The Magic of Christmas

By Trisha Ashley

A deliciously seasonal and heart-warming tale from the Sunday Times bestseller

In the pretty Lancashire village of Middlemoss, Lizzy is on the verge of leaving her serially unfaithful husband, Tom, when tragedy strikes. Good job she has welcome distractions in the form of her Christmas Pudding Circle, a circle of friends swapping seasonal recipes, and a simmering rivalry with cookery writer Nick Pharamond – a rivalry set to come to boiling point after he snatched the Best Mince Pie prize away from her at the village show.

Meanwhile, the whole village is gearing up for the annual Mystery Play which takes place on Boxing Day. But who will play Adam to Lizzy’s Eve? Could it be the handsome and charismatic soap actor Ritch Rainford, or could someone closer to home win her heart? Whatever happens, it will certainly be a hard act to follow next year!

Previously published as Sweet Nothings, but now with fabulous new extra material.

Readers adore The Magic of Christmas

‘Trisha Ashley’s characters appear as real people that you would love to get to know with heroines that known their own mind … a warm and cosy romance that is perfect for cold, wet and windy days curled up in front of the fire.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Trisha writes beautifully and has a strong comic streak. Her heroine was feisty and all her characters interesting. Totally recommend!Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Full of Trisha Ashley’s warm humour and trademark witideal for fireside reading on cold winter evenings with a mince pie beside you.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I enjoy all of Trisha Ashley’s books, but this is one of my absolute favourites. I return to it again and again when I need a bit of positive escapism!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Trisha Ashley is a brilliant writer that makes her characters spring to life. This cleverly written story has romance, mystery, self sufficiency, recipes and the magic of Christmas all rolled into one! Cannot recommend enough.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wonderfully written as always. Lots of twists and turns with fantastic characters who come to life as you read.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The characters are believable and endearing, with the bonus of being down to earth enough to identify with.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 03 Oct 2011
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-1-84756-301-9
Trisha lives in beautiful North Wales, together with the neurotic Border Collie recently foisted onto her by her student son and an equally neurotic but also vain, bad-tempered and chancy Muse. Her previous book, Twelve Days of Christmas, was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2010.For more information about Trisha, please visit her Facebook fan page or follow her on Twitter (trishaashley)

Praise for The Magic of Christmas: -

”'This is the perfect novel to snuggle up with on a cold winter’s night.” - Closer Book Club

”'A lovely, cosy read.” - My Weekly

”'As warm as a glass of mulled wine on a cold winter’s night.” - Lancashire Evening News

Praise for Trisha Ashley: -

”'A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best.” - Carole Matthews

”'Trisha Ashley writes with remarkable wit and originality - one of the best writers around!” - Katie Fforde

”'A lovely, warm book, full of down-to-earth humour.” - Sophie Kinsella

”'Full of comedy and wit.” - Closer

”'Makes for enjoyable reading.” - The Times

”'Fresh and funny.” - Woman’s Own

”'Searching out something indulgent for curling up with as the nights draw in? Look no further.” - Publishing News