Monday, February 01, 2010

Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich's website
Pub. Date: October 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 256pp
ISBN-13: 9780060598808
ISBN: 0060598808

I picked up this book to read because I was joint-reading it with my friend Annie. But I didn't start reading at the time when she was already reading it. I had to wait for my copy from the library then. By the time I got it, she was already finish with the book. I also thought I should read it because it was a Thanksgiving book, and at the time I want to read books that had Thanksgiving theme in honor of Thanksgiving weeks (of course I know that was 3 months ago..) Thanks Annie for reading this along with me! :)

I didn't know what to expect once I started reading Thanksgiving, but it sure wasn't this. I thought it was different from the normal books I have read by Janet Evanovich books over the years. I first started Evanovch's Stephanie Plum series many years ago and love them. I try few of her older one and it was okay. I thought that Thanksgiving was an simple, sweet and easy read. It's a romance story of two sweet and cute people fallen in love. There first encounter was when Meghan Murphy discover a cute floppy eared rabbit nibbling on her skirt. The owner, Pat Hunter who is the new pediatrician in town, came to retrieve the rabbit. And although Meg meant to give him her annoyance of the rabbit, she is smitten by his charm. Few days later, she discover the rabbit escaping again and was worry for it safely. So she decided to walk in to his home and give him the riot act, when one of Pat's patients suddenly walk in with her baby and asked Pat to watch Tim for her while she away. And promised to return when she can. She left as quickly as she came, leaving the two shocked and wondering what to do. They decided to take turn taking care of baby Tim, Meg babysit during the days and Pat on night shift. Since Pat had to work at his office. After their agreement, the days gone by and they find their daily routine seem so simple and wonderful with Tim around. They felt like they are family. And they're in love. But the search for Tim's mother was difficult. So what happen if Tim's mother doesn't come back for him. Would they consider adoption him and became his family?

There was nothing wrong with the book, at all. And that is the problem. It was too sweet and cute. And while I love reading books that are sweet and cute I just felt it was too much. I do adore the couple and the baby, they made me smiles a lot. But every once in awhile, I want to see couple argue a little and over come it. Other then that the book was not bad, it was actually a good book :)

Thanksgiving is a sweet, cute and charming story of two couple fallen in love and finding what life is like having kid. It is witty with snappy dialogue and entertaining to read.

Grade: 4 stars

Note: Finish book on 11-09. First drafted on 12-3-09. Posted today on


Melody said...

It does sounds like a cute story, Julia! :)

Alice Teh said...

I like some tension in a story too. This one sounds cute.