'Twas the Night by Sandra Hill, Kate Holmes, and Trish Jensen is a charming holiday tale of three men, best friends who grew up together in the White Mountain Home for Boys in Snowdon. In alternating chapters, each author tells the story of one of the men.
The story starts with Sam Merrick, trying to get to the wedding of the man who bailed each of the boys out of trouble. The airports begin to shut down with a snow storms. Sam hitches a ride with a bus full of senior citizens who spread holiday cheer to homeless shelters in the Northeast. The director of the senior center is Sam's high school sweetheart, Reba. Sam and Reba are joined shortly by Sam's friend Kevin aka JD who is escorting a prisoner named Callie. Finally we are joined by Stan Kijewski and Dana Freeman, a forest ranger. Stan was asked to pick Dana up for the wedding but with the snow, Stan and Dana hop on the bus.
This book flowed wonderfully which I was surprised by considering we have 3 different authors working the story together. The senior citizens play matchmaker for the 3 couples and are hilarious at times with their unwanted advice. This is perhaps the first holiday themed book I have ever read that I really enjoyed and was not disappointed in the end with.
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I received a free review copy from the publisher, Belle Books.