Wednesday 21 October 2015

Review of The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson - Five *



At thirty, Claudia's life is stale and the romance with long-term boyfriend, Seth, has disappeared. Determined to inject some festive spark back into their love life, Claudia and Seth go on their first date in a very long time. But when the night ends in disaster, Claudia suddenly finds herself facing life - and Christmas - alone.

Life alone is exciting, scary and full of soon-forgotten exercise regimes and ill-advised attempts at crafting sexy underwear. It's also filling up with dates, surprisingly. With best friends Penny and Nick at her side, a surplus of festive markets, mulled wine and Christmas tunes, Claudia attempts to face all this change with gusto. One thing's for certain: this year, Christmas is going to be very different . . .

This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. Hilarious, uplifting and romantic, it's a story about losing love, finding love, and discovering what's been there all along. Expect Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in The Twelve Dates of Christmas.


Loved, loved, loved this book! Lisa finds exactly the right balance between laughs and emotion.

Claudia splits from her boyfriend Seth after an hilarious date (first of the twelve) and her two best friends Penny and Nick then try to help her sort herself out as Christmas approaches.

Cue some hilarious blind dates and some seriously feel good warm dates too.

I was almost reading with my fingers crossed that it would all work out the way I wanted. There was some real to-ing and fro-ing and I was getting exasperated that things weren't going the way I wanted! But Lisa came through and I'll just say that love takes many guises and appears in many different ways.

(Was it just me, or did anyone else picture Nick as a young Jude Law??)

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