12 Days to save Christmas – A review

Poppy loves Christmas and has this year’s celebrations all sorted out. However, a month before Christmas Eve, her boyfriend Greg drops a bombshell and tells her that he feels they should break up saying that she is too needy. They will continue to share the flat until the end of the year and during that time there will be 12 days when Greg and Poppy will be in the flat together so Poppy has those days to try and convince him that he is wrong.

In a bid to show him that she is not needy, she ends up volunteering at a local community centre run by Theo and also joins a choir. As she becomes more involved with the centre, its staff and visitors, she begins to think more about her own past and to consider who she really is.

I really enjoyed this and completed it in one sitting. There are some very funny moments as well as some touching ones. One or two of the characters felt a bit like stock characters and didn’t come across as real but I loved Poppy and her journey through this novel. I felt that there were some real issues raised in this novel about the personalities that we show to other people and how real they are as well as it being a real romantic comedy. I also loved the ending which I felt was hopeful rather than being an outright happy ending.

Thank you to the publishers and Net Galley for allowing me to read an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. 12 Days to save Christmas was published on 19th October.


Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

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