Winter Themed Chick-Lit

“Winter is coming.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Lees jij net als ik regelmatig wel eens een chick-lit? Vind je het fijn om in deze periode weg te kruipen op de bank met veel thee of warme chocomel en een boek welke totáál past bij deze tijd van het jaar? En heb je toevallig ook nog eens de voorkeur om boeken in het Engels te lezen?
Dan zit je met deze blogpost helemaal goed!

Waarom ik er met regelmaat ook wel eens een chick-lit bij pak hoef ik niet meer uit te leggen denk ik. Ben je toch nieuwsgierig? Dan verwijs ik je door naar deze eerdere blogpost.

Boeken lezen in het Engels heeft wat mij betreft alleen maar voordelen. Het is ontzettend goed voor je kennis van de Engelse taal. Je hoeft niet eindeloos lang te wachten tot eindelijk de Nederlandse vertaling van dat ene boek uit komt. Een simpele quote, grap of gedichtje lees je zoals hoe dit ook écht bedoeld is. Bij een Nederlandse vertaling is de clou en/of grap bijvoorbeeld soms ineens helemaal weg. Zonde!
Twee andere grote voordelen? Engelse boeken (mits oorspronkelijk geschreven in het Engels) zijn een heel stuk goedkoper. Vooral als je gaat shoppen bij webshops als de bookdepository. De verzendkosten zijn wereldwijd gratis. Score!
Verder, en dit is voor mij misschien wel de allerbelangrijkste reden, je hebt zóveel meer keuze!

Voor deze blogpost heb ik alle leuke chick-lits met een winter/kerstthema voor je op een rijtje gezet.

Kijk snel met me mee!

1. The Magic of Christmas by Trisha Ashley €8,52

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Synopsis:

Another deliciously seasonal and heart-warming tale from the Sunday Times bestselling author. In the pretty Lancashire village of Middlemoss, Lizzy is on the verge of leaving her cheating husband, Tom, when tragedy strikes. Luckily she has welcome distraction in the Christmas Pudding Circle, a group of friends swapping seasonal recipes – as well as a rivalry with local cookery writer Nick over who will win Best Mince Pie at the village show…Meanwhile, the whole village is gearing up for the annual Boxing Day Mystery Play. But who will play Adam to Lizzy’s Eve? Could it be the handsome and charismatic soap actor Ritch, or could someone closer to home win her heart? Whatever happens, it promises to be a Christmas to remember! Previously published as Sweet Nothings, Trisha has extensively reworked the original novel with fabulous new extra material.

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2. It Started With a Kiss by Miranda Dickinson €9,94

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Synopsis:

From the author that gave you the Sunday Times top 10 selling title, Fairytale of New York, join our heroine Romily as she discovers how far she will go to find the man of her dreams. As the singer in a wedding band, Romily Parker has seen her fair share of happy endings, even though her own love life isn’t quite as simple. On the last Saturday before Christmas, (shortly after disastrously declaring her love for best friend Charlie), Romily has a brief encounter with a handsome stranger whose heart-stopping kiss changes everything. Determined to find him again, Romily embarks on a yearlong quest, helped (and sometimes hindered) by enthusiastic Uncle Dudley, cake-making Auntie Mags and flamboyant Wren. Will she find the man of her dreams? Or could true love be closer than she thinks? The ONLY book that you’ll want to curl up with this winter – perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Sophie Kinsella.

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3. With Love at Christmas by Carole Matthews €11,25

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Synopsis:

Can the imperfect family really have the perfect Christmas? Juliet Joyce adores Christmas. She loves the presents, the tree, the turkey, the tinsel, everything. Already the festive spirit is upon her, which is just as well as this Christmas things are starting to get out of hand. Her son Tom is out of work and bringing home a slew of unsuitable partners; pregnant daughter Chloe and her little boy have moved back in; Juliet’s father, Frank, is getting over a heartbreak of his own and Rita, her eccentric mother, is behaving more erratically each day. And has the chaos got too much for Juliet’s husband Rick? With the big day fast approaching, Juliet hopes that she can stop everything spiralling out of control, because the only thing she wants is her family all around her and her home to be filled WITH LOVE AT CHRISTMAS. Also contains Carole’s top tips for surviving a family Christmas!

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4. Miracle on Regent Street €7,34

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Synopsis:

Dreams can come true – it could happen to you…For the past two years, Evie Taylor has lived an invisible existence in London, a city she hoped would bring sparkle to her life. But all that is about to change. For winter has brought a flurry of snow and unexpected possibilities. Hidden away in the basement of Hardy’s – once London’s most elegant department store – Evie manages the stockroom of a shop whose glory days have long since passed. When Evie overhears that Hardy’s is at risk of being sold, she secretly hatches a plan. If she can reverse the store’s fortunes by December 26th- three weeks away – and transform it into a magical destination once again, she might just be able to save it. But she’s going to need every ounce of talent and determination she has. In fact, she’s going to need a miracle.

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5. Christmas at Tiffany’s €10,51

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Synopsis:

Cassie settled down too young, marrying her first serious boyfriend. Now, ten years later, she is betrayed and broken. With her marriage in tatters and no career or home of her own, she needs to work out where she belongs in the world and who she really is. So begins a year-long trial as Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with each of her best friends in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris and London. Exchanging grouse moor and mousy hair for low-carb diets and high-end highlights, Cassie tries on each city for size as she attempts to track down the life she was supposed to have been leading, and with it, the man who was supposed to love her all along.

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6. A Christmas Cracker €8,84

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Synopsis:

This Christmas is about to go off with a bang! Things can’t possibly get worse for Tabby. Framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she suddenly finds herself without a job. Then to make matters worse, Tabby’s boyfriend dumps her and gives her cat away to a shelter. But rescue comes in the form of kindly Mercy. A master of saving waifs and strays, Mercy wants Tabby to breathe new flair into her ailing cracker business. Together, they’ll save Marwood’s Magical Christmas Crackers. But someone has other ideas. Mercy’s nephew Randal thinks Tabby’s a fraudster. Stubborn, difficult and very attractive, her future depends upon winning him round. But it’s that time of the year when miracles really can happen. Standing under the mistletoe, Tabby’s Christmas is set to be one that she will never forget …

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7. The Little Christmas Kitchen €8,59

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Synopsis:

Christmas at the Davenports’ house was always about one thing: food! But when sisters Ella and Maddy were split up, Ella to live in London with their Dad, and Maddy staying in Greece with their Mum, mince pies lost their magic. Now, a cheating husband has thrown Ella a curved snowball…and for the first time in years, all she wants is her mum. So she heads back to Greece, where her family’s taverna holds all the promise of home. Meanwhile, waitress Maddy’s dreams of a white Christmas lead her back to London…and her Dad. But a big fat festive life-swap isn’t as easy as it sounds! And as the sisters trade one kitchen for another, it suddenly seems that among the cinnamon, cranberries and icing sugar, their recipes for a perfect Christmas might be missing a crucial ingredient: each other. Praise for Jenny Oliver ‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book it had a sprinkling of festivity, a touch of romance and a glorious amount of mouth-watering baking!’

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8. The Reluctant Elf  €9,81

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Synopsis:

Meet Britain’s Worst Innkeeper Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood. When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas. Without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood. But will Danny, the local taxi driver who she hires to help her, really be Santa’s little helper, or the Grinch who stole Christmas?

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9. Christmas on Jane Street : A True Story  €10,93

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Synopsis:

Every holiday season for ten years, Billy Romp, his wife, and their three young children have spent nearly a month living in a tiny camper and selling Christmas trees on Jane Street in New York City. They arrive from Vermont the day after Thanksgiving and leave just in time to make it home for Christmas morning — and for a few weeks they transform a corner of the Big Apple into a small town that might be the setting for a classic Capra film.

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Lees je toch echt alleen in het Nederlands? Dan heb ik natuurlijk ook nog een hele leuke boekentip voor je!

*10. Winter in New York (en andere verhalen) door Chantal van Gastel €14,99

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In ‘Winter in New York’ verwacht Lois haar relatieproblemen te kunnen ontvluchten in de meest geweldige stad ter wereld. Maar een sneeuwstorm verstoort haar plannen. In ‘Een kerstbelofte’ staat Janna er na het verlies van haar grote liefde helemaal alleen voor op kerstavond. Of toch niet? Tess wordt gestrikt als kandidate in de succesvolle tv-show Love Shack waarin verre liefdes met elkaar herenigd worden. En in ‘Stop!’ brengt de kerstgedachte Mia op heel andere ideeën voor haar toekomst.

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Nog niet genoeg geïnspireerd? Vorig jaar schreef ik ook een blogpost met daarin boekentips voor de winterperiode. Deze kun je hier teruglezen.

Happy reading!

Liefs,

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