Welcome at the awesome blog tour of The Christmas Spirit! I have read this book back in October where I was still shying away from the dreaded ‘C’ word – but this book really got me in the spirits! Go and enjoy and let me know in the comments what you think. ^_^
Christmas is coming, but not everyone is looking forward to it.
Rebecca has just been dumped and the prospect of spending the holiday period with her parents is less than appealing.
Eighty- two year old Stanley lost his beloved wife, Edie, to cancer. How will he cope with his first Christmas without her?
Jacob’s university degree hasn’t helped him get a job, and it looks like he’ll still be signing on come New Year.
Workaholic Meredith would rather spend December 25th at home alone with a ready meal and a DVD box set. Can anything make her embrace the spirit of the season?
The enigmatic Natalie Hope takes over the reins at the Sugar and Spice bakery and café in an attempt to spread some festive cheer and restore Christmas spirit, but will she succeed?
I quite enjoyed this book – from the beginning it reminded me a little bit of Mary Poppins… and I love Mary Poppins!
Natalie Hope is in town and she’s determined to turn around and give out the Christmas Spirit to 4 people who deserve it, or need it the most – sometimes even without knowing that they need it!
I quite liked Natalie from the beginning, the detail in which Rose Cottage was described was so cute and lovely I had an instant picture of it in my head! So cute and romantic ^_^
She starts in this cute bakery and instantly feeds the customers the Christmas Spirit and installs some festive cheer – well it certainly did for me!
All 4 people in this story, Meredith, Jacob, Stanley, Rebecca and a few more other side characters, are all so in need of the Festive Cheer that I wanted all to give them a hug and sit down and listen to all of their stories. I can’t give away too much without giving away the story, but even the people where you think… why do you need to be helped you are downright rude – need a helping hand in finding the Christmas spirit. Yes if you read it you probably know who I am talking about and I also had pre-conceptions…
There is also a little bit of romance which was just really good and romantic and ideal for the book.
The cakes deserve a special mention! I almost felt the need to start baking for days on end!! I was drooling everytime Natalie was baking a new Christmas cake! I desperately need some recipes ^_^
Susan Buchanan has written three novels in the chicklit and contemporary fiction genres: Sign of the Times, The Dating Game and The Christmas Spirit. She lives in Central Scotland with her partner, Tony, and their baby daughter. She is currently working on her fourth and fifth novels, What If and another Christmas themed book, both due to be released in 2015.
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