Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners

Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners Review

A formidable matriarch learns the hard way that no family is perfect in this witty, sparkling debut novel

Dearest loved ones, far and near--evergreen tidings from the Baumgartners!

Violet Baumgartner has opened her annual holiday letter the same way for the past three decades. And this year she's going to throw her husband, Ed, a truly perfect retirement party, one worthy of memorializing in her upcoming letter. But the event becomes a disaster when, in front of two hundred guests, Violet learns her daughter Cerise has been keeping a shocking secret from her, shattering Violet's carefully constructed world.

In an epic battle of wills, Violet goes to increasing lengths to wrest back control of her family, infuriating Cerise and snaring their family and friends in a very un-Midwestern, un-Baumgartner gyre of dramatics. And there will be no explaining away the consequences in this year's Baumgartner holiday letter...

Full of humor, emotion and surprises at every turn, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners brings to life a remarkable cast of quirky, deeply human characters who must learn to adapt to the unconventional, or else risk losing one another. This is the story of a family falling to pieces--and the unexpected way they put it all back together.

Title:Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes: Barb was steeped in the classics, but the only literary references Cerise knew came from the mandatory hours spent next to her mother watching Masterpiece Theatre on PBS. All that tim...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance

    Every family has one of ‘those’ relatives…that aunt that is the center of all things or the uncle that dominates all conversations. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if they ever learned the lesson...

  • Amy

    Ahh this is the perfect read to indulge in before the craziness of the holiday season begins, if anything it’ll make you feel better about your own family because The Baumgartners are crazy in a fun...

  • Sarah

    I was excited to read this, hoping it would be as good a holiday read as last year's Seven Days of Us, and I was delighted when I found out it was set in Minnesota, but while I did like it, it didn't ...

  • Laurie ? The Baking Bookworm

    This holiday-themed novel focuses on a small group of friends, particularly the Baumgartner family, whose matriarch, Violet, includes a family letter in her annual Christmas cards showcasing her famil...

  • Heather~ Nature.books.and.coffee

    Pretty funny parts in this book I must say!! Gave me the "Meet The Parents" vibes! Actually lol'd a few times! If you like family drama with hysterical moments I say check this one out!! Maybe wasn't ...

  • Frosty61

    3.5 stars. This story about an overbearing mother who writes a 'brag' letter each Christmas didn't quite live up to expectations, but was still entertaining. It started out strong as we get a taste of...

  • Ericka Seidemann

    Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners has a family of cracked characters just trying to do their best for one another, and often failing.Violet Baumgartner is the quintessential formidable matriarch...

  • Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- A formidable matriarch learns the hard way that no family is perfect in t...

  • Caryn

    Full review and giveaway on my blog: http://www.thebookwhisperer.org/2018/......