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For some reason, I have a lot of reviews saved on my computer which I wrote around Christmas time and for some reason hadn't put up. Here is one of those reviews; sorry its a bit Christmassy!
Last Christmas, I decided that I was going to be a lot more Christmassy than usual, and so bought loads of Christmas books and DVDs. One of the books which I bought, is one called 'Comfort And Joy', by India Knight. The book was released in the United Kingdom in November 2010 and so is very recent. The book is available to buy from Amazon for a price of £7.51 which I think is quite expensive, although the fact that the book looked 'fun' won me over (I know, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover!! :) )
In this book : It's 23rd December - nearly Christmas! Clara is running around the shops in Oxford Street trying to buy presents! She wants this Christmas to be really perfect - although her marriage is on the rocks, and she has sixteen members of her family coming to her house on Christmas Day! What will happen? Read Comfort and Joy to find out!
I usually find it easy to relate main characters, although did not like the main character, Clara in this book - she was too snobby and looked down on others too much for my liking! It was a shame that she was such a horrible character as she put me off the book a bit. I couldn't believe how unreal this character was (even though Clara is a fictional character!).
I had never heard of the author India Knight before, and so I had never seen any of her work before and so was unsure as to what to expect from this book. It was very different compared to the usual books which I normally read (such as those by Sophie Kinsella, Paige Toon, Lindsey Kelk etc), and so I was a bit like 'oh dear' because I didn't find it to be as good as the 'high standard of work' that I am so used to reading.
What I did like about the book was the fact how it focuses on the different kinds of love ; whether it be ; family,children, partners or friends. I thought that that was quite interesting, and think that a lot of people will be able to relate to the different types of 'love' that this book mentions.
I did not enjoy this book, although I am sure that there will be people who will enjoy it, and so for that reason I would recommend it ; see how you get on with it! However, it wasn't my cup of tea!
Thanks for reading!
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted under xdonzx on ciao)