Eve’s Christmas by Julie Butterfield

I’m delighted to be part of the blog blitz today for this brilliant book. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

About the Book:

Working for a department store where Christmas arrives in August, Eve prefers her own festivities to be low key with nothing more complicated than an oven ready turkey and frozen peas while she spends the day in her pyjamas. Unfortunately, this year her husband has invited his best friend to visit, the glamorous and sophisticated Abby, and Eve reluctantly decides that she needs to inject a little sparkle into their laid back and slightly shabby Christmas. So the celebrations are upgraded to include champagne and canapes along with homemade gravy and organic turkey and plans are made for a Christmas that looks as though it has emerged from the pages of a glossy magazine.
But even the best laid plans can go wrong and as Eve struggles with her mini Yorkshire puddings and an interfering cat, she is suddenly faced with an unexpected guest and an explosive secret that threatens to put her vision of a perfect Christmas in jeopardy.

Purchase Links
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eves-Christmas-delightful-following-perfection-ebook/dp/B07ZMHMFBR
US – https://www.amazon.com/Eves-Christmas-delightful-following-perfection-ebook/dp/B07ZMHMFBR

My Review:

I was so delighted when I realised that this was by the same author as the wonderful Lucy Mathers Goes Back to Work book that I read and reviewed recently. I just love her style of writing.

Right from the start, I was drawn into the story, and captivated by the characters.

Eve decides to abandon her usual easy going and relaxed Christmas, and strive for perfection this year, with often hilarious results.

The story is so real and funny, and the characters are so wonderful, but the interesting thing about this book is that it’s so true. There are so many articles written about how to create the perfect Christmas, with pictures of seemingly perfect families, glamorous parties, mouthwatering food, and beautifully decorated houses, but of course, not only are these not realistic, but they’re not about the true meaning of Christmas.

This is a delightful book, so funny and warm, with wonderful characters and such a festive feel. I enjoyed it so much, can’t recommend it enough for this time of the year.

About the Author:

Julie Butterfield belongs to the rather large group of ‘always wanted to write’ authors who finally found the time to sit down and put pen to paper – or rather fingers to keyboard.
She wrote her first book purely for pleasure and was very surprised to discover that so many people enjoyed the story and wanted more, so she decided to carry on writing.
It has to be pointed out that her first novel, ‘Did I Mention I Won The Lottery’ is a complete work of fiction and she did not, in fact, receive millions in her bank account and forget to mention it to her husband – even though he still asks her every day if she has anything to tell him!

Social Media Links – @juliebeewriter

Giveaway to Win a Paperback copy of Eve’s Christmas (UK Only)
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