Monday, 14 December 2015
HAVE I MISSED A CHRISTMAS (NOVEL) TRICK? By Linda Mitchelmore
A couple of Sundays ago I was in my lovely, local, independent bookshop for their Christmas Event. (Okay, I was there as part of the event, signing copies of the third in my 'Emma' Choc Lit trilogy - but that's another story) Wandering around, as one is wont to do in a bookshop, I noticed a large display of Christmas-themed novels. And all in paperback I'm pleased to say. There were some big names in the display of books. Carole Matthews, whose Christmas novel, The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas, weaves a tale of an ex-fiance turning up, and girlie friendship tested to the limit over the festive season. Judy Astley's, A Merry Mistletoe Wedding, is a tale of will it, won't it go ahead? Not on that table but another big name writer with a Christmas novel out is Trisha Ashley with her, A Christmas Cracker, in which Merry - totally down on her luck - teams up with Mercy and together they save Marwood's Magical Christmas Crackers. Both Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley have been in the top paperback bestsellers on various lists.