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De betovering van Kerstmis

(The Rossetti Mysteries #4)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Elke kerstwens kan uitkomen met een beetje magie…

Als huwelijksplanner van Carrick Park Hotel stelt Ailsa McCormack zich altijd tot doel om elk bruidspaar de perfecte dag te bezorgen. Soms moet ze daar echter een hoge prijs voor betalen; dit jaar moet ze een kerstbruiloft organiseren en dat gaat ten koste van haar eigen kerst.

Niet dat het Ailsa veel uitmaakt. Er is nu
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Choc Lit NL
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Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, what a wonderfully romantic and festive tale this novella was. I’m often a little nervous about reading novellas, as they sometimes seem rushed and lack the depth of a full-length novel, but A Little Bit of Christmas Magic was a joy to read.

I loved the story and the characters. I even had tears in my eyes at the end. Such an emotional story, but in a good way.

For me, this had a feel of Downton Abbey meets A Christmas Carol. But instead of the usual A Christmas Carol feelings of greed,
Never before had wedding planner Ailsa McCormack organised a wedding for Christmas Day – but here she was, Christmas Eve in Carrick Park, the residence which had been built in the 1800s, making sure everything was up to scratch for the next day before she went to bed. It was late, but Ailsa thought to check the drawing room on her way up – she was astounded to see a handsome young man in there, who was obviously one of the wedding guests arrived early. She couldn’t work out why he was familiar, ...more
Kirsty ❤️
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My thoughts

Yet more delightful Christmas novellas from Choc Lit and this time from my favourite romance authors. This is book 4 in the Rossetti timeslip series and revisits one of the earlier books. So is that timeslip within a timeslip?? I love it regardless of trying to work that one out.

Myself and the other Kirsty have very similar tastes in our heroes so I absolutely loved Ned. I loved the idea of being able to go back in time to a special place and be a witness to past lives such as in this
Joanna Lambert
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ailsa McCormack, the wedding co-ordinator for the Carrick Park Hotel has always had a fascination with the history of the old house. In particular, the mystery of Adam and Ella Carrick’s sudden disappearance in 1865, documented in a book by journalist Becky Nelson. This year a couple have booked to tie the knot on Christmas Day and night before the wedding, Ailsa encounters Ed Cavendish in the drawing room of the hotel. He’s strangely familiar and soon they’re talking about ghosts and Adam and ...more
Valerie Vaes
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019

Volledige recensie volgt op tijdens de blogtour van Choclitnl
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and the Choc Lit for allowing me to read and review this book)
A Little Bit of Christmas Magic, ( The Rossetti Mysteries #4) by Kirsty Ferry is a delightful holiday romance novella which begins present day and sends the reader into the Victorian age of the past. The story is beautifully written with a bittersweet ghostly or an over-shadow presence of Ella Carrick, the young owner who died in the 1860’s.
Ailsa McCormack is a wedding planner who is making last minute

By Kim Wymeersch

Ailsa works as a weddingplanner and helps other couples to have their dreamday. This year she has a wedding on Christmas. The evening before the wedding she gives herself some time to dream. Carrick Park Hotel, where the wedding will happen, has a magical sphere for her. Out of nowhere, Ned appears. They have an amazing evening together. Ailsa tells him about her dream to meet Ella Carrick. When her dream comes true she lives
Becky Burciaga
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A magical story perfect for the Christmas holiday. Filled with love, warmth, and the magic of soulmates who transcend time. The characters were endearing, the outcome of their lives saddening in some respects, but you feel you know them and their story. The author has done a remarkable job of creating such realism in the characters who left me with warm in my heart for their joys and heartbreaks.

This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntarily providing
Claire Wilson
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I managed to read A little bit of christmas magic in one sitting. If you're a fan of romance, christmas and time travel, then this is the read for you. When Ailsa strives to make sure other people dreams of the perfect wedding come true in her role as a wedding planner, she doesnt realise that her own romantic journey is just about to begin. A nice festive treat.
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ferry, e-book
Oppassen met wat je wenst..... Een prachtig kerstverhaal.
Linda  Kwakernaat (Linda Linea Recta)
Mijn volledige recensie is terug te vinden op:

De betovering van Kerstmis is een korte novelle. Het verhaal begint in het heden. Ailsa McCormackis is weddingplanner van Carrick Park. Zij organiseert op eerste kerstdag een bruiloft daar en brengt er dan ook noodgedwongen kerstavond door. Zij is gefascineerd door de rijke geschiedenis van het huis Carrick Park, dat ooit het huis van de familie Carrick was. En zeer geïnteresseerd in deze familie, die daar
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copies
Een uitgebreide review van dit boek kan je tijdens de blogtour op mijn blog: vinden.
Samantha Scherps (Samantha's Boekenhoekje)
Deze las vlot! Ik had hem uit op één avond ...more
A Little Bit of Christmas Magic is the fourth book in the Rosseti Mysteries but my first read by Kirsty Ferry. This is an intriguing time travel story that takes place at Carrick Park Hotel, which once was a family estate owned by the Carrick family. Ailsa McCormack is the Wedding Events Coordinator at the hotel and her job is to make each couple's wedding day the most perfect occasion in their lives. But who would want to get married on Christmas Day? Because she has to be there early the next ...more
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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A touch of mystery, a thrill of love on several levels, the glimmer of a time slip, and that magic that shimmers in the air around Christmas time – combine them all, give it a good stir and you’ll discover an emotional, magical Christmas tale that will capture your attention. A Little Bit of Christmas gives me just enough of several of my favorite genres in one love story that gives a few goose bumps for good measure.

Ailsa is spending Christmas Eve at work, but even
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, just-for-me
As I've said in previous reviews Kirsty Ferry is becoming one of my favourite authors. Her storytelling is just fantastic. Once again I was sucked into another world and enjoyed every word that was written.

'We can't change the past'

As a big Pride and Prejudice fan but I also love the idea of different eras, how we dressed,lived and loved. I've also had a love for being able to visit different times mixed with the modern day and this book did just that. Cleverly woven together we are introduced
Claire Mc Partlin
This was a very enjoyable Christmas-themed time-travel short story.

Ailsa works in the Carrick Park Hotel and is spending Christmas there this year as she is the wedding organiser for a couple getting married on Christmas Day. She decides to stay in the hotel on Christmas Eve to be ready for the wedding and wanders into the drawing room in the evening to relax a bit before going to her room. She bumps into Ned Cavendish, who seems really familiar but she's not sure why. They have a conversation
Susan Duthie
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, novella
This is a fantastic novella. It's in a Christmas setting and very wonderfully and magically described. Ailsa is the Wedding Events Coordinator at Carrick Park Hotel. A wedding has been arranged for Christmas Day and Ailsa is quite happy organising it. The hotel is supposedly haunted by one of the previous owners Ella Carrick, however Ailsa has never been bothered by the ghost. While busy at work on Christmas Eve, Ailsa meets charming, handsome Ned. As they chat she feels strangely drawn to him, ...more
Kirsty Ross
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's the most wonderful time...

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Spent with family and close friends. Ailsa meets Ned on Christmas eve while she is preparing to work in Carrick hall on Christmas day. There is to be a wedding. Ned is a guest and he and Ailsa share a glass of wine and mull over the history if the old stately home. She goes to sleep reading the book about the home and her dreams lead to another altogether unimaginable place. Well worth the read and really put
3.5 stars

This was a fun, magical Christmas read! A novella timeslip romance with the added benefit of a festive holiday atmosphere made for good reading. The characters are part of Kirsty Ferry's Rosetti Mysteries which made it more entertaining for those who are familiar with them. It's centered around the mysterious disappearance of a couple in 1865, and a wedding planner in present day preparing the old house for a Christmas wedding. Read it, and find yourself lost between 2 worlds!

Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ailsa is stuck working a wedding on Christmas Day at Carrick Park. Ailsa loves home turned hotel and wonders what Christmas would have been like for a Christmas past. Little does she know that is she is about to meet the love of her life who might be able to make that a reality and more.

I enjoyed this novel very much – it had romance, mystery, and a bit of mystical in it.

I was provided a free advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. I enjoyed this book and look forward to others
I found the section of the book where Alisa went back in time interesting and also the last few chapters that included intricate details of soul mates and time travel.

However, I found some of the dialogue in the chapters at the beginning a little bit boring, which is why I have given a three star rating.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Time slip, love, mystery and some Christmas magic entrance the reader into the beautiful Carrick Park Hotel, where Alisa Mc Cormack is the wedding planner. She has always been fascinated by the Hotel during the holidays as well as the days of the past there. The chance meeting of a tall, handsome stranger at Christmas Eve sets this story on a journey that Alisa will never forget.
Greta Halliday
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely magical Christmas themed book that draws you in and makes you feel you are living the tale. I could not put this down until I had finished and was left feeling quite emotional. A superbly written beautiful story.
The Countess of Bookton
I liked the concept of this book, a stately home and time travel, but I just didn’t care about the characters. Perhaps I’ll re read it later
Debra Hay
A sweet read for the festive season, I read till the end, finished it,it was ok
Christine M  Milner
A little bit of Christmas

Loved this book. I got so engrossed. The characters are like friends that you don't want to lose. Thank you Kirsty. X
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ze is er maar druk mee, het organiseren van een kerstbruiloft voor gasten in het hotel waar ze werkt, een hotel dat vroeger een woonhuis was. De oude eigenaresse is verongelukt en haar portret hangt in de gang. Op kerstavond wenst Aisla dat ze kerst zou mogen vieren met de oude bewoners van het huis en even laten ontmoet ze de mysterieuze die haar

“je kon het verleden echter niet veranderen, het was wat het was.”

Kirsty Ferry neemt je vlak voor kerst mee naar het Carrick park Hotel waar Aisle en
Ailish Fitzgerald
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a gorgeous magical story that Kirsty Ferry brings us, I managed to read this in one sitting as I couldn't put it down. This is book four in the Rosetti Mysteries series.

We meet Ailsa McCormack who is the wedding co-ordinator at the Carrick Park Hotel which as we find out has a fascinating history. A couple have booked the hotel to get married on Christmas day and on Christmas Eve while stopping by the drawing room where the reception will be taking place, Ailsa meets Ed Cavendish. He is
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Kirsty is from the North East of England and won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009. She has had articles and short stories published in various magazines, newspapers and anthologies and was also a judge in the Paws 'n' Claws 'Wild and Free' Children's Story competition in 2011 and in 2013. 'The Memory of Snow', her first novel, was commended in the ...more

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