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Christmas Spirit by Nicola May – review, blog tour + giveaway

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Title: Christmas Spirit

Author: Nicola May

Genre: Chick Lit, Romance, Fiction

Pages: 58

 

My review:

The jolliest time of the year is Christmas, but not for everyone.

Evie broke up with her boyfriend Darren. Their two years relationship and living together is gone because Darren cheated her. Setting in the bar with her friend Bea, Evie meets Greg who invites her to help at a homeless shelter. There she assembles Yves a tramp. He is young and very wise.

Christmas Spirit is the book about Evie, and her journey of a spiritual awakening guided by Yves. I enjoy reading this book especially sensed the Christmas spirit in it. It is a delighted and profound novelette which is read about an hour and so.

Evie is a funny girl and a good person. I like it how Yves guides her through all those things that really matter and make her forgive her past actions which led her to disastrous relationships and unhappiness. I get pleasure from reading about their meetings and those cards painted with water-colors make me shivered.

“I can’ believe just how kind everyone is.’ Evie placed the final gift out the huge box that Greg had handed her.’ It’s embarrassing to admit that I have never done anything so charitable in my whole life. To tell the truth I don’t even like Christmas Day.”

“I hope Santa falls down the chimney and squashes you both to death.”

This made me sob because I lost my mom three years ago and these days the Orthodox gives a respect to death people going on graveyard:

“Celia Harris had died when she was just thirty- five, of a sudden hemorrhage, and it had been the single most horrific event to date in Evie’s whole life. She was so glad that Celia had had her when she was just seventeen, as it had at least given her eighteen glorious years with her mother. She still missed her every single day.”

Wonderful thoughts:

“Once everyone was settled, it was the loudest silence she had ever experienced.”

“Never say or think of negatives, Evie. Positivity breeds positivity.”

“Let him go, Evie, let him go with love. We should all let go of the negative people in our lives as they do not help us move forward. If someone has hurt you in the past, you don’t have to forgive them to their face, but in your heart. Thank them for the experience they gave you and let it go.”

“Devine sparks are embedded in everyone. It’s up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather them and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new.”

This poem was read on Princess Diana’s funeral by her sister, written by Henry van Dyke, the American poet. I like it and it easily could be my motto:

“Time is too slow for those who wait,

Too swift for those who fear,

Too long for those who grieve,

Too short for those who rejoice,

But for those who love, time is eternity.”

Purchase Link:

Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Spirit-Nicola-May-ebook/dp/B00GG2O66U

Amazon US –  https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Spirit-Nicola-May-ebook/dp/B00GG2O66U

 

Nicola May – Biography

Nicola May lives near the famous Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan.  Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks – and, naturally, enjoying a flutter on the horses.

Nicola likes to write about love, life and friendship in a realistic way, describing her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick’.

She has written eight novels, with Christmas Spirit being her first novella.

Follow Nicola May

Website – www.nicolamay.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NicolaMayAuthor

Twitter – https://twitter.com/nicolamay1

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/author_nicola/

 

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The SW19 Club by Nicola May-review

Title: The SW19 Club

Author: Nicola May
Genre:Chick lit, Romance
Pages:368 (I read kindle version)
Expecting publication day:
July 23rd 2015 by Accent Press
 
Author’s page:
www.nicolamay.com/
 

 

 
 
 
My review:
 
      Gracie is young woman, who was preparing to be a mother of twins, but suddenly she will lose them and she will never be able to have children. Straggling with that fact and facing with big lost she will try to continue with her life. She will find the way first with a grief and crying, then with bravery. Gracie’s lost is big, bigger then her feeling to the man she loves. Everything is complicated and sadness becomes enormous. When she is moved in Wimbledon in her sister house then she starts building her life from the beginning. She will meet new friends and maybe new boyfriends. But everything is set up when she comes with idea to start new club.
 
    What an amazing book. I was lost in this book few days and I’m still thinking of it. Every word has a meaning; every page is one piece of this incredible touching story. It’s very dynamic book. When I thought OK this is it for our Gracie, then BOOM something happened and she is on the beginning again. There are interesting events and ventures till the end. The end is like blossom of one beautiful flower. I was enjoying in this story, sad but very encouraging.
 
    I was very lucky not to have experience as poor Gracie and other woman from the club, but that pain is familiar to me. I was crying when I read about Gracie’s lost and pain and in the same time I was admire to her strong will and bravery. I was wondering with whom she will end up.
Maya is refreshing character. She is Gracie’s friend. I like how she encouraging Gracie. I like to read their conversations; it’s so natural, calming and inspirational. Naomi is Gracie’s sister, supportive and very lucky in her life. She has her son Jack with one Hollywood super star. Bringing Leo Hollywood actor the author make refreshing turn in the book and some dreaming and shivers in reader’s mind and body.
 
This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
My rating 5/5(amazing)