Fantastic Fiction Review: In the pretty Lancashire village of Middlemoss, Lizzy is on the verge of leaving her cheating husband, Tom, when tragedy strikes. Luckily she has welcome distraction in the Christmas Pudding Circle, a group of friends swapping seasonal recipes -- as well as a rivalry with local cookery writer Nick over who will win Best Mince Pie at the village show! Meanwhile, the whole village is gearing up for the annual Boxing Day Mystery Play. But who will play Adam to Lizzy's Eve? Could it be the handsome and charismatic soap actor Ritch, or could someone closer to home win her heart? Whatever happens, it promises to be a Christmas to remember!
This was the second of Trisha Ashley's 'Christmas' books that I read this winter and was expecting it to put me in the Christmas mood as her previous book, 'Twelve Days of Christmas' had. I was however rather disappointed. Only a small section of the book was set at Christmas and whilst Christmas preparations (making Christmas cakes, mince pies, the annual Boxing Day Mystery Play were mentioned throughout, the book didn't really live up to the promise of a good Christmas read and did not make me feel particularly Christmassy like her other book. Well written book but a bit of a let down.