Book Reviews

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

★★★★☆ Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington D.C. to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to travel by trains, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost. (from Goodreads)

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How to Stuff up Christmas by Rosie Blake

★★★☆☆ Eve is heartbroken after she's discovered that her fiancé has cheated on her. To avoid all of her memories of him and his proposal during Christmas a year ago, she flees to the country side to follow a pottery course. She wants to be alone and she wants to learn something, but when she meets Greg, her plans are about to change drastically...

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The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake

★★★★☆ Yulethorpe is dying. The people who live there know it, and they've given up. Even the well-loved toy shop has to close, but then Danish Clara arrives, a mysterious tourist, who volunteers to help keep the shop open. Joe, the son of the owner of the shop, a very important an busy business man, can't believe someone would so something like that for nothing. He does not trust Clara and her intentions and lets her know that. But perhaps even a man who answers e-mails at 3 am can change..

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Christmas Short Story Collections

So, because Christmas is fast approaching, I thought I'd make a list of my favorite Christmas Short Story Collections! I do love reading short stories in December, especially when they're Christmas themed, so I thought I'd share some titles of the collection I've built up over the years :'D So let's get into it!

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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

★★★★★ Miryem comes from a family of money lenders, but her father isn't a very good one. When her family is on the edge of poverty, she steps in. Hardening her heart, she saves her family and builds up quite a reputation as a girl who can turn silver to gold. But having such a reputation can be lethal if the wrong people are listening..

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A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

★★★★★ Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have enough space within them for an extra spirit. Makepeace has had to learn from a young age to defend herself against these spirits, but one dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. With a spirit inside her she has to escape the grasp of her father's powerful ancestors, all in the middle of a war town country.