The Christmas Surprise

The Christmas Surprise

by Jenny Colgan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062467249
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 34,923
File size: 929 KB

About the Author

Jenny Colgan is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.

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The Christmas Surprise 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ocnorsk 5 months ago
I had heard good things about the author so we picked this book for book club. I truly hated this book. The author's point of view seems to be that the past was absolutely horrible and the people were horrible (with a few exceptions), but "we" are enlightened and above all those societal expectations. I felt nothing from the story except smug self righteousness; and judgement out the ying-yang about everyone else. Quite distasteful.
Twink More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Jenny Colgan's books. They're filled with sweet lead characters, a quirky supporting cast and always a lovely little village setting. Colgan writes a number of series. The Christmas Surprise is part of the Rosie Hopkins series. Note that this was released as Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop in Britain in 2013. This latest edition has a new cover and has been released as an e-book. I happily settled in for the night with a pot of tea and a warm throw and lost myself in the village of Lipton. (For those not familiar with the series or characters, Colgan provides a lovely prologue, full of descriptions of players, relationships and what's gone on before. She's quite funny!) Rosie and her fiance Stephen have the best of news - and the worst of news around Christmastime. The Christmas Surprise takes us through a year of life with this village and its inhabitants ending with the next Christmas. And in between, there are hopes, dreams, desires, missteps, miscommunications - and lots and lots of love. Yes, some of the characters are cliched - but I enjoyed them all. And I would be quite happy, living in Lipton. I wish there were truly communities such as this that cared about each other. I love reading this type of tale - knowing there's a 'happy ever after' at the end. Warm, witty and oh so perfect for this time of the year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little different, but i liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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