Ready for a fun, festive read in 2021? I might have just the thing…
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Date Published: 19th October 2021
Print length: 324 pages
On the first day of Christmas, my true love… dumped me.
Poppy loves Christmas and always goes all out to make this magical time of the year extra special for her boyfriend George. But George is strangely not in the Christmas spirit this year. As Poppy wrestles him into her Christmas jumper built for two for a holiday snapshot, she finds out why.
He’s leaving her. With only twelve days to spend together before Christmas.
Poppy is heartbroken. Her perfectly planned Christmas lies in tatters. She knows they are meant to be together and she’s not going to give up on their five-year relationship without a fight. She still has twelve days to get her man back and save Christmas…
But festive surprises aren’t only found under the tree. In her quest to make George see they are destined for each other, Poppy might end up finding out the truth about him. And discover the man she is truly meant to spend this Christmas with…
A Christmas read in October?! I know, I know, I’m surprised too. As a bit of Scrooge, I was initially apprehensive about reading a festive read (I would argue this early) but – as this review will tell you – I actually enjoyed this book more than I expected.
The story centres around Poppy who is shocked when her boyfriend of five years, George, decides her wants to leave her. At first, I didn’t gel with Poppy. I found her a little annoying and I just wanted to shout at her he is not worth it! Of course, as the story went on, I realised there was more to her character and I throughly enjoyed the journey she went on.
Unlike the usual Hugh Grant and good festive boyfriends, George is pretty awful. Despite his character being the worst, I think he did the best thing for Poppy and the story.
Twelve Days to Save Christmas may have started as a plot to save a relationship but what it became was a fun, wholesome story about finding yourself – and your community – after a break-up. It’s a festive read with a difference that even Scrooge’s like me will enjoy!
A Few Thank Yous
I wouldn’t have been able to read this book, or participate in this blog tour, without a few people. First off, I want to thank Sarah Hardy for reaching out to me regarding the blog tour – I jumped at the chance to get involved and I’m glad I did.
Secondly, I want to thank the publishers, Bookouture and the writer, Elizabeth Neep, for the E-arc copy of this book via NetGalley.
About the Author
Elizabeth Neep was born in 1990 in Derbyshire and now lives in London Bridge. After studying Law at the University of Nottingham and the University of New South Wales, she worked in magazine journalism, most noticeably writing for Dazed and Confused and PETRIe. Elizabeth now works as a non-fiction Senior Commissioning Editor and writes and paints in her spare time.