Sunday, 17 February 2013
With Love at Christmas by Carole Matthews
I have only recently been introduced to Carole Matthews and I am loving every book I read of hers. When I read the synopsis for this book I knew this one would become a favourite and I am glad to say that it definitely is!
I am sure many people will be able to empathise with the main character, Juliet Joyce. She loves Christmas time and spends plenty of time planning for the festive period. Her main objective is to have all her family around her and to make the day as special as she can for all her join her. However, this is a mammoth task and Juliet tackles it with her best effort - going that little bit further to ensure her family's happiness. Of course, as with any family over the festive period, there are the usual family conflicts and attitudes, all of which make the book real and believable to its readers.
As with all of Carole's books the story is one which the reader can loose themselves in. Although the book is entitled 'Love at Christmas', the story starts in September and I believe that it would be good read at any time of the year. Matthew's brilliant writing style with humour and quick one liners is throughout this book and the story has many laughs throughout although there are a few times of sadness and all the emotions in between.
I would recommend this book to all Carole Matthew's lovers and to any readers who want to try a new author, particularly those who love 'grown up' chick lit.
Carole Matthew's also has a new release, A Cottage by the Sea, out 28 March 2013 which will be reviewed on my blog in the coming months.
Thank you to the publishers, Sphere, for sending me the book to review.