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Calling Mrs Christmas Audiobook

Calling Mrs Christmas

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Publisher's Summary

Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She's soon in huge demand and Cassie's business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born.

Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children, so he enlists Cassie's help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her loving partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients.

When millionaire Carter asks Cassie to join his family on a trip to Lapland, she knows she shouldn't go... Suddenly Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.

Join Cassie as she takes you on a romantic and emotional rollercoaster ride in Calling Mrs Christmas.

©2013 Carole Matthews (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"So warm, so festive, I really loved Calling Mrs Christmas" (Jenny Colgan)

"Fabulously enjoyable . . . full of heart and fun" (Milly Johnson)

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    Jhirst Central California 10-31-17
    Jhirst Central California 10-31-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Not a Christmas Romance"

    Well, where should I start....

    First, this story is very British. That's not a complaint, but something you might want to consider. British pronunciations, British references, most you can figure out easy enough, some might leave you wondering.

    Frankly, the writing is a notch above most of the Christmas romance books I have read. There's character development, sub plots, real feelings. That was nice.

    And then the big one. This does take place at Christmas but for me it didn't "feel" as Christmasy as other Christmas romance books do. I could forgive that. What I can't forgive is that it isn't really a romance book. The main character has a boyfriend/partner, and as other reviewers have mentioned, and as the main character repeatedly mentions, he's a great guy. Their connection is great. But.......
    As a reader, and I'm male but I'm not sure that matters, I don't want to read about my partner...who repeatedly claims I'm wonderful...being so easily swayed by someone else just because they're richer than me or more attractive. Characters in romance novels are frequently shallow, and I'm okay with that because the goal of the story is the romance, the attraction, but in this story the main character is already attached, seemingly happily attached. I cared for her, I cared for her partner, I cared for the two wayward lads her partner was mentoring and trying to save. I would have been happy if that was the whole story...but it wasn't.

    I didn't hate this book. I actually kind of liked this book. But I ended up not really liking the main character, and feeling sorry for the author who doesn't seem to have the right feel for what romance is.

    Narration was fine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Saffy
    UK
    12/2/13
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    "A perfect Christmas listen"

    Yes this is predictable, feel good, easy listening chick lit - but I loved it! I think I knew where the story was heading from the first few chapters but this did not spoil my enjoyment of it. Carole Matthews creates such likeable characters that it's easy to become involved in their lives and the story. Julia Franklin narrates this perfectly, her friendly, empathetic tone is perfect for family dramas. A perfect Christmas listen!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Surbiton, United Kingdom
    12/29/13
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    "Carole conjures up Christmas"

    While I'm not the kind of guy that reads much 'chick lit' I could certainly appreciate the plotting of this unashamedly Christmassy read. My favourite sections were set at the Young Offenders unit and that sub-plot.

    Julia Franklin does a great job at narration, although this somehow highlights the amount of repetition in the novel as the heroine umms and ahhhs, or even just re-caps her situation which I found unnecessary.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    12/11/16
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    "Really Good Fluff"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was light and Christmassy without being so simple and predictable it bored me. It had flawed characters, a few interesting subjects to muse on and a delightful little holiday plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it wasn't a cut and dry simple a to b romance.


    Have you listened to any of Julia Franklin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    N/a


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MRS C HARRISON
    1/13/16
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    "Fantastic"

    Love this made me smile
    I love christmas stories love audio books
    thanks audio fab

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy Evans
    Sheffield, UK
    12/24/15
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    "Loved it"

    I absolutely loved this book. The characters are well developed and very likeable. I love Christmas stories at any time of the year but like most people especially when the season is here. This is an enjoyable read that had me hooked from the beginning. I would love to read more with these characters in especially if it expanded on this and what happened to them after.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Marion Rudd
    Rainham Essex UK
    6/29/15
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    "Great Listening."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was good to listen to, held my attention to the very end, Thoroughly enjoyed it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cassie, she lifted herself out of her bad times.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The whole book.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Calling Mrs Christmas.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to listening to more from this Author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • NixW
    2/8/15
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    "Carol Matthews does it again!"

    A heartwarming tale read beautifully by Julia Fanklin. Carol again takes you into the lives of the characters as you follow them on their journey of life. Great escapism with a real feel good factor,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss R M Graston
    12/7/14
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    "A story about love family & kindness at Christmas"
    If you could sum up Calling Mrs Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    Festive romantic fun


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a good dose of Christmas. Cassies struggle to get a job will be relatable to many people and the sense of good will and love echoes throughout the book.


    What about Julia Franklin’s performance did you like?

    She has a nice voice an she is good at being the different characters.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Will true love be enough for Mrs Christmas.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and really recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    11/13/17
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    "Spoilt by the narrator's different voices."

    The thing that stood out for me was the narrator's attempt at male voices... it was terrible and spoilt the whole experience for me. Very disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kerry
    1/23/17
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved it! So sad I have finished it, it was brilliant. And well narrated. A must listen too!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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