• The Christmas Invitation

  • By: Trisha Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant new Christmas novel from Sunday Times best-selling author Trisha Ashley.

Meg is definitely not in the Christmas mood. She’s never gone in for tinsel, baubles and mistletoe, and right now she’s still getting over an illness. Yet when she’s invited to spend the run-up to Christmas in the snowy countryside rather than dreary London, she can’t refuse. 

Arriving at a warm and cosy family home in a small hilltop village, Meg soon begins to wonder what a proper Christmas might be like. But just as she’s beginning to settle in, she spots a familiar face. Lex. 

Despite the festive cheer, Meg suddenly wants nothing more than to get as far away from him, and their past secrets, as she can. But if she stays, could this be the year she finally discovers the magic of Christmas....?

Fabulously funny, intelligent and heart-warming, Trisha Ashley’s brand-new novel is the feel-good Christmas novel of the year. It even contains recipes!

©2019 Trisha Ashley (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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THE VERY THING!

I had already read this, on kindle, and found it one heck of a good story, couldn’t put it down! But, I’m a Southerner (middle Tennessee) and knew from past experiences, listening to it read properly would lend the story, and the characters, a whole new authenticity.
And I was right; this was a delightful listening experience, Emma Powell’s narration, flawless!
The Christmas Invitation is Trisha Ashley’s Christmas Gift to us all!
Cash in your credit, and enjoy!

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About the solstice not Christmas

I returned this book because it was about the solstice, not Christmas, a bit of a false title.

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  • dk.bookworm
  • 12-05-19

Not for me

I have now decided to give up on this one, I was really looking forward to a good Christmas story but I have after several hours of listening still found it boring, and the narration of some of the characters is depressing and driving me crazy.
So I obviously disagree with most of the other reviews on this one.

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  • Susan Yoxall-Doyle
  • 11-25-19

Uninteresting

I patiently listened to this book all the way through waiting for it to become interesting .... it never did 😕 x

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  • June
  • 11-05-19

great book

really loved this book, good story great second story and a fab combination of the two

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  • Dumetella
  • 11-04-19

An absolutely lovely Trisha Ashley book

One of these wonderful Trisha Ashley books full of quirky characters and twisted plots that makes you wish thou were there for real. An absolute feel-good one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-23-19

great book!

I absolutely loved this book.
loved the narator,had to just keep listening,great christmas story.
cant wait for more.

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  • Shazmin
  • 02-23-20

Would not recommend!

Reading the blurb I assumed that this would be a romantic story of lost loves over the years with the special Christmas touch and 'will they, won't they' vibes. What the book actually ended up being was the complete opposite. Overall I felt the story dragged then was the polar opposite towards the end as it became chaotic and rushed with story lines being pulled in left right and centre. There was a lot of unnecessary detail + character additions that were added by the most ridiculous of connections (would not happen in real life). I found aspects rather repetitive, Clara would speak about an event in her memoirs and then it would be repeated but in current day. I also found the narrators voice did not change much between the characters and at points they overlapped. Lex's voice almost sounded identical to Meg's! If you are looking for a heart-warming, family-spirit Christmas book then this is for you, I personally think not a romance.

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  • moo moo
  • 01-18-20

Good feeling audio.

Took me a little time to settle into this story, but once hooked I couldn’t put it down. It was romantic mixed with family intrigued and mystery. Very colourful characters throughout. I loved it. Well worth buying to listen to or in book form.

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  • Kaz
  • 11-10-19

Enjoyable Christmas read

I did enjoy this book but did find some parts were repeated, perhaps a little to often but otherwise a good read

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  • diana22
  • 06-29-21

meaty story with luscious language

after reading this well actually part way through I went to the library to see what other books have been penned by this author!I loved the character development and could easily picture thei interaction amongst a beautiful ly described environment. I was there! Wonderful can't wait to read other titles

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  • Rocketgob
  • 04-26-21

My first Trisha Ashley book...

And maybe my last - I have tried to wade through this but I can’t figure out whether it’s the narration or the story that’s worse. Not for me at all.

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  • Maggie
  • 01-13-22

enjoyable family story

a wonderful lot of characters who welcome their portrait painter share their life. joyful read