Escaping Christmas: The Peakton Village Trilogy - Book One

Escaping Christmas The Peakton Village Trilogy Book One Alternate Cover Edition can be found hereHaving suffered a devastating loss on Christmas Eve almost a year ago all Sophie Baxter is looking for is a little bit of peace and quiet while she gets her b

  • Title: Escaping Christmas: The Peakton Village Trilogy - Book One
  • Author: Alice B. Ryder
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Alternate Cover Edition can be found hereHaving suffered a devastating loss on Christmas Eve almost a year ago, all Sophie Baxter is looking for is a little bit of peace and quiet while she gets her beloved grandmother s cottage ready to be sold Escaping the rat race of London for Peakton seems like the perfect way to avoid the Christmas celebrations for Sophie, especiallAlternate Cover Edition can be found hereHaving suffered a devastating loss on Christmas Eve almost a year ago, all Sophie Baxter is looking for is a little bit of peace and quiet while she gets her beloved grandmother s cottage ready to be sold Escaping the rat race of London for Peakton seems like the perfect way to avoid the Christmas celebrations for Sophie, especially when the tiny Derbyshire village holds so many fond childhood memories for her The last thing she expects is to be faced with her teenage crush, Andy Martin, who stirs up feelings in her she never thought possible But just when Sophie is considering a future with Andy, something comes between them which could destroy their new found happiness.

    One thought on “Escaping Christmas: The Peakton Village Trilogy - Book One”

    1. This was so poorly written that I'm shocked by the positive reviews. The author writes in first person, which is fine, but then uses pages and pages of dialog, without bothering to tell us who is speaking! This happens over and over, with very little description to help us out. In addition to this, the text needs a good edit for missing commas. I found this so distracting that it was difficult to enjoy the story, which at least at first was interesting. But then, I found the behavior of the main [...]

    2. I thought the premise showed a lot of potential and I was looking for a heartwarming holiday read. However it fell down several times. First Sophie is just a year out from the death of her husband and daughter in an auto accident. Felt this was kind of glossed over. There was barely a mention of the lost daughter. Turns out the husband wasn't as wonderful as she thought. Also sometimes, there were no dialogue tags so you didn't know who was speaking. Overall, this just wasn't for me.

    3. Annoying characters Not a fan of this one. Characters were so annoying and immature. Especially Sophie. Her reaction to Andy after the incident with Mitch was unbelievable. And the writing style was hard to follow, she never said who was talking and that made long conversations hard to follow. I ended up skimming the last third of the book just to be done.

    4. Poorly writtenVery poorly written. There were times that it was very hard to know who was speaking. Lot of errors that should have been caught by an editor. It also seemed as if Sophia was immune to her daughters death. All she went on about was how much she missed and grieved for her husband, never once mentioning the loss of her daughter. Not a fan.

    5. I don't think this author can have any children of her own because if she had, her heroine would not have managed to recover from the loss of her only child so very quickly. The book would, I think, have been better if the daughter had survived and just the husband had been killed a year previously. One year to recover from losing a child is totally unrealistic. A single/widowed mother and daughter story line would have been far more realistic, and Christmas as also seen through the eyes of a ch [...]

    6. WTF?I thought this would be a lovely Christmas romance. Boy was I wrong.This poor woman loses her husband and child, finds out that dead husband is not all that he seems, barely grieves for the lost child, meets an old friend who she used to have a crush on, is almost raped by the dead husband's brother, then the guy she's now crushing on gets mad at her, she finds out he wants kids, she thinks she can't have them, and then it's all resolved in the weirdest way possible.If that plot and the ATTE [...]

    7. I liked the premise, but after reading four consecutive pages of unattributed dialogue, I dnf'd at 18%There was an earlier scene with three characters in a shop and more unattributed dialogue where I had no idea who was speaking.

    8. Easy read during the Christmas season. A 'Hallmark Channel' kind of book. It was ok for a busy time of year book. Not my usual genre, but perfect for a quick read on an unusually quiet afternoon.

    9. Lovely, warm taleEnjoyed this little yarn and its setting. OK, it was predictable but it was still nicely done. A nice Christmas read.

    10. Loved itI liked the characters in this book. It was written in such a way that you cared about them. I recommend it to others

    11. Really enjoyed it until about 95% of the way in and then something "special" happens and you lost me. Easy Christmas read, but not especially light hearted.

    12. NiceThis book was a nice read. Don't think of it as a recommended reading. Didn't have me riveted like I like to be. But if you just want a nice book it's good.

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