Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone (and a review of A Christmas in Disguise by Katie Fforde)


I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone who has followed or supported Rachel's Random Reads, since its start in April, a Very Merry Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful day. 

So long as everything goes to plan, I will be by a pool still enjoying my holiday in Fuerteventura on Christmas morning, having saved myself at least 1 Christmas book to read on the day, and will be looking forward to seeing my sister over the next few days.

See you all once I am back and I'll leave you on this glorious Christmas Day with a review of a new Christmas short story by one of my favourite authors...


Amazon UK
Title: A Christmas in Disguise
Author: Katie Fforde
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 25th November 2015
Rating: 4 Stars


When Jo’s friend Andi asks if she’ll stand in to cook Christmas lunch for her employer, Jo reluctantly agrees. She knows Andi will lose her job if she doesn’t, and wants to help out her friend.

Jo is nervous because Andi’s boss is a well-known celebrity diva, who outright refuses to have anyone but Andi cook for her. But she also insists Andi wears full chef's whites so the girls think they’ll get away with it … it’s the perfect Christmas disguise.

But when Jo runs into one of the guests - good looking and very smart Anthony - things get even more complicated…

A Christmas in Disguise is a perfect Christmas day read, when you just need an hour to yourself, to remind yourself that your Christmas isn't the only that may not be going exactly to plan, then take a quick nip into this short story by Katie Fforde. 

In a short space of time you are introduced to Jo, who has agreed to cook Christmas dinner instead of Andi, for Andi's boss, and pretend to be Andi too. You also soon after meet Anthony, one of Caroline's Christmas day guests who would quite like Jo's help in some subterfuge of his own. 

Jo ends in a sticky situation that is downright amusing, and good fun, and some of the food sounds so tasty. 

A Christmas in Disguise is a story about a Christmas day, and you get quite a bit of depth to the characters, including the other guests, and get a good sense of what the dinner would be like. It feels like a passage of classic Katie Fforde writing, and was warm and well written. 

An enjoyable Christmas read, to enjoy when you need a bit of a break from your own real life Christmas festivities. 

Thank you so much to  Random House, Cornerstone and Netgalley for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

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