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The Christmas Holiday

By: Phillipa Ashley
Narrated by: Harrie Dobby
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Summary

Pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate and settle down in front of the fire with this perfect, uplifting festive listen!

She’s planned the perfect Christmas. But fate might have other ideas....

Krystle didn’t have a normal childhood and longed for warm family Christmases with presents under the tree. Now she makes sure everyone else has the perfect Christmas she never had, bringing beautiful decorations to cheer as many people as possible.

With her festive business booming, she decides to celebrate by renting a secluded house in the Lakes, with a plan to make this the ultimate yuletide getaway.

But fate immediately throws a spanner in the works in the form of a broken-down car, a flooded river and Max; a man who despises Christmas.

Krystle becomes determined to show Max the joys of the holiday. She won’t take no for an answer.

Can she melt Max’s Grinch-like heart? And can he show her that life doesn’t need to go to plan to take you somewhere magical....

Let Sunday Times bestseller Phillipa Ashley whisk you away to the Lakes, with a story full of unexpected romance, second chances, snowflakes and starlight! Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Karen Swan and Heidi Swain.

©2022 Phillipa Ashley (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Fabulous story!

Beautiful story line. Immerse yourself in Christmas and so much more. A truly magical, spirit lifting, informative read. Highly recommend.

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Heartwarming.

Lovely Lovely tale . Got through it quickly, heartwarming , and a bit in the middle will bring a tear to your eyes, you would have to be pretty hard not to.
It also brings in a more serious message , and pays tribute to those who .... that would be a spoiler, so won't give it away.

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A Christmas Story

This was a delightful Christmas story and I loved it! I’m going to look for another audiobook written by Phillipa Ashley and hopefully read so well by Harrie Dobby

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A wonderful Christmas story

I recommend this book for a spot of winter romance. Perfect easy listening for the holidays.

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Absolutely Loved this story

This is the first book I've listened to by Phillipa Ashley, and I will definitely be listening to a lot more of hers. I'm a huge fan of Jill Mansell's book, and this one made me think of her writing style.
Wonderfully rich writing, with all of the characters and locations beautifully described and easy to picture in your mind. This story had lots of tense excitement, elements to tug at your heartstrings, and romance too. I listened to the whole audiobook in a day, as I just couldn't stop listening. Loved it!
Excellent narration by Harrie Dobby really brought all of the characters to life.

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Gorgeous and xmassy

Loved every minute of listening to the book. A good feel story, well written . Thanks

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light hearted feel

very easy harmless listen will bring a smile to you...Nice Christmas romance to listen

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Great for listening to when decorating the tree

A nice gentle story set in a lovely part of England. It was good at conjuring up the imagination with its descriptions. I liked and disliked the narration. Harrie Dobby has a lovely soft and comforting voice that suits this story well but, I think the characters could have had more distinctive voices and the tone in their speech could have echoed what they were saying or thinking. All round a good listen.

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A Christmas Story in a winter wonderland

Another lovely Christmas tale from the pen of Phillipa Ashley set in the beautiful Lake District with its snowy mountains and rural villages as the backdrop.
As always, Phillipa gently educates as she entertains - this time it’s the turn of the Mountain Rescue Team to receive the Ashley treatment. By the end I was ready to sign up, although living on the edge of the very flat Fens, there isn’t much call for it near me!
Anyone who loves Christmas will be beguiled by the visions of decorations and you can’t fail to be moved by the Santa’s Grotto stories.
Harrie Dobby as narrator does a great job of making sure the listener can recognise the characters - always key to a good audiobook, and brings the story to life as you listen.
No spoilers, but Jake is the star of the show.
Hoping for more stories in this setting please!

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What a fabulous Book

This book was just amazing, I was listening to it on my way to and from work, I couldn't stop and wanted my journey to go on forever so I could listen to it. There story is fabulous I love all the character and how the story builds. I laughed along with the book and it was also so emotional, you rooted for the main characters that they would be ok and come together, and it had such a festive cheer running through it that I now feel so festive after finishing the book, I loved this book from start to end and would recommend this book to all.