Blog Tour: Book Review - Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson

Today on Becca's Books, I'm delighted to be sharing my review of the wonderful Lisa Dickenson's Mistletoe on 34th Street. It's the perfect time to be getting into those festive reads, and this is definitely one to add to your reading lists this Christmas!

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Title - Mistletoe on 34th Street
Author - Lisa Dickenson
Publication Date - November 3rd 2016
Publisher - Sphere
Format - Paperback
Pages - 432

Blurb
Olivia has never experienced a snow-covered, 'traditional' Christmas before. Having grown up in a family that chose winter sun over decking the halls, she's not sure what all the fuss is about. So when she and her colleagues are stranded in New York after a work trip, Olivia is perfectly happy spending the holiday season in the Big Apple.

Jon, Olivia's friend, on the other hand is desperate to get home in time for his big family get-together. Nevertheless, determined to make the best out of the situation, he sets out to show Olivia how enchanting Christmas in New York can be. And when handsome New Yorker Elijah is added to the mix, could the magic of the season finally be working its charm on Olivia?

As 25 December draws closer, Olivia suddenly finds herself with a decision to make: who does she really want to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?

Review
It's been such a long time since I found the opportunity to dive into a fabulous Lisa Dickenson novel, so when I was contacted about Mistletoe on 34th Street, I absolutely jumped at the chance to read it. I fell head over heels in love with the cover and despite never experiencing a New York Christmas for myself, it's one thing I adore reading about in books, so it's safe to say that Lisa Dickenson's brand new novel felt to me like the perfect package.

In Dickenson's Mistletoe on 34th Street, readers are introduced to Olivia. Funny, smart, witty and utterly charming, I loved this character from the moment I met her. Not one for going all in at Christmas, when she finds herself and her colleagues stranded in New York city thanks to never-ending snowfall back in the UK, she's not quite sure of what to do with herself. She's never really understood what all the fuss is about when it comes to 'decking the halls'. Thankfully, her friend and colleague Jon knows exactly what is needed to show Olivia what Christmas is truly all about, and so he does exactly that in the most exciting of ways.

Dickenson brought the setting of New York to life beautifully. It was utterly magical and completely enchanting. Her descriptions danced right off the page and allowed me to place myself within the story, right beside Olivia, as she slowly began to open her eyes to the true meaning of the most wonderful time of year. With the added themes of friendship and romance, it was the perfect package beautifully wrapped with a big shiny ribbon, and discovering New York and everything that it had to offer opened Olivia's eyes up to one of the most exciting places in the world. Dickenson's style is one of warmth and cosiness, yet absolutely hysterical at the same time which I LOVE about this author. Numerous times throughout reading I found myself giggling away, making this all the more enjoyable and entertaining for me!

If you're not yet ready for the festive season, you certainly will be after reading this. It's a little gem of a book jam-packed with fantastic characters, gorgeous descriptions and everything in-between that will have you smiling from ear to ear and urging Christmas to get a wriggle on!

Becca's Books is awarding Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson with five of my bookish cupcakes! An absolute treat this Christmas time, I promise.


About the author
Lisa Dickenson is the pseudonym for Beyoncé. OK, FINE, THAT'S NOT TRUE.

Lisa lives by the Devon seaside, stuffing cream teas in the gobs of anyone who comes to visit, and writing stuff down that she hopes is funny. Her first novel was the copyright-infringing Sweet Valley Twins: The Twins Holiday Horror, which she wrote in primary school and gave up on after five pages. Twenty-ish years later Lisa went on to be a *real author* and wrote the Novelicious Debut of the Year, The Twelve Dates of Christmas. In summer 2016 out popped You Had Me at Merlot. She's now keeping her fingers crossed that everyone will like her third paperback, Mistletoe on 34th Street, and that New York City gives her a free apartment near Central Park as a 'well done'.

You can find Lisa Dickenson on Facebook | Twitter | lisadickenson.com

1 comment :

  1. This sounds fun. I've been reading Christmas stories too. It's been a great way to escape.

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