Christmas Fiction – Blogmas Day 18

Sorry, I didn’t post on days 16 and 17 of Blogmas but I have been poorly and just needed a chance to recharge my batteries. Today, I thought I would share a few Christmassy books that I would like to read while I am off work.

I am a big fan of chick-lit. My favourite authors in this genre are Cecelia Ahern and Emily Giffin. I have nearly finished After You by JoJo Moyes and am tempted to see what else she has written in the New Year.

For now, I was having a browse through Goodreads and Amazon and found these books.

  1. Christmas at the Cornish Cafe by Philippa Ashley
    I read The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond in 2012 and I think this will probably be quite similar. I like easy reads to unwind to in the evening so I don’t have to remember specific details in the plot. I don’t like too much ‘romance’ like 50 Shades of Grey or for it to be too dark. I think this is the second part of a trilogy but I’m sure I won’t feel as though I am missing out by starting with this festive instalment.
  2. Lizzie’s Christmas Escape by Christie Barlow
    From reading the synopsis of Amazon, this seems like a Christmas equivalent of Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. That is one of my favourite novels and I am hoping this story will be nearly as good. I haven’t read anything by Christie Barlow before but it is quite popular in the Kindle store with 5 star reviews.
  3. I Heart Christmas by Lindsay Kelk
    I have seen so many books by Lindsay that I have wanted to read but not had the chance so I thought I would try this one first. Again, I think I have somehow managed to pick another book that is part of a series and it is one of the later ones but to be honest with you, even though I probably would prefer to read things in order, I find that if I haven’t it is like a TV series where enough of the gaps are filled in to make the plot understandable.

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What are you reading at the moment and are there any Christmas chick-lit novels you would recommend? Bx

Book Review: Chat Love by Justine Faeth

Chat Love by Justine Faeth is a funny and light-hearted story about Lucia’s search for her perfect man. She lives and works in New York and after a lot of disasters dating men she has met on nights out and through friends she decides to try an online dating website called, Chat Love. 

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I really enjoyed reading this book. I haven’t read many stories lately that I wish I could stay up to finish but with this one, I kept thinking ‘Another 10 minutes and I’ll got to bed’ but I would end up staying up for an extra hour.

What I enjoyed most was the chemistry between Lucia and her love interest at work and I could feel the sparks between them all the way through. I was slightly disappointed that I guessed how the story would end when I was less than 70% through but as they say it is the journey and not the destination that counts. The events and the emotions definitely made up for it.

This book is funny and well-written. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and developed a sense of what it would be like to be a clever, young girl living in New York desperately searching for ‘The One’.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. To read more about Chat Love, check out Goodreads or buy now from Amazon.