For those of us who need a break from the hectic holiday season, it’s always good to take a break now and again to recharge our batteries. What better time than during those rare relaxing moments to read Happy and Merry: Seven Heartwarming Holiday Essays (St. Martin’s Press, 2012), a collection of joyful essays from the bestselling mother-daughter writing duo?
Like other Scottoline/Serritella collaborations, Happy and Merry never fails to provide laughs, particularly during a time when our emotions and patience are stretched to the limit. The stressors from shopping, cooking, gift wrapping, dealing with cranky relatives, baking, traveling, or even putting up the tree will melt away – albeit temporarily – while reading this delightful collection of stories as only these two women can tell them.
I won’t give away anything else (even if it is the season to share), but I can say with confidence this is yet another holiday-themed book which should be added to a list of must-reads during a time where another year is coming to a close and everyone needs a break from the moments of dysfunction which tends to accompany it. A few laughs can make everything better, and Happy and Merry certainly lives up to its title.