It is that time of year when everyone brings out a Christmas themed story, whether it's stand alone or an addition to an existing series. So with loads on the market I thought I'd run you through the ones I've read and my thoughts. And yes, there is a Cecelia Ahern in here. Because that's how I roll.
This is one of my all time favourite Christmas books. It's a shorter novel and is the sequel to her novel One Hundred Proposals. FYI - if you've just gotten engaged don't ready either of these or you'll be a blubbering mess. This catches up with Harry and Suzie who are engaged and spending their first Christmas together. However, Harry has a big surprise and Suzie get's one to boot. It's beautifully written and romantic as hell. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a good love story.
A typical love triangle story set in New York around Christmas time. You join Olivia, Jon and Elijah in a magical story around the magic of Christmas and true love. I really enjoyed this, it was hilarious and heart warming. I would highly recommend again for any chick lit lovers out there - or New York lovers. If you love the I Heart stories from Lindsey Kelk you'll really like this.
Now let's dig into those that currently sit on my bookshelf...
This is the third book in this series where we follow Tess Brookes, advertiser turned fashion photographer. She heads to New York for the festive season but finds out Nick, the man of her dreams, is also in New York. It's hilarious, as is all of Kelk's books, with adventures and cringe worthy moments. I love this series, and I loved the Christmas edition to it as well. Definitely download this - it's so light hearted, it's great for an escape.
Erm, yes. I do like myself a bit of Lindsey Kelk. I actually read this before any of the others from the series, but I fell so in love with the characters I had to go back and start of the beginning. You join Christmas obsessed Angela as she tried to balance Christmas, work and family life with hilarious consequences. I swear Angela just attracts disaster, and there's a particularly funny section where she thinks her assistant has run off with her best friends baby. I love this, I've read it so many times I've lost count. If I'm honest, if you have to only read one of these it would definitely be this one.
I got this in my stocking last year when I was still engaged, so very topical of Santa indeed. Another one in a series, but here you join Chelsea Benson as she tried to plan her wedding in just twelve weeks, all around Christmas. It's really light hearted, warm and fuzzy and captures the magic of Christmas, with love all around as well. I loved it as I was engaged, so although at times it stressed me out, it all came together. A really easy read to just sit back with and relax.
You know me by now, I love a good bit of Cecila Ahern, and this is no exception. From memory, I believe this is the only one of her books where the main characters are purely male. I'll be honest and say it took me a little while to get into this one, however once I was in I was hooked. It's the most thought provoking of the lot, but you do feel all warm and fuzzy afterwards and appreciating everything about life. Like all of her books. I'd definitely recommend a read.
I hope you guys liked this post! Let me know if you've read any of these, or if you have any you'd recommend I download!