Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Book Review - Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Amazon UK
Title: Twelve Days of Christmas
Author: Debbie Macomber
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Arrow Books
Publication Date: 3rd November 2016
Rating: 5 Stars

Julia is infuriated by her grumpy neighbour, Cain, who can’t even be pleasant when they bump into each other.

So on the suggestion of her best friend, Cammie, Julia concocts a plan. She starts a blog in order to clinch her perfect job, and now she has a subject. Over the next twelve days, she is going to kill Cain with kindness – and Christmas cheer – and document it for all to read about.

But as the experiment goes on, Julia realises she underestimated the effect it would have on Cain, and on their relationship, and things take an unexpected turn…

Filled with Debbie Macomber's trademark warmth, its a one beautiful book, well the contents are, still not convinced about the cover. 

At the heart of this story is whether being kind to someone can have any affect on a persons life. Julia has an infuriating neighbour and after she reaches the last straw from him, her best friend suggests killing him...

...with kindness that is for the twelve days in the lead up to Christmas. She also suggests blogging about it as Julia needs a blog with a huge readership to get her dream job.  

Over the course of the book we learn a lot about both Cain and Julia, and can see just how being kind can affect both the giver and receiver. 

It is the perfect sort of book for this time of year, with the season of goodwill clearly in stepping up a gear. This was a very quick book to read, had read over half in an hour and probably didn't take much longer to read the second half - and loved how each chapter ended with that days blog post. 

I loved getting to know not just Cain and Julia but also Cain's grandfather. It has a cast of lovely characters and really just hits the spot for a story that will bring a smile to your face. 

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed it as I voted for it! And I love the cover, not the usual mistletoe and snow.


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