Book Advent – Day one – open the door to see which book you get….


 24 books wrapped up in brown paper with red and white string wrapped round, holding on tight to the secret words within.

A book parcel with numbers 1 – 24 lie underneath the tree.

and it’s time to open the first one today…..


Aptly named ‘ I Heart Christmas’ is the first book in the Book Advent find.

 And we are off to NEW YORK

A tree at Rockerfeller Center - courtesy of Wikipedia
A tree at Rockerfeller Center – courtesy of Wikipedia

For those of you not familiar with Lindsey Kelk’s novels, they have a magical mix of ingredients –

Witty, often hilarious and a great way of discovering one of the most magical cities at Christmas time

This is the sixth book in the series, by reading this you still understand the characters and their relationships although I suppose reading the series in order will certainly give you an even better understanding

Angela skating at Central Park
Angela skating at Central Park

Angela, the main character of the I heart.. novels is now happily married to Alex. However Alex is starting to drop some hints about wanting to take their relationship to the next level and to start a family. Is Angela ready? She is stressed at work, has unexpected guests turn up on her doorstep just before the holidays and there are even more curve balls coming her way…but…


Angela is struggling, having to grow up and deal with grown up issues with all the wit and charm of Angela herself – that quirky, child in an adult body syndrome that most of us can relate to at some point -especially when the added stress and excitement  of Christmas comes along.

Angela’s plans for the perfect Christmas in New York involve educating all her American friends on the traditional British Christmas

But it’s the Christmas that Angela has in New York that is so funny and a good start to your advent reading –

Eggnog from Canada - courtesy of Wikipedia
Eggnog (this brand from Canada) – courtesy of Wikipedia
Iceskating like Angela in Central Park - Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Iceskating like Angela in Central Park – Image courtesy of Wikipedia 

 On the first day of Christmas, my book advent gave to me a visit to New York courtesy of Lindsay Kelk!