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Twelve days of Christmas : a novel

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2016
"Continuing in a festive annual tradition, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with a new original holiday novel full of romance and cheer--and the magical prospect of finding love in even the most guarded hearts. Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. No matter how hard she's tried to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn, preferring to keep to himself. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that's the last straw. She's going to break through Cain's Scrooge-like exterior the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness. To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called The Twelve Days of Christmas. Her first attempts to humanize Cain are far from successful. Julia brings him homemade Christmas treats and the disagreeable grinch won't even accept them. Meanwhile, Julie's blog becomes an online sensation, as an astonishing number of people start following her adventures. Julia continues to find ways to express kindness and, little by little, chips away at Cain's gruff fa{cedil}cade to reveal the caring man underneath. Unbelievably, Julia feels herself falling for Cain--and she suspects that he may be falling for her as well. But as the popularity of her blog continues to grow, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the world is worth risking their chance at love"-- Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Romance fiction.

ISBN:

  • 9780553391756
  • 9780553391732
  • 0553391739

Edition: First edition.

Description: 268 pages ; 20 cm

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Copeland, Lori — Although primarily known for her historical Christian fiction novels, Lori Copeland has more recently written heartwarming contemporary novels that may interest Macomber readers. Copeland's tender stories are upbeat and old-fashioned. -- Krista Biggs
Richards, Emilie, 1948- — Like Debbie Macomber, Emilie Richards writes heartwarming, emotion-filled stories of romantic love, family relations, and the friendship of women. -- Shelley Mosley
Jacobs, Kate, 1973- — Kate Jacobs and Debbie Macomber spin heartwarming yarns about women, friendship, and the power of love. Often centering their novels around knitting shops in New York City (Jacobs) and Seattle (Macomber) offer character-driven tales that gently address life's problems in engaging, leisurely paced prose. -- Mike Nilsson
Linz, Cathie — Like Macomber, Cathie Linz writes charming Romantic Comedies featuring humor and satisfying, if more sensual, romance. Linz also shares Macomber's interest in the military; Macomber draws on the Navy for settings and characters while Linz takes many of her heroes from the Marine Corps. -- Krista Biggs
Neels, Betty — Betty Neels and Debbie Macomber have a knack for heartwarming contemporary romances that avoid explicit sexuality yet include plenty of smoldering passion. Neels favors a plot-driven tale while Macomber's work is character-driven, featuring complicated women of all ages who are doing their best to bring joy to their lives. -- Mike Nilsson
Karon, Jan, 1937- — Jan Karon's Mitford series, like Macomber's books, has a strong inspirational message. In a similar small town setting, Karon explores her characters' lives with humor and grace, and offers emotionally satisfying solutions as well as domestic pleasures and endearing characters. -- Krista Biggs
Evans, Richard Paul — Macomber fans may also appreciate the sweet and uplifting tales of Richard Paul Evans. Famous for his stories that focus on love and family, Evans offers characters similar to Macomber's - nice people who have suffered setback or tragedy - as well as familiar themes: redemption, relationships, and the power of love. -- Krista Biggs
Wiggs, Susan — Susan Wiggs is another author who has made the transition from Romance to Women's Lives and Relationships with her emotionally involving, character-centered novels. Although her style is more complex than Macomber's, readers will recognize and relate to the heroines and their stories of relationships with family, friends, and lovers. -- Krista Biggs
Pilcher, Rosamunde — These authors' works are Heartwarming, Character-driven, and Leisurely paced, and they share: the genres 'Contemporary romances' and 'Women's romantic fiction' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.
Duarte, Judy — These authors' works are Heartwarming, Character-driven, and Leisurely paced, and they share: the genres 'Contemporary romances' and 'Category romances' and the subjects 'Men/women relations', 'Interpersonal attraction', and 'Christmas'.
Prowse, Amanda — These authors' works are Heartwarming and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Contemporary romances' and 'Holiday romances' and the subjects 'Men/women relations' and 'Christmas'.
Fletcher, Kris — These authors' works are Heartwarming and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Contemporary romances' and 'Category romances' and the subjects 'Men/women relations' and 'Interpersonal attraction'.

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