Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Blog Tour - Review - Giveaway - The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime by Lynsey James

Thank you for joining me on my stop on the Blog Tour for The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime by Lynsey James. This tour is arranged by Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours

Let's take a look at the book, then read on for my review and there is also a chance to enter a giveaway.


This Christmas pantomime is about to be the talk of the town! Luna Bay’s festive preparations are well under way and the much anticipated annual pantomime is to be, once again, the highlight of the season.

Too bad that the village’s very own actress and darling of Broadway, Alice Woods, isn’t feeling in the mood for Christmas. Until the pantomime comes under threat and a grief-stricken Alice is forced to push her personal pain aside and step up to direct – after all, the show must go on..

So with (more than) a little help from her new found friends, not to mention one very gorgeous Hollywood A-list celebrity, the play begins to come together, but will Alice finally believe that Christmas is a time for miracles after all? 



My Review 

I have to admit I haven't read the first book in the series which tells Lucy and Jake's story although I am hoping to get around to reading it soon. However I have read The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club and I really enjoyed my visit to Luna Bay. During the book you are introduced to Alice and I wanted to find out more about her character and her back story. So when I saw that The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime was Alice's story I couldn't wait to read it! Even though this isn't the first book in the Luna Bay series it can be read as a standalone book. 

So what did I think... 

Luna Bay is as lovely as ever with a great mix of characters living there. It was also great to catch up with Emily and Lucy who were a great support to Alice in this book. Their friendship was a great addition and it was also fun to see how the breakfast club was doing. Ethan is great as a Hollywood star who comes to visit his father and encounters Alice. Their first meetings are memorable but will there be a happy ending this Christmas?

I really enjoyed how Alice and everyone involved in the pantomime put things together. All of the characters are well written and make the story all the more engaging.

Grief is a main topic in this book and it was handled very well. It is packed full of emotion and I have to say I did have tears in my eyes a few times. There are some fun moments and this definitely helps lighten the mood when things get a little sad. I do think that Lynsey James managed to create a good balance throughout though.


This charming story is heartwarming, witty and romantic!

Five stars from me

Thank you to HQ Digital, Lynsey James, Jenny & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion. 


About Lynsey James: 

Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!) 

 A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since. When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…


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