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Summary

The perfect cosy Christmas novel to curl up with this winter, from Sunday Times best seller Cathy Bramley.

Christmas has always meant something special to Merry - even without a family of her own. This year, her heart might be broken but her new candle business is booming. The last thing she needs is another project - but when her hometown's annual event needs some fresh festive inspiration, Merry can't resist.

Cole loves a project too - though it's usually of the bricks and mortar variety. As a single dad, his Christmas wish is to see his kids again, so getting the new house finished for when they're all together is the perfect distraction. 

But this Christmas, magic is in the air for these two strangers. Will it bring them all the joy they planned for...and take their hearts by surprise too? 

After all, anything can happen at Christmas....

©2021 Cathy Bramley (P)2021 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"The perfect Christmas treat!" (Sarah Morgan)

"Stuffed with Cathy's sparkling wit and warmth - I devoured it whole." (Milly Johnson) 

"Treat yourself to this gift of a book - if Merry and Cole's story doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit, nothing will!" (Holly Hepburn) 

"A wonderful warm hug of a book, brim full of festive comfort and joy!" (Alex Brown)

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Fabulous story, likeable, relatable characters, touch of Christmas magic and romantic as hell, you should listen😍

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Nice easy listen while doing Christmas jobs

Nice enough story but predictable. Have listened to quite a few Cathy Bramley books and didn't find this one to be one of her best.

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Perfect Antidote to Another Covid Christmas!

Totally predictable but utterly charming. Just what I needed! Pure, joyful escapism. Puts a smile on your face.

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The Merry Christmas Project

Such a wonderful Christmassy story including everything you would expect from Cathy, truly delightful.
Brilliant narration From Angela Griffin.

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Fantastic festive fun!

Just an all round lovely, easy to listen to story. Great characters you get to know throughout.
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Perfect Christmas story and beautifully read

Angela Griffin did this book so much justice. A beautiful Christmas story, slightly predictable but aren’t all the best Christmas stories predictable. Heart warming and charming, really lovely 🥰

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Wow!

I just LOVED this!! Such a lovely story. I really enjoyed Angela's narration too! Would love a second book with how Merry gets on! Would highly recommend this book x

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Beautiful Feel Good Story

This was a wonderful story to listen to, and so beautifully narrated by Angela Griffin.
If you’re feeling a wee bit sad, or down, this is the book for you x

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Absolutely amazing

I loved this book from start to finish, absolutely loved the storyline and feel so festive now I’ve read it, the characters were lovely and all simply made this book as good as it was, I would recommend this book to all.

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A cozy festive treat

Such a beautiful Christmas story full of love, laughter and joy. Cathy Bramley beautifully mixes the darker realities of life with romantic comedy magic. Perfect for a cozy night in with a blanket, hot chocolate and Christmas scented candle. Loved it!