How did I get the book? Netgalley, thank you Little Brown Books
Synopsis: At thirty, Claudia’s life is stale and the romance with long-term boyfriend, Seth, has disappeared. Determined to inject some festive spark back into their love life, Claudia and Seth go on their first date in a very long time. But when the night ends in disaster, Claudia suddenly finds herself facing life – and Christmas – alone.
Life alone is exciting, scary and full of soon-forgotten exercise regimes and ill-advised attempts at crafting sexy underwear. It’s also filling up with dates, surprisingly. With best friends Penny and Nick at her side, a surplus of festive markets, mulled wine and Christmas tunes, Claudia attempts to face all this change with gusto. One thing’s for certain: this year, Christmas is going to be very different . . .
This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. Hilarious, uplifting and romantic, it’s a story about losing love, finding love, and discovering what’s been there all along. Expect Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
200words (or less) review: Lisa Dickenson offers up a fun and festive treat with The Twelve Dates of Christmas. The book is/was I expect of this genre. The protagonist Claudia wins the reader on her side in the first chapter and while I don’t think I’d say I adored her completely, as a character I was hoping everything would work out.
There are some great moments in the story, as well as the suitable ‘awws’ and swoony bits you’d expect. Despite the length of the book (there were some parts that I do think would have been cut shorter) I read The Twelve Dates of Christmas quickly.
As a cute and romantic festive The Twelve Dates of Christmas stands well amongst the others I’ve tried.