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Last Christmas - Talli Roland (2013)

If Lucy could make one wish this holiday season, it would be to skip Christmas entirely. And who could blame her, when at this time last year she was dumped in the streets of Paris by Robert, the man she had planned on spending the rest of her life with. To make matters worse, she has just found out that Robert is now engaged and planning a wedding that is set to take place on Christmas Day! Thankfully, her friend Mimi refuses to let her wallow and convinces Lucy to throw an epic Christmas bash. And if planning the party of the year is not enough to help raise her spirits, Lucy meets the handsome and sweet James, giving her a reason to believe in love again. But things take a complicated turn when Robert's wedding is threatened and Lucy is the only one who can step in to save the day. Will she find it in her heart to forgive her ex and pull off a Christmas miracle? Lucy is an endearing heroine who will have you rooting for her from the get-go. And the vivid descriptions of London in December will have you wishing you were there, partaking in the festivities. Last Christmas is the perfect holiday novella to curl up with on a cold winter's night. (LB)



For Lucy, the best Christmas present is forgetting the past in Talli Roland's 2013 Christmas novella, Last Christmas. The synopsis says: "Eager to banish the ghost of Christmas past - when her boyfriend dumped her on the streets of Paris - Lucy is determined to have the best Christmas ever. She rallies friends and family for an epic celebration that just happens to fall on the same day as her ex's festive wedding. Furious at how she's been treated, Lucy can't help relishing the party v wedding smackdown. But when the wedding is threatened and only Lucy can help, can she find the spirit inside to save the day, or will this Christmas be even more disastrous than the last?"

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