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Publisher's Summary

Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job in a huge international corporation and she's grateful for it. The only problem is her boss who can't keep his hands to himself, but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn't have time for is romance - until she meets the company's rising star, Josh Wallace.

Louise usually says no to evenings out but she's decided to let her hair down tonight. It's the office Christmas party, she has a pretty dress to wear and she's looking forward to some champagne and fun. She's completely unaware that others around her are too busy playing dangerous games to enjoy the party - until she's pulled into those games herself....

Romance is in the air and secrets are about to be uncovered. It's going to be a night to remember at The Christmas Party.

©2014 Carole Matthews (P)2014 Isis Publishing

Critic Reviews

"So warm, so festive." (Jenny Colgan)
"Fabulously enjoyable...full of heart and fun." (Milly Johnson)
"Simply brilliant." (Closer)

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Nice vacation book, what's next?

Perfect for a vacation or for when you just want to escape for a bit. I gotta admit I got caught up in the life of each character so much that when the story came to an end, I thought this needs to be a series. I wanted to know what happened to Louise, Josh, Kirsten, Simon, Melissa, and Martin. I would say my only gripe is how old the narrator made Melissa sound. She sounded more like a woman of 70+ years old then what her age was.

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nice story

it was pale at beginning. it is getting better and better while listening it. I have to skip few part because it is too intense. great story indeed.

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  • Miss R Tasyaka
  • 12-18-15

Easy listening

Having been to many Christmas parties and knowing the shenanigans that go on the story is fun, lively and heart- warming. No thinking, just sit back and enjoy!

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  • Sally C-P
  • 05-28-16

Brilliant

Really enjoyed listening, the story has a very satisfying ending. Great characters if a little predictable

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Janine L S Smith
  • 05-16-16

The Christmas Party

Really easy listen, I've been to many corporate business does in my time and could definetly relate to the characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Elizabeth Dorree
  • 03-17-16

Lovely story

Really lovely story lots of twists and turns , could relate to the characters Carole made them come alive , will be reading more of her books

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  • Gregory Turner
  • 12-31-15

One of the best novels out

I found the story both very moving and funny well done for such good work this is why I have chosen this writing thank you

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Smiths
  • 10-02-15

Enjoyed!

Good story, great twisty bits! Easy to listen to and was sad when it ended.

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  • stimpson
  • 08-15-15

Lovely Christmas tale

Yes met expectations good story characters well developed nice plot line and not overly sentimental like the downfall of the main villan in so many funny ways

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  • Shellybean1727
  • 06-30-15

Another good book to listen to.

The book was well read and brilliantly written I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Carole Matthews books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-29-14

Wimpy lead character

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I thought that the story was too drawn out, could have been half the length.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Very predictable

Which character – as performed by Penelope Rawlins – was your favourite?

I didn't have a favourite.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No, it could be squeezed into a 1 hour tv special.

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  • 11-21-14

Enjoyed the story but the voice spoiled it a bit

What did you like best about The Christmas Party? What did you like least?

Story was good, I like Carole Matthews as an author

What did you like best about this story?

Christmas theme

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Found the voice grating, pace not quite right, just generally not a good fit

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