The Bureau of Holiday Affairs by Andi MarquetteThe Bureau of Holiday Affairs by Andi Marquette

The Bureau of Holiday Affairs

byAndi Marquette

Paperback | November 11, 2015

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Executive Robin Preston has dedicated her life to climbing the corporate ladder, using whatever means necessary. In the shark-infested culture at Frost Enterprises, anything goes, and Robin is a master at the game. On the verge of a major promotion, Robin receives a strange visit from Agent Elizabeth Tolson of the Bureau of Holiday Affairs, who informs Robin that, though Robin may be a lost cause, the Bureau has scheduled her for intervention. Robin will receive three visitors in the two weeks before Christmas, who will escort her on visits to her past, present, and future. Robin will be forced to face not only who she's become, but the parts of herself she left behind, when she was an art major in college and in love with fellow art student Jill Chen, in whom Robin found a kindred spirit-until Jill broke if off with her. In order for Robin to change her ways, she'll need to reclaim who she was and open her heart again, to a past she thought she left behind. The Bureau clearly has its work cut out for it, but Agent Tolson relishes a challenge, and she's put together just the team for Robin's case. They may have to cut a few corners and go outside a few lines, but Agent Tolson has a perfect salvage record and she's not about to let that change. The question is, will Robin?
Title:The Bureau of Holiday AffairsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.69 inPublished:November 11, 2015Publisher:Ylva Verlag e.Kfr.Language:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sassy modern version of a holiday classic Andi Marquette’s take on ‘A Christmas Carol’ is modern, insightful and breathes comedic life into the classic story. It’s so very entertaining to read before the holiday season but also could be read any time of the year; self-reflection and change are not solely seasonal pursuits. The characters are vivid - Magnolia in particular leaps off the page with her over the top fabulousness and sass-encased wisdom – and relatable, the story familiar but not a strict retelling of Dickens’ tale, so there are surprises in the plot leading up to a very satisfying ending. This could be part of a new holiday tradition, reading this story year after year without losing any of the pleasure of the first time reading. Andi Marquette’s other book in the Twice Told Tales series (The Secret of Sleepy Hollow) is also worth reading for its fresh take on the Washington Irving classic. I hope there will be other works by Marquette in this series; there are plenty of classic stories in need of an update like this.
Date published: 2018-03-13