CHRISTMAS ON REINDEER ROAD by Debbie Mason. Forever (September 29, 2020). ISBN 978-1538716960. 368 pages.


2 Responses to CHRISTMAS ON REINDEER ROAD by Debbie Mason

  1. patgalca says:

    I am finding I am not thrilled with series books. I won a book from Brenda Novak which happens to be the third book in a series. Someone on her FB page told me I had to read the first two books first. The last thing I’m about to do his hunt out the first two books. As I am reading that third book it seems pretty much like a stand-alone. There are so many series out there and I am beginning to resent them.

    • Stacy Alesi says:

      Good writers know that not everyone is going to read their series in order. Really good writers know how to make it possible for new readers to read a book in the middle of a series and not feel like they missed anything, but also not rehashing the backstory to the point where it pisses off those readers who have read all the books. It’s a fine line and a difficult feat to pull off. Novak does it well. So does Lee Child, Tana French, Dana Stabenow, M.J. Rose, Jon Land, Harlan Coben, and so many more. That said, there are series that are best read in order. Karin Slaughter & Michael Connelly spring to mind. You can enjoy their books as stand alones, but you get so much more out of them by reading in order. You get more invested in their characters and their worlds. It’s just an added pleasure of reading to me.
      Thanks for writing!

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