Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

by Trisha Ashley

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Overview

Christmas has always been a sad time for young widow Holly Brown, so when she's asked to look after a remote house on the Lancashire moors, the opportunity to hide herself away is irresistible – the perfect excuse to forget about the festivitiesSculptor Jude Martland is determined that this year there will be no Christmas after his brother ran off with his fiancée. He’s keen to avoid the family home. However, he will have to return by the twelfth night of the festivities, when the hamlet of Little Mumming hold their historic festivities and all of his family are required to attend.Meanwhile, Holly is finding that if she wants to avoid Christmas, she has come to the wrong place. When Jude unexpectedly returns on Christmas Eve he is far from delighted to discover that Holly seems to be holding the very family party he had hoped to avoid.Suddenly, the blizzards come out of nowhere and the whole village is snowed in. With no escape, Holly and Jude get much more than they bargained for – it looks like the twelve days of Christmas are going to be very interesting indeed!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007412297
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 575,825
File size: 724 KB

About the Author

Trisha lives in beautiful North Wales, together with the neurotic Border Collie recently foisted onto her by her student son and an equally neurotic but also vain, bad-tempered and chancy Muse. Her previous books have been Sunday Times bestsellers.
For more information about Trisha, please visit her Facebook fan page or follow her on Twitter (trishaashley).

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Twelve Days of Christmas 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for reading by the fire. I was slightly distracted by an over abundance of exclamation points though!
akreaderJH More than 1 year ago
Very good read.  A fun insight into a British Christmas with lots of humor thrown in.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy reading chick flick with a Christmas theme to boot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book, really put me in the mood for the holidays!
Liabee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Welcome back to Trisha Ashley as we knew her in Good Husband Material and Every Woman for Herself. An engaging, moment-by-moment (that can get a little tedious, but it's a minor quip), return to fully living for young widow Holly Brown who goes house-sitting over Christmas and meets Mr. Grumpy but Right.
ethel55 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a cute read for this time of year. Having picked up a used UK copy, everything in it screamed cosy. Heroine Holly Brown works for Homebodies, a housesitting organization. A remote job up near the Lancashire moors is perfect for Holly, as she doesn't celebrate Christmas anymore. The Martland home quickly becomes the site of an extended house party for nearby relatives when the snow comes and all are pretty much at the mercy of the icy roads. The book was a bit long, but enjoyable.
nicx27 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This isn't the first Trisha Ashley book I have read, but the others were a long time ago and I got a bit fed up of the chick lit genre back then. However, I was taken with the idea of reading this one over Christmas. It sounded like a good story and I wasn't disappointed. I have to say that I also really liked the glitter on the cover!It's a little bit twee but in the nicest possible way. Holly Brown, a young widow, is asked to house-sit at Jude Martland's country pile while he is out of the country over Christmas. However, she soon ends up with a lot of his relatives and neighbours as house guests, as the house is cut off during 'the big freeze'. Holly is a chef, as well as a house-sitter, and spends a lot of time making mouth-watering dishes for the family, all of whom start to think of her as one of them. While all this is going on, Holly is also reading her late gran's journal from her time nursing during the war, and finds out that the Martlands are not complete strangers to her family. There is a little snippet from the journals at the beginning of each chapter.This is a really lovely book, and I definitely want to read more by Trisha Ashley now. There are some really nice characters in it, and the story is put together very well and is a real heart-warmer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished.....what a great book. Trisha Ashley is my new favorite author.LOVE,LOVE ALL of her books!!! Do yourself a favor , read all of them.
IndyMiracle More than 1 year ago
Even tho not a typical romance, it is definietly still worth your time. Grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, wrap up in your favorite afghan, get toasty and enjoy!!!
SunshineNC More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story. check it out.
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Picked this book for the price and loved it! Now I want to read more of Trisha Ashley books. Wonderful story about a young women trying to escape the holiday's by working, and finding joy in her new house sitting job and the people she meets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart warming story of being snowed in for the holidays.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not what I was expecting; however, very enjoyable. Was not a fast read as it was detailed and this was needed for the story.
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