Christmas Spirit by Susan Buchanan ** Blog Tour Review & Giveaway**

 

I am happy to be featuring Susan Buchanan's The Christmas Spirit today on Books, Life and Everything. 
 
Christmas is coming, but not everyone is looking forward to it.



Rebecca has just been dumped and the prospect of spending the holiday period with her parents is less than appealing.



Eighty- two year old Stanley lost his beloved wife, Edie, to cancer. How will he cope with his first Christmas without her?



Jacob’s university degree hasn’t helped him get a job, and it looks like he’ll still be signing on come New Year.



Workaholic Meredith would rather spend December 25th at home alone with a ready meal and a DVD box set. Can anything make her embrace the spirit of the season?



The enigmatic Natalie Hope takes over the reins at the Sugar and Spice bakery and café in an attempt to spread some festive cheer and restore Christmas spirit, but will she succeed?


My Thoughts
This short novella, at 166 pages, is a hopeful, entertaining read which captures the feeling of the Christmas season. From the start, you guess that there is more to Natalie Hope than meets the eye, but it only becomes clear at the end, how different she actually is. 

   The cafe is a wonderful centre of the community where we meet various characters and find out if they are able to work through difficulties. Their stories weave in and out as apparently chance happenings occur to help them make sense of their lives. I loved the Christmas preparations which you get to see, especially the cakes from around the World which are Natalie's daily bakes. For a quick and comforting Christmas read, give The Christmas Spirit a try!

In short: A heart-warming tale of Christmas, friendship and cake!
 
About the Author


Susan Buchanan lives in Scotland with her husband and their two children. She is the author of four novels: Return of the Christmas Spirit, The Christmas Spirit, The Dating Game, and Sign of the Times. She is currently working on books five and six: The Proposal and Just One Day.



Susan is also a proofreader, editor and translator, and when not working, writing, or caring for her two delightful cherubs, loves reading, the theatre, quiz shows and eating out – not necessarily in that order!

You can follow Suzanne here: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Website

 Book Links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US  

Thanks to Susan Buchanan and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources   for a copy of the book and a place on the event.

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for featuring The Christmas Spirit on your blog today and for your lovely review. Have a great Christmas! Susan

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