Thursday, December 7, 2017

"You're a Charmer, Mr. Grinch" by Paula Moldenhauer

Book Info
Retired police officer Rick Stanton dons a Grinch costume for the holidays and "patrols" Christmas, Florida to promote the festive town. Everyone falls under the spell of his charm except the person he most wants to impress—Postmaster Edie Hathaway. Rick wants to be loved for himself, not his secret; and his silence confuses Edie, stirring up her painful past and threatening her secure future. The Grinch is stealing Edie’s heart, but will Edie learn to trust him before he gives up on love?

You're a Charmer, Mr. Grinch was a finalist for Novella of the Year in the ACFW Carol Awards. It is the first story in the Tinseled Tidings collection. For more holiday fun check out the next two books in the series, The Joy Scrooge and Fruitcake Fallout.

My Review: 
"You're a Charmer, Mr. Grinch" by Paula Moldenhauer is a novella that is about getting a second chance at love at Christmas time.  Edie and Rick have been friends for a long time, but Rick wants more than friendship as he is in love with Edie. Edie loves Rick also, but Edie didn't have a good first marriage so she is afraid to get into another relationship. 

This novella is also about learning to trust others as well as God! 

This is a tale that can be read anytime your spirits need a lift during the busyness of the Christmas season.  And, if you like to read Christmas stories all year, ( I am admitting I do) then yes, I think this story will be a great one to read anytime because the theme is Christmas  but the story is about love and trust. 

I really like how there is a scene in the book and it kept me guessing on how the novella would end!  I was like I am so sad this has happened. If you want to know the who, what and why and how, then you need to read "You're a Charmer, Mr. Grinch" by Paula Moldenhauer and I am pretty sure you will be telling your friends to read it.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author. These are my opinions. 

Author Bio: 
Author, speaker, and mom of four, Paula Moldenhauer encourages others to live free to flourish. She shares this message when speaking at women’s events, and it permeates her written work. Paula has published over 300 times in non-fiction markets and has a devotional book series, Soul Scents. Her first published novella, You’re a Charmer Mr. Grinch, was a finalist in the ACFW Carol Awards, and she now has six published works of fiction. 

Paula and her husband, Jerry, are adjusting to a sometimes-empty nest in Colorado. They treasure time with their growing family of adult children, spouses, and spouses-to-be. Paula loves peppermint ice cream, going barefoot, and adventuring with friends. She can also be found talking to her flowers.

The Soul Scents devotional series released in four volumes, Soul Scents: Awaken, Soul Scents: Rooted, Soul Scents: Bloom, and Soul Scents: Flourish. The books can be read in order, offering encouragement for a full year, or as stand-alone titles. There is also a special edition for Advent worship, which can be purchased on Kindle or downloaded as a PDF for free on Paula's website. Enjoy free thought-starter journals and other resources to enhance your worship, meditation, and study as you read the Soul Scents books by downloading free resources at

The Tinseled Tidings novella collection makes a great companion to the Soul Scents: Flourish Selections for Advent devotion. These light-hearted fiction books are most fun read in order, but each stands alone as well. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review, Debbie! I'm glad you enjoyed this story!