written by Dee DeTarsio
published by Just Publishing
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy Ginger Krinkles. The awesome Gin at Gin’s Book Notes raved about this book, so I had to read it! (You can read her review here.) And I wasn’t disappointed. It took me just over a day to read this book. I probably would have finished it in an afternoon had I not read it a few days before Christmas. (You know how it goes — so much to do, so little time!)
Ginger is rather snarky, sarcastic, and sometimes down on herself. She also needs a filter between her thoughts and her mouth. Some of her lines had me cracking up; others had me cringing. I wanted her to be happy. I wanted her to figure it out. At some points, I really didn’t like Ginger, and I wanted to tell her to get over herself and move on. At other times, I was rooting for her and wanted her to find a way to stay in San Diego. I wanted to know more about her and the other characters in Ginger Krinkles. The supporting cast was quirky and interesting.
I thought the end was too abrupt. It was a good ending, happy, but it left me wanting more.
All in all, this was a fun Christmas read that had some great laughs.
Would I recommend it: Sure! It’s a funny, quick Christmas read, but you have to like snark.
About the book – from Goodreads: Ginger Krinkles is crossing her fingers that this holiday season will be extra special, for once. She lost her job in San Diego and dreads moving back home to Ennui, Ohio, where she’s convinced she will end up like her mean ol’ grandmother (God rest her soul). Ginger has always been a holiday-hater. But she has a secret. Make that two. If you buy the first one, maybe it will be easier to unwrap the second: either Ginger is an elf, or there really is magic to be found in an old cookie recipe.