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Blue Christmas [Kindle Edition]

Diane Moody
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)

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Book Description


From bestselling author Diane Moody, Blue Christmas has over 150 "Five star" reviews.

Sometimes the best Christmas presents aren't found under the tree . . .

Working late on Christmas Eve, college senior Hannah Brooks is in the midst of a full-blown pity party. When a last-minute customer brimming with holiday spirit invites her to a candlelight service and a late-night family dinner, Hannah reluctantly accepts. She has no idea this kindhearted woman is the mother of Jason McKenzie - leader singer of Out of the Blue, the hottest band in the country - and Hannah's childhood idol. The evening ends with an innocent kiss (sans mistletoe) as Hannah is swept away by Jason's unpretentious manner.

Over the holidays Hannah and Jason's relationship grows, but when turmoil and tragedy strike at the very heart of his famous band, their newfound love is put to the test in the glare of the paparazzi spotlight. Throughout her rollercoaster of experiences with Jason and his friends, Hannah comes face to face with her own beliefs. Who knew she could learn more about prayer and faith by hanging out with a bunch of rock stars than she ever learned in church?

The author first wrote Blue Christmas as a gift for her then-teenage daughter in honor of her affection for a wildly popular band in the late 90s. The short story grew into a full-length novel, eventually surfacing on one of the band's fan fiction websites where it became quite a phenomenon. More than 80,000 readers stopped by to read the story, with over 1000 of them sending personal emails to the author who still enjoys reading them today. Though the story's details have been changed, its band and all characters now fictional, the story line remains the same. Author Diane Moody has dedicated Blue Christmas to her now-grown daughter, Hannah Moody.


Editorial Reviews

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Blue Christmas, the fan fiction story that became an Internet sensation ten years ago with over 80,000 downloads and 1000 emails to the author, has now been adapted into a heartwarming novel. Blue Christmas is so much more than a seasonal story. The novel is filled with romance, drama and humor, making it a great read year around. - OBT Bookz

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Product Details

  • File Size: 2529 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: OBT Bookz (September 26, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005PYJPWK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,834 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Christmas by Diane Moody November 1, 2011
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Blue Christmas, the latest from author Diane Moody, reminds us that an innocent encounter, in a most average kind of place, has the potential to change lives forever. The author takes us on a well-crafted journey into the experiences, faith, and personalities of each of the characters. It is a journey I greatly enjoyed taking.

As a middle-aged (alright, perhaps slightly older than middle-aged) man, this genre is not typically something I would dive right into - however, knowing the previous works of this author, I thought it best to put my personal preferences aside and give it a read.

I downloaded the book onto my iPad after getting into bed for the night, and I began to read - that was a big mistake. The next time I looked at the clock it was 2 am and I hadn't put it down. The book had captured me in a most unusual way and I looked forward to picking up where I'd left off the night before.

With her short story, Blue Christmas, author Diane Moody pulls back the curtain to reveal a novel with crisp character development, great plots and sub-plots, intrigue, faith, and playfulness.

As someone who reads a great deal, I am always intrigued by the finite number of words available to us, and the infinite number of ways those words can be placed alongside one another and woven into a story that will capture our heart, mind, and emotions. As the scope of work from this author continues to grow, it is becoming more evident with each subsequent novel and short story, that Diane Moody possesses the ability to place those words in a manner that brings great joy and satisfaction to her readers.

Blue Christmas is a book I would highly recommend giving to friends and family, of all ages, during the upcoming holiday season. It is a great read!
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Christmas by Diane Moody October 24, 2011
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In Blue Christmas, Diane Moody's latest release, old man is giving Hannah grief on Christmas Eve. (Think Scrooge) A moment later, the woman behind him in line rescues Hannah and changes her life forever.

Blue Christmas keeps up this toe-tapping pace clear to the end.

Hannah is invited into the world of rock and roll when she is introduced to her favorite band - a place many girls dream about, but few see. The author offers readers a fresh look at what it might be like between members of a musical team who truly care about each and are influenced by real faith.

Moody reveals the faith of her characters gently - no preaching here although I'm pretty sure Marissa (one of the characters I'd love to have a cup of coffee with) is capable of moving both hearts and mountains if given a chance to share her beliefs. The author knew her characters well and revealed their faith to readers so authentically, it felt real. I found myself thinking, "I know a kid like that."

I enjoyed Hannah very much, and found Laura to be the kind of strong woman I'd like to be, but I found myself drawn to the loyalty and sparkle of Kylie. And, the author included a vixen in a lipstick red dress - just when you think all is well - it is not.

While Blue Christmas is a fun, holiday romance, it is more. I could tell you all about that, but I'd rather you read the book and tell me what you discover between the delightfully designed cover or on the backlit pages of your e-Reader.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and fun October 6, 2011
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Even though this book was written for those much, much younger than I am, I could not put it down. I loved Laura and Frank and the family dynamics. The gathering around Jackson's bedside was so emotionally stirring. Then I laughed till I could not breathe at the sports car incident at the Sonic Drive-In. The author once again gave me a fun read with a happy ending.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Feel Good Story December 19, 2011
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I was really surprised at how much I liked this book. I stayed up way too late to finish it, but it was worth it. Because I knew this started out as a project for the author's daughter, I thought the story would be entertaining but not polished. I was SO wrong! The editing was great, the dialog was natural and the story was very entertaining. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I would like to give more stars December 2, 2012
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I started reading this book, loving it, even though I am not a "God book" type of person. Why I gave it so few stars is because there are just such glaring issues with the grammar, typos and then at 23% the book went to where I could only read about 75% of the words in each sentence. When you can no longer read what the author wrote and have to make up words on your own then the story takes on a whole new meaning. I have tried removing it from my device and reloading it but no matter what it won't work.

I am hoping that there is a cure for it and they will send out an update so I can read this story and have the great experience it seems most of the rest of you have had with it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Twenny bopper nightmare. July 29, 2013
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If this was aimed at an adult audience, it missed the mark, maybe a tween might like it but I did not. I felt the bands wishy-washy stance on their belief in God was sad and showed no convictions to their professed beliefs. They did not want their Christianity to be "to much in the face of their fans".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a fun book to read December 26, 2012
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When I was a young girl Davey Jones and the Monkees inhabited my daydreams,and my bedroom walls.This story is so well written that it was easy to imagine myself in Hannah's shoes.The lack of sexual scenes was very refreshing. Excellent reading!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs Gray, when you have Blue?!
Reading this sweet, romantic book,I fell in love with my "RockStar" of 22 years all over again!
Published 5 days ago by Sara ramsay
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Faithfilled Read!
This book was great! I laughed and cried on the same page. Diane Moody writes with compassion and humor and a deep faith that God is in the details of our lives.
Published 11 days ago by Linda Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book without a bunch of fluff
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it might be another nice romancey novel but there was a lot more meat to it. It was not so intense that I didn't enjoy it.
Published 13 days ago by Linda Linda Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome
Published 22 days ago by Charlie Brashear
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I loved this book! It was a delightful, suspenseful story! I wasn't sure how it would end. Love all her books!
Published 25 days ago by Ginger Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read!
I like Diane Moody's story of Elvis! I liked the way it ended. Great book!
Published 1 month ago by Arlene Bramblett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story!
I really don't wrife reviews. but i can't help waiting one on this book. Right now it's 12:22 am, yes that's am.

I could not put it down. It is so well written. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gary from Whittier
5.0 out of 5 stars BLUE BUT JUST A LITTLE
I LIKED THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT SHOWED THAT ALL THINGS SEEN ,ARE NOT WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS.

THE BAND HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR GOD AND THAT PRAYERS ARE POWERFUL. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dawn Marie Odya
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put This One Down!
Loved, loved, loved this book! Wow!!!!! An excellent read with a Christian backdrop--perfect for this Christmas season. Cannot wait to read more from this author.
Published 1 month ago by Kathi
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this book
I have several of Diane Moody's boos and have enjoyed every one of them. I will continue to read her work. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Debbie Gulley
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More About the Author

Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, Diane Hale Moody is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She lives with her husband Ken (author McMillian Moody) in the rolling hills just outside of Nashville. They are the proud parents of two grown and extraordinary children, Hannah and Ben.

Just after moving to Tennessee in 1999, Diane felt the tug of a long-neglected passion to write again. Since then, she's written a column for her local newspaper, feature articles for various magazines and curriculum, and several novels with a dozen more stories eagerly vying for her attention.

When she's not reading or writing, Diane enjoys an eclectic taste in music and movies, great coffee, the company of good friends, and the adoration of a peculiar little pooch named Darby.

Visit Diane's website at dianemoody.net and her blog, "just sayin'" at dianemoody.blogspot.com

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