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28 October 2018

Blog Tour: Book Review: A Christmas Gift by Sue Moorcroft

I read A Christmas Gift wrapped up warm in a blanket, with a glass of red wine and a slice of chocolate cake. It's a pretty sumptuous festive read, bursting with the joy of community and family and love. It's a gorgeous read for the run up to the festive season.

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Georgine loves Christmas. The festive season always brings the little village of Middledip to life. But since her ex-boyfriend walked out, leaving her with crippling debts, Georgine’s struggled to make ends meet.

To keep her mind off her worries, she throws herself into organising the Christmas show at the local school. And when handsome Joe Blackthorn becomes her assistant, Georgine’s grateful for the help. But there’s something about Joe she can’t quite put her finger on. Could there be more to him than meets the eye?

Georgine’s past is going to catch up with her in ways she never expected. But can the help of friends new and old make this a Christmas to remember after all?

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Source: Blog Tour | Review Copy

5 Words: Community, family, Christmas, secrets, love.

This was such a gorgeous story, and perfect for the run up to Christmas. I found it a pretty quick read as I did not want to put it down.

I quickly got invested in Georgine's story, and that of her family. I think I was more invested in the sister-drama between Georgine and Blair. That's not to say that the romance in this story isn't excellent, it's so heartwarming and sweet. I just love me some family drama.

One of my favourite things about this was the assumptions that the characters made based on perceived wealth. It's such a human thing to do, to judge people on how much money you think they have and see that as a measure of their success, and I loved how this book pretty much ripped in to it. Your success is not measured by your wealth. Money does not equate to happiness (even if it does make life easier).

A Christmas Gift has a wonderful sense of community, and I loved how everyone rallied together and supported each other. The circumstances of the characters really hit me hard, and I think that anyone who hasn't had quite enough to make ends meet will probably shed a tear reading it.

This was an excellent festive read, perfect for keeping you warm on cold evenings. It is not overly festive, but it did get me very excited for winter.

What's on your festive TBR?


  1. Sounds like an amazing Christmas read! I haven't made a Christmas TBR yet, but I recently read The Attraction Equation and I really liked it!😃

    Shirley |

  2. I'm looking for some Christmas reading, so I'll have to add this to my list! Anything with Christmas, and a panto, is good with me!

  3. Your review matches my own thoughts on reading this book. It is fairly obvious, from the start, that there will be a happy ending. What kept me gripped was how that outcome could possibly be achieved. The author introduces several conflicts, some of which seem impossible to resolve. That takes very skillful writing. Well done, Sue Moorcroft!


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