- Paperback: 56 pages
- Publisher: Velvet Morning Press (3 July 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692467610
- ISBN-13: 978-0692467619
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 0.4 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,253,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Survival of the Christmas Spirit Paperback – 3 Jul 2015
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About the Author
Aimee is from Lincoln, England, where she enjoys drinking gin and spending time with her family (and she won't tell you which of those she prefers doing). As a child, one of her favourite parts of the summer holidays was to devour all the books in a little book shop in Devon. She continued reading at lightning speed right up until having children. She now reads with eyes propped open by match sticks.
Top Customer Reviews
Survival of the Christmas spirit is set over two days, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and follows the madness and the chaos of Christmas dinner. Poor Dottie is the perfect example of how easy it is for everything to go wrong as buying the food, preparing the food, controlling her children and her guests and every little thing in between is problematic. Christmas with Dottie Harris was comedic to say the least and I laughed my way through this book. If I want to laugh or smile whilst reading about things very true to life, I know I can always turn to an Aimee Horton book because she is just that kind of writer who gets everything on point.Read more ›
The Christmas descriptions were beautiful and warm and contrasted brilliantly with the craziness of dragging children about in the manicness of the festive season. There is also, of course, a Christmas surprise, which was very well done. One warning is that at around the seventy per cent mark, the story ends and changes to the opening chapter of another of Aimee Horton’s books. I have heard people complain about this with other books so just a warning. Personally I had no problem with it, and really enjoyed the preview!
By the way this is part of The Survival Series but I read it as a stand alone. Saying that in an author interview Aimee Horton states that they generally go in this order: Survival of the Ginnest, Mothers Ruined, Survival of the Christmas Spirit then Lush in Translation.Read more ›
Would definately recommend this to download and I think it would accompany a little glass of fizz and a mince pie perfectly! (p.s I tried, and it did!)
This is 56 pages of non stop Christmas humour that anyone who has ever had 4 last minute guests foisted upon them on Christmas Eve, will completely relate to.
Christmas Day has been planned to a tee, Dottie even had a spreadsheet, and I think she thought everything was going too smoothly, which is always a dangerous thought. Cue last minute shopping in over crowded supermarkets, toddlers that don't want to go bed, and lets just say an incident with a two animals (one alive, one due to be cooked).
Christmas Day in the Harris household was full of fun, and good will, and a great family spirit. And I think that is what sums up this story. Lots of laughs and giggles, and a great look at family life.
This is the first book I have read by Aimee Horton, and based on this example of her writing, I know I want to read a slightly longer release in the future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a good, fun book. It's short and you can just gallop your way through it. I read it, during Christmas, in 2 sittings. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bongiovisgirl
Brilliant, laugh out loud family Christmas - I think we all recognise bits of ourselves and our own attempts for things to go perfectly in here!Published 14 months ago by Cat Dodsworth
I have had an amazing afternoon at work, reading this fun holiday read! Yes you heard me correctly, I read all afternoon! (In between calls and transactions that is! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bethany
Oh My Goodness, I couldn't put this down and I laughed so much! I would highly recommend for anyone needing a light hearted read and a good giggle.Published 16 months ago by Mrs E.
What a funny, witty and truly laugh out loud book that you can relate to so easily. Absolutely love all of Aimee Horton's books and Dottie is a fabulous character.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this in less than an hour .. it is absolutely fabulous! You alternate between laughing, crying & nodding your head in complete agreement in a 'been there, done that'... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ali - The Dragon Slayer
This is a really cosy short story. I read it in about half an hour, the perfect length to just introduce the characters and set the atmosphere. Read morePublished 17 months ago by @sparkle2017(Lor)