Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Review and Giveaway ~ The Christmas Stocking and Other stories by Katie Fforde

 ๐ŸŽ„ It's time for a festive giveaway ๐ŸŽ„

1 November 2018

My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book

A wonderfully festive Christmas collection of short stories from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author 

Inside this Christmas Stocking you will find...

A Christmas in Disguise
Candlelight at Christmas
The Christmas Fairy
The Christmas Stocking

Plus much, much more to unwrap and enjoy...

Sometimes in the hectic run up to Christmas its difficult to find time to settle down to reading as there's so many other things to concentrate on, but in the hustle and bustle it's even more important to find a quiet half hour to recharge your batteries and that's where The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories comes into play.

Each story is perfectly proportioned to help you while away a quiet hour or so and whilst, its worth mentioning that two of the stories have been previously published in magazines I hadn't read them, so it didn't affect my enjoyment at all, but other readers may need to be aware of that.

The six stories which make up the whole of the book have a delightful seasonal theme and feature an array of people, and animals, who very quickly make an emotional impact. I really enjoyed reading the stories and each one, when finished, left me with a smile on my face and a lovely warm glow inside.  As with any short story collection, there are some which stand out more than others and my two particular favourites are The Christmas Stocking and A Dream Christmas. I could have happily read on for much longer than their sixty or so pages, and was, in a way, disappointed when the stories ended, only because I had grown to love the characters and wanted to read more of their story

If you are familiar with this author's work, you will instantly recognise her trademarks of lovely character definition and fine attention to detail which is so reminiscent of her writing. 

So if you're looking for an escape from the rush of busy shopping centres, then take a breather and enjoy a short break with The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories. ๐ŸŽ„

Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family, and is a true country girl at heart. Each of her books explores a different profession or background and her research has helped her bring these to life. She’s been a porter in an auction house, tried her hand at pottery, refurbished furniture, delved behind the scenes of a dating website, and she's even been on a Ray Mears survival course. She loves being a writer; to her there isn’t a more satisfying and pleasing thing to do. She particularly enjoys writing love stories. She believes falling in love is the best thing in the world, and she wants all her characters to experience it, and her readers to share their stories. 

Twitter @KatieFforde


๐ŸŽ… Enter this festive giveaway to win a  copy of The Christmas Stocking and Other stories ๐ŸŽ…
UK only


  1. I know I've read Katie Fford before, can't think where, as I'm not a reader of the Sunday Times. I must have had some of her books. I always enjoy reading about other authors, especially ones whose names I know. I'd love to be put in the hat for this book and thank you for all that you do in helping authors promote themselves and their work.

  2. Oh! Love Katie FForde. Fingers crossed in this one!

  3. I love the idea of a short stories collection - could really do with some relaxation after work and this would be ideal. Would be lovely to start feeling Christmassy too!

  4. I love Katie Fforde's books so would love to enter your giveaway, would be lovely to read her short stories


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