File Size: 199 KB
Print Length: 56 pages
Publisher: Notting Hill Press (28 Oct 2013)
For Lucy, the best Christmas present is forgetting the past.
Eager to banish the ghost of Christmas past – when her boyfriend dumped her on the streets of Paris – Lucy is determined to make this the best Christmas ever. She rallies friends and family for an epic celebration that just happens to fall on the same day as her ex’s festive wedding. Furious at how she’s been treated, Lucy can’t help relishing the party v wedding smackdown.
But when the wedding is threatened and only Lucy can help, can she find the spirit inside to save the day, or will this Christmas be even more disastrous than the last?
Last Christmas is a novella of 20,000 words.
Lucy owns a small recruitment business and with employee Mimi full of festive spirit we get a flashback to the lead up to Christmas the previous year. This Christmas she’s not planning on celebrating at all … but Mimi has other ideas. Brilliant scene when Mimi has left but returns for something she’s forgotten 🙂
There’s something Lucy needs to let go of that will symbolise her letting go of the past and this leads Lucy into a new adventure and getting rid of the old wardrobe and hairstyle.
I loved the twist Roland puts on the romance! I really didn’t see this coming.
The Christmas party caused a conflict of emotions for Lucy (and me!) and I was getting anxious …
I always get into the story right from the word go with Roland’s writing and with Last Christmas I identified with the characters straight away, becoming invested in Lucy’s life and the outcome.
Last Christmas is about letting go of the past and handling negative emotions so that you can engage with life and open yourself up to trust. It’s about goodwill and rebirth … of course perfect for the time of year!