A Little Christmas Bliss with Mary Kay Andrews

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Mary Kay Andrews a few times and she is a delightful lady, spunky and funny.  I’ve also reviewed several of her books in the past and I recently got a copy of Christmas Bliss to read and review and I’ve got a giveaway packet to offer to one of my readers!  Mary Kay is a well known author of chick lit books that are fun to read. She lives here in Atlanta and also loves junking and antiquing, so her books are full of those fun tidbits foo.

Christmas Bliss brings back two favorite characters of Mary Kay’s, antiques dealer Weezie Foley and BeBe Loudermilk, owner of Tybee Island’s Breeze Inn.  Best friends and confidants from Savannah, GA who get into all sorts of trouble together, the story weaves back and forth between the two characters.  Will they be able to sort out their issues with the men in their lives and live happily ever after?   This is a light and breezy story of Weezie’s upcoming Christmas Eve wedding to her longtime love, Daniel, not to mention her best friend, Bebe is due to give birth at any moment.  Weezie hops a plane to NY to visit her soon to be husband, when he is playing guest chef at a prestigious restaurant in NYC.  She barely makes it back in time and then BeBe has a big scare as the love of her life goes missing for a day in his charter boat.

An entertaining read of Southern women’s literature, you’ll enjoy Christmas Bliss this year.


The publisher of Christmas Bliss has a fun prize pack for me to give away to one of my readers, so all you have to do is leave a comment telling me, what you want for Christmas? What is YOUR Christmas bliss?

Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll choose a winner when it ends!

Merry Christmas and hope you get your Christmas bliss this year!
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- Rhoda


  1. My Christmas Bliss is spending time with my family and friends!

  2. Love Mary Kay Andrews! Fun reading! My Christmas Bliss would be a hot bath, some hot cocoa, and a good read….and a new washing machine!!!!

  3. A trip to Florida!

  4. I adore Mary Kay Andrews’ books. Her characters are people I would want for friends! For Christmas, I would love to have my entire family together in one place for a wonderful meal and lots of laughs around the Christmas tree! Christmas Bliss is all about feeling and sharing the joy of what the season means with my friends and family.

  5. My Christmas Bliss would be having family over all day…laughing and having fun with the grandchildren.

  6. Melesa Garrison says:

    My Christms bliss begins once everything is cleaned, baked, and wrapped! I hope to have that accomplished in the next couple of days. (With the Good Lord’s help!) I will have the pleasure of spending time with all of our children and all but one (precious) grandchild this weekend. 27 loved ones, including my sweet husband. We have extended family with adopting and taking on loved ones. Our Lord adopted us too, and that is Christmas Bliss!
    MerryChristmas, Rhoda & God Bless You!

  7. Love Mary Kay Andrew’s books (also Kathy Hogan Trocheck’s). Having all my family together is definitely bliss!

  8. Vicki Crowe says:

    I would like, for just one Christmas, to be able to do everything for my family that I want to do. I am so limited by time that everything is rushed, there is no time to make favorite dishes or extra fun things like baking cookies. I would love to have the time to do those special things that make memories, instead of rushing around making sure I have bought enough presents that will be forgotten in a month, shoved into the back of the closet out of sight. I want a Christmas from the heart.

  9. Love to read, really would enjoy this book. For Christmas I would like for everyone to realize we only have one life and to make it count. Merry Christmas to all.

  10. Family, good food and drink around the Christmas tree.

  11. I love Mary Kay’s books. Having my family together would definitely be my bliss.

  12. My Christmas bliss is for both my children to be here for Christmas and to get along!!!

  13. Lots of food!

  14. An organized workspace!

  15. Pat Schultz says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, I am keeping my fingers crossed! My Christmas Bliss would be to the whole family to be together for Christmas Eve and all attend Christmas Eve Mass together……

  16. All I want for Christmas is quality with my family! My parents, my brother’s family & sister’s family are all coming to stay in our new home. Can’t wait!

  17. Christmas Bliss- spending time with my family! And its my sons first Christmas- soooo exciting!

  18. As I have gotten older and the grandchildren have come along, all I really want for Christmas is them to be happy and make many wonderful Christmas memories like I have been blessed with in my life. P.S. A good book to read would be an added bonus, wink, wink. Merry Christmas

  19. Lelia Logan says:

    My Christmas bliss is spending time with my Grandchildren baking cookies.

  20. vicky lynam says:

    I want family time with my hubby & sweet girls.

  21. Love Mary Kay Andrews and love your blog. I wish for happy times with the family!

  22. There’s nothing like a good book over the holidays. T

  23. Cheryl Murphy says:

    I love taking pictures of family to help remember the special times. I’ve worn my camera out, so I’m asking Santa for a new one! :-)

  24. Rosanne Langer says:

    A blissful Christmas for me, would be to have all my children & grandchildren attend Christmas Eve service with me! Next to that, I will enjoy the time away from teaching my challenging junior high students by reading, & hopefully the new book by Mary Kay Andrews!

  25. I want a peaceful and drama free holiday.

  26. Safe travels for my mother who is coming for Christmas.

  27. Just finished reading this book. I really enjoyed it. Love the main character, Weezie. I have read several of Mary Kay Andrews books and they never disappoint.

  28. I am hoping my great grandson loves his new books I am giving him for Christmas!

  29. My Christmas bliss is spending time with family!

  30. I guess I don’t have all of her books but I sure have a lot! Looking forward to the latest.

  31. Just to spend some quality time with friends and family that I only see once a year or so!

  32. Family time….especially my four wonderful, wacky,fun granddaughters!

  33. Materially speaking, I want tools for Christmas this year! But mostly, I just want to spend time with ALL my family at one time! That is the most important thing to me!

  34. Looks like a great book. I’d love to win it!

  35. My very own jewelry organizer to hang on the wall in my closet. I lust for that.

  36. want to see the family, hang out and just have a very merry Christmas but remember the reason!

  37. I want to have some things fixed around our new to us house. It isn’t very traditional but it will make us all very happy. Also, I love Mary Kay Andrews books. I have read them all.

  38. Nothing beats a good read!!! I love Mary Kay’s books.

  39. Christmas Bliss = Family Time However I must confess; I’m not going to be disappointed if that new flat-screen TV just happens to be under the tree on Christmas morning . . . my “old school/big as the house” TV is on it’s last channel! LOL

    • After spending time with my family on Christmas day,I would love to come home,slip on my comfy pajamas and read this wonderful book.I love all of her books.This is the best of Christmas Bliss for me,my blessings, my family and friends, good food and relaxing that evening.Merry Christmas.

  40. Mary Catherine Sears says:

    Love Mary Kay Andrews! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  41. I love Mary Kay Andrews and have already read this book. It was so great to revisit with all these fun people from her earlier books. My Christmas bliss is to sit at home with all my Christmas decorations and a good glass of eggnog with my dogs in my lap and a good book to read. That is BLISS!!

  42. Absolutely love Mary Kay Andrews’ books!! I would love to read this book and I just might get one to give to my aunt for Christmas.

  43. My Christmas bliss would be to walk on the beach with my husband laughing about the good times we had with our son.

  44. My bliss would be spending peaceful quiet time with my family!

  45. Sheila Raeker says:

    I would love a family trip to Mexico.

  46. I’ve never read her books and I’d love to give them a try, I do love to read and that is bliss!

  47. Love Mary Kay Andrews! I have read all her books. My Christmas Bliss would be time at home relaxing!

  48. My bliss is really New Year’s. I like the freshness.

  49. My wish for Christmas is that family on Christmas Eve enjoy each other and relax. On Christmas Day that we all remember the Reason for the Season and that family and friends enjoy the meal and have a good time. Oh! An additional charm for my Pandora bracelet would be nice. I’ve read Christmas book and enjoyed it a lot .

  50. Linda Owens says:

    My Christmas bliss would be having the whole family together and attending church together on Christmas Eve.

  51. My wish is for my husband to get a job back in the USA so we can live together again!

  52. Everyone being together at Christmas.

  53. Theresa in Nebraska says:

    Bliss is the whole family together on Christmas morning!

  54. Family together, good food, lots of laughter and gratitude!

  55. I would like to have a healthy life for my darling husband and myself in our “later” years.

  56. Bliss is my family happy together.

  57. Like most, my bliss is my family gathered around a table sharing Christmas!

  58. Helena Dias says:

    A nice pair of earrings would make me very happy.

  59. I’d like a trip to a ski resort.

  60. Elizabeth Duke says:

    The Christmas bliss that I want this year is to spend time with my family. If it were left up to me there would be no gift exchanges among us…just love.

  61. My Christmas Bliss would be health and happiness
    For all!

  62. My Christmas bliss would be a gas stove!

  63. My Christmas Bliss this year is seeing my son for Christmas.. He is in the army and haven’t seen him since boot camp graduation over a year and a half ago! He is coming home on leave tonight! Best gift ever!!
    Merry Christmas Rhoda!

  64. Christmas bliss is having my girls home from college. Listening to them giggle and talk together like they’re still little girls. Baking cookies, wrapping presents, singing Christmas music, settling in for Christmas movies with my girlies.

  65. PEACE on earth!!!!

  66. Cathy Johnson says:

    My Christmas Bliss would be for my family to all be together this Christmas season. A little jewelry bliss wouldn’t hurt either!

  67. Sandy Heath says:

    My Christmas Bliss would to be able to spend time with my two children and grandson. It’s not going to happen this year, but there’s always 2014!!

  68. Hoping for a happy and holy Christmas. My Christmas bliss would be health and happiness for all in the new year.

  69. My Christmas Bliss would be having all my children and grandchildren together for Christmas!

  70. Kathy Miller says:

    Christmas Bliss — the kids taking down the tree and decorations so I don’t have to.

  71. My Christmas Bliss would be walking on a beach!!!

  72. My bliss would be to see so many of friends who are suffering, be healed. Health!!!

  73. My Christmas Bliss is just watching my two little boys eyes light up at Christmas! So much makes them smile this time of year :)

  74. Kim Johnson says:

    My Christmas Bliss is playing with my grandson!

    Kim J

  75. Rhoda, I just have one question. How do you do it all? Reading, reviewing, supervising a new porch addition, entertaining friends, travel, etc., etc. You need to do a post on time management for the rest of us bloggers who can’t seem to get out of our pajamas! That would be my Christmas Bliss – better time management and self-discipline! Love MK Andrews!

    • Hi, Kim, well I don’t always do it all, believe me and sometimes I do have PJ days where I don’t get out and do a thing. Since I’m single and don’t have a husband or kids to look after, I really have a lot of time to devote to blogging and keeping things going around here. It’s a fulltime job for sure, but I love it all. I know it would be a lot harder if I had a family home that needed my attention too. I manage to get to the gym or get outside to walk 3 or 4 days a week and the rest falls into place. Hang in there!

  76. Becky in Georgia says:

    My Christmas Bliss will be having my husband, our sons and family all together. Merry Christmas! Oh, and Santa can bring me anything from The Letter that I sent to him:)

  77. I never got to read Christmas Bliss……my sister in Atlanta has just through her girlfriends heard of your books. So, I mailed it to her as one of my Christmas gifts! LOL!

  78. My Christmas Bliss will be spending time with family and friends.

  79. my christmas bliss would be that my daughters come home. its been 3 years since i seen them.. no matter what; they are always in my heart.. they have all my love.

  80. Christmas Bliss this year would mean good health for my hubby….

  81. This book is waiting for me to open on Christmas morning. Can’t wait. Isn’t it sad that I have to buy my own gifts? ;o)

  82. Jean windham says:

    My Christmas bliss is my family. Merry Christmas

  83. This would be the perfect Christmas gift!!!!!

  84. Time with my family – that’s the best bliss there is.

  85. Della Barker says:

    My Christmas Bliss is having my daughter and her family here and my sister and her family. I feel so blessed to be able to spend Christmas with them all.

  86. My Christmas Bliss is being at home on Christmas with my husband and children…….

  87. My Christmas bliss is always spending time with my family, laughing a lot, gathering around the piano singing Christmas carols, playing games, listening to beautiful Christmas music and of course, eating our traditional foods that are special to the season.

  88. Linda Coleman says:

    A sweet quiet day in our snugly home.

  89. A nice relaxing week with my husband to recover from all the pre-holiday festivities after a nice Christmas Day with the family.

  90. All I want for Christmas is health for family members. If I get to spend time with them, even better.

  91. Snuggles with my granddaughter!

  92. MKA is one of my favorite authors, and she writes about a place that is special to my heart, Tybee Island!
    My Christmas bliss would be to spend Christmas on Tybee Island in a Mermaid Cottage, with my husband, my kids and the (expected) grandchild!

  93. stellastarlite says:

    Christmas bliss is three grandchildren opening gifts at my house on Christmas Eve! Had my first visit to Tybee Island and a stay in a Mermaid Cottage this past October. Loved it.

  94. What a beautiful home. I love that she kept the original tile in the bathroom and worked around it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  95. What a wonderful surprise to receive these lovely cards from Kathy!!! Thank you so very much and a Happy New Year to you!



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