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The Perfect Christmas

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  23 reviews
A holiday short story that proves that true love is forever, not just for Christmas…
Hollywood movie star Maggie and friend and manager Zoe need an escape from their complicated star-studded lives in LA. With its history and Christmas charm, London feels like the perfect getaway.

But can they truly leave their realities behind?

In their luxurious quarters, the girls meet
ebook, 78 pages
Published September 29th 2014 by Mira UK
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Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
According to NetGalley and Goodreads, this book was published in September, but I cannot find it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, so I can only assume that something happened to push that back. That's really sad because if I was going to recommend any holiday romance this year, it would DEFINITELY be this one. I am not a fan of romance, for many reasons, but this book is what romance SHOULD be and if they were all like this one, I could see myself changing my mind about the whole genre.

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I received my copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Perfect Christmas is the fourth book that I have read so far as part of the Aussie Readers December Challenge at Goodreads. All these Christmas themed books are really getting me in the mood for the festive season. If only the weather would start behaving now, it’s very miserable and dreary in Melbourne today. At least it isn’t as cold as London would be this time of year which is where The Perfect Christmas
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, kindle, net-galley
When Maggie's husband suddenly announces he's spending Christmas in Mexico with her Stepson- and she is surplus to requirements, she decides it's the perfect time to plan a girls trip to London. She books the Dorchester Hotel and takes her manager/friend Zoe with her. It's like living in another world seeing how their stay is catered for- as they are assigned a personal helper who organises trips and personal shoppers for them.

They want to help her get noticed by the Manager as they are sure
Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
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In search of a light holiday read I found this story as a read now feature on Netgalley. Thank you for the chance to give my honest feedback.

This was a really quick read with only 78 pages. I did not know where it was heading at the beginning. Maggie's husband was such a nightmare that it was almost excessive. There seemed to be so much more behind the story that I didn't understand.

Once the story moves to London it becomes the
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Firstly, thank you to the publishers Mira UK for providing me with a digital copy of The Perfect Christmas by Kate Forster in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Perfect Christmas by Kate Forster is a short story, meaning that I read this within an hour. The thing about short stories is that I'm always left wanting more, wanting to know more about the characters, the situations, the lives... I don't think there has ever been a time
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This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews 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.Thank you to MIRA for approving my request to review this via Netgalley.

Maggie needs to get away for Christmas so she drags her bestie Zoe to London for a few days. While they are there they meet Holly.

Holly is hopelessly in love with a man she can't be with. Maggie being Maggie wants a
Samantha Ann
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm not normally a fan of short stories, but I enjoyed reading The Perfect Christmas in one sitting. It was a real festive treat.

I really like it when authors include an extract from their next novel, I find it gives us readers something to look forward too. I always pre-order as it gives me something to look forward too. I'm now rather excited and eagerly waiting the arrival of Picture Perfect next year.

This is the first of Kate's work Iv read and I really enjoyed it. I've now downloaded her
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


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The Perfect Christmas is a short story packed with tons of festive goodness and oozing with addictive Christmas spirt. It’s light-hearted, it’s fun and it involves a lovely little Christmas fairytale – the perfect quick read to help you lose some of the stress the festive seasons brings with it. Movie star Maggie is used to spending Christmas with her husband Will and his son, Elliot, but things are not great in their relationship and
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Perfect Christmas is a short story that has already got me into the festive spirit. I'm sitting her humming carols to myself as I type! At 78 pages this novella is a great way of dipping into the Christmas period when you have some spare time.

I loved the two main characters. Maggie is married to Will and has a step son who is waiting for a heart transplant. They usually spend Christmas at home together and Maggie is shocked when Will announces that they are off to Mexico for Christmas this
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Super star actress Maggie is unhappily married to the demanding (and extremely grumpy) Will. Things come to head between the pair when he announces that he’s taking his son (and Maggie’s step-son) Elliot over to Mexico for Christmas…and Maggie is most certainly not invited.
After despairing to her best friend and manager, Zoe, Maggie hatches the plan that the pair should leave LA behind and go and spend Christmas in London. Workaholic Zoe could
Dec 08, 2014 rated it liked it
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Can small trip change the lives of two people?

Holly and Jack never thought that two guests in their hotel would change their lives forever. Maggie and the coworker and friend Zoe are travelling to London for Christmas, just the two of them. But very soon they discover that the two employees in the hotel, Holly, the concierge, and Jack, the manager, are fancying each other. So, these two women decide to speed up the things and help Holly and Jack to show their true
Nov 25, 2014 rated it liked it
I'd first like to thank NetGalley and Harlequin (UK) Limited for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I don’t think I’ve read a short story since I was in middle school, and it hasn’t hit me that Christmas is three days away (probably because I’m not done with my shopping yet), so The Perfect Christmas sounded like the perfect read.

Maggie is a famous, very rich actress whose best friend, Zoe, is also her manager. After deciding that she doesn’t want to spent Christmas alone, she and Zoe jet
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Perfect Christmas by Kate Forster was a very sweet but very short novella. Maggie is a very famous movie star married to a very domineering husband Will and his poorly son, Elliot, who Maggie has been a great step mum for several years. After an argument, what Will wants, Will can do, either and in spite of hurting a very patient Maggie. He announces he is taking Elliot away to Mexico on their own the following day for Christmas, without Maggie. This leaves Maggie at home alone and calls on ...more
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Intensive and unique story about being human and helping people find the way of love.

Meggie decide to spend Christmas in London with her agent and best friend Zoe, after very bad hassle with her husband. Zoe is workaholic, but she made exception to be with her best friend in London. When Meggie saw their personal concierge Holly,how she looks at her boss Jack Meggie decide that they must be together and...then the party begins.Meggie is ready to do whatever it takes to bring Holly and Jack
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This was a short, sweet read that got me in a Christmassy mood. I will admit that it was very quick and some of the details were left at a loose end--in fact I didn't understand why they were needed in the first place--but once the girls got to London the story was just one of those feel-good reads that would be perfect to read curled up by a Christmas tree or fire.
Alannah Clarke
With exactly one month to go before Christmas Day, I thought I would try to get into the Christmas spirit. This was a well written, fun and festive little book. It was such a shame it was a bit short.
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
A lovely, sweet novella. Had just the right amount of Christmas spirit to make you feel all warm. A lovely, fun story of love finding it's way, with a little help from friends. A perfect read for a cold afternoon.
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really quick Christmasy read!

Would have loved to have read more, and I feel a few more stories hiding in the wings!
Miss Book Eater
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley
a really quick Christmas read - read it in my lunchbreak at work today. really enjoyed this and gets you in the right festive spirit.
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: xmas-books, read-2014
fab short xmas story
Dec 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Nice heart warming christmas story.
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
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