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#Review! A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas by @DarcieBoleyn @canelo_co @fayerogersuk


I have been waiting for this book since the moment Darcie began writing it! Yes, I’m an eager beaver but if you have read Darcie’s previous book, you’ll know why I am so excited! LOVE HER! Squeal! Today it’s my stop on the ‘A Very Merry Blog Tour’ and I have the honour of bringing you a review, as well as the all important ‘to buy’ information! Enjoy!


Lucie Quigley hates Christmas. It’s the time of year when everything goes wrong in
her life. So this year, when she’s asked to be a bridesmaid at her friend Petra’s

Manhattan wedding, she jumps at the invitation to escape the festivities.

Dale Treharne has been best friends with Lucie for as long as he can remember. He’s
used to looking out for his oldest friend and when she asks him to be her plus one, he
can’t seem to find a reason to refuse. Instead, he sees it as a way to help Lucie get

through what is, for her, the most miserable time of the year.

In New York, as the snow starts to fall, Lucie and Dale start to realise that their
feelings run deeper than just friendship. But can they overcome their pasts, and

make it a very merry Manhattan Christmas?

What does TWG think?

Can opposite genders ever REALLY be ‘just friends’? Lucie Quigley seems to think so, after all, her best friend, Dale, has been by her side through thick and thin. So when Lucie gets asked to be involved in her friends Manhattan wedding, the only person she wants to accompany her is Dale. Unfortunately for Lucie , the wedding is just before Christmas and given the fact she dislikes the festive season, she is will be heading to a city that takes Christmas quite seriously. Not that ideal really is it!
Will Lucie and Dale’s relationship stay in the friend-zone, or will their feelings for each other begin to sparkle, just like Lucie’s new-found lust for Christmas?

I have no idea whether my review will do the book justice, but I’m certainly going to have a go! I fell in love with Dale’s character as soon as he appeared in the book. His generosity and kindness was such a breath of fresh air; it would have been hard NOT to adore him as he is such a loveable character. As for Lucie, I didn’t dislike her as a person, I merely disliked some of the decisions that she made as she seemed to run before she could walk. Nevertheless, she was a very sweet girl and I did feel sorry for her because of her past, such a shame.

For me it was quite clear from the beginning that Dale and Lucie felt way more for each other than they were letting on, especially seeing as Dale’s family came to the conclusion that they WERE actually together! Eep! At least they managed to get a test-run relationship just in case, eh?

‘A Very Manhattan Christmas’ is a Christmas book that we didn’t know we needed, until it arrived, as the amount of beauty that shone from Darcie’s writing has given the Christmas star a run for its money. Darcie has given the book world such a gift this Christmas with her festive hug in a book, a book that kept on giving right until the very end. A book that kept filling my heart with its obvious beauty as well as its hidden beauty. A book which taught me that no matter what life throws at you, good or bad, as long as you have the right person or people by your side, you can achieve absolutely anything.

I’ll be honest, there were times I laughed and there were times I cried whilst reading A Very Manhattan Christmas, but believe it or not, they weren’t tears of sadness. Instead, they were tears of happiness for certain situations throughout the storyline. They were tears for feelings I never thought I could experience whilst reading a book, feelings I cannot explain. I absolutely adore this book. It is such a beautifully written, warm and inviting read that once read, it felt as though a part of me was missing. Daft maybe, but it is true.

‘A Very Manhattan Christmas’ is in my Top 3 of  favourite Christmas books, EVER. A perfect and must read this Christmas, and any time of the year, Darcie Boleyn has totally outdone herself with this gem. Just….beautiful, truly beautiful.

Thank you Canelo!

A Very Manhattan Christmas by Darcie Boleyn, published by Canelo, is avaible to buy now from Amazon.

Author Information.


Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and
movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive
imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to
become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far,
far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she
rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it –
especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues
uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her




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