5 stars for A Beckett Christmas Intervention by @marylmartinez #holidayfiction #family #bookreview
Title: A Beckett Christmas Intervention (The Beckett Series Book 7)
Author: Mary Martinez
Genre: Holiday Fiction, Family Saga
The Becketts have a strong sense of family and honor. When one of their own is threatened, their bond is as strong as a badge of steel. And who instilled this foundation of strength in their children and grandchildren? Nana and Papa Beckett. It is understandable that when Nana and Papa announce at Thanksgiving they're getting divorced, the family is devastated. It will take the entire Beckett clan to plan an intervention. Before Christmas, they'll sprinkle Nana and Papa with the magic of the Christmas Noel at their favorite bed & breakfast on Nantucket Island. Can the family be as secretive as Santa's elves to pull off the intervention and keep Nana and Papa from making the biggest mistake of their lives? If they do, the wonder of Christmas will be remembered by all.
When Nana and Papa make their announcement at Thanksgiving, the Becketts plot an intervention at Christmas. Everyone is home for Thanksgiving and it’s a remarkable feast for the Beckett family. The joy is sucked out of the room when Nana and Papa announce they’re getting divorced. No! It can’t be. The Beckett siblings take matters into their own hands. The ‘generals’ plan an intervention, and everyone is sworn to secrecy. The Christmas spirit is overflowing, and each person has a job to perform, including Santa. Can the Beckett family show Nana and Papa a Christmas miracle or will the Becketts be torn apart?
A Beckett Christmas Intervention is a heartwarming holiday tale that’ll melt your heart. Love big families? You’re going to love the Beckett clan. I love holiday fiction and this story is very relatable. It’s not uncommon for older couples to divorce these days. Mary Martinez takes this premise and puts a wonderful spin on it. The descriptive narration is very immersive and there’s a holiday vibe woven throughout. I could smell the aromas of Christmas as I read. The characters were so believable and well written, they leaped from the page and into my heart. The plot moved at a nice easy pace. The dialogue was humorous in some parts, serious in others. The family drama was realistic and anyone who loves big families or is part of a big family will relate. The ending tugged at my heartstrings. If you love holiday fiction, pick up A Beckett Christmas Intervention. If holiday fiction is your reading jam, pick up A Beckett Christmas Intervention. Get into the holiday spirit with A Beckett Christmas Intervention. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Mary lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, and six wonderful grandsons and five beautiful granddaughters. She loves to spend time with family and friends--she includes good books as friends!
Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and Italy for the wine. And most recently she discovered she was Irish and Scottish, of course they had to visit Ireland and Scotland. Mary fell in love with both, but the green hills of Ireland felt like home. With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters. One of her favorite US destinations is New York/Brooklyn, where her beloved Beckett's live. When she visits, she can wander their neighborhoods, favorite parks, and visit their favorite pub, Putnum's.
They are avid concert ‘Ho’s’! Yes, they pretty much want to do them all. They love outdoor amphitheaters the best and attend as many during the warmer months as possible.
Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women's fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has also participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference.
Mary and her husband are also enthusiastic college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES, University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N