ARC Review: Twelve Days of Christmas (Debbie Macomber)

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.


RATING: 3 out of 5





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.



debbieTitle: Twelve Days of Christmas
Author: Debbie Macomber
Genre: MF Holiday Romance
Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: October 4, 2016


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