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With Love at Christmas (Christmas Fiction) by [Matthews, Carole]
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The perfect escape when your own lot get a bit too much! (Woman Magazine)

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The new festive winter-warmer from the wonderful Carole Matthews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1193 KB
  • Print Length: 497 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; Reissue edition (2 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008K5TN50
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 181 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,980 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've read almost all of Carole Matthews books so consider myself a big fan. I loved how true to life Juliet trying to make Christmas perfect was, plus all the multi-tasking it involved. I also loved how the secondary characters were well explored. I was unsure about the wisdom of Rick's decision in keeping his secret friendship from his wife, but could imagine someone just like him reaching out to a young girl less fortunate. The inclusion of everyone in the Christmas festivities reminded me of so many different friends' stories telling me they are cooking for 18 or 20 on Christmas Day - and I always admire them! I thought Juliet had the patience of a saint in general, but particularly with regard to her son Tom's latest conquest turning up on Christmas Day with 2 selfish brats (upbringing of course!) in tow.
The unexpected arrival of a grandchild in a most unexpected way also had me cheering them on - particularly as I was heavily pregnant when I read this book, and was hoping I wouldn't go into labour in this way!)
The whole cast of characters was a dream to read about and I will, as always, be looking forward to the next release.
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By Thinker VINE VOICE on 14 Nov. 2012
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Great cover, great idea for the story, but I must admit that the first half of this book I struggled with.

I think the thing was I sat down, saw the cover, saw the tag line by Trisha Astley (not how I would describe the book at all) and I expected it to be full of festive cheer but with a few mishaps or problems.

There were problems and it was heavy and not at all festive really for the first half, by the second half it really picked up and was like a different book, I was pleased the storylines came together, the feel was more Christmas and I was not at that point sorry I bought it, where-by for the first half I had been.

I found the characters mostly annoying and didn't like some comments on house styles and villages that wern't polite and were not needed in the story. I thought Chloe and Tom really spoilt and I found the Husband keeping a secret of the girl in poverty unrealistic, and that it would be ignored by the wife when it looked so suspicious.

So glad it picked up in the second half, but I could not recommend the book.
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I was really looking forward to a nice bit of Christmas fluff but found most of the characters so obnoxious that I had to give up as I couldn't have cared less what happened to ANY of them. The only ones who were remotely likeable had a big tragedy affect them just a few chapters in, which also put me off.
The daughter and son in this book could have come from an article entitled What Is All Wrong With This Country. Jobless and refusing to look for work, expecting someone else to pay their way, look after the children (both physically and financially,) continuing to produce children with no stable relationship or means of support, sleeping with complete strangers. It wasn't as if they were loving towards their parents to balance out their behaviour. When I got to the part where the daughter ruined their first holiday in years and they came home to find their son in THEIR bed with a stranger (and their response was to go and meekly sleep on the sofa) - well I gave up.
I don't find it interesting to read about total doormats, who put up with absolutely foul relations because " it's faaamily".
Ugh.
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I've just started this book directly after finishing the previous novel about the Joyce family, That Loving Feeling. I'm a bit confused about the timelines however. When we left them, Juliet was 45, the daughter Chloe was 20 and pregnant, Juliet and Rick had just celebrated their silver wedding. Now we've joined them four years on, Juliet is still 45 but her daughter is 24 now and its just been mentioned that their silver wedding was two years ago. Artistic license certainly but give the reader a wee bit credit.
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This story seemed to go no where fast at first and by the end of the first few chapters I was seriously wondering why I was reading it. I should have had more faith, having read several of Carole Mathews novels before, and I began to settle in to enjoy it. The heroine is a saint and I wonder if I could have put up with all that she endured but ultimately the book was amusing and gave you that feel good factor. It made you look at your own Christmas experiences with extended family.
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By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWERTOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 Oct. 2012
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I loved Wrapped up in You by Carole Matthews last Christmas so I had extremely high hopes for With Love at Christmas this year ( No pressure Carole)!

We are reintroduced to the characters we know and love from a previous book of Carole Matthews, That Loving Feeling which only made this book have even more of a warm cosy feel to it because of the familiarity to the characters. What I love about this group of characters and their story lines are that they are so down to earth that it often feels as though you are reading about the story of the people next door because it all feels so realistic.

I love all of the characters but I have to say on more than one occasion I wanted to throttle them mainly Chloe who quite clearly is used to having everything handed to her on a plate and finds it all too easy to expect her mum to babysit at a drop of a hat because her little boy is obviously a pain when it comes to her social life but then I equally want to throttle Juliet just as much for giving in to her daughter so easy which does Chloe no favours but having said that I still love both of the characters!

This is a perfect Christmas read and it gives you a real festive feeling. The family are building up to the big day and we get to be with them on a traditional Christmas day opening presents and sitting down to a Christmas dinner. There are many little story lines going on through this book involving each of the many characters and yet Carole manages to tie them all up and bring them together so they all come together to make a perfect read.

I think this book brings out every emotion from excitement to family troubles, heartache to romance. Oh and how can I forget the humour!
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