One Strike For Christmas
Christmas is fast approaching and many of the women in the town of Holly are bracing themselves for stress, overwork, and very little understanding or appreciation from the men in their lives. But then inspiration hits. Joy Robertson, Laura Fredericks, and their knitting buddies decide to “go on strike” and give the men an opportunity to see firsthand what it takes to make the holidays merry and bright. Soon other women are joining in and husbands all over town are getting a crash course in decorating, shopping, and what to wear to see Santa, and are searching frantically for an interpreter to translate the mysteries of holiday recipes. The men may just come to appreciate the holidays after walking a mall in their wives’ high heels. But maybe the women will learn something, too.
“A fun and festive debut; for all women’s fiction collections.”
— Library Journal
“Roberts’s sweetly vengeful dig at do-nothing husbands follows a small town knitting club of wives who are sick and tired of toiling over elaborate Christmas preparations that their husband don’t appreciate. By the end of this gently feminist send-up, each side learns to be grateful for the other’s efforts.”
— Publisher’s Weekly