What am I, a Christmas elf? Just kidding. Clearly I’m into Christmas enough to do these book tours for Rachel ( but I mean, I would help Rachel in any way that I can so, she could literally ask me anything and I’ll almost always say yes ) because here’s another Christmas book! I think this is the most Christmas books that I’ve read in my entire life, and I’m not even mad about it. Click on the pretty banner for everyone on the one day blitz and let’s get this Christmas tour started!
by Julie Butterfield
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 31, 2019
Publisher: Independently Published
Working for a department store where Christmas arrives in August, Eve prefers her own festivities to be low key with nothing more complicated than an oven ready turkey and frozen peas while she spends the day in her pyjamas. Unfortunately, this year her husband has invited his best friend to visit, the glamorous and sophisticated Abby, and Eve reluctantly decides that she needs to inject a little sparkle into their laid back and slightly shabby Christmas. So the celebrations are upgraded to include champagne and canapes along with homemade gravy and organic turkey and plans are made for a Christmas that looks as though it has emerged from the pages of a glossy magazine.
But even the best laid plans can go wrong and as Eve struggles with her mini Yorkshire puddings and an interfering cat, she is suddenly faced with an unexpected guest and an explosive secret that threatens to put her vision of a perfect Christmas in jeopardy.
Julie Butterfield belongs to the rather large group of ‘always wanted to write’ authors who finally found the time to sit down and put pen to paper – or rather fingers to keyboard.
She wrote her first book purely for pleasure and was very surprised to discover that so many people enjoyed the story and wanted more, so she decided to carry on writing.
It has to be pointed out that her first novel, ‘Did I Mention I Won The Lottery’ is a complete work of fiction and she did not, in fact, receive millions in her bank account and forget to mention it to her husband – even though he still asks her every day if she has anything to tell him!
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Julie Butterfield for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Okay so I personally like the low key way to spend the holidays, but that’s just me. So I feel Eve so much with this. To have to step up the game so freaking much because her husband decides to invite his best friend over for the holidays seems like a bit much. I don’t think she should have had to change her celebration style because people are coming over, especially if that’s her husband’s best friend. They should be able to accept the low key style of celebrating right?
Anyway, while Eve had to make a bigger deal out of the holidays than she usually does, I think that for the most part this story was really cute. I know that there has to be some drama involved or else can you really call it a romantic comedy, and I felt for the whole cast of characters that had to deal with it, but in the end I felt like it changed them for the better. It was a nice story to read during the holiday season, and it makes me think about all the times I had to put on the razzle-dazzle for the holidays because we had to get involved with other people. It’s not always fun, but I guess the spending time with people you love thing can make up for it.
You know what I mean.
So yeah, go enjoy another Christmas novel during the holiday season and get your season-themed rom-com on. Go.
No seriously, go.