Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber ~ ARC Review

  • ISBN-10: 0553391739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553391732
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 4, 2016)


Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. No matter how hard she’s tried to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn, preferring to keep to himself. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that’s the last straw. She’s going to break through Cain’s Scrooge-like exterior the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness.
To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called The Twelve Days of Christmas. Her first attempts to humanize Cain are far from successful. Julia brings him homemade Christmas treats and the disagreeable grinch won’t even accept them. Meanwhile, Julie’s blog becomes an online sensation, as an astonishing number of people start following her adventures. Julia continues to find ways to express kindness and, little by little, chips away at Cain’s gruff façade to reveal the caring man underneath. Unbelievably, Julia feels herself falling for Cain—and she suspects that he may be falling for her as well. But as the popularity of her blog continues to grow, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the world is worth risking their chance at love.

I love starting off my holiday season by reading one of Debbie Macomber's Christmas stories. This year I was blessed to have been awarded an ARC copy of this wonderful book.  I eagerly set aside time to read it this week. 

Twelve Days of Christmas has a great story line, believable characters. The plot is chock full of humor and romance with antics that only Debbie can dream up. 

This story was the perfect way to start my holiday season and I definitely recommend it to you all!

Rating: 5 Stars

Thank you to Ballantine Books and Netgalley. I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

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