Sunday, October 2, 2016

Review: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

In a festive annual tradition, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with another original holiday novel full of romance and cheer. This time around, a plucky young woman clashes with a real-life Scrooge—her grouchy, arrogant, annoyingly handsome neighbor—and tries to get even the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness.
ebook, 288 pages
Expected publication: October 4th 2016 by Ballantine Books
0553391747 (ISBN13: 9780553391749)

Ms. Macomber delivers another holiday treat in the Twelve Days of Christmas. This story is about how a simple act of kindness can not only change a person but give them hope. If this is made into a lifetime movie I would definitely watch it.

Cain has been screwed over in the past and not just by the woman he thought he was dating. His parents abandoned him at a young age and he was raised by his grandparents. He decided to move closer to his job but his overly friendly and cheerful neighbor is getting on his nerves.

Julia can't believe the Scrooge who moved across the hall from her. He's rude and steals her newspaper. She has tried to make small talk but nothing works until her best friend suggests that she kill him .. With kindness and blog about it. Little by little she is chipping away at him but when he finds out about the blog will he stick around?

I thought this story was cute and sweet. I always enjoy holiday themed stories and Ms. Macomber definitely has them down to a science. I loved the build of their relationship and the progress Julia actually made with Cain within the 12 days. It really showed that good people do exist in the world.

Cain thought she was attractive and yet annoyingly cheerful and she did come off that way at times but her character grew from the beginning whiles Cain's character stood at a stand still until the very end. But overall I thought this was a cute romantic read that is already getting me in the holiday spirit.

My Act of Kindness:
My cousin-in-law just had a baby in addition to her two year old. Her Husband, my cousin, works crazy hours so I decided to help out. I made a bunch of meals for her to freeze so she wont have to cook and can just take care of the kids. I am hoping this will help them out and they will have more time to spend with one another then whipping up meals.

About the Author

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 950 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Ten of these novels hit the number one spot.

In 2016, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include A Girl’s Guide to Moving On (February), Sweet Tomorrows (August), and Twelve Days of Christmas (October) and an adult coloring book, The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home To Color (April). In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published two bestselling cookbooks, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.

Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas”, Macomber’s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.

Macomber owns two businesses in Port Orchard, WA, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove Series. These include the Victorian Rose Tea Room, featured in the Cedar Cove Series, and A Good Yarn Shop, introduced in her popular Blossom Street novels. They are located on the Village Square campus, which also serves as Debbie’s corporate headquarters.

She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington and winter in Florida.

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