With just a few days left until the big day, it's easy to feel overwhelmed – presents to buy, mince pies to make, stockings to fill and halls to deck. In amongst the madnesss, a book can be the ultimate escapism, and if you're looking for romance, fun and laughter this Christmas, Sphere has just the reads you need.
Breakfast at Darcy's is the fabulously fun new rom com from bestselling author of From Notting Hill with Love…Actually, Ali McNamara. A Christmas corker with a film-themed hook, Breakfast at Darcy’s tells the story of magazine journalist Darcy McCall, who is unexpectedly left an entire uninhabited island in her great aunt’s will. Darcy soon realises she has to live there for twelve whole months before she can fully inherit it. If you are looking for a scrummy dose of pure unadulterated fiction pleasure, Breakfast at Darcy’s is the book for you! Read a first chapter extract or listen to a snippet from the first chapter of the audio edition which is published this week, now.
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan is 'pure indulgence' ( so says Sophie Kinsella anyway!). Bursting with fabulous recipies at the beginning of every chapter, this warm and witty novel has everything you could possibly want to help whisk you away from Christmas shopping madness. When Issy Randall is made redundant from her job little does she realise that her dreams are about to come true! Armed with recipes from her Grampa and with the (rather dishy) local bank manager on her side, she decides to seize the moment and open The Cupcake Cafe. But Issy has no idea what she has let herself in for!
Finally Wrapped Up In You is the perfect novel to get you in the festive spirit. Carole Matthews writes funny, romantic, heart-warming fiction at its best, and the story of hairdresser Janie Jones is no exception. Leaving behind her humdrum life and a catalogue of disastrous dates, Janie embarks on an exotic holiday to Africa, only to fall unexpectedly in love…with a Masai warrior. But back at home in England, can Janie face spending a snowy Christmas without him?
Romantic, escapist and unforgettable, these three reads are the perfect way to get you through the holiday season. So what are you waiting for? Go out and grab your copies now. For wonderfully heart-warming winter reads, Sphere has it all wrapped up this Christmas.
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