Continuing in a festive annual tradition, New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber returns with a new original holiday novel full of romance and cheer - and the magical prospect of finding love in even the most guarded hearts.
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 façade 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.
©2016 Debbie Macomber (P)2016 Random House Audio
I love Debbie Macomber books, especially her Christmas themed ones. Great story and great narrarator.
Cute Christmas story. However I did have to try not to cringe every time the main character said "bestie". I've never heard anyone over the age of 14 use that term.
Loved It! This book should be made into a Hallmark movie for the Christmas season. I laughed and felt this was such a sweet story. I pictured the whole thing as a movie and pondered on who the actors could be to best represent the characters. This is my first book by this author and will look for more! Thank you Debbie!!!!
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