A Very Lucky Christmas

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 26 Dec 2018

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Lilac Mills gives us a very funny Christmas romance with this one. I can't count how many times I was laughing out loud while reading this book. The characters just had a way with their humor that made you want to read more to see what they were going to come up with next. Very well done!

Daisy is a young lady that is in a relationship that she thinks is ready to move to the next level. Apparently though her boyfriend is not on the same level as Daisy in his thinking with that. Daisy was expecting a ring instead of finding her boyfriend with another man. Daisy immediately moves back in with her mom, but her grandmother is living there as well now. They all give Daisy a hard time. When Daisy's great grandmother comes over for dinner one day, she tells Daisy that she is going to tell her how to make an old recipe of Christmas pudding and that she has to put a silver sixpence in the pudding for it to be good luck. Well, Daisy makes the pudding and as she is eating it, ends up chocking on the sixpence. Her sister-in-law is there to help her when she is chocking. Daisy's brother insists on her going to the A&E to make sure that everything is ok. 

Daisy is so embarrassed that she is in A&E the first place, but when a hunky doctor walks in and tells Daisy that she is going to have to check her bowel movements for several days to make sure that she passes the sixpence, she is mortified. This whole lucky sixpence thing has quickly become the unlucky sixpence. 

Daisy's sister-in-law calls her one day and says that she is in the A&E and needs her to come be with her because her brother is out of town. She is pregnant and thinks she is loosing the baby. Daisy finally gets in touch with her brother after getting to the A&E and he ends up having an accident on his way to the A&E. Daisy has got to find a way to get this sixpence out of her system and away from her as quick as possible. 

Things go on and there are lots of misunderstandings by Daisy and the hunky doctor at the A&E. This is where is gets pretty comical. When things are figured out and everyone is good to go, Noah decides that he wants to try his luck with Daisy. You will have to read this one to find out how things go between Noah and Daisy. Will it be more misunderstandings or will they hit it off, or both? 

This was a good Christmas read but was not over the top with Christmas stuff. It gave you just enough but I feel this one could be read any time of the year. I am anxious to go back and read others from Lilac Mills now that I have read this one. Great job!

I voluntarily read and reviewed this title and all opinions are my own. Thanks to Netgalley, the author and publisher for a copy of this book.
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I really enjoyed this book. I got pulled into Daisy's world for a few hours and I laughed and felt sad and really liked it. This book is festive but is suitable for anytime of year. It was lovely to curl up on the sofa on a really wet day and forget about the world outside. The characters were interesting and I wanted to know more about them and Daisy's life had so much happening in it. I would definitely recommend this book.

Thank you to Netgalley for my copy.
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I'd previously read Lilac Mills' other novel Love in The City by the Sea and really enjoyed it, when I saw the cover revels of Lilac's other novels I was really eager to read more by this author. This cover certainly didn't disappoint, I adore the Christmas pudding in the centre (oh the relevance!) and of course the snowy scene out the window, the candles, crackers and the baubles just make for an extra festive and just beautiful cover! It's just so twinkly and pretty!

On to the story itself, it was just as good as the cover! From the off I was so drawn in to the storylines and the characters. I was eager to find out what was going on, and although I didn't twig what Freddie was up to at first, I soon caught up with what was going on when Daisy showed up at Freddie's house early! To say I couldn't believe it would be an understatement! As well as this, I actually found parts of the scene quite funny (although this is obviously meant to be an emotional and heart wrenching moment for Daisy), Carl in particular had me laughing with his sass and attitude - and the dress that Freddie was using to cover himself - don't get me started! Ha!

I felt really sorry for Daisy throughout this novel though, I know that Daisy's mum, nan and great-nan were probably meant to come across in more of a jokey way but I felt really sorry for Daisy and felt that she was being picked on by her family quite a bit. There was only a few moments when her family were nice to her which made me feel quite sad indeed! With regards to the other characters, I liked Noah, he seemed quite gentlemanly and really nice! Some of the conversations in this novel actually had me laughing out loud. There were quite a few times where a conversation would take place but one character would get the wrong end of the stick, ending in more confusion and more laughter from me!

Overall, this novel was funny, full of laughs and in moments quite heart-warming. I really liked the character of Daisy and felt her to be quite relatable. I wouldn't say it was overly festive, as Christmas takes place nearer the beginning of the novel, it's more a story about something that takes place on Christmas Day and the effects it has afterwards. It was really enjoyable and such an easy read. I read this in about two days because I just couldn't put it down. Thank you to the publisher for a chance to read this novel, which I have reviewed honestly.
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A very lighthearted romantic read.  I wasn't sure at first as I found Daisy, the main character, extremely dippy and quite annoying always jumping to the wrong conclusions as she didn't listen properly (she wasn't the only one).  But despite that I did get into the story and, apart from some annoyance at the continued dippiness, the read flowed and was written well.  There were some good observations and I found it was a good light and easy read.  A bit of a cross between Bridget Jones and Dinner Ladies, sounds improbable but that's the best way to describe it!
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A delight of a book. Took me a few pages to get
Into it and then I couldn’t put it down. Absolutely hilarious.  The characters and scenarios really well described and written. Thoroughly recommmend this wee gem to anyone with a few hours to spare as it’s a relaxing read - but hard to get away from.
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Great festive read. Daisy is not having much luck, losing her boyfriend, moving back home with her mum, losing her job. A series of misunderstandings mean she gets off to a bad start with Dr Hartley, but as they spend more time together she starts to fall for him - is her luck changing?
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