Saturday 1 August 2015

Christmas in July Wrap-Up & Giveaway Winners


In case you've somehow missed it, July was a pretty manic month on my blog. I posted ninety times, seventy of them Christmas in July related posts and I've now reached that feeling of satisfaction and relief you get once you've finally finished your Christmas shopping and all the presents are wrapped and ready to go (normally on Christmas Eve for me...).

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the authors, bloggers and readers who took part in my festive Q&As. The response to this idea of mine was way bigger than I thought it would be and I ended up posting 66 interviews which I loved reading and sharing with all of you. I also managed to reduce my festive review copy pile massively by reviewing 23 Christmassy books, mostly ones I loved. All the posts are listed below in case there's any you'd like to check out and if you entered any of the giveaways (thanks again to Suze and Ann Troup for donating prizes), then check the bottom of this post to see if you struck lucky.

Christmas in July has been loads of fun but never again (until next year...)! I'm now planning on diving into my summer paperback piles and I can't wait to share lots more reviews with you this August! xo


The Perfect Christmas by Kate Forster 4.5/5
The Kiss Before Midnight by Sophie Pembroke 4/5
Christmas is Cancelled by Aurelia B. Rowl 3/5
Cold Feet at Christmas by Debbie Johnson 4/5
I Will Marry George Clooney (...By Christmas) by Tracy Bloom 3/5
Survival of the Christmas Spirit by Aimee Horton 5/5
Holly's Christmas Kiss by Alison May 4/5
Cora's Christmas Kiss by Alison May 5/5
The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown 4/5
A Christmas Horror Story by Sebastian Gregory 2.5/5
Mistletoe Mansion by Samantha Tonge 2/5
The Gift: A Christmas Miracle by Joanne Clancy 4.5/5
Skating at Somerset House by Nikki Moore 4/5
One Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin 5/5
Dying for Christmas by Tammy Cohen 5/5
Driving Home for Christmas by A.L. Michael 5/5
Mistletoe and Mr Right by Lyla Payne 3.5/5
Difficult Husbands by Mary de Laszlo 4/5
Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake by Sue Watson 5/5
The Mistletoe Melody by Jennifer Snow 4.5/5
A Christmas Feast by Katie Fforde 4/5
Mr Miracle by Debbie Macomber 4.5/5
It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Judy Astley 4/5

Festive Q&As

Gill Paul
Cathy Bramley
Rebecca Pugh, Simona and Pat Elliott
Jane Linfoot and Debbie Johnson
Kerry Fisher
Julie Shackman, Holly and Emma Davies
Rosie Blake
Holly Martin
Suze, Agi and Rachel Gilbey
Rhoda Baxter, Alison May and Sheryl Browne
Rebecca Raisin
Stephanie Wahlstrom
Shanna Swendson
Heidi Swain
Sophie Hart
Kate, Paris and Laura
Jennifer Joyce
Ann Troup, Jenny Marston and Lynsey James
Liz Fenwick
Ellen Faith
Charlotte, Rachel and Jo
Fionnuala Kearney
Laura Bambrey
Jennifer Bohnet
Kelly and Lynsey
Emma, Shaun and Louise
Amanda and Liz
Tammy Cohen
Susan Lanigan
Laura Salters
Charlotte and Laura
Talina, Bethany and Holly
Anita Faulkner
Phillipa Ashley
Daniel Riding
Linda Huber
Linda Hill
Ali Chrisp
Sharon Atkinson
Victoria Browne
Sue Watson
Louise Beech
Carmel Harrington

Giveaway Winners

Surprise bookish gift - Ali Chrisp, Laura Coutts, Rachel Gilbey, Gurdeep Assi, Sharon Atkinson, Sharon Wilden, Julie Williams, Sarah Pritchard, Amanda (Chocolate Pages), Leigh Newton
Twelve Days of Christmas book, hand cream and necklace - Emma Crowley
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe themed book sculpture - Sheerie Franks

Well done to all winners! I'll be contacting you all shortly for address details :)



  1. Absolutely brilliant Sophie. You deserve a medal!

  2. Loved the Christmas in July feature. Well done and just spotted my name as a winner Eek. Lx

    1. Thanks Laura and well done on winning! x


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