A Very Country Christmas: A Free Christmas Short Story (The Tippermere Series)

A Very Country Christmas: A Free Christmas Short Story (The Tippermere Series)

by Zara Stoneley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008165970
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/29/2015
Series: The Tippermere Series
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 74
Sales rank: 14,559
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Zara Stoneley was born in a small village in Staffordshire and wanted to be James Herriot when she grew up. After completing an IT degree, working as a consultant, running a dog grooming business, teaching, and working at a veterinary practice she decided she had more than enough material to write several books even if she would never qualify as a vet!

Where you can find her-

Website: http://www.zarastoneley.com
Twitter: @ZaraStoneley
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZaraStoneley

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A Very Country Christmas: A Free Christmas Short Story 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was only 130 pages, but it felt like 1000.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I th ought it would be a quick funny read, not! I could not finish it, used it for my book to put me to sleep. Felt like a never ending book.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Lottie Brinkley can’t wait to spend Christmas with her fiancée, Rory Steel. A quiet day in front of the television and some time spent in the bedroom is what she has envisioned. She is also hoping to get an engagement ring being as Rory has already proposed and she accepted. Somewhere along the way, things go off track and she ends up with a house full instead. This is part of a series and I have not read any of the other books. Saying this, I did enjoy the story even though I did not have any background. The author has included a guide with all characters’ names and a bit of information at the beginning of the story, which was helpful for me when the characters got a bit confusing. The novella is divided into three separate parts: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, which was a nice division. The story flowed well with enough detail considering this was a novella. I did laugh several times, especially when the boy delivering the turkey showed up unexpectedly. ‘A Very Country Christmas’ is a light, feel-good, festive that I enjoyed during the lead up to Christmas.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, funny, festive Christmas read! This is a fantastic festive read, I hadn’t read anything by this author before but I’ll certainly look out for her stories in future! Set in the village of Tippermere, the story starts by introducing the characters - both human and animal. It seems they’ve appeared in another novel but not having read that I don’t think spoilt my enjoyment of this in anyway. It has three main sections, divided by events occurring on particular days, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The author is superb at creating easy to relate to characters, even the pets have their own personalities! The story had me giggling, laughing out loud and, upon occasion, with happy tears running down my face. Charlotte (Lottie) had been planning to have a cosy Christmas Day with her fiancé, Rory, but events and her kind heart have other plans. From a meal a deux the invited guests start growing in number somewhat out of control! With horses escaping and damaging fences, a feisty, opinionated grandmother, some antics that need to be read to be visualised and romance in the air, this is a fantastic feast of a festive read and, to top it all, it is free at the moment! So go treat yourself to this for a cozy Christmas read!
Bunnita More than 1 year ago
This was not the type of country Christmas I was expecting. The book setting is takes place in the countryside of England and not the southern or midwest country I was thinking. That threw me off a bit but oh well. This is a good little romance read. Everything that could get out of hand gets out of hand. It has some funny moments. Bunnita @ Worth Reading It?
CheriSteckling More than 1 year ago
A Very Country Christmas: A Free Christmas Short Story by Zara Stoneley Tippermere has love in the air. Charlotte “Lottie” Brinkley is in line to inherit the Tipping House Estate where she lives with Rory Steel. Lottie really wants a quiet Christmas with just Rory and her and has hope that perhaps this Christmas might be special with Rory giving her an engagement ring even though he already proposed. She has a special Santa costume already set to woo Rory. But the things at the Tipping House Estate are never as simple as that. Lady Elizabeth Stanthorpe is the current owner of the Tipping House Estate and is Lottie’s grandmother. She really wants to help Rory surprise Lottie. There are missing turkeys, loose horses and troublesome terriers all to make for some wonderful excitement. The ever so quiet Christmas that Lottie is hoping for never stands a chance. One invite leads to another and to another. A meal for 2 turns into a meal for 10 with lots of excitement and surprises. Lottie prepared some of the Christmas meal at the main house on the estate but the meal itself was going to be at Rory and her place. Lottie was reminded to be sure to steam the pudding. Lottie is disappointed that her ring was not under the Christmas tree. She was going to try to not let the romantic dream that did not happen spoil the day. Rory thought of a horse for Lottie and it has a special surprise in his bridle. Lottie got her special Christmas gift!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i read this book then is it that good to read and do you have a nook so that we can chart