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.
* from NetGalley
For me, every year the Christmas season begins with the new Debbie Macomber Christmas novel. Yes, I absolutely got started early this year. 😉
I’ll admit I don’t always LOVE her Christmas books but they do always get me in the mood for Christmas and romance. Luckily, this year, I really enjoyed her release!
Twelve Days of Christmas is a fun book, I think especially so for us who blog and share our lives online. It doesn’t occur to us that by blogging we’re breaking what some would consider a trust. It’s what we do, who we are. But when we realize we’re in deep… well, let’s just say the fun begins.
I really loved the “kill him with kindness” aspect of Twelve Days of Christmas. Remembering that we need to be kind to those who are mean and rude is always hard, but I think, especially so at Christmas time when we expect everyone to be cheerful and full of good-will. While Twelve Days of Christmas is an adorably fun read it’s also a great reminder of what our lives should reflect.
|Source:||Twelve Days of Christmas was loaned to me through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review|
|Publisher & Date:||October 4th 2016 by Ballantine Books|
|Genre:||Contrmporary Christmas Romance|
|ISBN:||0553391739 (ISBN13: 9780553391732)|
About Debbie Macomber:
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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