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23 December 2016

Lizzie's Christmas Escape by Christie Barlow (Book Beginnings & Friday 56)

Friday 56 (share from the 56th page or 56% mark) is hosted at Freda's Voice (today 56%) 
& Book Beginnings (share the first few sentences) is at Rose City Reader.

Every Christmas Lizzie promises herself that things will change and she will leap into the new year a new woman. And yet here she is again, at the beginning of December and nothing is different. Her girls have grown up and left home, her husband Henry is slumped in front of the TV and she is alone in the kitchen, seeking refuge in the cooking sherry and talking to her Gary Barlow calendar. She’s also been very diverted by handsome new neighbour Marcus and she knows she shouldn’t be …
So when best friend Ann suggests a weekend away in the country, Lizzie jumps at the chance. Will this Christmas escape give Lizzie some much needed perspective and allow her to mend her marriage? Or will Marcus prove to be too much of a distraction?


"A sparkling, feel-good Christmas romance" is the claim on the cover. I was excited about it & put kt off until right before Christmas for the proper warm fuzzy feelings. What did I get? I got misery and heartache and cheating and, call me crazy, but those aren't typically things that make me feel good. It's not necessarily a bad book, just not at all what I was expecting or hoping for.


  1. Perfect for the season!! Happy holidays!

  2. Such a perfect book for this time of the year. I always intend to read at least one Christmas book each year and half the time I just reread the same one. Ha!