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Product details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (25 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780876629
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780876627
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'a great debut and a light, entertaining read for winter nights' Biscuits, Books and Tea. (Biscuits, Books and Tea)

'a light, fun, feel-good Christmas read' Caroline Smailes. (Caroline Smailes)

'A lovely novel to dream away with on a cold winter's day' Page to Stage. (Page to Stage)

'a warm and charming winter treat, sparkling with wit and the feel-good factor. It's a great Christmas read!' Miranda Dickinson. (Miranda Dickinson)

'a wonderful read ... it's everything I wanted in a Christmas book' Chicklit Chloe. (Chicklit Chloe)

'An absolute Christmas cracker of a book! (Sorry but it had to be said!) ... This book was truly delightful' Bookworm. (Bookworm)

'Funny, inspiring and light hearted ... The perfect Christmas read' Inspire. (Inspire)

'Her writing has a very warm and inviting style and I think she is one to look out for in the future' Dot Scribbles. (Dot Scribbles)

'Warm, romantic and aglow with Christmas sparkle, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is a fun and fabulous festive read' Victoria Fox, author of Temptation Island. (Victoria Fox)

About the Author

Abby Clements worked in book publishing before writing this, her first novel. Her Christmas baking skills are upper-intermediate. Her countryside-survival skills are basic to none. She lives with her boyfriend in North London.


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I'm a very Christmassy person, I start talking about Christmas in August and I literally can never wait to put all my decorations up as soon as it hits December. One thing I especially love as a reader is books with a Christmas theme, and so as soon as I saw Abby Clements new book I could not wait to start it!

We open the story at the start of a very big morning for Laurie. At the fashion label she works at, the handbag that Laurie has been in charge of for months has its release date on that very date. Full of excitement, she rushes into work to await its delivery. But when a mistake happens, her career comes crashing down on her. Told to take a few months off `as a break', Laurie is devastated.

Up in Yorkshire is Rachel, married to the handsome Aiden, and a mum to two children, teenager Milly and little Zak. She is living the perfect life with a loving family, and preparing for Christmas. All of a sudden, Rachel's mother-in-law Bea falls ill and needs urgent treatment in London.

When childhood friends Laurie and Rachel get in contact again, a house-swap falls into place, with some interesting and surprising results.

I really really enjoyed Meet Me Under The Mistletoe. The story was a lovely read, and I found that I could go along with the story at a pace that suited me, I liked how easy it was to read, I liked the themes that were incorporated in, and I liked the warm happy feeling that the story left me with long after I had finished.

Although there are essentially two separate stories - Rachel's chapters and Laurie's chapters - Abby Clements manages to cleverly and subtly blend them in with each other, and this allows the story to flow at a beautiful pace.
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Now this, ladies and gentlemen, is what you call chick lit: two polar opposite female protagonists, small picturesque village, atmospheric festive London, deliciously manly men all embroiled in high-emotion dramas.

The writing style is confident and smooth, meaning Meet Me Under The Mistletoe goes down as easily as a hunk of chocolate cake washed down with a cuppa. The plot almost splits into two, telling separate stories, but also cleverly interweaves to keep the basis of the concept together, and you're never given a chance to get bored. It's the perfect stocking filler, and great for relaxing with, so make sure you put it on your Chrimbo list.

Reviewed by Charlotte Foreman on behalf of BestChickLit.com
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Christmas is by far my favourite time of the year and as soon as Halloween is over with I allow myself to start getting a little bit excited for it! This means starting on my festive chick-lit books that I look forward to reading all year and at the very top of that pile this year was Meet Me Under The Mistletoe and so on November 1st I pulled this one down from the shelf and prepared myself for a heart-warming festive read and this book certainly delivered!

The book begins on November 20th with chapters alternating between Laurie and Rachel two very different leading ladies. Laurie and Rachel were best friends during high school but over the years have fallen out of touch as life has taken them down separate paths. Laurie is a city girl who works for a big fashion company in London and Rachel lives in the countryside and is a stay at home mum. But when things start going wrong in both women's lives during the countdown to Christmas, life throws them back together again when they agree to do a house swap to take a break and get their affairs in order. Needless to say the plot has a similar feel to that of the Christmas movie The Holiday which is one of my all-time favourites and if you're a fan of that film I think that you'll enjoy this book's theme too.

I love when books have more than one main character and I thought that it worked particularly well for this book. Prior to reading, in other reviews I read that you're either a Laurie or a Rachel kind of gal and I'd definitely say that I'm a Laurie. That's not to say that I disliked Rachel I just connected with Laurie more and enjoyed her chapters the most.
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I honestly couldn't have given two hoots about any of the characters, and only finished it because I was poorly over Christmas. Basic concept is working girl, no family on one hand and full time mum, unfulfilled on the other. They swap lives under really contrived circumstances and guess what? Yup, it all ends happily ever after, but you end up wishing it didn't just to liven it up a bit.
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Rachel and Laurie were the best of friends at high school, but as they grew up, they couldn't help but grow apart. Rachel got married young and started a family, and she's happy with her life in a home full of love and children, but in a sleepy, country village. Laurie, on the other hand, is living the life she always wanted in London, working in fashion. But when Laurie starts to make mistakes at work, she realises she has to take some time out. At the same time, Rachel's mother-in-law falls badly ill and Rachel is forced to go to London with her and the children to help her through it. Laurie and Rachel decide on a house-swap to make life easier, but are surprised to find out the reality of their former best friends lives. As Christmas draws ever closer, will the pair make it home in time for Christmas, and will they be happy with the lives they once had after their change of circumstances?

There was something about this book that drew me right in, and I was completely absorbed right from the beginning. I loved the cast of characters, and the way the book was told through alternate chapters was fantastic, and really allowed you to get totally involved in both stories without feeling like you're missing out on either of them. Rachel was the one I could relate to most of all - a busy mum trying to be everything at once, and feeling like you're failing at them all! I really liked her relationship with her mother-in-law, it seemed very close and natural, and in fact all of Rachel's relationships were fun to read about, especially the awkward one between her and her teenage daughter Milly. It was stilted and you as the reader know that they are hiding secrets, but are just waiting for it to all come out!
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