Thursday, 11 October 2012

Books Read: Michele Gorman - The Twelve Days to Christmas

          What if his proposal had an expiration date?
Hannah’s in a bit of a pickle.  In twelve days she flies from Hong Kong to the US with Sam, where he’s finally going to meet her parents… and ask to marry her.
Since overcoming a rather rocky patch in their relationship (which was totally his fault), he really is a new man, and they’re completely in love. The problem is, she feels panicky every time she contemplates matrimony. Which is perfectly normal, isn’t it? Isn’t it?! She has no idea but she’s got to find out before he pops the question... because she’s not 100% sure she’s going to say yes. Which will make for a very uncomfortable family holiday. He’s got to ask her before they go. So Operation Proposal begins.
As time ticks down to their flight, Hannah realizes that her own secrets are threatening their future. Before she can be happy with Sam, she’s got a lot to learn about herself in the twelve days to Christmas.

The Twelve Days to Christmas is the third book in the Single in the City series by Michele Gorman that follows the exploits of Hannah, the good thing though is that this can be read as a standalone story.

Hannah is now living in Hong Kong with her boyfriend Sam and thinks that he's going to propose during their holiday to the US to spend Christmas with her family.   She knows that she loves him but she doesn't really know if she wants him to especially as he doesn't really know the real her, and because she's been keeping secrets from him, so she decides to try and get him to propose before they go away to see what her reaction will be which leads to some very interesting moments. 

The beginning of each chapter begins with an interlude in the format of lyrics from the 12 days of Christmas, a very witty and very fun idea.  This was a light-hearted, easy book to read with plenty of humour throughout including a hilarious situation that Hannah finds herself in when she's stung by a jellyfish.  This is essentially a love story but will there be a happy ever after ending?

Normally when a book contains characters that have appeared in previous books I like to read these first so that I can get an understanding as to who they are and what's happened to them in the past but as I haven't managed to read Single in the City or Misfortune Cookie, despite having copies of both in my TBR pile, I've read this on its own and picked the storyline up with no problem at all.

If you'd like to give a friend a copy of The Twelve Days to Christmas as a stocking filler this Christmas, then why not get a personalised dedication from Michele to make it more special.  For ebooks you can order this through Kindlegraph (adding your friends email address and a note as to who it's from and the message you'd like) or you can request a bookplate for paperbacks direct from Michele here.

I'd like to thank Michele for sending me a copy of this book to review.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked the book (and the jingle - it took me Days to figure that out :-))

    And I hope readers will take me up on the offer to incribe books - I'll be very happy to do it!