The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews | Book Review

So, it turns out that Mary Kay Andrews writing really resonates with me. The Santa Suit was such a pleasure to read. I tore right through it. And now I have this whole backlist to check out — particularly with holiday themed reads. Love that for me.

The Santa Suit follows Ivy Perkins who is a divorcee from Atlanta. She’s bought an old farmhouse sight unseen with the intention of rehabilitating and living in it. She wants to create a new life and move past her divorce. However, it turns out that the farmhouse isn’t quite in the condition she expects. So, Ivy receives help from her realtor, Ezra, in getting The Four Roses – the name of the farmhouse – in order. While going through items the previous family left behind, she comes across a beautiful vintage Santa suit.

Within the suit is a note from a little girl named Carlotte, asking for the return of her father who is oversees fighting in the Vietnam War. Ivy becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Carlotte. Also, she finds this project is helping her to integrate into the small North Carolina town that she’s moved to.

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♬ I Can Feel It (Christmas Instrumental) – Nick Sena and Danny Echevarria

Overall, I thought that The Santa Suit was such a cute story. I found myself rooting for Ivy and Ezra. Also, I liked that unlike a Hallmark movie, Ivy and Ezra did actually hook up. However, that bit was closed door, but you knew it was happening. The side characters were wonderful too — particularly an old man that Ivy befriends and Phoebe who meets a man on the internet.

On A Scale Of One To Buddy The Elf, How Much Christmas Spirit Does The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews Have?

Mary Kay Andrews’ The Santa Suit exudes Christmas spirit. There’s a holiday lights display. Also included is a town wide holiday shopping event. Oh and Hanukkah is included in this book as well. I found myself feeling buoyed and jolly after reading this book. I’d love to see this turned into a Netflix film — as you are not allowed to allude to spice in a Hallmark movie.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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