Megan Harlan
December 12, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Holiday in Your Heart

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
LeAnn Rimes, Tom Carter
genre
Fiction, Music

We gave it a C-

The holiday-themed fictional debut Holiday in Your Heart, by teen country singer LeAnn Rimes (and professional memoir cowriter Tom Carter), feels like an inspirational Christmas card gone haywire. Fourteen-year-old narrator Anna Lee has just achieved her dream: to sing at the Opry. She’s set to meet with top Nashville record producers, but her beloved grandmother’s sudden hospitalization intervenes. As Anna Lee toys with choosing fame over family, an unnamed, huge-haired, legendary country singer tells her a corker of a cautionary tale. Anna Lee says at the finale, ”I felt like I’d been hit with a hammer.” She’s not the only one. C-

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