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Book Review – Just For Christmas by Emily Harvale @emilyharvale #BookReview #BookBlogger #romance

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A beautiful book which warmed the frozen cockles of my heart with the purity of its writing and goodness imbibed in its words. Author Emily Harvale was a magician who filled this book with cheer, laughter, tears, broken heart, healing, and True Love and Happiness.

I stick to thrillers as they wrench my heart with adrenaline, but something about this book grabbed my attention right from the start, and I knew soon it would call my name. And that happened at breakfast on a supposedly lazy Sunday.

A brilliant writer was Emily who could make me feel all the emotions that Molly felt. The tenderness of a crush turning to love, the harshness of life, the splintering of heart, the healing. Every nuance could be felt deep in me, more so today, as December is truly a month of love and dreams.

The love story went the way ‘friends to love but with other commitments’ trope usually went. The dogs added to the humorous situations in the prose. I loved how the main characters tried hard not to fall in love. But you know love, it could break the sternest of intention and so too could author Emily Harvale. She did get me to read this book just by the power of her words.

I loved how the book left me with joy and hope for a new beginning and of course, good health to all Just For Christmas.


Rating: 5 out of 5.





Finding an abandoned dog beside the road isn’t the Christmas surprise Molly Ford is hoping for. But when the local vet can’t find a space for the bedraggled dog, Molly makes a rash decision.

The problem is she’s spending Christmas with her brother, Terry, and his girlfriend is allergic to dogs, so the bundle of wet fur, which Molly has named Miracle, might not be the only one needing a home this Christmas.

And Miracle causes chaos wherever he puts his paws. He pees on the Christmas tree, shreds the Christmas presents and eats the honeyed ham. That’s just the first night.

When Terry’s best friend, Chance offers Molly and Miracle a place to stay for Christmas, Molly is ecstatic. She doesn’t mind at all when he informs her there are strings attached. She’d rather like a festive fling with the gorgeous Chance.

Now Molly’s in for another surprise. Chance is about to pop the question, except it’s not to Molly. In fact, he needs her interior design skills to get the dilapidated cottage he’s bought, all clean and sparkly in time for his girlfriend’s impending arrival on New Year’s Eve.

But as Molly and Chance grow closer, enjoying the Christmas festivities together beneath a star-filled sky of a winter wonderland, they realise they have feelings for each other.

Could this be true love? Or is it just for Christmas?


Publication Date: December 2020

I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online store, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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12 thoughts on “Book Review – Just For Christmas by Emily Harvale @emilyharvale #BookReview #BookBlogger #romance Leave a comment

  1. What a very lovely and hearttouching review! Shalini, it seems on lazy sunday’s you are reviewing with two not only one hearts beating. 😉 Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Please stay save! Michael


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