At Christmastime, it seems as though a woman’s work is never done. Trimming the tree, mailing the cards, schlepping to the mall, the endless wrapping—bah humbug! So this year, Joy and Laura and the rest of their knitting group decide to go on strike. If their husbands and families want a nice holiday—filled with parties, decorations, and presents—well, they’ll just have to do it themselves. The boycott soon takes on a life of its own when a reporter picks up the story and more women join in. But as Christmas Day approaches, Joy, Laura, and their husbands confront larger issues in their marriages and discover that a little holiday magic is exactly what they need to come together.
Sheila Roberts gives the best gift of all in On Strike for Christmas, a funny, heartwarming novel that touches the very core of Christmas spirit.
Acclaim for the novels of Sheila Roberts:
"Sheila Roberts makes me laugh. I read her books and come away inspired, hopeful and happy." --Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author of Christmas Letters
“Roberts’ witty and effervescently funny novel will warm hearts. Realistic characters populate the pages of this captivating story, which is a great escape from the hustle and bustle.” --Romantic Times (Top Pick)
“Hilarious…a fun and festive debut; for all women’s fiction collections” --Library Journal
“A fast, fresh, fun and funny story by a major new talent." --Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of Just Breathe
"The funny novel is all about love …and friendships. But, most of all, it's about learning to love yourself before you can love anyone else.” –The Columbus Dispatch
“Roberts manages to avoid genre clichés and crafts a heartfelt novel with nuggets of life truths.” –Binhamton Press & Sun Bulletin