I think the term “Like a Hallmark Movie” will be thrown a lot to describe/review this book. I personally think that is apt and at the same time will give you an idea what to expect.
On the downside, I thought there were quite minimal character development. Cain, at least has a background that might make it enough to explain his attitude. I could see why he has trust issues and not exactly nurturing a sunny disposition.
But Julia? Julia is a little too perfect for my taste. She’s perky and upbeat, she’s good at baking cookies, she volunteers, she helps kids on a holiday program … there is nothing wrong with this woman (oh, except for maybe using her blog to capture the ‘project’ progress she has with Cain). I think I might end up being a Scrooge myself around her *lol*.
On the plus side, just like a Hallmark movie, it comes with very good LIFE message … to “kill people with kindness“. There is nothing wrong with being kind to others because it might just help you as much as the other person, and give you a whole new outlook about lives. Being kind is good for your karma :). Considering this is a holiday book, despite myself reading it in August, it is a wonderful reminder for everyone to start doing it.
The ARC is provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an exchange of fair and honest review. No high rating is required for any ARC received.
Title: Twelve Days of Christmas
Author: Debbie Macomber
Genre: MF Holiday Romance
Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: October 4, 2016