Sunday, 9 December 2018

My Top Christmas Reads of 2018 - Collab With Foundations and Fairytales

Today I am really excited to be doing a collaboration with Jess from Foundations and Fairytales. I have followed Jess for a while now and she is a really lovely blogger who loves Disney, reading and makeup. While I am not doing Blogmas myself, Jess is, and when she asked if anyone wanted to collab I was pleased to join in. So today we are talking Christmas Reads! I am sharing my favourite Christmas books of 2018, while Jess over on her blog is sharing her favourite Christmas books. So lets get started shall we.

The Little Christmas Teashop Of Second Chances by Donna Ashcroft

Twenty-five-year-old Lily King is wondering when her life is going to start. She adores working at the much-loved Castle Teashop, surrounded by familiar faces and delicious cakes. But she’s stuck in a rut. She’s just been dumped by her boyfriend and her dream job seems to be slipping throIugh her fingers.

When her best friend Emily Campbell needs urgent help to organise her enchanting Christmas wedding, Lily realises it’s finally her moment to shine and reach for the opportunities she’s been wishing for. Can she pull off the biggest celebration Castle Cove has ever seen or will something - or someone - make things more complicated than she imagined?

Rebellious and handsome photographer Josh Havellin-Scott has always felt like an outsider, especially next to his perfect older brother, who is about to get married. At the last minute, Josh finds himself roped into plans for the Big Day, the very last thing he wants to do, until he is meets creative and quirky Lily King…

When Lily and Josh are thrown together, it’s clear they couldn’t be more different. But they begin to realise that opposites can attract – and sometimes when you’re not looking for love, it comes and finds you when you least expect it. With some festive magic, will they manage to work together and save the day?

And could they discover a winter romance of their very own along the way?

I actually read this back in October for the blog tour. Such a good Christmas time romance, I loved Lily and Josh! This is a definite must read if you are looking for a romance story this Christmas.

You can read my full review here

A Ration Book Christmas by Jean Fullerton

With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip.
For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a new-found freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?

I have really re-discovered my love for wartime sagas over the past year. A Ration Book Christmas was absolutely brilliant. It even includes some wartime Christmas dinner recipes at the end. If you like wartime based books this is a must read. really gives an idea of how difficult it was to celebrate Christmas during the war, and how people did the best they could.

You can find my full review here

And last but by no means least we have Christmas Spirit by Nicola May

It’s two days before Christmas - and Evie Harris finds herself both manless and jobless. After a chance encounter with handsome Greg (and egged on by her toy-boy-eating friend, Bea) she agrees to work at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day.
Striking up an unlikely friendship with homeless Yves, Evie begins an unwitting journey of spiritual awakening, all set against the sparkling winter backdrop of London landmarks. 
A New Year’s Eve revelation is on its way . . . but will it leave Evie with a happy heart, or will she allow the pre-Christmas past to dictate her future?

This was a perfect little Christmas story. A short story that gave me the all the Christmas feelings. A delight of a read, so if you find yourself with a little window of time to read and relax in the hectic run up to Christmas give this one a read. You wont regret it!

Find my full review here

I hope one of these books appeals to you, I think there is one to suit nearly everyone. Click here  to check out Jess's favourite Christmas reads. Also if you aren't following her on Twitter you definitely should be, you can find her here.


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