Published: July 29, 2015
Format: free Kindle buy
New Year’s resolutions are usually broken by the end of the January sales but with stubbornness on her side and a group of cynical friends behind her Lucy’s resolutions to embrace Christmas in all its glory soon takes on a life of their own. Lucy is determined to make every second of Christmas count but baking her own cake and cooking a Christmas turkey aren’t easy tasks for a girl whose kitchen is used to display her takeaway menus. Getting everyone on board with her Christmas spirit has problems of its own as her reluctant housemate is forced to live in Santa’s grotto and her friends face having to skate on the ice instead of just putting it in their drinks.
Armed with her Christmas Diary Lucy does her best to stick to her daily schedule whilst also discovering the fact that life still goes on outside her Christmas bubble. With one sister falling desperately in love and another falling rapidly out of it Lucy is forced to face her own demands and accept that not everything can be fixed with a bit of holly and glitter.
This is the story of Lucy and her determination of making this Christmas one like never before. We meet her as she vows to embrace this holiday season in all its glory. Everyone around her is surprised since she is one who isn't one for the holidays she decides this year to try something different and see if it makes any difference in her life.
Lucy does it all shopping, cooking and most importantly she wants to make this Christmas the most memorable and perfect one when it comes to her family. She soon realizes that nothing is perfect so she just relaxes and goes with the flow and for once in her life she simply enjoys the season and time with her family and friends. She soon remembers what Christmas was really about being with the ones you love and those who love you despite of everything.
This is one read that was funny and also hits you to your core. It made me remember what Christmas is really about and it’s not the flashy lights or expensive gifts but the pure act of spending time with those you love. Wrapped in Christmas is the perfect little gift and one read that I hope will bring you joy just like it did to me.