About Family Cursemas
When the wealthy Goodman family assembles for its gloomy annual holiday reunion in their divorced mother’s crumbling mansion outside New York City, Holly is pressed into service by her own domineering mother to help cater the Goodman’s elegant Christmas Eve dinner. Holly Singletary is a Tech Sergeant in the US Army reserve and a hardworking student from a religious African-American family. Ivy, William Ivor Goodman, is the second and despised idle son of one of America’s wealthiest men.
What begins as a single evening turns into a three-day nightmare as “the storm of the century”, the heaviest blizzard ever to hit New York City, causes both families-the Goodmans and the Singletarys-to be snowed in together for the holidays with no electricity or cell phone connections to the outside world.
But someone-or something, perhaps the ghost reputed to live in the sealed-off East Wing—has chosen this Christmas to kill off the Goodman family one by one.
Trapped with the killer, Holly and Ivy find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. Against a background of violence and tragedy, their passion ignites, but not for the first time - there is that little matter of a stolen kiss between them in first grade.
And only Holly, who reluctantly comes to realize how deeply she cares for Ivy, can solve the mystery of the murderer’s identity before Ivy becomes the final victim…
Reviews for Family Cursemas
What do you do when you are stranded in a crumbling down mansion with your dysfunctional to the max family, caterers (one you are in love with) and people keep turning up dead? That is what happens when William Ivers comes home for Christmas. Trying to keep form freezing to death, starving or being killed occupies the holidays in this well written mystery.
There are some editing problems with this book but it's very entertaining. I liked the characters, especially Ivy (he's pretty funny), and the plot's fun. Plus, it's FREE. And you know I like that!
Lots going on in this story and I loved it . Not your typical Christmas tale , but a well written mystery . Couldn't put it down and hated to see it end !
Family Cursemas is an enjoyable and engrossing read. The cover is misleading and doesn't do the book justice. A screwed-up family of billionaires hire a tight-knit African-American family to cater Christmas dinner at the Rye, NY estate. A nor'easter rolls in, everyone has to stay at the house, and the bodies pile up.