Friday, November 30, 2018

Review and Giveaway: Yes, Carol...It's Christmas! by Cindy Vincent

About the Book

As the top salesperson for Pfunn Party Supplies, Carol Frost doesn’t exactly know how to have fun herself these days. Though she wasn’t always such a humbug. Once upon a time, she was famous for hosting Christmas parties that were filled with everything from laughing guests and luscious hors d’oeuvres, to artfully iced sugar cookies and creatively decorated Christmas trees. To top it off, she even wrote a bestselling book that became the authoritative tome on Christmas party entertaining at the time—The Complete, Total, Ultimate, Everything-You-Might-Possibly-Want-to-Know Guide to Hosting the Best Christmas Parties Ever.

Yet that was long ago, before her life changed and she stashed her tinsel and twinkle lights away once and for all. And while Carol soon learned to settle for her boring but comfortable existence, an old friend knows that Carol isn’t really living up to her potential. An old friend who . . . well . . . now enjoys her eggnog in the afterlife, you might say. To goad Carol into going back to her former party-hosting ways, said friend sends three of her specter pals to pester Carol. Then, much to Carol’s annoyance, she is visited by the Ghost Hosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future on a plane filled with plenty of holiday revelers. And though Carol only wants to be left alone, the Ghost Hosts have other plans. Instead, they take her on an adventure that wasn’t exactly on her itinerary . . . or printed on her ticket stub. From that moment on, Carol’s life will never be the same. Provided, of course, she survives the jingle-bell rollercoaster of a ride and makes it home in time for Christmas . . .

My Thoughts:

Yes, Carol... It's Christmas! by Cindy Vincent was a charming Christmas Carol retelling with lots of Christmas decorations, cooking, and Southern hospitality. Carol is no Scrooge, but she was once the queen of Christmas parties until a horrible almost-made-me-cry event tore her emotionally apart. Now it's up to a ghost and three spirits to get her back on track in time for Christmas! A very short, breezy read to help you get into- or sustain- the Christmas spirit. And it is a nice twist to Dicken's work.

I received a complimentary copy from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own. 

Reviewed by Jes

About the Author

CINDY VINCENT, M.A. Ed., was born in Calgary, Alberta, and has lived all around the US and Canada. She is the creator of the Mysteries by Vincent murder mystery party games and the Daisy Diamond Detective Series games for girls. She is also the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Caper novels and the Daisy Diamond Detective series. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and an assortment of fantastic felines.


Put together your own best-ever Christmas party with this fun “party in a box” giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a package with the following prizes: a signed copy of Yes, Carol…It’s Christmas! by Cindy Vincent, two Betty Crocker sugar cookie mixes, two cookie cutters, a four-pack of sprinkles, a strand of Christmas lights, and two glass ornaments. Due to shipping costs and varying international laws, this giveaway is open to US residents (age 18 or older) only. Void where prohibited. Good luck!


  1. So glad you enjoyed the story! :) Thank you so much for reviewing Cindy's novella and being part of the tour!


  2. Thank you, Jes, for reviewing one of my books once again! It's always fun to reconnect with you. You're such an outstanding young person, and I can hardly wait to see what you do next!

    A very merry Christmas to you and your family. May your holidays be extra special this year!

    Till next time . . .

    Cindy Vincent