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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber



Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. No matter how hard she’s tried to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn, preferring to keep to himself. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that’s the last straw. She’s going to break through Cain’s Scrooge-like exterior the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness.

To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called The Twelve Days of Christmas. Her first attempts to humanize Cain are far from successful. Julia brings him homemade Christmas treats and the disagreeable grinch won’t even accept them. Meanwhile, Julie’s blog becomes an online sensation, as an astonishing number of people start following her adventures. Julia continues to find ways to express kindness and, little by little, chips away at Cain’s gruff fa├žade to reveal the caring man underneath. Unbelievably, Julia feels herself falling for Cain—and she suspects that he may be falling for her as well. But as the popularity of her blog continues to grow, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the world is worth risking their chance at love.



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About The Author






Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 770 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Ten of these novels hit the number one spot.

In 2015, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications included Last One Home (March), Silver Linings (August) and Dashing Through The Snow (October) and paperback editions of Blossom Street Brides (March), Love Letters (July), and her Christmas novel, Mr. Miracle (October). In addition to fiction Macomber has also published two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.





My Review



This book begins when Julia Padden discovers that her neighbor has been stealing her morning paper, and Cain Maddox is caught with the paper in his hand. He seems to be a real curmudgeon and really isn’t very friendly, thus when she relates all that has happened to her friend, an idea is formed to help her land her dream job, by promoting a Christmas spirit of kindness.
Thus Julia begins her plan to kill Cain with over powering kindness, and Cain seems to thwart every move, by not accepting coffee, cookies and even a friendly hello.
Watch as the twelve days unfold and you will be enjoying all of the happening, especially as Ebenezer begins to thaw, but not quite, and they keep being thrown together, surprisingly at Macy’s and at the nursing home.
Twelve Days of Christmas quickly becomes a page-turner that will make you smile.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine, and I was not required to give a positive review.

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