Christmas at Carrington's - Alexandra Brown
Source: Review copy courtesy of Harper Collins
Georgie Hart loves Christmas time at Carrington’s Department store. Running the luxury handbag department, Georgie adores helping customers in the hunt for the perfect gift for the perfect someone. And this year is no exception – now she has the hunky Tom, Mr Carrington himself, to spend the special day with.
But when Tom springs a surprise, Georgie’s plans are thrown into chaos. Carrington’s is getting a fresh lease of life in a hot new reality TV show, featuring formidable retail guru, Kelly Cooper.As the first show airs, Georgie is shown in a far from flattering light. Worse is to come when Kelly’s vile daughter appears to get her claws into Tom. Georgie fears this will be the worst Christmas ever, but Santa still has a little surprise for her stocking this year – she’ll just have to wait until Christmas to find out…
Georgie Hart is back and yet again is bringing us nothing more than drama, drama, drama! Seriously, she is still a walking disaster. We follow her on her new journey of love with the one and only Mr.Tom Carrington and see her snogging a country singer. See her flash her Christmas knickers live on TV and dance badly to Beyoncé on YouTube. Obviously all this is done whilst nipping upstairs to best friend Sam' cafe to eat copious amounts of cake.
After loving Cupcakes at Carrington's I was really looking forward to Christmas at Carrington's more or less as soon as I found out it was going to be available. I really enjoyed the book I did, The plot and sub plots were all well thought out and the whole book is well documented. It flows superbly and has a lot of charm and the uniqueness of Alexandra's sense if humour. It carries on from the last books easily, so if you haven't read the first you can easily pick up and read this one without having to back track. However, If you're not a reality TV fan then this can book can be a bit tedious. It's completely over the top and very far fetched. I'm guess thats what would make it appealing to people though, and will attract younger readers which is brilliant.
It is quick to grab you and has more than enough to make up for the cheesiness and cliched bits in it. Some serious subjects are reached and it's nice to see that they've been written with care and grace. I love Alexandra's sense of humour and writing style, I'm just unfortunately not one for name dropping or the reality 'sleb' type twist that was put into Christmas at Carrington's.
Christmas, Love and Drama in handbag heaven.