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Preview — Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley
Twelve Days of Christmas
Christmas has always been a sad time for young widow Holly Brown, so when she's asked to look after a remote house on the Lancashire moors, the opportunity to hide herself away is irresistible – the perfect excuse to forget about the festivities
Sculptor Jude Martland is determined that this year there will be no Christmas after his brother ran off with his fiancée. He’s ke...more
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1. there are WAY too many details in this book for the reader to fully be able to enjoy him/herself and get lost in the story ...more
A história é em volta de Holly, de 35 anos, incrivelmente chata, e tudo o que ela quer fazer, cozinhas, ajudar animais e tudo mais, tem de ser contado com todos os pormenores possíveis e com detalhes excessivos. Eu adoro cozinhar, mas isto chega a ser penoso, pois m ...more
There are no big romance fireworks and there is no sex in this book, which quite frankly is normally enough to put me off! However, the reason I keep reading Trisha Ashley is that I just absolutely love her anecdotal style of writing and I find myself drinking it in without even trying. I love getting to know her quirky cast of characters and I am always very sad to leave them. I smiled through mos ...more
'Twelve Days of Christmas' is a romantic comedy, full of the fun for the festive season and some delicious tales about cooking as well! The book tells the story of ...more
I got bored at several occasions. The author was often stating the obvious (“I hugged her – but cautiously, because of her prominent bump”. Yes, we know the girl is pregnant, you said it earlier). And all her unnecessary comments were quite annoying. It felt like she needed to explain to the reader every slightly ambiguous thing, just in case he/she wouldn’t understand.
Some dialogues were not very credible in my opinion ...more
A part time housesitting job turns into a Christmas bonanza when the Martland family decend upon the old family home only to be snowed in forcing Holly to take care of not only the Martland clan but much of the small village they live in.
The passing of Hollys G ...more
What did I think? I actually really enjoyed reading this book; the story was immersed in festiviti ...more
I enjoyed Holly as a character though I couldn't always und ...more
Holly housesits for a living during the winter and works as a chef during the rest of the year. Due to her upbringing and her deepset grief at Chr ...more
Holly the central character is a house sitter and chef who wanted to escape Christmas but instead gets 'snowed in' with her clients family. To fill in her time Holly is exploring her late Gran's diaries and soon realises that there is a reason why so many of the villagers 'think she is part of the family'.
There are a few comedy parts as well, with some sarcastic swipes thrown in by the little girl Jess, who along wi ...more
There was l ...more
The writing was a little annoying, due to over-use of some ...more
Instead, she finds herself gradually and reluctantly getting involved in the home owner's elderly relatives and various villagers, all the while fending off irate calls from a very disgruntled homeowner currently in America.
Dealing with err ...more
É um livro muito bem escrito, e como já o disseram nalgumas reviews (nas badanas do próprio livro) é um bom livro para ler num dia de inverno... É reconfortante e diverte.
Não apreciei muito a forma como Trisha Ashley escreveu certas cenas no estranho romance de Holly Brown e Jude Martland, como o seu primeiro beijo. Embora entenda que a mesma quisesse que este fosse inesperado e, de facto, foi mas demasiado. Num momento falam de alg ...more
Today however, I have changed that rating to 3 stars.
It wasn't a majorly eventful book, and I can't say constantly reading about cooking particularly interests me so that's why I initially gave it 2. Also many of the side characters annoyed me a little bit and I wished they had've been a bit more lovable. I would also have preferred Jude to have more page-time than he actually did, considering he was the love interest.
BUT despite any fl ...more
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1) too much cooking details, too much slow defrosting
2) hardly any dialogue: for example when someone entered the kitchen, TA just wrote "she came in and said hello and ate a toast and went out" kind of sentences instead of letting the characters talk, and it bothered me by the end.
Otherwise the characters were well written and the story too. Accidentally I read this ...more
A história desenrola-se em torno de Holly, que não tem de todo boas memórias desta época do ano: a avó era muito rigorosa e séria, e não celebrava o Natal, nunca tinha havido na sua cas ...more
However she doesn't bargain for the friendliness of the people she meets, nor the way she feels oddly drawn to take on responsibilities that are nothing to do with her contract. Then, when it seems as if she might be able to escape after all, the weather take ...more