Saturday, October 26, 2013

Christmas is coming

Okay, so October's not finished yet, but Christmas is definitely coming.I'm touring the internet with my Christmas book--Bethlehem's Baby--and I'd love you to follow the tour posts and find out more about it.Meanwhile, here's another Christmas novella, just released THIS WEEK! I'm delighted to feature Michele Gorman’s , Christmas Carol,  a chick lit/romantic comedy with no sex or inappropriate material for YA readers.

Just for fun, to satisfy my English American-ness, I'm posting images of both the English and the American covers. Can you tell which is which?




















The book's available globally in paperback and eBook:


And you can find Michele on social media at:
twitter: @expatdiaries
 
REVIEW



Told in the convincingly colloquial English voice of recently-dumped Carol, Michel’s Gorman’s Christmas novella is a tale of romance, real life, honest miscommunication, perfectionism, weather and hope. Loving sister Marley celebrates her wedding weekend in the snows of Scotland, among the joys of Christmas, while scrooge-like Carol faces down the ghosts of boyfriends past. Except those boyfriends turn out to be very much present, and Carol’s rejected love for them still hurts.

As Carol sees past breakups through new eyes, her cynicism cracks like ice on the pond, and she ploughs a new path toward the future. Perhaps she didn’t need to seem perfect to be lovable. And perhaps she didn’t need to seek perfection in others. Perhaps it’s okay to crack a smile, or shed a tear, or even just ask “Why?” And love is bigger and wider than she’d dreamed.

The lesson’s enjoyable and wise. The voice is pleasingly authentic and pulls the reader in. And the fable is nicely new, while anchored in the old. A fun romantic novella, perfect for the Christmas season.

Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy during the author’s blog tour and I offer my honest review.


BLURB
One winter wedding, two happy couples, three ex-boyfriends. And a very uncomfortable weekend.
Carol hates Christmas. Being recently dumped, she’s not crazy about weddings either. So her sister Marley’s nuptials, over the Christmas weekend, are making her positively Scrooge-like. When she arrives at the stately home in rural Scotland to find her three ex-boyfriends in attendance, Carol has no choice but to face her ghosts to discover what really happened in those relationships, learning a lot about herself in the process. As the snow falls outside and the fire crackles in the hearth, might one of the wedding guests become the harbinger of Christmases to come? This wickedly funny re-imagining of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will warm the cockles of even the coldest heart.


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