The Nine Lives of Christmas

  • by Sheila Roberts
  • Narrated by Kathleen McInerney
  • 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Sheila Roberts brings us a humorous, heartwarming Christmas novel about a matchmaking cat who brings a couple together just in time for the holidays.
When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea. He’ll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him, and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain.
The stranger turns out to be a fire fighter named Zach, the quintessential commitment-phobe who’s in need of some serious romantic help. If Ambrose can just bring Zach together with Merilee, the nice lady who works at Pet Palace, it’s bound to earn him a healthy ninth life.
Unfortunately for Ambrose, his mission is a lot harder than he ever anticipated. Now it’s going to take all his feline wiles—and a healthy dose of Christmas magic—to bring them all together in time for the holidays.

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Customer Reviews

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Great book for cat lovers!!

Ambrose, the cat, is on his ninth life, and looking for a new home after his last mistress has died. He realizes that his cute and cuddly days have passed their 'sell-by date'. But he's sure he can convince one more person of his value. He sneaks his way into a single fire fighter's house and plans to stay there. His firefighter has found a sweet girl at the local pet store who seems to be a great 'cat whisper' for settling Ambrose into his life for long enough to find a permanent home for Ambrose.

Ambrose has no plans of leaving, and is sure everyone will settle in quit wonderfully if he can just get rid of that terrible 'cougar lady' that his firefighter seems to think he enjoys dating. Through many humorous and worrisome events, love, forgiveness, and 'pet persuasion' Ambrose gets everything perfectly settled.

This is the very best 'cat /pet' book that I've read in a long time!! If you love your cat or other pet, this book is definitely for you!!
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- Byron

what I got from this book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

people that are overly obsessed with their figure and weight


What was most disappointing about Sheila Roberts’s story?

It felt like the main man would only like here because she was now slim.


Which character – as performed by Kathleen McInerney – was your favorite?

the cat


Any additional comments?

There was way too much emphasis on this womans weight. How very sad. It could have been written in without making it the only reason she could now finally get a man

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2011
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio