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Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel
Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel | Debbie Macomber
Continuing in a festive annual tradition, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with a new original holiday novel full of romance and cheer and the magical prospect of finding love in the most unexpected places. Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular challenge. No matter how hard she s tried to be nice, Cain rudely rebuffs her at every turn, preferring to keep to himself. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper from the lobby of their apartment building, that s the last straw. She s going to break through Cain s Scrooge-like exterior the only way she knows how: by killing him with kindness. To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called The Twelve Days of Christmas. Her first attempts to humanize Cain are far from successful. Julia brings him homemade Christmas treats and the disagreeable grinch won t even accept them. Meanwhile, Julie s blog becomes an online sensation, as an astonishing number of people start following her adventures. Julia continues to find ways to express kindness and, little by little, chips away at Cain s gruff facade to reveal the caring man underneath. Unbelievably, Julia feels herself falling for Cain and she suspects that he may be falling for her as well. But as the popularity of her blog continues to grow, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the world is worth risking their chance at love."
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Zelma
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Bailedbailed

Nope. I have been in a light and fluffy mood lately, with a little more romance than usual. This was so saccharine and cliche and annoying, I bailed. Hero was moody and rude; heroine was perky, perfect, and a bit stalker-like. Nope. My first Debbie Macomber and definitely my last.

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Zelma
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Cozied up in my armchair with early afternoon coffee, fleece pajamas and a very fluffy Christmas novel. Yay vacation!

Emilymdxn What a perfect reading set up! 1mo
Zelma @Emilymdxn I feel kind of bad because everyone else is outside doing chores. But then I sip my coffee and tell myself that‘s holiday. (edited) 1mo
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GardenJess
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Mehso-so

Book club pick for December is done, and early. Easy fast read. Fun if a bit weak.

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TiffanyMichele
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Pickpick

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
This was a fun and quick read and full of Christmas cheer! I knew a slice of relationship angst was going to be in here so I was bracing myself for half the book 😅. The angst is minimal yet heart wrenching. And the chemistry and banter is fabulous. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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britt_reads
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Pickpick

This was a cute, light read. Perfect for this time of year! This book has the Scrooge-like grumpy character, the bubbly character trying to spread some Christmas spirit, the unlikely romance that enfolds between them, and it sends the message of the importance of kindness. Just like a Hallmark holiday movie.

#wintergames #teamfozziwig #holidayread

BarkingMadRun Love Debbie!! 2mo
mabell Ooooo the Scrooge character will count towards your bingo! 2mo
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samanthagutt
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Mehso-so

Normally, I don‘t mind cheesy romances or easy-reads at all, I actually enjoy them! This book was very cute and sweet, and the premise of the story was good. However, Macomber has a way of writing dialogue that annoys me. It sounds forced and unnatural, and the main character (Julia) often overreacted. I found myself enjoying some parts, and completely eye-rolling other scenes. It was just average for me! #HolidayRead #WinterGames #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻⛄️❤️ 2mo
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wanderinglynn
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Pickpick

A warm hearted, happily ever after holiday story about the power of kindness.

#wintergames #holidayread #TeamFestivus

samanthagutt I‘m reading this one now! 2mo
wanderinglynn @samanthagutt 🙌🏻 enjoy! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Pickpick

This was pretty standard Macomber Christmas fare - enjoyable and fluffy. My only big question - who names their child Cain?! The first named murderer in the Bible isn't usually a popular name choice!

#HolidayRead #WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious

hes7 It‘s definitely not a typical name. 😂 2mo
Clwojick 😂 😂 21 pt. 2mo
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TheDrunkenLibrarian
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I love, love , loved this one!! I'm so scared that I'm going to read all of hers this year and not have any new ones for next year 😂 #WinterGames #JingleBallers #HolidayReads

FantasyChick I'm going to have to look up her books now 21pts 2mo
hes7 😂 At least she writes a new Christmas story every year! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Here's a #sappyholidayromance that is on this month's TBR. Debbie Macomber is always good for a relaxing read.

#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #MerryReaders @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick 2 pt 2mo
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Eggs
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I know Christmas is over...
This was a light, fun, quick read; most importantly though was crossing it off the TBR Mountain 🤓

MicrobeMom Cute cover! 13mo
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Loric
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Mehso-so

You can always count on Debbie Macomber to give you a sweet romance that will warm your soul and Twelve Days of Christmas doesn‘t disappoint. Macomber‘s books tend to read like a Hallmark movie. Her plots are fun and her characters likable. This fast read is perfect to get you into the holiday spirit. 3***

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aprilpohren
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My newest theme on my phone. So warm and cozy and just makes me smile when I look at it!

GypsyKat Adorable! ❄️ 2y
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Lea
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My tree is still up and this Christmas book I had on hold finally came in. Still in the holiday spirit! #libraryreads

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Pickpick

This was so light & fluffy, and not my typical reading fare. But when your 6-year-old daughter gives you a book for Christmas, you read it and like it! 😍

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Michelle_mck
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Pickpick

This was a quick one sitting read, Insta dislike to Insta love! The best kind of Christmas story. I enjoy these for what they are 👍🏻

josie281 I'm officially off so I want to read a couple of these light ones! 3y
Michelle_mck @josie281 me too! Half day today thank the Lord. Off till the new year! YES! This is a quick read took few hours - it's sweet and festive (edited) 3y
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Kshakal
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Pickpick

I love reading holiday books this time of year and this one ranks up there with some of the best! A perfect book to curl up with to get you in the holiday spirit!

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Kshakal
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With a day full of holiday baking and getting my tree up it feels nice to sit and relax with a good holiday book!

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Michelle_mck
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A little Christmas reading to help me get in the spirit of Christmas 🎄

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EmilyChristine
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Pickpick

Another happy ending. 😊 I love reading Christmas books.

mrs.nelson3 I love christmas books too 3y
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EmilyChristine
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I always enjoy a Debbie Macomber book. Christmas books are coming out now. Put this on hold as soon as I saw it in the catalog. 🎄

moranadatter I did too. 😀 3y
EmilyChristine @kmdartist Yay! I'm hoping to finish it today. 3y
mrs.nelson3 I just got this gonna read it soon 3y
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BookishDevices
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Jennifer is thrilled to join Debbie Macomber for Twelve Days of Kindness leading up to the October 4th release of her latest Christmas story, Twelve Days of Christmas.
http://bookishdevices.com/2016/09/26/twelve-days-christmas-macomber/

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Jennifer_BookishDevices
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Pickpick

Thrilled to be joining Debbie Macomber for #TwelveDaysofKindness leading up to the October 4th release of her latest Christmas story, Twelve Days of Christmas.
http://bookishdevices.com/2016/09/26/twelve-days-christmas-macomber/

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