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The Pennington Christmas Curse

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Can curses really live outside of fairy tales?

At Winter Solstice something came for the Penningtons and tore their family apart. On the same day, thirteen years later, daughters Iysobel and Ziema are terrified by what appears in the mirror before them.

Terrified a curse hangs over the Pennington family eldest daughter Iysobel struggles to uncover the truth and find out if
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Limitless Publishing (first published December 21st 2013)
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David Caldwell
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Two girls are raised by their grandmother after their mother is apparently killed by their father. Their father also ended up in a coma so no one has ever been able to prove what really happened. Now the girls are grown and are finding out that the truth of what happened may just be stranger than they ever imagined.

I am not exactly sure how to label this book. I guess it is most closely called a modern day fable. It could also be called a fantasy romance. Bot
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Dhiraj Bharude
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Pennington Christmas Curse by Gina Dickerson.
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The story centres around Iysobel and Ziema, sisters who are always there for each other no matter how much they bicker throughout their lives! We begin with the loss of both their parents when they are still babies so they are subsequently raised by their Grandmother. On and off throughout their younger years they have freak occurrences of unexplainable events but once it's over it's almost swept under the rug and forgotten about.
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Sarah
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Five Frosty Snow Covered Stars.


I was very kindly provided with a copy of The Pennington Christmas Curse for an honest review.

After having read Kaelia Awakening and instantly falling in love with Gina Dickerson's magical style of weaving a spellbinding storyline I was in no doubt that this one would be no exception. What I wasn't expecting was to be absolutely floored by it, it is an absolutely enchanting book that left me sat up until the early hours for just one more chapter. And another...

The
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Heather Duff
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy Gina's style of writing so when I got the chance to review The Pennington Christmas Curse I jumped at it, her stories are like modern fairy tales taking a pinch of the stories from your childhood and giving them an awesome modern twist!

The Pennington sisters have been brought up by their grandmother following the death of their mother at the suspected hands of their father who is now in a coma, they feel that their family is different and at many stages of their youth they experie
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Ailsa Abraham
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Gina Dickerson's style of mixing real life solid with fantasy. So much more believable than "in another time, on another planet" or "let's pretend" to the point where I get a headache.
This, I think is a stand alone story and worth the read. The characters are believable and the scenario quite within the bounds of tabloid newspaper headlines. Without giving away the plot, I loved it but wished we could find more words for "snow" ... if that is the only criticism I can find, and I am a ver
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Jennifer Thompson
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let’s kick this thing off, I love Gina Dickerson. I am totally addicted to her delicious stories. The Pennington Christmas Curse was no disappointment. I am a total addict to Gina’s work and can’t wait to jump right into the next one! So keep writing tales for me to enjoy!
Here’s an excerpt from the book to give you a look at what has me so captivated.

The beginning of the book pulled me right in with the mysterious murder of the main characters parents. Described as a snow-tornado, it consumed th
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Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas-2015
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Jenny for letting me take part in this tour. I have previously read 2 of Gina's books and I thoroughly enjoyed both of them. Gina has a way of dragging you into the story so that instead of sitting on your couch, you are standing in the middle of the snowy landscape with Iysob ...more
Jo Hughes
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Neverland Book Tours and the author for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

At the beginning of the book we are told the background of Iysobel and Ziema story. Their mother is brutally murdered and their father who was left in a coma is the prime suspect. As the reader we find out more than Iysobel and Ziema know, there are mystical forces at work and all may not be as it seems.

The girls are brought up by their grandmother and each as dif
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Kay
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The Pennington Christmas Curse is a modern day magic tale with a twist of romance. Two sisters Iysobel and Ziema have both parents taken from them as babies by a wicked greedy Queen of Ice named Ezreya . They were raised by their "gran", the mother of their father who is in an apparent coma. Iysobel realizes she possesses a certain kind of magic and goes on the search to find out more about it. She then discovers her mother was the Snow Queen which was killed by Ezreya. Her sister Ziema was conj ...more
Arlene Mullen
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
4/5
One winter a curse came for the Penningtons and destroyed their family. 13 years later the same thin is happening again. It is up to Iysobel to figure out what is going on. She has to find the truth if she wants to live. Not only is her life at stake but so is love. Will she lose everything.
It was cool to read a story about fairy tale come true curses. I liked that the story started back with the parents being killed and slowly moved up. It gave you a real background to work with. The only th
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Cheryl Landmark
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Gina is an author and designer. Her books include the dark urban fantasy Mortiswood Tales series, Lies Love Tells - part of the thrilling romantic suspense Eastcove Lies series, dark fairy tales The Pennington Christmas Curse and Always Golden, as well as a collection
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