Thursday 22 October 2015

Review of

Review of A Christmas Cracker by Trisha Ashley - Five *


Get into the festive spirit with this heart-warming, funny and simply gorgeous Christmas read.

The eagerly awaited new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

This Christmas is about to go off with a bang!

Things can’t possibly get worse for Tabby. Framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she suddenly finds herself without a job. Then to make matters worse, Tabby’s boyfriend dumps her and gives her cat away to a shelter.

But rescue comes in the form of kindly Mercy. A master of saving waifs and strays, Mercy wants Tabby to breathe new flair into her ailing cracker business. Together, they’ll save Marwood’s Magical Christmas Crackers.

But someone has other ideas. Mercy’s nephew Randal thinks Tabby’s a fraudster. Stubborn, difficult and very attractive, her future depends upon winning him round. But it’s that time of the year when miracles really can happen. Standing under the mistletoe, Tabby’s Christmas is set to be one that she will never forget . . .


This is one of Trisha's best! The story is very unusual and some unusual characters too.

Tabby is rescued by Mercy, a Quaker, and taken to her home to help rejuvenate Mercy's family's cracker factory. Tabby has a cat called Pye, who, for me, was one of the stars of the book - such a funny cat! The insight into the Quakers was very interesting to me as well.

I loved the background story of Emily as well - I'm crossing all my fingers that her story will continue in another Sticklepond story! 

Randal was sheer genius. Ostensibly stubborn, rude and judgmental, but the chapters dedicated to his point of view really changed my opinion of him! 

This is a gorgeous, gentle Christmas read. I may well read it again just before Christmas to really get myself in the mood! Thank you, Trisha :)

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