For Honey Palladino, the holidays have lost their magic. She is sure her husband is cheating on her. Her daughter plans to spend the time with a friend. Her widowed mother sees the image of Jesus in a live oak tree. As if that's not enough, her mother is also talking about going on a Christmas cruise with some old geezer, without benefit of marriage. That would be right afFor Honey Palladino, the holidays have lost their magic. She is sure her husband is cheating on her. Her daughter plans to spend the time with a friend. Her widowed mother sees the image of Jesus in a live oak tree. As if that's not enough, her mother is also talking about going on a Christmas cruise with some old geezer, without benefit of marriage. That would be right after she signs away the family business -- the real estate agency Honey's father built into a company worth millions, the job to which Honey has devoted her life. At her mother's condo in Boca Raton, Florida, many have recently lost a spouse and are now with "significant others," and Honey is intrigued by the promise of new love even at an old age but doubts she'll ever find another significant other after her inevitable divorce. When her mother reunites with a lost love from years before, Honey is completely undone, but the "Jesus tree" puts into motion a series of holiday miracles....
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***SPOILERS***This book suffers from the author’s sloppiness. I was happy to read a book with a main character (Honey) in her 40s. Unfortunately the remaining character’s ages don’t make sense. The story takes place in 2013 and the main character’s brother is to have been born in 1945. That would make him 68. They would not have grown up together with more than a 20 year age gap. The author also refers to him as a recently retired baseball player that women are always trying to pick-up. His daughters are teenagers and his “midlife surprise” son is 8. Honey and her brother's mother is the youngest woman in a retirement community in Florida in her early 80s. Was she 14 when her son was born? The storyline doesn’t support that. The author was so enamored with pulling in a connection with World War 2 that she didn’t bother to make a basic timeline for her characters. Each time one of these errors is made it pulled me out of the story. The author could have remedied this by using the Korean War (the “forgotten war") as her plot point. She also used a phrase that grates on my nerves, “real father.” The man who raised the brother, loved him, and cared for him is his real father.
I loved this book! It was funny and the story moved along at a good pace. The ending kind of surprised me which doesn't usually happen. I highly recommend it!