by: Fern Michaels

Publisher: Zebra (Kensington)

Published: September 27, 2011

Format: Paperback (352 pages)

ISBN: 9780821775875

Origin: Publisher

***Though the publisher provides the free book, I offer the opinion.***

My Look:

Heather Andrews, Head of Security, Angela Steinhart, display artist, and a Santa’s helper all work or have worked at Timberwoods.  With their most hectic time upon them, the current staff can handle the the Christmas rush, but this season will be anything but ordinary.

Between ominous letters and an artist’s visions of explosions, everything spells disaster. Heather Andrews and the mall public relations guru Felix Lassiter confide to a local police officer, on loan to the mall for security, these threats and their credibility. In the meantime, while they are in way over their heads, the mall owner and the store owners refuse to shut down and lose money to avert what they believe is a Christmas bluff.

Now, time is running out.  The last of those apocalyptic letters proclaiming a bomb threat gave them only seventy-two hours to head off an explosion that could kill thousands of shoppers at the area’s largest mega-mall.  In addition, the only one who knows what she sees refuses to give them any more help and takes off.

The search is on to find the artist and to find the person or persons unknown who call their tinderbox this shopping mall.

My Take:

Fern Michaels begets a story of suspense woven with romance in a thrilling read that is CHRISTMAS AT TIMBERWOODS.

Twisting a holiday usually filled with joy into a demented mind’s plot of revenge on the world, she recreates one of her earlier works with fresher characters, a refurbished story line, and a lot of surprises.  If you are a Fern Michaels fan, you may think you know what’s coming, but she’ll take you into a tale you never saw coming, until the end.  

You will want to read BETRAYAL (reprint edition Zebra July 2011), and you’ll keep watch for her upcoming title MR. AND MRS. ANONYMOUS (Zebra December 2011).

The voting hours have ended. I thank you for all of your votes! 

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