Happy happy Thursday! And happy two weeks until Christmas Eve! Let’s not focus on the fact there are only another 3 weeks left of 2020…. right now I’m not sure 2021 will be much better! But rather than being doom and gloom about the upcoming new year, today I wanted to share with you my latest Christmas read – What Happens At Christmas by Evonne Wareham. This post contains affiliate links.
Some of you may remember how last year I read and reviewed The Christmas Shopaholic as part of my Blogmas posts for 2019. To be honest, it put me in such a festive mood, I spent the first half of this year trying to pick a new book to share with you for 2020! Then one day in September, I went to visit my granny, and she had What Happens At Christmas sitting in a bundle of books she was donating to the local library, and I just had to have it.
What Happens At Christmas
I will be honest, What Happens At Christmas sounded like the perfect amount of cheese for a festive read.
Lori France and her four-year-old niece Misty are settling in to spend the holidays in Wales after unexpected events leave them without a place to stay. Best-selling author Andrew Vitruvius knows that any publicity is good publicity. His agent tells him that often, so it must be true. In the run-up to Christmas, she excels herself – talking him into the craziest scheme yet: getting himself kidnapped, live on TV. Little do they know they’re about to make a discovery and experience a Christmas they’re not likely to forget…
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About the Author
Born in South Wales, Evonne migrated to London after university where she worked in local government while writing novels in her spare time. Now living back in Wales, Evonne still loves theatre, staying in hotels, and the company of other authors. Her debut novel, Never Coming Home won the 2012 Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Award for Romantic Suspense, the Oklahoma National Readers’ Choice Award for Romantic Suspense plus was a nominee for a Reviewers’ Choice Award from RT Book Reviews. Her second romantic suspense novel Out Of Sight Out Of Mind was a finalist for the Maggie Award for Excellence.
My Thoughts on What Happens At Christmas
Having been excited to read a nice and easy, possibly cheesy Christmas novel, you can imagine my surprise when I realised What Happens At Christmas is a little bit of everything! From mystery to drama, and romance to family issues, intrigue, and yes, Christmas Cheer, What Happens At Christmas is a great read to put you in that Christmas spirit without feeling like a cheese-fest.
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I took a little while to get hooked into the plot, but I think that’s because I was expecting it to be almost like a rom-com in book form, y’know like Bridget Jones or something? So as I say, I took a little while to settle into the book. But once I got to grips with the story, I was hooked! I mean, I literally read it all in one night… which is unheard of at the minute! My advice would be, stick with it. The beginning may seem a little dark and not at all what any of us want to read in the Christmas of 2020, but I promise that if you persevere you will be rewarded with some proper Christmas Cheer in book form! Take some time to pop your feet up and indulge in a little me-time to escape to the snowy Brecon Beacons with Drew and Lori as Evonne teaches us that it’s also okay to enjoy the darker side of things this festive season.
Where To Buy What Happens At Christmas
What do you think? Is What Happens At Christmas on your to be read pile? Or do you have a festive read that you think I need to devour before the most wonderful time of the year is on us? Let me know in the comments below!