Review: A Very COVID Christmas by Maggie Aldrich

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

Dating during a pandemic takes on a whole new meaning.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55369701-a-very-covid-christmas

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/a-very-covid-christmas-a-novella-by-maggie-aldrich

My Thoughts:

You’ve heard the Ben Franklin adage that guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days, and we can all agree that the saying also applies to COVID-19. Author Maggie Aldrich gives us readers a lighter look at life and love in the time of “The COVID-19”

Main character and narrator, Kinsey’s situation typifies the struggle of creating a sense of normal life during the pandemic. Her Zoom meetings, and sidebar chats with coworkers, are hilarious. Online dating takes on a new meaning, but nothing beats the old-school, organic meeting of potential “masked” dates. I wasn’t in love with Kinsey’s affectation of using British colloquialisms after binge watching British TV during the shelter-in-place, and I loved it when her “Niece Reese” called her out on it. Kinsey was otherwise fun and relatable. Reese was an adorable addition to the story, and I loved her tongue-in-cheek humor regarding her parents’ favorite charity.

I enjoy Ms. Aldrich’s storytelling, and she nicely delivers the message of the importance of wearing a mask with a light touch of humor. Her holiday romantic comedy is a quick, fun read. Between coworker antics and neighbor hijinks, there are a lot of laughs. I started reading this book with a bit a skepticism, but Ms. Aldrich’s characters and story quickly won me over. A Very COVID Christmas has the right amount of realism and humor in a charming, sweet romance.

Grab a Copy: https://tinyurl.com/yxldqy83

About the Author: Maggie Aldrich is an avid reader, freelance writer, and yoga instructor who tends to catastrophize all situations. Winner of the 2017 Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Story Competition – Adult Division, Maggie lives on an acreage in middle America with her husband, daughter, cats, and other various unattended wild animals. 

It’s All Greek to Me is her first novel, available at https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Greek-…

Visit http://www.maggiealdrichwrites.com for access to promos and free download days, and to see what all the fuss is about! 

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