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Blog Tour: Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson
Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Lisa Dickenson's latest book. Full of romance and festive magic, Mistletoe on 34th Street is the funniest and most charming love story you will read this Christmas!
Title: Mistletoe on 34th Street
Author: Lisa Dickenson
Published: November 3rd 2016 by Sphere
Blurb: Olivia has never experienced a snow-covered, 'traditional' Christmas before. Having grown up in a family that chose winter sun over decking the halls, she's not sure what all the fuss is about. So when she and her co-workers are stranded in New York after a work trip, Olivia is perfectly happy spending the holiday season in The Big Apple.
John, Olivia's friend, on the other hand is so upset and is desperate to get home in time for his big family get-together. Nevertheless, determined to make the best out of the situation he sets out to show Olivia how enchanting Christmas in New York can be. And when she adds handsome New Yorker Elijah into the mix, could the magic of the season finally be working its charm on Olivia? As December 25th draws closer, Olivia suddenly finds herself with a decision to make: who does she really want to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?
Review: I've read and loved everything that Lisa Dickenson has written, especially her first Christmas book, The 12 Dates of Christmas, so when she announced she was writing a new Christmas story for this year, I was over the moon. I couldn't wait to go back to her super fun stories, with so many lol moment and her smart and fast paced writing. Basically, my expectations for this book were high... but guess what? Mistletoe on 34th Street was everything I expected and them some. I'm 99,9% sure already that it'll be my Christmas book of the year. I had such a blast reading it that I am actually sad that it's over.
Not only does Lisa Dickenson takes us to New York during Christmas, but she takes us with Olivia. She was like a breath of fresh air, always talking too much, especially during awkward situations, and just being awesome. I totally want to be like her when I grow up, or at least, her best friend. She had an amazing job, not because it was all glam but because I loved the idea behind the organization she worked for (and gave all her life to), helping girls being the best version of themselves, giving them opportunities and showing them how amazing women can be. I think this story managed to get a very important message through and I hope that every girl and woman that reads it feels as inspired as I felt.
And then, there was the whole christmassy aspect of the story. Olivia and her team cannot fly back to the UK because of a snow blizzard and they are stuck in New York the week before Christmas. Olivia herself is not a big fan of Christmas but her friend John decides to show her the best of the city during this time of the year. So thanks to them we get to visit some of the most magical locations on the city that never sleeps and basically daydream non-stop about just taking a plane and fly to NY asap.
There's not a single thing I didn't love about this story. The love story was just perfect, with the perfect ending and the perfect touch of magic. After finishing it, I feel so Christmassy that I'm already putting the Christmas decorations up and planning my Christmas shopping.
Also, I'm already planning on re-reading this story again during the holidays and I'm sure that I'm going to enjoy it even more than the first time. Mistletoe on 34th Street is a real Christmas treat, don't miss it!