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Right Under Your Nose

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  418 ratings  ·  90 reviews
This is a novella length book.

Ariadne Daniels seems to have it all: A successful career as a pastry chef, a Victorian home in a trendy neighborhood, and her dedicated boyfriend Scott who she's been with for years.

Her life is great until the day she stops by Scott's apartment to surprise him and finds out that he's not so dedicated to her after all. Shocked and too depresse
Kindle Edition, 117 pages
Published November 13th 2015
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Erin Lewis
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 star review of Right Under Your Nose by Holly Tierny-Belford
Both the author and narrator Chris Dillon
are new to me.

Right Under Your Nose is not particularly long book, but it was a sweet and entertaining listen.

I found this story to be full of hope, love and family; of strength and determination and all in all a heart warming read.

I liked Ariadne and her best friend Jess, although his girlfriend was a nightmare. Having been burnt by a relationship that ended abruptly, Ariadne b
I received a copy of Right Under Your Nose through Lola's Blog Tours. All opinions expressed are my own.

This is so adorable! Honestly, it would have been so much better if I would have had the foresight to read it during the winter season because this is the perfect book to curl up with a mug of hot chocolate with in front of a fireplace. Regardless, I still enjoyed it in the summer!

1. The characters. This book (or should I say novella) is rather short and it can be difficult to get an audience
Nov 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a lovely Christmas read, it was a new author for me so didn't know what to expect. I found it to be a very nice easy read, short and sweet.

I loved the whole secret/magical book shop, the way it was described made me just want to be in there myself, wondering around and looking at all the books. My idea of heaven.

I enjoyed getting to know the main characters and absolutely adored the terrier dog, Butterscotch, who sounded truly adorable.

I'm off to read the follow on book now which is R
Pippa Franks
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
When Ariadne finds her boyfriend with someone else, she decides to cancel Christmas. However, the elderly owner of a bookshop has other ideas. He engineers meetings between Ariadne and her friend Jess, who she discovers she has feelings for. The only problem is that he's just got engaged to another girl. Not to be deterred, the old man doesn't give up, and it becomes clear he's not all he seems.

This is a feel-good Christmas story with a touch of magic. I look forward to reading more from this au
Denise Kearney
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
Digital Book Spot-Kindle-Free. Could not like the main character- a selfish and self-absorbed teen in a women's body. Giving it two stars is generous.
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-on-my-kindle
So adorable!! I do wish the author would continue this. Nice quick Christmas read
Dec 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
A waste of time. I didn't like any of the characters in this, and cared about them even less. Still it was short. And free.
This is the second story I've read by Holly Tierney-Bedord, the first being 'Murder at Mistletoe Manor.' I enjoyed that and I surprised myself by liking this story too. I am not fond of the romance genre and seldom read it, but this made me laugh out loud a few times. More importantly, Ms. Tierney-Bedord has a genuine talent for bringing characters to a bigger than life existence that are very relateable to me. There is a sequel to this novella, 'Ring in the New Year' that I plan to read. The au ...more
Crystal Gray
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio of this, the narrator did fantastic.

The bookstore made the book, for real! It was a magical little place.
I found myself giggling a few times at Adriadne's immatureness, like for real, grow up! But, I just laughed through it, no harm done hah. I liked the talks she had with her Mom. The talks she had with the book store owner.
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a quick yet good read, I would highly recommend Right Under Your Nose: A Christmas Story by Holly Tierney-Bedord. I started this book on Friday, November 20 around 9 & read the majority of this book the following Saturday because Friday ended up becoming pretty busy for me, getting bills ready, paying every single bill we have for the remainder of November & all of the bills for the month of December so we can focus on Christmas! Anyways, that's totally beside the point.

Grass monster
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first read for me by Holly. Absolutely loved it. Im not too keen on short stories as i feel they can be rushed but not this one. I sat back and got carried away with the story. I loved the attitude Ariadne had towards Laurel and Quinley. I did think the shop was the most Magical part, it was great how it was brought into the story of the book. I was hoping the ending was just as it was. Loved this book, ideal with a hot chocolate on a wintery night. Recipe also included at the end.
Laura Barnard
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is such a charming book - perfect read for Xmas. Absolutely loved the whole secret/magical book shop thing. Really loved the characters and laughed along. Will be reading this author in the future
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Short and sweet

Nice story line. Liked the way the lives of the main characters merged and veered off and on again. Enjoyed the intervention of the book store owner, too. Could picture Bob Newhart in a made for movie role
Jessica Berry
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Didn't hold my attention

Perhaps it was the odd names, such as a man named "Jess" and a woman named "Ariadne", but I was bored from page one. The dialogue was too forced, and there were too many typos for a novella. Not for me.
Dec 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Cute. Fun. Fairly predictable but a good Christmas story nonetheless.
Sarah Amin
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Short and sweet and delightfully Christmasy. I always love Christmas romances with a bit of magic, and this one doesn't disappoint.
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fun Christmas Read

Fun, cute Christmas read. A good short story and a very quick read! Let the Christmas magic inspire us to enjoy the season
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was really adorable and magical. It was well written with charming characters. A nice quick holiday read. Recipe's included!
Brandy ONeal
Dec 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
I enjoyed this one. The dynamics of the characters was so fun to read. It made me laugh out loud. It was cute!!
Nikki LeClair
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this! was the perfect, cute, Christmas novella . I wish I knew a bookstore like the one in the book!!! Not the first book I've read by Holly and it won't be the last either.
Sandi Blaylock
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was ok

Didn't realize this was a novella. But I hate to say I'm glad it was short because I wasn't really happy with the book. I finished it anyway but not that great.
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Right Under Your Nose is a novella by Holly Tierney-Bedord. It is a paranormal/contemporary holiday romance- full of mystery and a little drama.
Ariadne Daniels is a 26year old successful pastry chef, who has a lovely Victorian home in a popular neighbourhood. She and her boyfriend Scott have been together for years, and life seems pretty good for them.
Things become all unraveled when Ariadne catches Scott cheating on her and they break up. She becomes depressed and can’t stand the thought
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Christmas can be hard on a lot of people because they suffer from depression and the holidays remind them of happier times. When Ariadne decided that she wasn’t going to celebrate Christmas this year, her family and her best friend tried to get her to change her mind. What they didn’t know was the reason she didn’t want to was because of what happened between her and Scott, her now ex-boyfriend. When Ariadne is on her way home from work, she comes across a little book store that she doesn’t reme ...more
A. Musquiz
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars. I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really liked the characters in this book, especially one of the side characters whom we meet a little later in the book who is an elderly man that owns a bookstore. I thought the main character, Ariadne, was a hard working young woman who's pretty pissed off at her ex-boyfriend and therefore, decides she'll be skipping Christmas this year and avoid anything that's merry or holly jolly. She did come across as a bit s
Lynn Jones
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Right Under Your Nose by Holly Tierney-Badord follows the story of Ariadne Daniels and Jess.

Ariadne thinks she has it all, the job, the perfect house, the money, the love of her life. Until one day she goes to see her boyfriend and finds him in bed with another woman. Distraught that this could happen she moves all her stuff out of his flat and cancels Christmas as she is to depressed. Everyone including her best friend Jess tries to bring her out of her funk with no luck. One day she is walking
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Right Under Your Nose by Holly Tierney Bedford is a Christmas Novella about Ariadne Daniels, a baker, and her escapades after finding her boyfriend in a compromising position with another woman. This is a great little story that will have you feeling the Christmas spirit. My only gripe is that I wish it were longer!
After breaking up with her boyfriend Ariadne decides that she is just going to skip Christmas, which her best friend Jess, whom she has known since birth and her family don’t agree wi
Mandy Kim
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Right under your nose by Holly Tierney-Bedord. I give this book 5/5 stars. The theme of this book is when two friends are brought together by an old book shop owner who passed away three years before. This is a novella.
Ariadne is a chef who has had her heart broken. She leans on her BFF but when he finds a girlfriend that goes down the drain. Her life is changed when she meets the owner of Right Under Your Nose. The quote I chose for her shows that she's not doing Christmas this year: “No. Of co
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Right Under Your Nose
By Holly Tierney Bedford


This is a really cute best friends to more story with a holiday theme. This is a quick read with a little holiday and a magical twist. Definitely a 4 star Christmas read.

This story is about Ariadne our h who just went through a breakup and has decided to skip the holidays. Her best friend Jess our H has always liked her but the timing has never been quite right. A spirited old man with a little magic steps in to help these two find their way. Betw
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pastry chef, Ariadne Daniels is recovering from a broken heart...that’s what happens when you catch your longtime boyfriend in the act! pardon her if she doesn’t feel like celebrating Christmas! She’ll just host her pity party for one in the old Victorian house that she bought in preparation for her future with the cheating SOB. When her childhood best friend shows up at Thanksgiving dinner with a new gf, Ariadne takes an instant dislike to her. Surely she’s not jealous, there’s jus somethi ...more
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Holly Tierney-Bedord is the author of over a dozen novels and novellas, including Sweet Hollow Women, Surviving Valencia, Right Under Your Nose, Bellamy's Redemption, and Murder at Mistletoe Manor. She is also the creator of mid-century dollhouse flipping blog and the author of several dollhouse and miniature how-to

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