Twelve Days of Christmas (Signed Book)

Twelve Days of Christmas (Signed Book)

by Debbie Macomber

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ISBN-13: 9780425286883
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of Sweet Tomorrows, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, Last One Home, Silver Linings, Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides, and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Ten of her novels have reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and five of her beloved Christmas novels have been hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. Hallmark Channel also produced the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. She has more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.


Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington


Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Twelve Days of Christmas (Signed Book) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sat down and read the book in one day. Easy read and good book especially if you love hallmark Christmas movies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a cute story! Would love to see this as a movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read, definitely would love to see a movie based off this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it how one person uses kindness to her advantage to get a person not too fond of Christmas to rediscover the joys of the holiday in the most unusual way
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amarie76 More than 1 year ago
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS was another sweet, feel-good Christmas romance that I have come to expect from Debbie Macomber. Julia is a kind, outgoing person, and goes out of her way to help others. Cain is a grumpy man who just wants to be left alone. When the two meet, they clash. With the suggestion of a friend, Julia decides to kill Cain with kindness, as part of a twelve day challenge. I enjoyed the bickering between Cain and Julia. As an introvert, I wondered if she would push Cain too far with her efforts to reach him or if she would make a positive difference in his life. I didn't think think that Julia would be relatable at first, but I found myself warming up to her. My favorite character ended up being Bernie. He was so sweet and I adored his friendship with Julia. TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS reminded me how important and what a difference it makes to be kind to someone- especially to a person who is not kind to you in return. We don't know how our positive actions may change someone else's life for the better!
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bluegreen91 More than 1 year ago
A great feel-good Christmas book! Not a lot of characters in this book, but not a lot are needed. This story embodies the spirit of the holiday with kindness, generosity, forgiveness, and love. A must-read for Debbie Macomber fans or those who just love to read a story that makes you feel good.
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joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
Ms. Macomber has a very distinct style of writing. It is a perfect array of romance and laughter and seriousness. You have Julia and Cain, Julia is trying to get a job and the way she is going to do it is by keeping a blog of her killing.,,,yes you heard me right - killing...her neighbor with kindness - he is not so very nice - Cain is a hard person to get through the walls with. She kills him with kindness for the twelve days of Christmas and in doing so she finds that he is a very kind, sweet, gentle man - he just has been hurt. When he finds out that she has been doing this on purpose to get a job by keeping a blog about being kind to him well you know .....the ending is unbelievable. I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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ScotsLass More than 1 year ago
Every year Debbie Macomber writes a new Christmas novel and this year’s book is a wonderful addition to this tradition. In The Twelve Days of Christmas, Julia’s neighbor Cain angers her; she merely is a very cheerful person. He won’t talk to her, barely returning her greetings seemingly wanting her to leave him alone. Then, he steals her newspaper when she is standing right next to him. Julia doesn’t think Cain is in the Christmas Spirit at all and she sets out to change that Julia has a job at Macy’s, which she has considered a temporary job for the past 3 years, until she can get a job in communications. She is one of 2 finalists for the job of her dreams, but the job will go to the person whose blog has the greatest number of followers and likes. So far, her blog about Christmas decorations is failing. While explaining her problems with Cain to her girlfriend, they come up with the idea of killing Cain with kindness for the twelve days up until Christmas. Cain will be her Ebenezer Scrooge and be the subject of her blog. She writes about all the kind things she can think of to do for Cain like pay for his coffee and delivering his paper and his reactions to her large doses of kindness. Her blog immediately becomes a hit with many new followers. The transformation begins and Cain starts to thaw into a loveable easygoing guy. However, Cain is not the only one changed by kindness. Will Cain forgive Julia for using him? Will Ebenezer change for good? This is the perfect Christmas themed book, filled with just the right amount of cuteness and happiness vs. hurt feelings and betrayal. The characters are well developed and you find yourself caught up in the story just as Julia’s blog readers were. And of course, the happy ever after ending every Christmas story requires. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and Ballantine Books.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
This is a love story that starts with a blog. Julia has a neighbor, Cain, who seems a bit grumpy and very unfriendly. Julia's smile in the morning rivals the sun. They both leave for work at approximately the same time, so they share the elevator several days a week. She always greets him with Good Morning! and he mostly grunts at her and departs the elevator as soon as he possibly can. But the day he stole her newspaper was the final straw as far as she was concerned. Her best friend made a suggestion .. kill him ... kill him with kindness. It just so happens that for a job, she must start a blog and run it for a month. She's in competition with someone else, and now is the perfect time to start that blog. Titled The Twelve Days of Christmas, Julia starts blogging about her neighbor, Ebeneezer, and imparts her plan to kill him with kindness. Day by day, she writes about her attempts to get him to smile, to say Good Morning, to just be a more agreeable person. But Cain has trust issues, and not knowing about the blog for a job, he assumes she just wants something .. and her Miss Pollyanna attitude is driving him crazy. Slowly but surely she chips away and finds a totally different man underneath. He does have a heart ... he is caring ... and she's falling for him in a big way. And even if Cain returns her feelings, what will happen when he learns that he's been used to gain a job? This was a fast, fun romp. I haven't read a Christmas-themed romance in a very long time and I'm really happy to have chosen this one. I liked the characters, although at times Julia's shiny personality shone a little bit too bright and Cain was a tad too dark. But I did enjoy the way they played off of each other. I know it's a bit early for Christmas, but this author writes stories from and for the heart. In the mood for some romance ... try this one. You won't be disappointed. Many thanks to the author / Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine / Netgalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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Original Fun Christmas Tale I totally loved this very original story about Julia Padden and her gruff, unfriendly neighbor Cain Maddox. Julia just can’t understand why Cain is being so unneighborly. As a condition of being selected for a new job, Julia decides to show Cain great kindness for twelve days before Christmas to make him more friendly. Initially she only has a few responders who are eager to give her advice, but soon her readers multiply in huge numbers as more and more readers get caught up in her blog.
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
I always look forward to beginning the holiday reading season with a holiday novella by Macomber every year. This title was no exception, as the quick read was heartwarming and uplifting. This year, Julia Padden is bound and determined to make a nice person out of her Scrooge-like neighbor, Cain Maddox, by killing him with kindness. In addition, she blogs about the whole process, vying for a new job with a social media component. The Seattle setting is very familiar for fans of Macomber.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful Christmas story of kindness and how it can change people. It's also a little bit funny as well as full of love, happiness and above all kindness. It reminds us that we should be kind to people even if they aren't kind to us. I love this story. Debbie has a way with her Christmas stories that lightens the heart. Possibly a Hallmark movie? I could see it.
Nancy0708 More than 1 year ago
The clock was ticking. Julia had to create a blog and generate a larger following than the other top candidate to obtain her dream job at a software company. The subject of her blog was her rude, killjoy of a neighbor whom she'd nicknamed Ebenezer. Her goal was to see what would happen if she killed him with kindness. The results ended up being life changing for both of them. This is a great story filled with humor and romance and a valuable message on the importance of kindness.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
How can you not love a book that has kindness and Christmas in it. The perfect start for my holiday season of reading. Kindness can go for such a long way. Julia had to figure a way to get along with her neighbor, Cain (Mr Scrooge), shower him with kindness and then write about it on her blog. Will her kindness/blog back fire on her though. I really enjoyed this book, showing how a little bit of kindness can change a person. I believe we all need to show a little bit more kindness in our everyday life. I sure hope this will be a movie. I eceived this book from netgalley for an honest review.
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
As a blogger, this story was so relatable. This is a beautiful story of Christmas, love, and in finding one's self. If everyone would find someone that they could spend twelve days being extra kind to,it would be an excellent gift to that person and imagine what our kids would get from an experience like that. There are so many moments of laughter and some of sadness but as with most of Macomber's books you'll get your HEA. This is a pretty fast-paced book and one I easily read in one day, mainly because you can't wait to see what Julia will do next to melt Scrooge's cold heart. It was so sad at how alone Cain was and all I could think about was the many, many people who don't have the extensive family to enjoy holidays with. So if you know someone like Julia's Scrooge, give them a call and get them involved with your family celebration this year. This book is guaranteed to make your heart grow bigger this holiday season and yes that was a Grinch reference there.
sgreene01 More than 1 year ago
Debbie Macomber hits it out of the park with this one. One of my favorite books of all her Christmas books. ‘Tis the Christmas season and Julia, who has a very bubbly outgoing personality, finds that her neighbor, who lives across the hall, has, on occasion, been taking her newspaper! When she confronts him, he is very gruff and surly towards her. This really irritates her and she sets out to see if “treating him with kindness” during this holiday season will produce a change in his attitude. She does many things to try to get his positive attention, but seemingly without success. Julia is trying to get a social media job and the final step to the process is to write a blog. The selection will be made between her and another person. The person getting the most followers to their blog, will get the job. She hasn’t been very successful, until her best friend, upon learning of the problems with the neighbor, suggests that Julia try an experiment of killing Cain with kindness for 12 days prior to Christmas. As Julia documents the various things she has done and the outcome, she gains more followers everyday. Her blog becomes a national social media sensation, but will her actions improve the relationship with her neighbor. Will she find that it is a help, not only to him, but to herself as well? This was a very enjoyable, holiday read and one I couldn’t put down until I had finished it. I could easily visualize this book becoming a holiday TV special! I highly recommend this book . I received a copy of this book from Random House – Ballantine. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
My Christmas reading season begins with Debbie Macomber's Christmas romance. I look forward to them every year. They are a light, happy read that you can read in a day or so and end up smiling and feeling good. The holiday reading season has now begun. Other reviewers have described this book as a Hallmark Movie and that is right on. The ones where you cuddle up under a blanket with a hot chocolate or a Bailey's coffee and just enjoy. The plot was fun and light, although somewhat predictable. The idea of trying to get someone out of their funk or grouch by "Killing them with Kindness" is a great theme and idea for this book. Julia is a perky, happy single woman who meets her neighbour from across the hall in the elevator. He is rather grouchy and it is obvious he wants nothing to do with her. She gets exasperated when she sees him stealing her newspaper and her best friend, Cammie, suggests she kill him with kindness. She is trying to drum up business for a blog to win a new job and what better topic than this? We know it is a romance so nobody should be surprised that within the twelve days before Christmas, there are strong feelings between Cain and Julia. As we have come to expect in the Christmas Romance books from this author, there is turmoil. Nothing goes perfectly. There is a time when it looks like all is lost, but fear not. The characters are great. The only complaint is that we really do not find out much about Julia's past. I would have liked to have gotten to know her better. She is a great person, happy and cheeful to everyone, does charity and volunteer work and is in a job that is only a stepping stone for her, but not much about how this all came about. On the other hand, we learn a lot about Cain's past. I enjoyed the addition of his grandfather in the book, he seems to be quite the character and certainly loves his grandson. Twelve Days of Christmas is exactly what I expected when I picked this up, a romance with a happy ending set during the Christmas Season. It makes you feel good when you read it and you root for both Julia and Cain to have their happy ending. The publisher generously provided an ARC of this book through Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You could call Cain "disagreeable and stubborn." He definitely wasn't a morning person. He wasn't cruel, just stiff. That's how Julia, his neighbor, saw him. Cain saw Julia as too chipper and overly friendly. Truthfully, they both lived behind carefully, self- erected walls. Could the magic of Christmas help take those walls down? Or maybe technology... A heartwarming holiday romance! To kill someone with kindness isn't a new idea, but enjoyed this twist on it. Enjoyed Bernie and including the elderly in a delightful way! Loved the feeling of involvement in the community groups. Enjoyed the book and would give it 4 stars; due to high price and short length I have to give it 3 1/2 stars. Book free from Netgalley an publisher for honest review.