Twelve Days of Christmas A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber
December 21, 2016
Title : Twelve Days of Christmas
Author : Debbie Macomber
Series : n/A
Release date : 04 Oct 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : Continuing in a festive annual tradition, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with a new original holiday novel full of romance and cheer—and the magical prospect of finding love in even the most guarded hearts. Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. No matter how hard she’s tried to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn, preferring to keep to himself. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that’s the last straw. She’s going to break through Cain’s Scrooge-like exterior the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness. To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called The Twelve Days of Christmas. Her first attempts to humanize Cain are far from successful. Julia brings him homemade Christmas treats and the disagreeable grinch won’t even accept them. Meanwhile, Julie’s blog becomes an online sensation, as an astonishing number of people start following her adventures. Julia continues to find ways to express kindness and, little by little, chips away at Cain’s gruff façade to reveal the caring man underneath. Unbelievably, Julia feels herself falling for Cain—and she suspects that he may be falling for her as well. But as the popularity of her blog continues to grow, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the world is worth risking their chance at love.
Review : I actually received my first Christmas review copies in the end of JUNE … and I have to be honest I refused reading them until beginning of November. So I had a little “early Christmas” last weekend to get myself into the mood. The weather outside was bad with freezing rain and wind so I simply left the curtains drawn to shut out the outside – turned on a few candles and got myself some cake and hot chocolate before I started with : Twelve Days of Christmas of Debbie MacomberAnd I have to say it was a really great plot. I would have never guessed the way it intrigued me. Actually this plot would have worked even without Christmas but the X-Mas factor just made it a little more sweet. If there was one thing that I would doubt than it would be the Blog views she gets on her Blog – I mean they sound really to “dreamy” to be anywhere near reality. What was interesting was that while the author did not dive do deep into the history of the characters they were still fully enough developed to support the story in a reasonable way. In total a really sweet X-Mas novel that I can fully recommend – it will def. touch your heart in all the right spots.