Book Review: A Campy Christmas by Karen Musser Nortman

Posted July 31, 2019 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: A Campy Christmas by Karen Musser NortmanA Campy Christmas (The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #6) by Karen Musser Nortman
Narrator: Michelle Babb
Series: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #6
Published by Self-published on 10-20-16
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-stars

A Holiday novella. The Shoemakers and Ferraros plan to spend Christmas in Texas with Larry and Jane Ann’s brother and then take a camping trip through the Southwest. But those plans are stopped cold when they hit a rogue ice storm in Missouri and they end up snowbound in a campground. And that’s just the beginning. Includes recipes and winter camping tips.

Frannie is having a difficult time, with children and grandchildren away during a very special time of the year. This is a short novella portraying the Shoemakers and the Ferraros on a camping trip to Texas during Christmas to cure Frannie’s blues, but a snowstorm will prevent them to reach their destiny and will have them stranded at in empty campground.

This story was shorter and milder than what we are used to. It is a very quick and relaxing listen, and although there is not a murder this time to investigate, there are some strange happenings that will keep the two couples busy, with the added risk of the extreme cold and having limited food supplies. I enjoyed this one even though I kind of expected another murder mystery.

Michelle Babb did an excellent job bringing the characters to life and keeping me interested in the story. Babb’s narration definitely adds value to the book. I would recommend listening to the audiobook over reading it without a doubt.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-stars