25 Days 'Til Christmas
Kate Potter used to love Christmas. A few years ago, she would have been wrapping her presents in September and baki ...more
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T/W- Depression, mentions of Suicide, Grief, Harassment
This was a really good festive read, with a very local setting to me (Bristol, England). Kate and her six year old son Jack experience a lot of hardship throughout the novel but with the arrival of a mysterious man, his character was truly a heart of gold. I think we all need someone like ‘him’ in our lives. The novel itself was not only festive, but really opened my eyes to current issues su ...more
I loved the idea of Kate making Christmas special again for her and Jack by doing one Christmassy thing a day for the whole of December, and it doubling up as a low cost advent calendar. For as a single mum, Kate is struggling big time with finances and with the whol ...more
Kate Thompson hates Christmas, since her husband was killed four years ago during his service abroad as a soldier. However, her son Jack is desperate to have a lovely Christmas, with a tree and presents. Kate, struggling financially and emotionally, doesn't know what to do and how to do this. She's stuck at a low paid job, now she must also sell Christmas trees dressed as an elf and freezing and is not sure what the future is going to bring. Her friend comes up with an idea of doing a special ad ...more
I was expecting this to be the usual Christmas story of a mum and child enjoying the festive run up. Instead we meet Kate, Jack and Daniel. Kate is recently widowed and has been left with a 6 year old son, Jack, both have their own issues and Kate is struggling both emotionally and financially to give Jack the Christmas he deserves. And then there is Daniel who is not looking forward to his first Christma ...more
Kate and Daniel don’t know each other but they meet every year during the Christmas per ...more
The story is wonderfully done, and I loved that each chapter is titled with an ongoing countdown of days until Christmas, it made it somehow more realistic, more believable. So much happens in the run up to Christmas, and everybody knows how stressful this time can be for anybody, even when you’re organised and things are going great.
For Kate, this ...more
I had not heard of this author before, but I love Christmas books, so I wanted to read it, I'm glad that I did, it is a brilliant book.
Kate hates Christmas, since her husband was killed. He was a soldier in active duty, who never returned home. A few years kater, her young Son is beginning to realise what Christmas is about. Kate is determined to give him a happy Christmas, but she has no idea how to go ab ...more
Kate and her six year old son Jack are living in a tiny flat above a launderette and whilst Kate does have a job in a department store every day is a struggle money-wise for her. Her husband was in the army but was killed a few years ago and, whilst he did have a pension, the money from that goes to keep his grandmother, who raised him, in a ...more
Usually Christmas books are a bit fluffy and light, but this book dealt with gritty hard hitting issues and at times I found myself trying to think of ways I could help Kate and Jack. I wanted to buy them one of the Christmas tree decoratio ...more
Kate was a wonderful character, her fierce protection towards Jack was heart melting. Quietly observing her work out every last penny ...more
This was an incredible read that had me hooked. At first I thought that this was a light, fluffy read. But while it was filled with the magic and expectation of Christmas, there were some deeper threads running throughout.
Kate is not a great fan of Christmas, ever since her husband passed away and she is left to raise their young son on her own. This has meant that the last four years of Christmas hasn’ ...more
Lovely well written story, the plot flowed nicely and the characters were lovable as well as relatable. The author depicted hardships and explained the often nightmarish journeys families go through. I gave this story three stars as I Very much enjoyed reading it with a cup of tea and a mince pie.
I do love a Christmas romance so when this one came along I couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
Kate Thompson is facing another lonely Christmas as her army husband Tom was killed suddenly four years ago. But Kate is a fighter so decides this year to incorporate an Advent calendar with a difference which will force her to overcome her sadness for the sake of her beloved young son Jack. Kate certainly has some uphill struggles ahead to deal with, as she is not only financially unstable with only a lo ...more
Kate Thompson used to love Christmas. But that was before her husband went away with the army and didn't come home. Now she can hardly stand the festive season.
But Kate knows there is more to life than this, and her son Jack needs a Christmas to remember. What she needs is a Christmas miracle, and if there isn't one on its way, she'll just have to make her own.
So begins Kate's advent countdown to the best Christmas ever. She has it all planned out, but you c ...more