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A Superstitious Christmas (A Grandberry Falls Prequel Novella) [Kindle Edition]

Tonya Kappes
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“Carpe Bead'em is fun with a capital F. It's sad, funny, inspiring, quirky, and great chick lit! It shows that you never know what's round the corner, and anything's possible if you just take a chance on life! Perfect summer reading.” Bestselling author, Sibel Hodge
“I loved how Tonya Kappes was able to bring her characters to life.” Coffee Table Reviews

“I loved this book. Grandberry Falls is my kind of town and I for one would love to live there and get to know all the local folks. I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read the next book about Grandberry Falls by Tonya Kappes. I have added Tonya Kappes as one of my new favorite authors.” Jean Segal

“I love it when I pick up a book because of its cover and the story to follow is just as great or better. That's what happened here.” Stephanie Overton

“I read this in a day and loved it! You felt that you were part of Grandberry Falls. The small town folks who know everyone and know everything about someone in a matter of hours.” Avid Reader

“This book was fun, entertaining and good to the last page. Who knew reading auras could get Olivia in so much trouble? Sit back, smile and cozy up to, where Olivia does the dumping for you. There's heap loads of humor, a dose of magical realism, sprinkles of romance, and mystery when someone ends up dead!” Author Lisa Lim

“I was looking for something different and easy to read...meaning nothing too involved, something that if I put down could come back to and remember all the characters and where I left off at...well I didn't put it down I finished it in a day... what a great read !!” Cimarron

Come back to Grandberry Falls in this prequel novella to Never Tell Your Dreams Before Breakfast, and spend a little time getting to know Hazel Greenlee and her bunch!

Maggie Greenlee can’t wait for the Greenlee traditions to start, especially the annual ornament exchange.
Only things don’t go as planned once Maggie announces to the Greenlee clan that she’s engaged to Grady Cohen, one of the wealthiest bachelors in New York City.
There are two problems. One, Hazel Greenlee, Maggie’s granny and Grandberry Falls’ local matchmaker, has already determined that Maggie is going to marry Mayor Mitch Dozier. And two, Grady thinks the superstitious beliefs that have ruled Maggie’s life, are child like.
With Grady deliberately breaking every superstitious tradition, and Granny Hazel pushing Maggie in the arms of Mitch Dozier, Maggie isn’t sure she’s going to survive Christmas in Grandberry Falls.

About the Author
Tonya Kappes is the International bestselling author of Carpe Bead ‘Em, The Grandberry Falls series, and The Olivia Davis series (
She’s also the author of short stories which can be found in the Something Spooky This Way Comes, Believe, Madness Under The Mistletoe, and WG2E All For Indie Anthologies. Her, co-authored, non-fiction book The Tricked-Out Toolbox, helps writers explore the best promotional and marketing strategies for their career will be available 2012.
She is co-founder of The Writer’s Guide to E Publishing (, as well as part of the elite blogger team at The Women's Literary Cafe (
When she’s not writing about quirky characters and even quirkier situations, she’s busy being the princess, queen and jester of her domain which includes her BFF husband, her three teenage boys and two dogs.
For more information, check out Tonya’s website,

Product Details

  • File Size: 264 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006K4W21A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,289 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for follow up December 15, 2011
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What a cute Christmas read. I love all the people in Grandberry Falls and this short story was well written and a very fun read. Now that I have been reintroduced to Maggie & Mitch, I can't wait for the novel coming out in the Spring. I am even interested in Grady!! Love alll of Hazel's tradition at Christmas. It is well worth the price of this short story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh. Disappointing and disjointed. December 30, 2011
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This book ends before it even starts. It seems like the introduction to a novel. It's marketed as a novella, so I knew it wouldn't be long, but I did expect it to have a beginning, a body and a conclusion. It just sort of stops in the middle and lets you hang. There is no closure of any of the story lines.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Annoyed it was only a lead-in for another novel December 29, 2011
By Tah_Dah
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Mildly amusing, but just a long intro for the "real" book.

Additionally, I just have to say that it's quite obvious that Maggie is going to be assigned the eminent domain case, which would be a ludicrous conflit of interest!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unimpressed. Misrepresented. Don't waste your time. December 31, 2011
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Unimpressed. Misrepresented. I was disappointed in this book. It was marketed as a 'novella', which is fine, and I expected it to be short. What I didn't expect was for it to end in mid-story, with an advertisement that the follow-up novel will be out in Spring 2012. This is really a prequel, and as others have mentioned, it was misrepresented. ***Note: Since I downloaded this, the title has been changed in Amazon to "prequel novella". It is still the old way on my Kindle. Had the book said prequel initially, I would never have downloaded it.

The writing is just average. I realize this is light romance reading, but the story is beyond predictable. I was not fond of the main character Maggie at all. The characters are flat and unrealistic, and the superstitions are a bit much.

The book is loaded with typos/punctuation errors. There are extra commas and quotation marks all over the place. The manuscript was apparently spell-checked, but errors were not checked for proper wording. For example, instead of "mascaraed lashes", we get "massacred lashes".

I am glad I got this for free. I would not pay for it, and I will not download the sequel.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ripoff teaser December 30, 2011
By Ann S.
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I usually do not write a review for books I don't like but I felt readers should be cautioned about this kind of ripoff.
The one-star rating for this book is because it stopped in mid-story. That is a whole string of ugly adjectives for me. If a book is not complete, the reader should be informed of that fact BEFORE buying the book. I was actually angry when I got to the last page.
The description of A Superstitious Christmas sounded good but didn't live up to its promise. The writing quality was average, though I did notice an overload of typographical problems. It wasn't so boring that I quit in the middle but it lacked sparkle. The story was predictable - even if the reader isn't hooked into it enough to buy the rest of the story, it's obvious what will happen. Maggie was annoying. Grady was so bland that it was hard to see what attracted her to him other than his money. Maggie's family was moderately entertaining but I've met much more entertaining, much finer-crafted characters in my reading.
As I read rapidly, I did not waste too much time on this but I won't be visiting Grandberry Falls again.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable story, LOUSY ending December 23, 2011
By Janet
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This was my first book by this author and I was looking for a quick, light Christmas romance. Well, the romance was a teaser, as it didn't happen because the book ended in a cliffhanger. I guess I could assume the ending was the end of the story, which would make it even worse because Maggie would really be as shallow and materialistic of a person as she came off as, putting her domineering and controlling rich fiance and her 5 carat ring before her family. Frankly, Mitch is better off without her, if she's so willing to sneak out of town on Christmas and leave her family behind, because her snobby fiance doesn't approve of them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars like this one... February 24, 2014
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read it fast.. I enjoyed.. I like all Tonya books.. this kind or scary ones...thank you for sending this book i Think it only cost me .99
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dont bother with if you want a complete story. December 13, 2013
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Don't call this a novella, it doesn't have an end. Very disappointing to get to the end to find to be continued. Wasted my time on a story that I have to buy another book to finish. what a rip off.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Tonya
Thanks for you short Christmas story. Just lived it. Hope your Christmas was the best ever. Hope your writing your next book. I need a book to read.
Published 3 months ago by Charlotte Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Tonya is one of my favorite authors and this Christmas story is a gift...
Tonya is one of my favorite authors and this Christmas story is a gift you'll want to give to your self!!!!!!!!!
Published 4 months ago by pstiers
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up!
This novella will whet your whistle for the rest of the books in this series. I wish it was longer but I give it a thumbs up.
Published 19 months ago by dandygirl
4.0 out of 5 stars cute book
I enjoyed the story and would buy more of this authors books it was a good read thanks for offering it
Published 23 months ago by sunrise
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The story was somewhat interesting but it was a preview and not a novella. It left me hanging and disappointed that I had wasted my time. Read more
Published 23 months ago by lovefreebooks16
5.0 out of 5 stars Talk about superstitions
Loved this short visit to Grandberry Falls. It ended too quickly. I can't wait to find out what happens when Maggie goes home. I am definitely intrigued.
Published on February 17, 2013 by Paula M. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute
Enjoyed the book. a little on the hokey side but still a good read. Looking forward to reading more of her books.
Published on January 2, 2013 by Pat
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit long winded but the overall story was good
The author tended to be a bit overly expressive in describing things or relationships. Otherwise the overall story was good and kept my interest.
Published on January 2, 2013 by mdc25
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I have read quite a few of Tonya Kappes novels.. and i have to say that she is now one of my favorite authors.. and i loved A Superstitious Christmas.. Read more
Published on December 13, 2012 by Sue Lopp
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Very enjoyable read. I have read several of Tonya Kappes books at this point and she is now one of my favorite authors.
Published on November 26, 2012 by Lilee05
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More About the Author

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been self-publishing her numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plotlines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans. HarperCollins and Witness Impulse is thrilled to be publishing this insanely talented and wildly successful author for the first in her hilarious and spooky Ghostly Southern series.

To sign up for Tonya's STREET TEAM, stalk her on social media, check out her newsletter, view book trailer, and upcoming news, check out Tonya's website,

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