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REVIEWED BY KIRA SLAUGHTER
All Lydia’s ever wanted is a perfect Christmas…
So when her oldest friends invite her to spend the holidays with them, it seems like a dream come true. She’s been promised log fires, roasted chestnuts, her own weight in mince pies- all in a setting that looks like something out of a Christmas card.
But her winter wonderland is ruined when she finds herself snowed in with her current boyfriend, her old flame and a hunky stranger. Well, three (wise) men is traditional at this time of year…
I’ve been reading about this book on Amazon for the last few months and because I love me some Christmas Chick Lit, could not wait to get my hands on it. I adore the sparkly, festive covers and the fact that they're all set against a backdrop of proper traditional Christmases’.
I came across this book in Waterstones, and was very was chuffed that I had a week off work, meaning I could sit down and devote a whole day to getting stuck into it.
Lydia, the protagonist of the book, is hoping that this Christmas will be the best yet; the ones that have happened previous have been a bit of a letdown for her. It’s her first proper Christmas with her boyfriend Stephen, and they have been invited up to her friend Katy’s hotel in the Lake District. All of her other friends will be there with their partners, and it’s promised to be pretty spectacular. What happens when she gets up there is not quite so spectacular…
I found The Night Before Christmas to be a pleasant read. Lydia’s predicament is at times funny, yet when she delves into her past and the reason why she hankers after the perfect Christmas, it tugged on the heartstrings and added a little something more to the book.
A lovely Christmas read that will have you chuckling out loud in parts.
I’m giving this an 7/10!
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