Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She's soon in huge demand and Cassie's business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born.
Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children, so he enlists Cassie's help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her loving partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients.
When millionaire Carter asks Cassie to join his family on a trip to Lapland, she knows she shouldn't go... Suddenly Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.
Join Cassie as she takes you on a romantic and emotional rollercoaster ride in Calling Mrs Christmas.
©2013 Carole Matthews (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd.
"So warm, so festive, I really loved Calling Mrs Christmas" (Jenny Colgan)
"Fabulously enjoyable . . . full of heart and fun" (Milly Johnson)
The story was what I wanted- something light, entertaining and Christmassy. I really disliked the narrator- her voice did not match the age or personality of the main character, and the voices she put on for the male characters was just plain odd. Her use of emphasis changed the character of the story. She also read it ridiculously slowly, and ruined the rhythm of the story.
"A perfect Christmas listen"
Yes this is predictable, feel good, easy listening chick lit - but I loved it! I think I knew where the story was heading from the first few chapters but this did not spoil my enjoyment of it. Carole Matthews creates such likeable characters that it's easy to become involved in their lives and the story. Julia Franklin narrates this perfectly, her friendly, empathetic tone is perfect for family dramas. A perfect Christmas listen!
"Carole conjures up Christmas"
While I'm not the kind of guy that reads much 'chick lit' I could certainly appreciate the plotting of this unashamedly Christmassy read. My favourite sections were set at the Young Offenders unit and that sub-plot.
Julia Franklin does a great job at narration, although this somehow highlights the amount of repetition in the novel as the heroine umms and ahhhs, or even just re-caps her situation which I found unnecessary.
"A story about love family & kindness at Christmas"
Festive romantic fun
It was a good dose of Christmas. Cassies struggle to get a job will be relatable to many people and the sense of good will and love echoes throughout the book.
She has a nice voice an she is good at being the different characters.
Will true love be enough for Mrs Christmas.
I really enjoyed this book and really recommend it.
Love this made me smile
I love christmas stories love audio books
thanks audio fab
I absolutely loved this book. The characters are well developed and very likeable. I love Christmas stories at any time of the year but like most people especially when the season is here. This is an enjoyable read that had me hooked from the beginning. I would love to read more with these characters in especially if it expanded on this and what happened to them after.
"well thank god for Jim"
nope there are so many other great writers out there and this just didn't cut it
I doubt it I really thought the idea of the story was great but god - she really made me loathe Mrs Christmas
oh - the way she tried to make the men sound - especially mr. rich guy ... argh he was supposed to be so good looking but the voice made me cringe all the time
This book was good to listen to, held my attention to the very end, Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Cassie, she lifted herself out of her bad times.
The whole book.
Calling Mrs Christmas.
Looking forward to listening to more from this Author.
"Carol Matthews does it again!"
A heartwarming tale read beautifully by Julia Fanklin. Carol again takes you into the lives of the characters as you follow them on their journey of life. Great escapism with a real feel good factor,
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