Friday, 21 November 2014

The Christmas Spirit by Susan Buchanan 
Release Date: 27th November 2013

Publisher: Susan Buchana
Genres: Contemporary Fiction

Book Blurb

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?

The Christmas Spirit is such a feel good book that it instantly puts you into a Christmas mood. And I love Christmas! Basically, the story centres around a group of people who are all lonely and basically least that is their perception of life. However, when the mysterious Natalie arrives in town to help run the local bakery, she very subtly intervenes in the lives of the main characters and without them realising it, changes the courses of their destiny. Natalie has a very mysterious job that only lasts from 1st December until 24th December and the sole purpose of that job is to make people happy and bring them together, and deep down we know who she is or what she is.  

Susan Buchanan has created an array of interesting characters, each with their own back stories and each evolving throughout the story. And, I defy you to read the book and not recognise someone you know from one or all of the characters. The story emphasises the importance of love, friendship and not being afraid to take a leap of faith. And, at the heart of them all.............Natalie. A beautifully written book full of hope, love and the Spirit of Christmas! An uplifting book that tugged on my heart strings and made me hug those closest to me........and be thankful.  Highly recommended!        
About Susan Buchanan
Susan Buchanan has written three novels in the chicklit and contemporary fiction genres: Sign of the Times, The Dating Game and The Christmas Spirit. She lives in Central Scotland with her partner, Tony, and their baby daughter. She is currently working on her fourth and fifth novels, What If and another Christmas themed book, both due to be released in 2015.
Twitter - susan_buchanan

The Christmas Spirit - (UK) & (US)
Sign of the Times - (UK) (US)
The Dating Game - (UK) (US)

One Response so far.

  1. A great review thank you.

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