Friday 19 January 2018

Prosecco Christmas || Blog Tour & Review

Family is where life begins. And what better time to spend with your family than Christmas week?

Ashley and Giacomo go to Upper Swainswick, a postcard village ten minutes’ drive from Bath, to stay with Ashley’s mum and stepdad. It’s their last visit before the arrival of their first child.

But babies have a habit of being unpredictable.

So when Ashley goes into labour on Christmas Eve, three weeks ahead of schedule, it takes everyone by surprise. She’s not ready! Her perfect Birth Plan is packed away in her hospital bag two hundred miles away, she has no going home outfit, and she has a live event planned for New Year’s Eve for her YouTube channel, The Sinking Chef. People have been signing up for it for weeks. She can’t possibly disappoint them on the last day of the year. What is she to do?

The tinsel gets even more tangled when Giacomo’s parents decide to fly from Italy to meet their first grandchild. Hotels are fully booked, so everyone has to stay under the same roof.

Would eleven people in the house, not counting the baby, turn out to be simply too much for Ashley?


Prosecco Christmas is the 3rd book in the pot love series, and my second catch up with Ashley & Giacomo as there life changes big style. With christmas round the corner and a baby not far behind, Ashley is ready to spend a bit of time with the family (even though it will be an experience!) but her little baby has a different idea and when she goes inton labour on christmas eve it throws everything up in the air, her plans, her youtube channel & then when Giacomos family decide they have to meet their first grandchild, how is everyone going to make it out the other side?!

Prosecco christmas was a lovely light hearted read that was perfect for me as im basking in post christmas blues, it warmed me back up and made me fancy a glass or two of cold prosecco. Ashley is a lovely character who is flawed but natural and i was glad to be back in her company. Giacomo is one that makes you swoon slightly, because he is just so lovely, and wants to help everyone and everything. 

I read this book post christmas but it still works, i feel like christmas is the backdrop for all the drama and family tensions but it worked. I feel this could be read as a standalone as well - its nice to have prior knowledge of the family but there is plenty of explanations of previous dramas that mean you dont feel you are missing out.

If you are after a light hearted easy read that lifts your mood then this is the perfect pick me up. 


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Author bio: Sylvia Ashby is fond of the written word: books, blog posts, recipes, even an explanation to the HM Revenue & Customs as to why she thinks skirts should be exempt from VAT - she's written it all!

She likes travelling and has lived all over Europe - London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Sofia, Bulgaria. Currently, she lives in Leuven, Belgium with her husband, daughter, son and a sparrow called Jack, who comes occasionally to peck the seeds she leaves for him on top of the garden shed.


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