Lizzie's Christmas Escape by Christie Barlow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So here I am again reading another Christmas book.... what on earth is going on?! I hear you all saying. Well after reading Kitty Countryside Dream earlier in the year and absolutely loving it. I couldn't resist reading Lizzie's Christmas Escape.Which I have to say it isn't has Christmasy has I thought it was going to be!
Like Kitty I found this a quick and easy read which I devoured in one afternoon. In this story we meet Lizzie who promises herself thing will change in the new year but with her girls who are grown up and left home and a husband who comes home from work to sit in from of the TV night after night. Which all seems the same old to Lizzie and finds herself taking refuge in cooking and talking to her Gary Barlow calendar which made my giggle. Until she meets Marcus will he help mend her marriage or not is the question?!
So for me I have no idea what what it like to be in that situation being single and never being married. So I couldn't relate to Lizzy and found those parts of the story to serious or maybe I was a bit jealous of her! Anyway using my Miss Marple skills I totally guessed the outcome so the ending was no surprise to me at all.
But what I did love about this story was Lizzie and best friend Anne's friendship. We have all got that one special best friend. Their friendship and story line was the core of the story for me. And shows what best friends really are, with plenty of laugh out loud scenes. Which is what this author is all about.
This story does have something for everyone. Even though I prefer Kitty, I highly recommend giving this giving it 4 stars.
Thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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