Bright Lights Big Christmas
By Mary Kay Andrews
A Nice Mix of Family, Friendships and Holiday Cheer
Kerry Tolliver had recently been downsized from a marketing job and is now living at home with her parents on their North Carolina Christmas tree farm. Kerry's father has recently had a heart attack, and the family needs Kerry to accompany her older brother Murphy and his dog Queenie to New York City to sell Christmas trees at the family stand in Greenwich Village.
Kerry must drive her daddy’s old truck and pull a dilapidated camper through the streets of New York and then find a place to park. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, tree sales are not where they have been in years past. Kerry and her brother must do what it takes to sell every tree on the lot. Kerry has some ideas.
As Kerry gets to know the neighbors, she develops some unique relationships. When one of her new friends, an older gentleman, goes missing, Kerry jumps in to start a search for him. Patrick, a single father, and Kerry have great chemistry, but Kerry is reluctant to get involved with him since she will go home soon.
I finally bit the bullet and read my very first Mary Kay Andrews book. I get it. It’s light, fun, contemporary romantic fiction. BRIGHT LIGHT BIG CHRISTMAS is a warm holiday story of family, love, and friendships.
Andrews' writing is engaging, and the characters are well-developed. Kerry’s character is particularly delightful. The Greenwich Village setting is charming, and readers will feel like they can smell the pine trees and see the city's bright lights. The plot is a nice mix of romance, family, friendship, and holiday cheer.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CHRISTMAS is a delightful read perfect for the holiday season. Andrews has done a fantastic job creating a descriptive story that will make readers happy and satisfied. I listened to the audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Narrator, Kathleen McInerney did a fabulous job with all the voices.
Thanks to Netgalley and Macmillan Audio for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Publisher Macmillan Audio
Published September 26, 2023
Narrated Kathleen McInerney