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The Christmas Promise

The cosy Christmas book you won't be able to put down!
Narrated by: Laura Kirman
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
4.5 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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Summary

Count down to Christmas with your new must-have author as you step into the wonderful world of Ava Bliss. Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Carole Matthews and Katie Fforde.

On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hatmaker Ava. Sparks fly, and not necessarily good ones.

Times are tough for Ava - she's struggling to make ends meet, her ex-boyfriend is a bully, and, worst of all, it's nearly Christmas.

So when Sam commissions Ava to make a hat for someone special, she makes a promise that will change her life. She just doesn't know it yet....

©2016 Sue Moorcroft (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Never read sue moor Croft before but will definitely do so again

Liked this book a lot. It was a sweet and easy listen that might not sound exciting but it was a charming story which made you want to keep listening and routing for the characters. A heart warming Christmas story and a great authors note which helped tie off the story. It also made me want to wear a hat.

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Christmas story with a twist

unusual story line for a Christmas story.
tackled some important subjects .
main character are brilliant.
would definitely recommend .
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The Christmas Promise Sue Moorcroft Laura Kirman

Must say not y kind of book. I struggled to finish it. it wasn't the book it was just me not enough to get your teeth into.

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A good feel book.

loved it. a great holiday read a good cosy book for those winter nights. fantastic.

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a good, light hearted listen 🌟

a good, light hearted listen. I felt like Ava was a friend of mine 😃

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The Christmas Promise

I loved this story from the start to finish, I found it difficult to switch off.

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Loved it.

Really enjoyed this book. Started on December 1st which was great so many 'christmas' books have a little Christmas in and this felt Christmassy enough. Loved the story and Ava's character and all of the others. Liked how it ended and the sensitivity around Wendy's condition. Will recommend

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Entertaining & with a strong educational message

Narrator too rushed in places. Odd inflections in phrases, & odd pronunciations. Story well researched & pleasingly readable. Good yarn but also educational for not only for victims of abuse but also for those kindly folk affected by the PTS experienced by the victim - & the victim's hypersensitivity. Jolly good read. Shame about the narration.

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Stilted narration.

The story was great but I really struggled with the narrator. I found her stilted and felt she struggled.

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Too miserable

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who like girly romance and don't mind illness all through it

Would you be willing to try another book from Sue Moorcroft? Why or why not?

I would try but would read the reviews first. The main story was fine although the heroine rather wet.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

It was fine.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very much anger that authors feel a compulsion these days to have terminal illness in all their books. I want to escape that, not have to listen to it !

Any additional comments?

Less illness in future books.