Author – Elizabeth Neep
Elizabeth Neep was born in 1990 in Derbyshire and now lives in London Bridge. After studying Law at the University of Nottingham and the University of New South Wales, she worked in magazine journalism, most noticeably writing for Dazed and Confused and PETRIe. Elizabeth now works as a non-fiction Senior Commissioning Editor and writes and paints in her spare time.
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Publisher – Bookouture
Pages – 324
The Blurb –
On the first day of Christmas, my true love… dumped me.
Poppy loves Christmas and always goes all out to make this magical time of the year extra special for her boyfriend George. But George is strangely not in the Yuletide spirit this year. As Poppy wrestles him into her Christmas jumper built for two for a holiday snapshot, she finds out why.
He’s leaving her. With only twelve days to spend together until Christmas.
Poppy is heartbroken. George is the love of her life, and what would Christmas be without kisses under the mistletoe, his mum’s delicious homemade gingerbread or their super-competitive games of Pictionary?
She’s determined to win George back. So, anxious to prove to him she can be spontaneous, she signs up as a Christmas volunteer at the local community centre. What she doesn’t know is that there’s a festive surprise coming her way…
As Poppy throws herself into her new role – mulling vats of hot cider and hanging fairy lights off everything within reach – she discovers an inner strength she never knew she had. And there’s also Theo. Her new boss. Grumpy and opinionated, he’s everything she doesn’t want.
But as the snow starts to fall, she begins to notice other things about him – like his twinkling green eyes, how he makes her laugh, and how much he cares about the people he’s trying to help.
As the twelfth day approaches, Poppy might be about to discover that the most perfect Christmas might be the one that she didn’t plan at all…
Fans of One Day in December, Beth O’Leary and Mhairi McFarlane will be completely enchanted by this witty and warm festive story about friendship, love and finding yourself.
Today is my stop on Twelve Days to Save Christmas blog tour. Many thanks to Bookouture for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – It is that time of year again, to snuggle up on the settee with a cup of tea and delve in to great Christmas reads.
Poor Poppy it is just before Christmas and her (not so nice) boyfriend has dumped her, just when Poppy has gone all out to make it a special festive time for them. She starts to dread the big day and the fact she will have to spend it single.
So she hatches a plan to get George (the not so nice boyfriend) back, part of the plan is to volunteer at a local community centre. Little does she know how big a decision this will be.
I really enjoyed this book, I felt so sad for Poppy even though George is horrible! However it was lovely to see her character change as she throws herself into volunteering at the centre. Her new friends help her to blossom. So may be her Christmas might not be so bad after all.
I loved this book it really got me into the Christmas spirit.
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