Synopsis by HQ Digital
Ever since tragedy struck a few years ago, television presenter Kirstie Harrison has hated Christmas – but she didn’t intend to tell the whole country live on air! She needs to lie low for a few weeks, so she’s finally coming home for the holidays, determined that this Christmas will be different…
Staying at the family pub, The Dancing Duck, means it’s impossible not to get caught up in the little village of Cranbury’s festive traditions. And it’s equally impossible to avoid her ex, Josh Turner! Kirstie is torn between making this the best Christmas yet and knowing that she can’t stay forever.
It’s that time again for a lovely Blog Tour up in yours truly’s blog. Today’s stop is all about Christmas at the Dancing Duck by Daisy James.
So grab your Chianti (or if you are a poor bugger like me, grab some Prosecco) and cosy up with this delightful festive read, as this little gem of a book has bundles of Christmas cheer all around. Well, not quite all around, as Kirstie our main character seems to loathe Christmas and any Christmas related food or traditions (Bah Humbug!).
When tragedy strikes there are two types of people: the ones that loathe all that reminds them of their missing loved ones, and the ones like Olivia (Kirstie’s sister) that try their best to keep their memory and traditions alive (I’m deffo the later!).
I do love the start of the book, as I work in TV myself so it gave me that familiarity of being behind the scenes. I would have been so embarrassed if I had made a mistake like Martin had, but I have to say sound department can be quite hard. Mistakes do happen quite often, and it’s how you deal with them that make or break you.
I wouldn’t say that Kirstie is the kind of character that you like straight away, but the type that once you get to know her you warm to her. I wonder if the reason being is, that she isn’t that keen on Christmas, while on the other hand I start celebrating it once Halloween is over. #SorryNotSorry
However, she does try her best to make the last Christmas at the Dancing Duck the best ever, even though everyone seems to hate her for not opposing to the sale of the beloved pub. Or maybe because she is cosying up to the enemy instead of her handsome first love Josh (What are you doing girl?!?).
James’ writing brilliantly captivates the Christmas spirit and really captures the village community. The writing is so descriptive that it makes you feel that you are at a cosy village pub having a laugh with the locals. Also make sure to have some snacks in hand, because when it comes to the food descriptions, your mouth will be watering in seconds.
If you are looking for a book full of Christmas cheer, English countryside, village love, family joy and romance, this is the book to get.
This book has been a perfect festive treat for my last blog tour of December. I’m very thankful to HQ Digital for all the festive reads they have sent me, and in particular to Daisy James for this wonderful read.
You can get Christmas at the Dancing Duck here.
Thanks HQ Digital for sending me a lovely e-copy of Christmas at the Dancing Duck in exchange for my honest review.