Book Review: Jingle Balls by Andie M. Long 1


Jingle Balls

by Andie M. Long





The Turner family and friends return!

Cam steals mum Dora’s favorite date, announcing she’s holding a joint Christmas Day/Engagement Party with a buffet and no tree. Beth and Leo secretly plot to propose to each other during dessert. Brother Tyler intends to Vlog the event for his channel but is annoyed he has to share his birthday once again with Christmas.

That’s the plan. But Dora is manipulating everyone and causing chaos via an Elf on the Shelf. It just so happens that this Christmas someone is getting an extra present, one that won’t be unwrapped until Summer 2017. But with Cam declaring a Christmas Pudding free zone, who’s got a bun in the oven?

My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:

This year’s theme is homemade, I’ve ordered lots of homemade looking decorations, bunting, that kind of thing… Businesswomen haven’t time for all that.  We buy it so it looks like we’ve made it.


While I accept my skills as a trendsetter, there is no way I am doing a homemade Christmas with thousands of other people.  I will not be a sheep.  I am a lioness. I’ll have to retreat and consider my position of attack now.


She lifts her hand and wipes tears from her eyes, then grabs a piece of kitchen roll and makes a noisy blow that an elephant would be proud of achieving… It’s like a miracle has been performed before me.  I’m checking for Holy Water in the tap.


How the female mind works is really beyond me.  I swore her to secrecy, and she said no problem; she was good at keeping them.  Now, I’m wondering what secrets she’s keeping from me. 


My Review:


Jingle Balls brings an early Christmas treat of irreverent and spicy Brit humor from this amusing and addictive series.  I adore Andie M. Long’s humor – it is clever, snarky, and saucy.  This installment brings more of Dora’s shenanigans and seasonal plotting, as well as surprises, relationship transitions, and odd premonitions from a maiden cat-lady aunt.  The story was a quick and enjoyable read, written from alternating points of view, and brimming with humor and fun banter.

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About the Authorandie

Andie M. Long is the author of The Alphabet Game series, Underneath and Quickies. When not writing she can usually be found time wasting on social media. If you ever see her doing housework, step away. It means she’s stressed! Prepare to meet the Turner Family in the Ball Games series in 2016 plus other works in progress.



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