Cain lives across the hall from Julia.
Julia sees him every morning on the way to work, but avoids
him since he is not a very friendly guy. How
can anyone be like that especially during the Christmas
season? What Julia doesn't know is that Cain has had a hard
life. Hi childhood began with abandonment when his mother
and father both left him behind. At least Cain's dad was
decent enough to leave his young son with his grandmother, a
woman who loved and doted on him. But when she passed away, he
Julia is an aspiring writer who can't stand the grumpy Cain.
Hitting a breaking point, she and her friend Cammie come up
with a great idea: kill him with
kindness and blog about it. Julia takes her friends
advice and little by little her blog takes off. The
turning point in their relationship comes when Cain takes
ill and Julia decides to take care of him. Finally, Julia
feels that she is getting through to him. That is until
Cain finds out that she is writing a blog about him. Can
they make it through to the Twelve Days of Christmas?
First let me say what a delightful book. I have always
loved Debbie Macomber's series. Whether it is a standalone
book, or a series. All of Macomber's books put a smile on
my face, but this one especially tugged at my heart. I am
not a big fan of
Christmas, but it always reminds me of my mother, My mom was
a big, big Christmas fan who decorated the house from corner
to corner. The
last Christmas that my mom was alive, she was too sick to
decorate the house and
enjoy her favorite holiday.
I got right into these books and loved it from front to
back. How can you not? This is how all of Debbie
Macomber books make me feel.
Macomber shows how with a little bit of
kindness you can change someone's live. Maybe if
people now a days would take this to heart, our world
wouldn't be so crazy. So if you love the Christmas
holiday, buy this book. Don't wait for Christmas, this
book is great anytime.
Continuing in a festive annual tradition, #1 New York
Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber returns with a
new original holiday novel full of romance and cheer—and the
magical prospect of finding love in even the most guarded
Friendly and bubbly, Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but
her standoffish neighbor, Cain Maddox, presents a particular
challenge. No matter how hard she’s tried to be nice, Cain
rudely rebuffs her at every turn, preferring to keep to
himself. But when Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper
from the lobby of their apartment building, that’s the last
straw. She’s going to break through Cain’s Scrooge-like
exterior the only way she knows how: by killing him with
To track her progress, Julia starts a blog called The Twelve
Days of Christmas. Her first attempts to humanize Cain are
far from successful. Julia brings him homemade Christmas
treats and the disagreeable grinch won’t even accept them.
Meanwhile, Julie’s blog becomes an online sensation, as an
astonishing number of people start following her adventures.
Julia continues to find ways to express kindness and, little
by little, chips away at Cain’s gruff façade to reveal the
caring man underneath. Unbelievably, Julia feels herself
falling for Cain—and she suspects that he may be falling for
her as well. But as the popularity of her blog continues to
grow, Julia must decide if telling Cain the truth about
having chronicled their relationship to the rest of the
world is worth risking their chance at love.