Twelve Tales of Christmas by Cathleen Townsend: Book Review

Our dear busy ladybug blogger has taken a break from posting her lovely photo essays on trees to post one of the nicest reviews I’ve ever read. Come read her take on Twelve Tales of Christmas on her blog. πŸ™‚

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Title: Twelve Tales of Christmas

Author: Cathleen Townsend

Genre: Short stories, Fiction


Christmas isn’t always Jingle Bells and β€œHo, ho, ho.” In these Twelve Tales of Christmas, even Santa has to deal with unexpected German shepherds and reindeer who suddenly want to learn the tango. A dryad works feverishly with a teenage boy to save her tree, now in a stand in his living room, and everyone begs Death to hold off for just one more day.

And no one knows what to do with the fire-breathing dragon. He’s not going on the Christmas card list anytime soon.

Come enter worlds of beauty and dread. Join a house hob as he raises his cup of eggnog high, and enjoy yuletide yarns delicious enough to tempt even St. Nick.


The stories in this collection, meant to be a Chritmas vacation read are delightful, surprising and thankfully all positive because…

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26 comments on “Twelve Tales of Christmas by Cathleen Townsend: Book Review
  1. Ooh! Excited to read the first review of your book. I downloaded it today and just shared this post on my Facebook page @ ThisIsMyTruthNow. I sense a possible author alert and my own book review coming soon!!!

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  2. balroop2013 says:

    Wow! what a lovely review! I am liking the stories Cathleen, have already read five of them. πŸ™‚

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  3. This is such a wonderful review, Cathleen. What a great way to start the holiday season.

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    • It really is a whole gift all by itself. On Amazon the other day someone posted a review that actually thanked me for writing this book, and he said it helped him enjoy Christmas again. I was walking on air after that review and this one. πŸ™‚


  4. Congratulations on this review, Cathleen.

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  5. Fabulous review, Cathleen! Bravo! πŸ™‚

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  6. Great review! Can’t wait to get reading… ❀ xo

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    • It’s such a wonderful feeling. I worked so hard on this book–and now it’s finding readers.

      Publishing is so hard for me that I get all wrapped up in…stuff. But this is what it’s all about, other readers reading my work. πŸ™‚

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  8. RT–what a great holiday gift, Cathleen!

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  9. Congrats on the review, Cathleen! I’m about halfway through your book and I’m thinking of some effective words for a review now πŸ™‚ Just loving what I am reading by the way! See you tomorrow!

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  10. Tina Frisco says:

    Fantastic review, Cathleen. A lovely Christmas gift ❀

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  11. What a wonderful review, Cathleen. I’m so delighted for you. A great read and delight for the holiday. πŸ™‚

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