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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Blog Tour: Review: A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas by Darcie Boleyn

Happy Sunday book lovers, and welcome to my stop on the A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas blog tour. Once you’re done here- don’t forget to hope around the other blogs taking part and see what they have got to say!

So – for my part of the tour, I’m going to bring you a short Sunday review. First let me say that this is the first Darcie Boleyn book I’ve read- and that makes me very happy as, come pay-day, it’s going to mean a downloading spree as I catch up with her other books over the Christmas period. Yup, I’m a convert. A fan. A reader that will now have Darcie Boleyn books pre-ordered as far in advance as possible. Does that tell you a little bit about what I thought of the book?

Lucie and Dale have been best friends since they were children. But where Dale has a large, loud and loving family who always make Christmas a special time of year, Lucie has suffered loss and heartbreak over the years– and the magic is completely lost on her- despite Dale and his family’s best efforts.  So, when Lucie receives a wedding invitation that will take her to New York for Christmas, she sees it as the perfect escape- but it’s an escape she doesn’t want to make without her best friend by her side.

A comedy of errors ensues- but Dale and Lucie make it to New York, and as the snow falls, we’re treated to a truly magical festive tale.

Lucie is a lovable, damaged heroine that you can’t help but root for all the way through the story, wishing hard for her happy ending. And Dale- well, I’ll let you make your own minds up – but I wouldn’t mind him in my Christmas stocking!

This is a warm, festive story full of friendship, healing and love. There are no massive twists or surprises, and this is what makes it the perfect gentle, Christmas read. Funny, moving and romantic, you’ll fall in love with both the hero, and with New York.

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The Blurb:

Lucie Quigley hates Christmas. It’s the time of year when everything goes wrong in her life. So this year, when she’s asked to be a bridesmaid at her friend Petra’s Manhattan wedding, she jumps at the invitation to escape the festivities.

Dale Treharne has been best friends with Lucie for as long as he can remember. He’s used to looking out for his oldest friend and when she asks him to be her plus one, he can’t seem to find a reason to refuse. Instead, he sees it as a way to help Lucie get through what is, for her, the most miserable time of the year.

In New York, as the snow starts to fall, Lucie and Dale start to realise that their feelings run deeper than just friendship. But can they overcome their pasts, and make it a very merry Manhattan Christmas?

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