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The Magic of Christmas by Trisha Ashley

The Magic of Christmas

Trisha Ashley

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

November 2011 Book of the Month.

Another deliciously seasonal and heart-warming tale from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Twelve Days of Christmas and Chocolate Wishes. Previously published as Sweet Nothings, Trisha has extensively reworked the original novel with fabulous new extra material.

If you like Trisha Ashley you might also like to read books by Kate Long, Isla Dewar and Carole Matthews.

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The Magic of Christmas by Trisha Ashley

In the pretty Lancashire village of Middlemoss, Lizzy is on the verge of leaving her cheating husband, Tom, when tragedy strikes. Luckily she has welcome distraction in the Christmas Pudding Circle, a group of friends swapping seasonal recipes - as well as a rivalry with local cookery writer Nick over who will win Best Mince Pie at the village show! Meanwhile, the whole village is gearing up for the annual Boxing Day Mystery Play. But who will play Adam to Lizzy's Eve? Could it be the handsome and charismatic soap actor Ritch, or could someone closer to home win her heart? Whatever happens, it promises to be a Christmas to remember!


Praise for The Twelve Days of Christmas: 'A lovely, cosy read.
My Weekly

'As warm as a glass of mulled wine on a cold winter's night.'
Lancashire Evening News

Praise for Sowing Secrets and A Winter's Tale:

'Trisha Ashley writes with remarkable wit and originality -- one of the best writers around!'
Katie Fforde

'A lovely warm book, full of down-to-earth humour -- and top tips on restoring a stately home!'
Sophie Kinsella

'Full of comedy and wit.'

'Trisha Ashley! makes for enjoyable reading.'
The Times

'Fresh and funny.'
Woman's Own

'Searching out something indulgent for curling up with as the nights draw in? Look no further ! with this Cinderella tale of love complete with handsome (natch) hero.'
Publishing News

Praise for Chocolate Wishes:

'Packed with romance, chocolate and fun, this indulgent read is simply too delicious to put down.'

About the Author

Trisha Ashley

Trisha Ashley gave up her fascinating but time-consuming hobbies of house-moving and divorce a few years ago in order to settle in North Wales, though her only claim to the area is a Welsh grandmother. After many years puzzling over which quarter of her is Welsh, she's decided it's probably her writing arm. She has had many part-time jobs over the years, but her current one as a seasonal worker for the National Trust neatly combines three of her greatest interests: historic houses, gardens and meeting people.

Author photo © Robin Ashley

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Publication date

27th October 2011


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AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


416 pages


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