Simple After All by Yolande Kleinn (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

Bah Humbug MMGBR Giveaway gifYolande Kleinn - Simple After All Cover sTitle: Simple After All

Series: 2016 Advent Calendar- Bah Humbug

Author: Yolande Kleinn

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Short Story (49 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 20, 2016)

Heat Level: Low 

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Noah Fiore, contracts attorney and dedicated curmudgeon, spends every Christmas with his family on the shore of Lake Superior. It’s practically tradition for his sister to invite a tragic tagalong to the festivities. But this year Kara’s guest is no pity case. Riley Coto is a friend, and his warmth and charm quickly win over the Fiore family.

When Riley overhears Noah complaining about Kara’s habit of bringing home strays for the holidays, he feels more than a little out of place. But Riley finds himself drawn to Noah. Something tells him there’s more to the man than the bad attitude he shows the world. With Christmas coming fast, Riley is falling for Noah, and there’s nothing simple about that.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-182-0

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Noah loves his family and spends time with them, even when he hates too.  That sounds a bit off, but once you get to know Noah, you will find out that he is pretty much a loner in life.  He will drop anything when his family needs him to, but he could also be happy sitting by himself.  That is until Riley shows up for the holidays.  If you want to know more, read the book.

This is a cute little story that has a lot of depth to it which is surprising since the story is short.  I had a lot of fun with it, and Riley was a dream come true.  I love how it was written and the meaning behind it. 

Amazing Christmas story that is going on my always read before Christmas list.

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Pixie’s Question!

Which country is Eggnog said to have originated from?

(Just leave a comment with the answer on this post)

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22 thoughts on “Simple After All by Yolande Kleinn (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

  1. Early medieval Britain – from “posset,” a hot, milky, ale-like drink (according to the Time website).

  2. Thanks for the post. The term nog may have come from East Anglia, but eggnog itself may have developed from posset, a medieval European beverage.

  3. Medieval Britain and I’m somewhat concerned about what those gingerbread men on the cover are getting up to.

  4. Well, the term “nog” is “a kind of strong beer brewed in East Anglia” but Eggnog may have developed from posset, a medieval European drink. BUT first example of the term “eggnog” was in 1775 in Maryland (I got all these from Wikipedia, of course haha)

  5. Sources say it’s debatable. One says it eggnog may have developed from a medieval European beverage, posset. Another in East Anglia.

  6. There does seem quite a debate, especially within the specialist field of culinary historians, as to the actual lineage of eggnog. I have read quite a few articles, thank you so much for this question as it inspired my nerd gene to go into action.

    However most agree that it originated from a early medieval British posset (which did not originally include eggs) and a later 13th Century version which included eggs, figs, milk and sherry. It became popular in the colonial Americas who added rum (referred to as grog) to the egg/milk concoction instead and served in wooden carved mugs called noggins (a Middle English term in origin for these mugs). Thus the drink eventually became egg-n-grog and over time eggnog. In fact the first recorded instances of the use of “eggnog” only date back to the late 18th century in the US.

  7. It seems people are not sure, where it originates from. Either East Anglia or maybe even America in the 18th century or maybe medieval Europe.

  8. This is tough! I’ll say England, since wiki says medieval East Anglia. Doesn’t seem the term is though.

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