Monday, January 30, 2006

The Secret Life of Mrs. Claus by Carly Alexander

Title: The Secret Life of Mrs. Claus

Author: Carly Alexander

Genre: Chick Lit

Summary: The adventures of a Mrs. Claus suit and the women who wear it are told in the course of three short stories.

The Take-Away: Each woman has a different reason for being required to wear the suit. Each believe that the suit shares some of Christmas' magic and attributes the changes in their lives to its presence. The obvious interconnecting theme is the suit and Christmas. The subtle theme is family.

Our views of family have changed drastically with the rise of divorce and publicizing of same-sex relations. Family means more than Mom, Dad, the kids and the grand parents. Each of these women learns that family is more than genetics and sees how their lives are enriched because of those around them and where they live.

Recommendation: Great way to get into the Christmas mood. Check it out if you want to recapture that or mark your calender to read it next Christmas.

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