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Fa-La-Llama-La by Stephanie Dagg
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it was amazing

The Blurb :
It’s very nearly Christmas and, temporarily jobless and homeless, Noelle is back at home with her parents. However, a phone call from her cousin Joe, who runs a house-and-pet-sitting service, saves her from a festive season of Whist, boredom and overindulging.
So Noelle is off to France to mind a dozen South American mammals. She arrives amidst a blizzard and quickly discovers that something is definitely wrong at the farm. The animals are there all right, but pretty much nothing else – no power, no furniture and, disastrously, no fee. Add to that a short-tempered intruder in the middle of the night, a premature delivery, long-lost relatives and participation in a living crèche, and this is shaping up to be a noel that Noelle will never forget.
Fa-La-Llama-La is a feel-good, festive and fun romcom with a resourceful heroine, a hero who's a bit of a handful and some right woolly charmers.
My Thoughts :
Firstly who couldnt resist such a pretty cover?. Also it is Christmas, so with a title like Fa-La-Llama-La, it was certainly a book I wanted to read.
This is the first book I have read by Stephanie Dagg and wont be the last.
I fell in love with this story and charactors immediately, it warmed my heart and I was so engrossed that I didnt realise it was way past my bedtime. Noelle is such a likeable person and comes across as very caring and down to earth. I was a little reserved about Nick in the start but I grew to like him, him and Noelle made a great team and I was willing something to happen between them from the beginning. Now the Llama's, what can I say!. I have recently read another book about these animals and fell in love with them so they were a perfect addition to this story. It would of been easy to of used horses or sheep but Llama's are different and not that often talked or written about. I loved that they had their own names and personalities. This was very well written and thought out with beautiful descriptions of France, the village and the weather. I can just picture them sitting in the local bakery with the tantalizing smells of bread and cakes, warming hot chocolate and a carpet of snow outside in the street. The snowy scenes have me all set for the festive season. Looking forward to reading more from Stephanie Dagg in the future.

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December 12, 2016 – Started Reading
December 12, 2016 – Shelved
December 14, 2016 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Emma (new)

Emma Thanks your very nice review, so glad you loved the llamas! As you may have seen in the info on the author, she's raising llamas in France, for real, that's why they are in the story.
I highly recommend her previous book where she talks about her own arrival in France, and conditions quite similar to Noelle's actually. you can find it here:
Emma at FBT

Grass monster Welcome. I will have a look for this xx

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