Make A Christmas Wish: A heartwarming, witty and magical festive treat!

Make A Christmas Wish A heartwarming witty and magical festive treat A HILARIOUS and JUST A LITTLE HEARTBREAKING FESTIVE TREAT for anyone who s looking for a little bit of MAGIC this CHRISTMAS TIME Last Christmas when Livvy was knocked down in the supermarket car park

  • Title: Make A Christmas Wish: A heartwarming, witty and magical festive treat!
  • Author: Julia Williams
  • ISBN: 9781847563590
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • A HILARIOUS and JUST A LITTLE HEARTBREAKING FESTIVE TREAT for anyone who s looking for a little bit of MAGIC this CHRISTMAS TIME Last Christmas, when Livvy was knocked down in the supermarket car park she certainly wasn t ready to actually be dead For months now she s floated on the edge of the afterlife, generally making a nuisance of herself.And she s not ready to go juA HILARIOUS and JUST A LITTLE HEARTBREAKING FESTIVE TREAT for anyone who s looking for a little bit of MAGIC this CHRISTMAS TIME Last Christmas, when Livvy was knocked down in the supermarket car park she certainly wasn t ready to actually be dead For months now she s floated on the edge of the afterlife, generally making a nuisance of herself.And she s not ready to go just yet She s furious about the new woman in her husband s life and she s worried about her beloved son who doesn t seem to be adjusting to life without her at all.This Christmas, Livvy is given one last magical chance to make everything right Will she take it and give her family the perfect Christmas Perfect for fans of CAROLE MATTHEWS, TRISHA ASHLEY and JENNY COLGAN.

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    1. 3 - "Let me take you on a journey." Stars!I am not a stranger to Julia Williams writing and stories several of her previous Christmas books rank highly in my overall list of favorites, Make A Christmas Wish falls a little lower on my enjoyment scale than it's predecessors, and there isn't any main reason as to why that I can wholeheartedly put my finger on.Told from several points of view, and through Journal entries for Adam and Livvy's son; Joe. The book basically charts the beginning, middle [...]

    2. Originally reviewed on beccasbooooks/2I'm thrilled to be sharing my review of Make A Christmas Wish by Julia Williams today as part of the fabulous blog tour organised by Avon! There are some who will say that it's far too early to be delving into the Christmas books already and I totally respect that, but for Christmas fanatics, it's much harder to hold back and not cave. That's exactly what I've done by the way, caved. But can you really blame me? Look at that cover! Look at the blurb! For me, [...]

    3. When I first started reading Make A Christmas Wish, I wont lie to you, my first thought was "What on earth am I reading?" swiftly followed by "A Ghost? I'm reading a book from the prospective of a ghost?!"OK, so that sounds a little strange, granted, but bare with me. because what we actually have here is an incredibly well thought out Christmas novel that had me gasping in places and moved to tears at the end. If your happy to keep an open mind about ghost's and afterlife and remember this is a [...]

    4. So the blurb on the back of this book reads "a hilarious and just-a-little heartbreaking festive treat for anyone who's looking for a sprinkle of magic this Christmas time".riiiiight. This was the exact opposite of hilarious. I didn't even chortle once. And the sprinkle of magic??? I was expecting some fantastical Christmassy treat but what the book turned out to be was the most depressing chick-lit I have ever read with the most ridiculous plot line!Now don't get me wrong, I do like serious and [...]

    5. This is the first book I've read by Julia Williams and I loved it from start to finish, I like reading ghost stories and this was a most refreshing change to the usual ones of haunted houses that are a bit scary, had a nice love story to it as well will definitely be reading more of her books.

    6. Wow is all I can say, just wow!! An absolute pleasure to read I got sucked into it straight away. Livvy is dead but she has unfinished business, she needs to make peace with her cheating husband so she can pass on. This book drew me in straight away, you meet different characters Livvy the wife, her husband Adam and emily the new girlfriend. You get his perspective of his dead wife haunting him, his new girlfriend Emily’s and there autistic son Joe. Livvys character is funny and lovable but yo [...]

    7. I personally did not like the writing style. At times it was almost painful to read. The story was a little predictable and the main character Livvy, is one of the worst characters I've ever read, I've never felt so much hatred for a character before I was so close to skipping all her parts in the book But instead I skim read them so I didn't miss anything important. But to be honest she was never that useful just so hateful and selfish. There were some good parts to the book however, I did like [...]

    8. I received this book via This book was about Livvy who had died but still had some unfinished business. When she died she had found out that her husband was having an affair. She is very angry and starts haunting her husband and son. I enjoyed seeing the traditional aspects of a Christmas story; showing Christmas' past, present and future. This book dealt with some quite difficult topics and I thought that they were covered really well. At times the character of Livvy was annoying and she was s [...]

    9. I'm hovering between a 3 and a 4 for this one and in the spirit of Christmas I'm giving it a four. I spent a lot of the book really not liking Livvy *at all* but I thought the story was really clever and well done and I liked all of the other characters much more than Livvy. This is not your usual Christmas book - it's not saccharine or trite - but it is a really fun way of passing some time in the festive season!

    10. 4.5* rating. I really enjoyed the story and it was a complete change from all the other Christmassy books I've picked up and read this season. A festive Rom-com with a big ghostly twist. Recommended.

    11. Time taken to read - 2 daysPublisher - AvonPages - 367Blurb from Last Christmas, when Livvy was knocked down in the supermarket car park she certainly wasn’t ready to actually be dead! For months now she’s floated on the edge of the afterlife, generally making a nuisance of herself.And she’s not ready to go just yet! She’s furious about the new woman in her husband’s life and she’s worried about her beloved son who doesn’t seem to be adjusting to life without her at all.This Christ [...]

    12. I always like to read a Christmas book during the season. I'll read Dickens, and then something else, and this was the something else. While obviously not as well written as Dickens, it also is a ghost story, and if there is anything I like more than a Christmas story it's a Christmas story with ghosts. Livvy is not a particularly nice ghost, and definitely would be in the poltergeist category. In life she was a great advocate for her son who has Aspergers but not always the best mum. She was a [...]

    13. I certainly wouldn't call this book hilarious although there were one or two incidents that brought a smile to my face. The story is told from four POVs: Adam and Livvy in the first person; Emily in the third person and Joe writing in a notebook. Having started reading in the first person, I found the switch to the third person for Emily a little confusing and quite unnecessary. Obviously as this is a ghost story, it's going to be fairly unrealistic anyway but I found the idea of ghosts getting [...]

    14. Drawn in by the intriguing premise of a dead mother of an autistic child coming to terms with her [former] life and relationships, and the promise of a "hilarious" story. Sadly, by page 49 I gave up, having realised that I have a different sense of humour than the author, as nothing had raised my spirits, let alone the ghost of a smile. Whilst I could get used to 4 narrators, the changes from first to third person were really annoying, and the overblown style held little promise for the next 300 [...]

    15. Wow this is a good book. A totally different story from all the other books I used to read. This book is funny and heart warming. A perfect read for Christmas. There are ghosts in the story but they are not scary at all. It's more a story of family love and forgiveness. First time I am reading a book by Julia Williams and I absolutely loved it!

    16. Wasn't sure about reading a book with Christmas in the title when it is March. But don't worry it isn't overly Christmassy. I don't want to give too much away as this book is a treat. It follows the story of Livvy and Adam and Joe their autistic on after Livvy meets a sticky end. But Livvy isn't quite ready to shuffle off this mortal coil and leave the rest of her family to pick up the pieces and carry on with their lives. Sad in places. Funny in places. Each chapter is written from the point of [...]

    17. Well, this book really did it for me. I wasn't sure at first if it was very me, but I soon whipped through it. I did really enjoy it though, for many reasons:The characters: Livvy was a great ghost, she really packed a punch and even though she was killed accidentally (in a Lidl carpark, of all places, very unfortunate, really) I did warm to her instantly, even if she was an alcoholic, neglecting, stubborn Mother, she really did love her son and her husband. I enjoyed her haunting, her visits in [...]

    18. Fantastic book. Read it within a few days couldn't put it down. Love the fact it looks from everyone's point in the story

    19. Julia Williams is one of my favorite Christmas book authors. (If you even call it that way) Last year I devoured her Christmas -series. So when I noticed a new book of her was out, I could hardly wait to dive into it! And it must be said, make a Christmas wish is a very different book from her previous stories. The Christmas series is very fluffy and funny. A sit back and relax book. But Make a Christmas wish is so much more intense.Lets start this review of with the only little point of critici [...]

    20. I haven't got a clue how to write this review, nor am I positive I know what I feel about the book, which could be a problem. Basically I requested this book from Netgalley because it was written by Julia Williams, and I generally love her books. Had I read the blurb in advance, I may not have requested a copy, as a book about someone who is dead, but not ready to pass on, is not exactly the sort of book I tend to read. In fact I would normally see that and walk in the other direction. But in a [...]

    21. My first book to read this year was Make a Christmas Wish by Julia WilliamsA few weeks before Christmas, Livvy is out about to start her Christmas Day food shopping after just being told her husband Adam is having an affair. Not paying attention where she is going, Livvy gets hit by a car in the carpark.Not long after the accident, Livvy passes away but she never makes it into the light to pass over she ends up in the after world, the in between life.Not ready to pass over, Livvy doesn’t belie [...]

    22. Make a Christmas wish is written from different people’s perspectives, one of those just happens to be Livvy, although we find out at the very beginning of the book that Livvy is very much dead. So yes, exactly as you imagine it to be, the story is in fact in part being told by a ghost. Sadly I found that element of the book a struggle, although I did enjoy the back story of Livvy’s life, for me there were places within her ghost journey (if that’s what you call it) that were just a bit to [...]

    23. After reading the blurb on the back cover, this sounded like something a bit different to the usual Christmas stories. Livvy had just found out her husband, Adam, was cheating on her, when she was hit by a car in the supermarket car park. Badly injured, she is rushed to hospital but the doctors are unable to save her.Livvy is confused and disorientated, watching the scene below her. Gradually she understands the body in the hospital is actually hers and she’s just been declared dead. Then she [...]

    24. This was my first Christmas read of the season so far and what a corker it was!I have read one other book before where the main character is dead (The Dead Wife’s Handbook by Hannah Beckerman) and I have made no secret in saying it is one of the best books I have ever read! So when I read the synopsis of this book and realised the lead character Livvy was also dead, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in!Livvy is married to Adam and they have a son called Joe. One day before Christmas, Livvy is inv [...]

    25. Livvy is married to Adam. They’ve been together for about twenty years and have a son. Joe is a good kid. He has Asperger’s and has sometimes been difficult to manage over the years. Livvy has just discovered that Adam has been having an affair with Emily. She sends him an angry text to let him know that she knows about his indiscretions and then Boom. She’s hit by a learner driver in a supermarket car park. It is a couple of weeks to Christmas and Livvy is dead. “Make a Christmas Wish [...]

    26. The black cat is her spirit guide whose task it is to guide Livy’s ghost and advise her what to do to cross over to the other side. All Livy wants to do is get back at Adam for having an affair with Emily. She wants a second chance. All Joe wants is his Mum back. Joe is Livy and Adam’s 17-year-old son who was born with Asperger. Joe took Livy’s death hard. Now he swears Livy’s back and all she wants is to fix things between Adam and Joe so they could be a family again all costs. But the [...]

    27. Review featured on books-n-kissesThis is a simple holiday ghost story of a woman who loves her family and wants to make sure they are taken care of before she moves on. But it’s not as simple as find a new love for her husband and drift away. Her son sees her but nobody believes him since he has Aspergers and his dad doesn’t believe in ghosts. Then there is Adam who was already having an affair with Emily and of course Livvy can’t imagine Adam being with Emily since she was already coming [...]

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