Tuesday 11 November 2014

Blog Tour: It Must Have Been The Mistletoe by Judy Astley + A Giveaway

Today I'm delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Judy Astley's festive It Must Have Been The Mistletoe with a review of the book and a giveaway!

Thea's parents have decided to divorce. But unlike most divorces, Anna and Mike's is very much an amicable one. So much so, in fact, that the pair have organised a family Christmas in Cornwall. Thea and her siblings, Emily and Jimi, along with their families, will spend the festive period by the sea with their parents with plenty of bracing walks, good food and drink and quality time together. It all sounds cosy and civilised - until Anna and Mike's new partners turn up and they all end up snowed in under the same roof.
Thea has recently split up with her fiancé when she and her family make the trip to Cornwall, so her heart is feeling a bit battered and bruised. Her ex sounds quite boring and pompous so I was hoping she would find a way to get over him completely and perhaps meet somebody new while she was away. While her sister is a bit narky and a worrier, I really liked Thea and thought she was kind and down to earth and definitely needed a bit of a boost after her break up with Rich.
The Anna and Mike situation sounds quite odd - the pair have been separated but still living under the same roof for some time - but I liked them. Their relationship is a little quirky but I thought they were great characters and although they are bit 'out there' they are fantastic parents. I love the idea of the big family get together for Christmas, complete with grandchildren and spouses. The house they stay in sounds wonderful and cosy and very festive with the log fires, huge Christmas tress and plenty of mistletoe. There is a definite festive feel to the book, which I loved. It's so entertaining and heart warming with a brilliant cast of characters, from old hippes Anna and Mike to brash new partner Charlotte and the sweet owner of the house, Sean. I liked the family feel of the book with the multi-generation aspect, from the grandparents down to the small grandchildren and everybody in between.
It Must Have Been The Mistletoe is a fun and festive read with plenty of humour and romance. It's the kind of book best enjoyed with a mince pie (or two) and a mug of hot chocolate.
I've been provided with 3 copies of It Must Have Been The Mistletoe to give away. To enter, simply fill in the rafflecopter form below.

The giveaway will end on Monday 17th November.
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This is UK only giveaway 
Good luck! 

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  1. I would love to find a camera under the mistletoe this year

  2. secretly Dean Winchester from the tv show supernatural

  3. I would love a selection of Irish History books or a bottle of Chanel 'Chance'. Totally NOT needed, but would love either ;)
    Thanks for hosting great giveaway :)

  4. A never-ending supply of chocolate.

  5. Thanks for the fab review! Under the mistletoe I'd like to find Keith Richards. OK I know he's a minority fancy these days but you can't say I'm not long-term loyal!


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