Nov 19, 2015

Book Review & Giveaway: The Christmas We Met by Kate Lord Brown

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Review by Suze

Grace has lost everything. Her husband disappeared one day and he left her with a trail of debt. She and her daughter still have each other though and Grace is determined to make sure they will have a happier future. When she goes to the Wittering Manor to talk to Fraser, the owner, she meets his godson Jack on the way there. She feels straight at home with them and takes the assistant job that's being offered to her. Fraser is writing his memoir and he need someone to help him. There's a cottage for Grace to live in, so the situation seems ideal. 

Grace has a past though and she keeps receiving reminders. She used to make beautiful jewelry and she has to find a way to get back into business again. She never feels completely at ease, because someone's scaring her. There's also a family secret she struggles with. Will Grace really be able to find happiness again or will her past keep interfering with her life?

The Christmas We Met is a beautiful story about a strong woman who's lost so much, but will never give up. Grace has such a great personality. I loved the way Kate Lord Brown describes her main character. The story is set in the seventies and it was fun reading about the clothes and the jewelry. I liked that Grace is creative. Fraser is an eccentric man and his warm personality stands out. Jack is a good guy, he's handsome and friendly. Because of these great personalities the story is friendly and reading about them was heartwarming for me.

There's a mystery aspect as Grace's husband is missing and she can't get any closure because of the fact that she doesn't know what happened to him. Grace keeps receiving creepy reminders of her past. I couldn't wait to find out more about this situation. I kept hoping she'd have a chance at a better and brighter future. Working for Fraser is never dull and I loved reading about Grace's job and their conversations. I also enjoyed reading about the estate and daily life there. The Christmas We Met is a wonderful and romantic story about friendship and unconditional love that definitely warmed my heart.

Giveaway

Three lucky readers of my blog will receive a paperback copy of The Christmas We Met. Good luck!

I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

43 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great wintry read with heart and hope. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I would like to read Grace´s story

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  3. The title is intriguing and the cover is beautiful.

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  4. I love reading and I love Christmas!

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  5. It sounds like something I would love to read. I love Christmas books.

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  6. I want to read this book because as far as I can remember, I haven't have read anything with the Christmas theme yet so it would be a new experience for me.

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  7. I love Christmas and Christmas books are amazing.

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  8. looks like a great book. Love to read Christmas books!

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  9. I'm intrigued by the mystery element.

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  10. I'm super excited to read the complete story.

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  11. Christmas is coming and I want to relate myself ☺ -@MaroBenipayo on twitter

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  12. I would like to have a new Christmas read :)

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  13. I love Christmas stories and this one sounds like it would be a cozy read.

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  14. I love Christmas stories and this one sounds like a great story to read.

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  15. this does look like a great read!!

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  16. Because I love reading heartwarming stories.

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  17. the story about a strong woman surviving and coping with what life throws at her is appealing, and lets face it I remember the 70's well so it will be a return to my teenage years - The Christmas We Met by Kate Lord Brown thank for the offer Suze x

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  18. I would like to have a Christmas read for this Christmas~

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  19. Your review sounds as if it's a great book

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  20. Love books who are great to read a bit of suspense in it. Sounds like a great book.

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  21. I love stories where the female protagonist never gives up and manages to get her life back on tracks

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  22. The story line sounds very interesting, and who doesn't love a story about the holidays

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  23. This seems like the perfect christmassy read! You pick out the loveliest books :)

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  24. because i love all about christmas and i love read

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  25. I would like to read this as I enjoy reading stories from author's, whose books I have never read before. I really like the sound of this and the cover is simply perfect! Thank you Suze xxxx

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  26. I would like to read this as I enjoy reading stories from author's, whose books I have never read before. I really like the sound of this and the cover is simply perfect! Thank you Suze xxxx

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  27. To get me feeling a bit more Christmassy!

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  28. I love reading holiday reads close to Christmas! :)

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  29. I have to add this to my reading list. I like that from your review it seems the book is heartwarming. Your review feels like this is the kind of book that you could just loss yourself to and feel really rewarded afterwards.

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  30. I have to add this to my reading list. I like that from your review it seems the book is heartwarming. Your review feels like this is the kind of book that you could just loss yourself to and feel really rewarded afterwards.

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  31. i love read i hoje i can win this to read :)

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  32. I'd love to read this because the author is new to me and I'm curious.

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  33. It sounds a really enjoyable book

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  34. Honestly, this doesn't sound like my kind of book, but I showed this to my Mum and she'd like to read it.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  35. Just love the cover. Want to crawl inside the image.

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  36. gets you in festive mood

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