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One Christmas Star by Mandy Baggot #Review #Christmas #BlogTour

About the book

Emily Parker is set to have the worst Christmas ever!

Her flatmate’s moved out, she’s closed her heart to love and she’s been put in charge of the school original Christmas show – with zero musical ability.

Disgraced superstar, Ray Stone is in desperate need of a quick PR turnaround. Waking up from a drunken stupor to a class of ten-year-olds snapping pics and Emily looking at him was not what he had in mind.

Ray needs Emily’s help to delete the photos, and she needs his with the show. As they learn to work together they may just open their hearts to more than a second chance…

My Review

Take a broken hearted primary teacher put in charge of the school play despite having no real musical inclinations, add a maligned singer-songwriter and, with a cast of delightful children and Mandy Baggott as the author, you’ve a recipe for a brilliant festive read!

As usual for this talented author, the characters are well developed, their flaws are made endearing. The relationship between Emily and Ray slowly develops, starting with their first surprise encounter, eventually moving on to working together to develop the music for the Christmas play. It shares different religious beliefs regarding Christmas and the drama of this season in schools. As a primary teacher, there was much that was familiar to me in this story and I could easily relate to so many of the characters. Getting to know the children in Emily’s class and reading some of their comments definitely brought a smile to my face. There are plenty of shocks and surprises as the story progresses and the truth is revealed. This is a heartwarming, delightful festive read – packed with special moments and a lovely festive romance.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

About the author

Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer. The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016. Mandy’s books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian. Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor. Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.

 Follow Mandy:   

Facebook: @mandybaggotauthor

Twitter: @mandybaggot

 

Pre-order links:

 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YzheXp

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2Jw0zji

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2Ov8IZO

iBooks: https://apple.co/2JwJeqo

 

 

 

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About the book

 

Emily Parker is set to have the worst Christmas ever!

Her flatmate’s moved out, she’s closed her heart to love and she’s been put in charge of the school original Christmas show – with zero musical ability.

Disgraced superstar, Ray Stone is in desperate need of a quick PR turnaround. Waking up from a drunken stupor to a class of ten-year-olds snapping pics and Emily looking at him was not what he had in mind.

Ray needs Emily’s help to delete the photos, and she needs his with the show. As they learn to work together they may just open their hearts to more than a second chance…

 

 

About the author

 

Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer. The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016. Mandy’s books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian. Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor. Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.

 Follow Mandy:   

Facebook: @mandybaggotauthor

Twitter: @mandybaggot

 

Pre-order links:

 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YzheXp

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2Jw0zji

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2Ov8IZO

iBooks: https://apple.co/2JwJeqo

 

 

 

Follow Aria

 

Website: www.ariafiction.com

Twitter: @aria_fiction

Facebook: @ariafiction

Instagram: @ariafiction

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