I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.12 Daves of Christmas by Juliet Madison
Published by Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises on 8th December 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Paranormal
Source: from Netgalley
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A beautiful, uplifting holiday story from best-selling author Juliet Madison about a lonely writer, her grandmother’s ghost, a road trip, and 12 different Daves.
Abby Solomon may write happy-ever-afters for a living, but doesn’t believe she’ll have her own. But then a surprise visit from her grandmother’s ghost sets her off on a journey she’ll never forget.
Grandma Charlotte wants to find her first love, Dave, who she mistakenly thought had died in World War II. A quick search yields a list of twelve possibilities, and Abby and Charlotte set off on a Christmas road trip – twelve Daves over twelve days along the sun-drenched East coast of Australia.
With just over a week to make the meeting happen, Abby has to meet a dozen Daves – some sweet, some quirky, some downright dangerous, while trying to honour her book deadline and enduring the awkward challenges of having a ghost as a travelling companion. But when she comes across a young doctor who looks like one of the heroes in her novels, Abby has the chance to discover that true love transcends time and space and that happy endings aren’t only to be found between the pages of a book.
Firstly I would like to apologise for taking so long to write this review. I finished this book in December last year but it has taken me until today to write this review. My life has been crazy busy and I just hadn’t got around to it.
Abby was pretty surprised to see Grandma Charlotte pop up in her living room, because well she’s dead. It was even stranger for her to ask her to find her true love. Abby immediately thinks she means her Granddad and is surprised to discover that Grandma Charlotte was in love with Dave Smith, who she believed had died in the war. Abby and Grandma Charlotte set off on a journey of the East coast of Australia to find Dave Smith. They have just over a week and 12 Daves to meet.
Abby is a writer with a problem…writers block and a looming deadline. She hopes that the change in scenery will help break down that wall and bring closure to her Grandma.
This is a fun, sweet feel good romance, that will leave you feeling warm, fuzzy and full of happy endings.
I can’t wait to read more of Juliete’s books in the future.
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