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Twelve Days of Christmas by [Ashley, Trisha]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 472 customer reviews

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Praise for Sowing Secrets, A Winter’s Tale and Chocolate Wishes:

‘Trisha Ashley writes with remarkable wit and originality - one of the best writers around!’ Katie Fforde

‘A lovely warm book, full of down-to-earth humour - and top tips on restoring a stately home!’Sophie Kinsella

‘Full of comedy and wit.’ Closer

‘Trisha Ashley… makes for enjoyable reading.’ The Times

‘Fresh and funny.’ Woman’s Own

‘Searching out something indulgent for curling up with as the nights draw in? Look no further … with this Cinderella tale of love complete with handsome (natch) hero.’ Publishing News

‘Packed with romance, chocolate and fun, this indulgent read is simply too delicious to put down.’ Closer

About the Author

Trisha Ashley was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, and gave up her fascinating but time-consuming hobbies of house-moving and divorce a few years ago in order to settle in North Wales, though her only claim to the area is a Welsh grandmother.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 944 KB
  • Print Length: 419 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (28 Oct. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0048EJTQA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 472 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,189 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you're looking for a novel to get you into the spirit of Christmas, this is the book for you. Feisty and self-sufficient Holly is determined that Christmas is going to be just another day, but Fate has other plans in store, in the shape of gorgeous Jude - who's also anxious to avoid getting up to anything too festive.

Snowbound in the wilds of Lancashire, Jude and Holly find they are drawn to each other, and Christmas begins to cast its spell. This is a perfect story for Trisha Ashley fans, full of Trisha's trademark wit and quirkiness, delightful minor characters (I loved the Fanny Cradock clone even though, like Holly, I too felt a bit sick at the thought of pinwheel sandwiches), surprising situations and a heart-warming finale. There's some very inventive and satisfying plotting in this story, and you'll finish the book with a big smile on your face.

Oh, and make sure there's something delicious in the fridge, because reading this book will definitely make you hungry - can't wait to try some of Holly's recipes myself!
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Loved this book right from the beginning - Holly is brought to life and make you care for her after all she has been through - although you think you know what will happen, there is a slight twist in the tale which I loves.

Loved Merlin, made me want to go an buy a lurcher and I loved Jess, she is like the daughter, niece you would want.

Lovely story - on the bookshelf as sure I will read another couple of times
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I have read most of Trisha Ashley's books and this is one of the best: Merlin is the character I prefer, closely followed by Lady and Billy! The heroine is again very different from other heroines of romantic novels and the main main character is dark and broody (move over, Fergal Rocco, I have a new dream man!). I dislike snow intensely and there is plenty of it in this book but it is so well described, I loved the white landscapes! Thanks, Trisha, for entertaining your readers so well.
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Trisha Ashley has produced a super read; full of the marvellous throwaway lines which she sprinkles throughout her highly enjoyable novels! As an example of many that made me chuckle:

"I sincerely hoped the slashed top part was held on with boob tape, because otherwise she would be in serious danger of dangling her little dumplings in the dinner".

The novel is populated by believably flawed characters and Ms Ashley is so kind that even the least unloveable characters become more human as the story unwinds.

I read it on the day it arrived in the post and look forward to passing it on to friends who enjoy a well written lighthearted romp!
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Holly Brown has two jobs, in the summer time she host/prepares dinner party's for people. In the winter she house sits to have a rest.Holly hates chirstmas as she was born on christmas day and her mother died while giving birth to her. Also her husband died one christmas in an accident and last christmas her grandmother (who brought her up) died.

So when a house sit comes up for christmas she jumps at the chance so she can shut herself away from everyone and read her grandmothers diary's.

When Holly arrives at the house she finds she has to look after a horse called Lady and the dog Merlin (and not forgetting the goat Billy!). She also has the owner Judy Murtlands family close by. One of the family members has an accident and before she knows it she has all the family at the house and is preparing for christmas. But when Judy finds out about the accident he ends up coming home from his holiday early and Holly's world is turned upside down thanks to him and her grandmothers dairy's.

This book is brillant with a real christmas feel about it - I think's it's got something to do with the snow and all the food! It's got lot's of laughter in it and Jess (the niece) is just so funny with what she comes out with and get's upto. It's also set in the country so that comes across really well in the book and it's also got a bit of romance in it too. Brilliant book.
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Been snowed in here, just the opportunity for a good long read and what a read! This book transported me into the heart of a family and I will miss the characters now that I have finished reading it. Can only add to what has already been said that it is a warm cosy read and so well written that I recommend it to everyone.
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This book is the paperback version of comfort food. Yes, we all know we should be eating pulses, wholegrains and boil-for-days beans but sometimes you just want to bunker down and eat marshmallow chic lit'. Fittingly I read this homage to all things Christmas - quietly gorgeous heroine called Holly gently plodding her way through hillocks of snow, mounds of food and mountains of eligible men while she is improbably holed-up in a rambling old hall - during the snowbound Nov/Dec 2010 period. Perfect.
It was lovely to curl up with Holly as she takes on a seemingly sterile house sitting job which sees her duties extend from looking after one house, one horse, one dog to becoming a brood mare to a rambling family and an unlikely quartet of hunks all seeingly vying for her attention...although you don't need waste a Christmas wish wondering which one of our fabulous foursome will triumph. The story is a bit short on surprises and twists and relies a bit too merrily on characters making unlikely assumptions - our hero Jude follows Holly around like a lap-dog for most of the latter stage of the book but we have to believe that Holly (a) doesn't notice (b) doesn't fancy him (c) is convinced he's a cad/her long-lost cousin/not her type etc etc.
But I didn't really care. Like most marshmallows, it's light, fluffy and heart-warming in a oh-so-cheesy way which is utterly fogiveable. The only unforgiveable element - as pointed out by another reviewer - is Holly's take on her professional chefing abilities.
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