some crazy things to help each other out, like one time someone sneaked into a boyfriend’s room and looked at their computer to see what they were hiding. This book was really fun, according to the title and picture, you would think it was just the Christmas holidays. But it turns out that it is every holiday of the year. LIke Valentines and Mother’s Day. I thought that was such a fun idea. And of course you get a fairytale ending. If you need a feel good book, I would highly recommend this one.
I listened to the unabridged audio book version. Carrington MacDuffie (what a cool name!) is the narrator. She does an amazing job with so many characters. Even doing the male voices, which some women have trouble with. This version had discs…and at the beginning of each disc they repeated the last two lines of the previous disc. I thought it was kind of odd and annoying. I do not recall that happening before? Other than that, I thought it was a very enjoyable read and well paced.
I know it may seem too early for a Holiday book, but this does all the holidays, not just Christmas, so please do not let that discourage you. I am actually starting my holiday reading early this year, I did not finish some last year.
Have you read this series? If so, who is your favorite character?
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Peace and Luv, Renee