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Publisher's Summary

When Jenny inherits her estranged grandmother’s cottage in Sherwood Forest, she has nothing to lose - no money, no job, no friends, no family to speak of, and zero self-respect. Things can only get better.... 

Her grumpy but decidedly handsome new neighbour, Mack, has a habit of bestowing unsolicited good deeds on her. And when Jenny is welcomed into a rather unusual book club, life seems to finally be getting more interesting.  

Instead of reading, the members pledge to complete individual challenges before Christmas: from finding new love and learning to bake to completing a daredevil bucket list. Jenny can’t resist joining in, and soon a year of friendship and laughter, tears and regrets unfolds in the most unexpected ways. 

Warm, wise, funny and utterly uplifting. What one thing would you change in your life before Christmas comes around?

©2019 Beth Moran (P)2019 Boldwood Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Life-affirming, joyful and tender. Beth Moran has written the perfect Christmas story to brighten up even the darkest Winter’s evening." (Zoe Folbigg, author of The Note)

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Cozy and heart warming

This book was just what I was after - cozy and festive. Wonderful narration really brought the characters to life. I’ve had it playing while making Christmas gifts, and it felt like slipping into a Christmas movie!

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Great funny story

Loved the story and performance. Laughed very often. Will listen again and recommend 👌

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Full of humour

Loved this book! Didn’t expect so many lovable characters. Loved the normality of the characters. So many laughs that I didn’t expect to cry, yet there is a scene towards the end that really pulled the heartstrings. Would listen again. Would heartily recommend this - in fact, I already have x

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It’s not what you think!

A really lovely story of life, friends, family, and it will make you laugh too!

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Funny and light hearted story

Really enjoyed the quirky way the story was read. The story itself was light hearted and easy to listen too.
Quite enjoyed this slightly romanced story.

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Lovely

A very enjoyable, uplifting, hopeful story of courage, connection and kindness. I really liked it.

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Absolutely beautiful

What more can I say, I’ve giggled, belly laughed and cried.
This book was more that I’d imagined. So full of life and so well written and narrated.

Thanks for writing something so beautiful. I didn’t want the book to end x

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Enjoyable story

The narrators voice is perfect for this story.
The plot interconnects the various threads & it made me laugh, pause and enjoy the lives and interactions of these characters.
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Unexpectedly delightful

I really enjoyed this feel good story, even though I was hesitant to read it at first. Really enjoyable story, loveable characters, lots of laughs and a happy ending. What more could you ask for.

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Heartwarming story, beautifully performed

I found this gorgeous novel about love and family very difficult to put down. I was always looking forward to coming back to it. Perfect choice of narrator too - loved her different voices and accents.

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  • Liesl
  • 14-09-2020

Lovely!

Such a nice light-hearted romcom. This was my first book by this author and I will definitely be purchasing more of her books. Its an easy listen, not cheesy, heart-felt, emotional - i just loved it!

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  • John
  • 13-12-2019

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.. HILARIOUS AND HEARTWARMING.!

The best listen in quite some time.. It had me ROLLING in laughter,.. I bumped up the speed to 1.25,.. and her snarky repartee was even funnier.. what a gem, hope she writes more .

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  • 02-12-2019

Surprise! This really has good characters!

This is worth a listen. Interesting people. A multi plots and some twists and turns. Quite a few laughs and a few emotional tears!
My only complaint- they should have used more readers. Too many characters and many times hard to decipher which was speaking. I thing there are 16 characters. Good enough read to write the characters down to keep them sorted out! Read it away it’s worth the time and effort!

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  • 25-01-2020

It was really good

I liked it - the narration and descriptions were good. The story was different than what I expected. Not really Christmasy at all, but a nice story about a girl who totally changes her life after inheriting a cottage in a remote village. It was a nice listen and caught my attention; good ups & downs, believable; and some good food descriptions that make you want to get coffee & a pastry or wine and pot of chicken

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-12-2019

Christmas Ever Day

I loved this book! I could absolutely relate to the characters and the plot was terrific. I would recommend this book to a friend.

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  • Jill Sallade
  • 01-01-2020

Great read

this book made me laugh, cry, hope and love. very entertaining. I loved this book.

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  • Ernest Allen
  • 09-11-2021

The Holiday (film) meets Pride & Prejudice!

One of the best stories I have read/heard in quite a while! Comical, heartwarming, mixed with zany and fun character. I am very happy to have stumbled onto this book.

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  • Sunny
  • 05-10-2021

Couldn't finish.

She got on my nerves. I couldn't get past Chapter 8. All the screeching! No.

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  • SciFi Junkette
  • 14-10-2021

Story about kids, horrible audio levels

This is so boring. I don't care about any of it. The reader goes really loud then super quiet; it is irritating. The story sucks. I'm tired of listening to kid dialog when I thought it was a romance.

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  • Tosha
  • 26-12-2020

Not exactly a Christmas book

I enjoyed most of the story. Sometimes when the main character is with her friends I got lost as to what they were doing. the book is slow getting to the main story.

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  • Sarah
  • 24-11-2019

every word is too dramatic

after 5 chapters i am giving up for the first ever time. Listening to this is exhausting..every word is a dramatic yell. Its a shame as i think the story is probably good, but the narration is stressful.

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  • Charlotte Spencer
  • 26-11-2019

Not a Christmas story

This time of year I tend to eat up Christmas-themed novels and while this is a great bit of escapism as a book, I’m afraid I feel fairly cheated out of a Christmas theme. Extremely tenuous links to the festive period!

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  • Naomi
  • 27-08-2021

A worth it feel good

Other reviews mention shouty performance yes it took a minute but it settles very quickly and is the character and the expression. Some great one liners in there that really made me laugh out loud and shed a couple of tears towards the end. Ultimately it is a HEA and a journey of self discovery to independence, confidence and understanding of family history and herself and what she is capable of and worth. A lovely listen.

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  • Emma Gerardin
  • 01-11-2019

Just lovely...

A great read. Made me cry, laugh out loud, but above all that, it made me happy.
A lovely read...Go on, you know you want to......

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-01-2020

Narrator spoils a good story

The storyline is lovely, sadly the narrator came close many times to me giving up on it, she gets way over dramatic in the style of her voice when it's completely unnecessary and it really is annoying!

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  • Wai Peng Peng
  • 30-11-2021

Best free audible book I’ve read so far

It was so funny and heartwarming without being cringy. Well read as well. Highly recommend.

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  • Mongfhind
  • 12-12-2021

Had the bones of a good story.

A bit too Mills and Boon for my taste. As I said it had the bones of a good story, the young women renovating a virtually neglected family cottage after a disastrous period of her life. Being threatened by a greedy unscrupulous developer who wanted to demolish her cottage. What spoilt it was
A) the narration was clear, but rather overacted and irritating at times.
B) the main character herself was annoying and not terribly likeable. Also rather clueless. Why did she not go to the police when her home was vandalised? Why did she keep pestering her neighbour when he clearly wanted to be left in peace and valued his privacy?
C) the romance section was rather syrupy.

I did finish the story but I am not sure I would bother with another story by the same author.

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  • k davis
  • 06-12-2021

Dreadful

So glad I haven't used a credit to purchase this book .
I managed to get to chapter 26 , but with still 4 hours plus to go , I just couldn't continue .
it didn't hold my attention , I could not keep track of all the characters , and there was a lot of shouting/raised voices . The narration was awful .

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  • Louise
  • 02-10-2021

Fabulous story!

I totally loved this story!right from the very beginning. Really entertaining. Enjoyed every moment of it. Thank you 😊

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  • Ms. G. Lovatt
  • 23-12-2021

Utter rubbish!!

Not my usual genre and now I remember why!!!! This starts off a bit like the movie “The Holiday”….the object of her affection isn’t into her, she lives in a tiny village in a cottage and by sheer coincidence has a handsome neighbour *eye roll*. Are there really women like this in the world? I only got to chapter 3 and couldn’t go on. It was a complete cringe fest. The main character was as annoying as thrush and the narrator was unnecessarily loud!! Horrific

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