- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1899 KB
- Print Length: 331 pages
- Publisher: Maze (2 Oct. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NEJS3IA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 165 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,337 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Humbugs and Heartstrings: A gorgeous festive read full of the joys of Christmas! Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Humbugs and Heartstrings is a humorous festive tale of love and friendship that had me giggling almost immediately. Bobbie isn't very happy with her life. She feels stuck in her job, she has no real social life and she needs to scrimp and save to pay for an operation for her little brother. She couldn't be more different to Carol who is bossy and mean-spirited. Despite Carol's unpleasantness, I thought she was a fantastic character and I loved her penny-pinching ways. I also really liked Charlie and the bond he quickly forms with Bobbie.
There are so many great characters in the book, from Bobbie, Carol and Charlie to Bobbie's slightly flaky mum and her friend, Bunty. The book isn't overly festive but it is full of warmth and charm and a hefty dose of fun and humour. I was interested to find out what had happened between Bobbie and Carol to destroy their once close friendship and I wondered whether they would ever be able to put their past aside and get back to the friends they had once been. I liked the little references to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol which are sprinkled throughout the novel and hoped that this would mean Carol would see the errors of her way and change for the better!
I thought Humbugs and Heartstrings was a lovely, heart warming romantic comedy and I enjoyed it very much.
It is a feel good Christmas romp. With great characters and a story that yes is predictable but is heartwarming too. It is kinda the story of Scrooge but the ghost or messengers as they are called in this story actually visit the Christmas lover instead of Scrooge which in turn helps to make Scrooge a better person.
I really enjoyed this feel good book. It will have you laughing out loud and you will get lots in the drama of everything.
Bobby works for a cleaning company. Under the direction of her boss who used to be her best friend. Who is a real grinch called Carol. Carol is mean and moody and damn right nasty. She give cruelly de Vil a run for her money.
Bobby and Carol stopped being friends when a business venture that saw them trading the stock market made Bobby loose all her money. Carol wasn't supportive at all with the support of a family who are rolling in money. Carol loosing money barely dented her prospects. Bobbys brother is poorly and was born with a curvature of the spine that just keeps getting worse. He needs life changing operation. But for that to happen they have to save every single penny. Which is why Booby stays in a job she hates slaving away for a boss she despises.
Bobby is set a task to get Carol a room in a swanky London hotel for a pittance. While on the quest she speaks to a guy called Ronald McDonald who she gets to know quite well through emails and Ronald does a deal for Bobby on the hotel room that is a steal.
However a chance encounters bobby meets Ronald whose name is actually Charlie. Who is basically a millionaire.Read more ›
They develop a rapport when he keeps in contact- and by chance they meet as he comes back with her boss after the trip. Are they both after the same man- is this what split them up all those years ago?
After meeting her brother who needs a private operation to cure a curvature of the spine- he suggests that Carol's company runs a Christmas Fayre to help raise funds. That's the most christmassy part to the story and the build up and preparation is fun to read. Things don't go entirely to plan.
The selecting fancy dress costumes is really amusing- you can just imagine her boss making sure that Bobbie is only left with the worst costume whilst everyone dresses as Snow White and fairies etc. You can really imagine that happening!
The hint of romance between Bobbie and 'Ronald' who amazingly turns out not to be called Ronald is captivating. He seems like a lovely man- but the course of true love doesn't run smoothly.
I loved this book and would highly recommend it.
With many thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant heartwarming story loved it hope others do too it is great for this time of year merry Christmas everyonePublished 4 months ago by Mrs Jackie Hankin
Enjoyed this book. A festive happy ever after story, an up to date Christmas Carol. All ages would love this storyline, it's got everything you need to get into the Christmas... Read morePublished 5 months ago by ursula godman
Second one of Catherine Ferguson books I've read now on third and preordered fourth!! Need I say more an excellent find :-)Published 10 months ago by Ms Lesley A Whyte
A great read. About families, friendship and relationships. Perfect for family Christmas time. Fun and interesting and a good ending too.Published 13 months ago by Karen
Fantastic story, great characters. Funny and a great play on an old story. Bought another Catherine Ferguson's books straight away.Published 14 months ago by Ju
A lovely story about friends, families, romance and Christmas, put it all together and you have a brilliant book!!!!Published 14 months ago by Barbara
Would definetly recomend this book to any girlie girls who love a bit of romance, crush's, friends. It is a long book but its fun throughout.Published 14 months ago by laura oakley
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