Book Review & a Dash of NYC Holiday Cheer: A New York Christmas by Anne Perry

Book Review & a Dash of NYC Holiday Cheer: A New York Christmas by Anne Perry

I’m back! It’s a Christmas miracle! Slight exaggeration but it was cold during my tour. How did I manage? You’ll have to stay tuned for my full tour post to find out. Right now I want to tell you about the latest book I read, A New York Christmas by Anne Perry.

This book tells the tale about a young woman, named Jemima who accompanies her friend Delphinia all the way from London to New York City. The year is 1904, so they obviously needed a boat. Delphinia, who comes from a wealthy family, is naturally, set to marry a very wealthy man. Two wealthy families joining will be a grand affair in New York City.

Delphinia’s mother, Maria, left her as a child and Jemima is aware of this but doesn’t know the full story. Some speak very ill of Maria, others more understanding, but most don’t speak of her at all. The groom’s brother suspects that Maria could show up at the wedding and cause a huge scandal. He wants to stop this from happening and enlists Jemima’s help. The ever-caring friend, Jemima gets swept up in the search for Maria. Jemima gets in deep and things go a little cray cray. What did she get herself into?

My thoughts

First of all, keep in mind that this book is short, so everything happens very fast. The story and characters seem like they could have been more developed, but you have to take the book for what it is meant to be, which is a light, fun, & easy read. The first turn of events caught me a little off guard, but that made me more invested in the book.

If you know me, you know I need a little bit of a love story in my books and thankfully this book delivered on that aspect.

If you need a quick, easy, and enjoyable book, then this book is for you!

Ya know what else is cool? It’s set during Christmas-time in New York City, so you know what that means…here’s my sneak peek into my not-so-solo-this-time tour in the city!

Book Review & a Dash of NYC Holiday Cheer: A New York Christmas by Anne Perry


Book Review & a Dash of NYC Holiday Cheer: A New York Christmas by Anne Perry

Forgive me for this poor quality photo. I will make up for it by showing you video of this dog frolicking in a Santa outfit. You read that right! Follow me on Instagram @literary_dates and you’ll find it in my story highlights! You do not want to miss this!


Book Review & a Dash of NYC Holiday Cheer: A New York Christmas by Anne Perry

Trucks always get in my shot


Book Review & a Dash of NYC Holiday Cheer: A New York Christmas by Anne Perry

I’m okay with this truck


Book Review & a Dash of NYC Holiday Cheer: A New York Christmas by Anne Perry

This tree was made out of paper cranes!

Just a little tease I know! Hopefully, the full tour post will be on time for Christmas! Someone call Santa for me because I need his help! If he can deliver all those toys in one night, then surely I can deliver my next blog post before Christmas? How many nights do I have? 🤔

I will do it! Thank you all for continuing to read. I appreciate you more than you know! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Whatever you celebrate, Happy Holidays to you and your family! ❤️

Full tour post is up! Check it out here!



  1. December 10, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Ooohh this book sounds like the perfect lighthearted and fun read! I need to add it to my list–after I read “Hidden Bodies,” the sequel to “You” 😉 And such gorgeous pics as always! How do you always take such stunning photos?! Can’t wait for the full tour!!

    • searchingforhumor5
      December 10, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you!!! You’re seriously the best. I use my dinky little SE iPhone and then I edit them with Snapseed. 😊 I try to edit them to how I remember seeing them in person.
      I think I’m going to get a better phone soon so hopefully they will be even better! One day maybe I’ll get a real camera and take classes.

  2. December 10, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Ahhhh! Looking forward to your next tour! Christmas is my favorite time of year in NYC! This is honestly such a tease. Great photos. Another book to add to my growing list. HAHA
    -Kathy @ Tasty Itinerary

    • searchingforhumor5
      December 11, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      Next year you need to come to NYC during Christmas time! We’ll tear up the city Christmas cups in hand! 😉😂

  3. December 12, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Looking forward to reading the tour post. 😉

    • searchingforhumor5
      December 13, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Haha! I think you might have some spoilers this time! 😉

  4. December 15, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    I had to laugh: “A truck always gets in my shot.” GAHAHA. For me, it is always some random DUDE. I was trying to shoot my German Gluhwein with the Cologne Cathedral in the background. There is some guy’s face just staring at my wine and me like WTF?! The same for my Kolsch beer. Sigh.

    I am also laughing at the part of being back as a Christmas miracle. Girl, I feel you. Life is so busy. I’m glad you got to read a fast Christmas book and walk around the city. AND BLOG ABOUT IT!

    Yay, I’m following your blog now–I actually thought I was, but I blame Twitter and IG for giving me that fake sense of being a fan everywhere.

    Have a great holiday season! XXXxxx

    • searchingforhumor5
      December 16, 2018 / 12:46 am

      Trucks have been getting in my shot since about day one! Haha!
      Oh man you should have yelled at that guy to get out of your shot! Not that I ever would. I’d just give him a look and hope he got the message.

      I did not accomplish my blogging goals for this weekend but hopefully I can still get out my full tour post before Christmas! I’m inching my way there!

      Haha! I know! I don’t think I was following you either and I didn’t realize that. I just subscribed! 😍

      Thank you for visiting my blog and for your awesome comment!! Happy Holidays to you too!!!

  5. Fred
    December 16, 2018 / 1:49 am

    This tour makes me want to ditch California next year and visit NYC in December.

    • searchingforhumor5
      December 16, 2018 / 11:41 am

      Haha! It probably is a bit more festive here than in Cali. Thanks for reading my post!!

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