Review: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Posted 26th December 2019 by Emma in Reviews / 1 Comment

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.

Review: The Twelve Days of ChristmasThe Twelve Dates of Christmas - The Complete Novel by Lisa Dickenson
Published by Sphere on 6th October 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Love & Romance
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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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.

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Thank you to Sphere for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I love a Christmas romance and I am a sucker for a pretty cover so I just had to read this book.

Our MC is Claudia. Claudia is a girl we can all relate to. She’s in a relationship that isn’t right for her, she’s in a job she enjoyed but it’s not her dream. Essentially Claudia is stuck in a rut. Over the course of the book, we see Claudia take a few chances and go on some adventures. I liked this side of Claudia. She’s fun and free.

Claudia is best friends with Penny and Nick. Claudia is lucky to have such good friends. I loved both of these characters I would love to be friends with them myself.

I loved the 12 different dates. I loved how the book was split up and how each date location is the chapter title. I love things like this it just adds a little bit of uniqueness to the story.

I really enjoyed Lisa’s writing style and I am excited to read more of her books.

About Lisa Dickenson

Lisa Dickenson was born in the wrong body. She was definitely meant to be Beyonce. Despite this hardship, she grew up in Devon attempting to write her own, completely copyright-infringing versions of Sweet Valley High, before giving Wales a go for university, and then London a go for the celeb-spotting potential. She’s now back in Devon, living beside the seaside with her husband and forcing cream teas down the mouths of anyone who’ll visit. She is sadly still not Beyonce.


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