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The Magic of Christmas

Another deliciously seasonal and heart-warming tale from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Twelve Days of Christmas and Chocolate Wishes. Previously published as Sweet Nothings, Trisha has extensively reworked the original novel with fabulous new extra material. In the West Lancashire village of Middlemoss, Lizzie Pharamond is cooking up a defensive storm of comfort food as she becomes increasingly estranged from her serially unfaithful husband, Tom. Then fate takes a hand and when Tom is killed in a car accident, Lizzie has to deal with his quarrelling mistresses and devious friends -- and to top it all -- The Mystery Play steering committee have to find a new Lazarus. Middlemoss is already gearing up for its annual performance due to take place on Boxing Day with Tom's elderly uncle Roly Pharamond as the Voice of God. As a distraction, Lizzie's Christmas Pudding Club is about to have the first meeting of the year to swap baking tips for traditional puddings, cakes and mince pies. Lizzie's growing rivalry with her husband's cousin, celebrated cookery writer Nick Pharamond, is coming to boiling point. Having snatched the Best Mince Pie prize away from her at the village show, he is certainly the last man she wants to play Adam to her Eve in the Mystery Play. Meanwhile, her best friend Annie has developed an unsuitable crush on local resident Rick Rainford, the handsome and charismatic star a popular TV soap. But it becomes clear that Rick is more interested in Lizzie who, desperately in need of comfort, might just be a tiny bit tempted. The Voice of God will have one or two things to say about these and other village affairs at the Mystery Play, in a performance that will be a hard act to follow next year.
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Praise for The Twelve Days of Christmas: '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 Sowing Secrets and A Winter's Tale: '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 -- and top tips on restoring a stately home!' Sophie Kinsella 'Full of comedy and wit.' Closer 'Trisha Ashley! 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 ! with this Cinderella tale of love complete with handsome (natch) hero.' Publishing News Praise for Chocolate Wishes: 'Packed with romance, chocolate and fun, this indulgent read is simply too delicious to put down.' Closer

About the Author

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 Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley: `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

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