The Christmas Grandma Ran Away from Home (The Grandma Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Widowed Sandy is overwhelmed at every holiday by too much work and no help at all from her relatives. She is left alone to clean up after her thankless guests wreck havoc time after time leaving behind a big mess after every big family gathering. You'd think someone would offer to help with the growing expense and overwhelming work load at least once to give Sandy a well earned break. Nope. Her selfish kids and their families just get angry when finally Sandy has had enough and announces she is NOT cooking Christmas dinner this year. Instead of pitching in, her family turn their backs on her. So, Sandy takes a vacation. Read the book to see what happens! Nice light reading with a feel good ending.
I have been the woman-in-charge during my adult life so I can tell you that being the Head Woman is stressful. I can’t imagine being the Head Woman without having the appreciation of my family. Unfortunately, that was the situation for Sandy Forbes in The Christmas Grandma Ran Away From Home by Nancy Warren. Her three grown sons were spoiled to the core, rocked with sibling rivalry, and unappreciative of the hardships their mother endured during the holiday season.
After a particularly awful Thanksgiving, Sandy asks her sons to host Christmas. They accuse her of selfishness! Can you imagine?! If my mother told me she was too tired to host Christmas, I would volunteer before she could take another breath. It is this indignation that makes Sandy decide to run away for Christmas and makes the reader root for Sandy’s happiness and her family’s increased maturity.
I honestly thought this novel was going to be silly as I was thinking of the song Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer. But the novel addressed many concerns felt by women of a mature age while harkening the meaning of Christmas: a time to express love for all of those around us. Aside from the few spelling and grammar mistakes, I would recommend The Christmas Grandma Ran Away From Home.
I think adult children as well as Grandmas should give this a read.
Sandy is a seventy-two year old grandmother who has cooked fifty-five family holiday meals and she's fed up! She decides to run away for Christmas this year and let everyone else deal with Christmas dinner on their own.
There is some Christmas magic for Sandy as she has her unorthodox Christmas away from home. I can't tell anymore than that or it will spoil the story.
I am glad that I saw the review from a fellow book blogger who also loved this book. And I see that there is a second story about Sandy that I'm reading next. This is a new to me author that I look forward to reading more from.
This is the perfect story to read and give yourself a short break from all the preparing for Christmas. It's one that I would highly recommend!