Thursday 12 December 2013

Blog Tour: A Cinderella Christmas by Holly Kingston

I am super excited to be a part of the blog tour for A Cinderella Christmas  by Holly Kingston with a review for this wonderful novella.


Lucy Tilley dreams of a career in show business. But this isn't quite what she had in mind...

This year's Cinderella pantomime is the hottest production in town. What's more, Lucy is starring alongside Ryan Aspall: famous TV actor, sex symbol and potential love of her entire life. One teeny problem - Lucy is tripping the light fantastic as... the back end of the comedy cow. Surely nothing kills a flirty moment quite like wearing a massive set of udders?

At least she has the support of glamorous (if potentially flammable) Charmaine; a reality star diva of a Cinderella, who Lucy is completely fascinated by. But behind the fame and beauty, Charmaine is not all she seems.

With more drama off the stage than on it, and everyone wanting to be star of the show, will Lucy find the confidence to make it out of the cow suit and into the spotlight this Christmas?


Firstly, what a lovely cover! It's all sparkly and christmassy, I love it and a big thank you to Kerry for asking me to be a part of the blog tour.

I love nice, light, easy reads and this one was exactly that. A Cinderella Christmas is so easy to get into and I read it incredibly quickly. At just over 100 pages long, this Christmas novella will leave you with a warm feeling inside.

It'a panto season and Lucy is starring in this years Cinderella pantomine; wait for it, as the back end of a cow. Hmm not quite what Lucy had in mind. But still, at least Lucy will be safe from the view of the audience as she surfers from stagefright, despite being in the show business. The star of the show, Charmaine has really done Lucy a favour getting her the part of the back end of a cow, although it does not exactly feel like that to Lucy, but at least Charmaine is looking out for her and Lucy is in complete awe of the famous Charmaine, but maybe Charmaine isn't all who she seems. Hopefully Lucy will find the confidence to get out of the cow suit and have the awesome Christmas that she deserves.

Lucy is so likeable, but she is a complete pushover, particularly when it comes to Charmaine. Lucy thinks Charmaine is super glamourous and that by just being around her, it will make her a little more glamourous. Charmaine very quickly has Lucy running errands for her and treating her exactly like Cinderella was treated by her ugly stepsisters; ironic really as Charmaine is playing Cinderella in the play! I really disliked Charmaine and knew something was up right from the beginning. She is fake in every way, fake boobs, fake hair and fake personality. I just desperately wanted Lucy to realise this and tell her where to go! Luckily Lucy has her great friend Ben working with her and playing the front end of the cow; not the worst back side that she could possibly have to endure. Ben is really sweet, but Lucy only has eyes for the famous Ryan Aspall who makes her lose all her sense when he starts talking to her, but maybe she is looking in the wrong place?

I really really enjoyed this and this was a fantastic debut from the really wonderful Holly Kingston. All the talk of pantomimes reminded me of Christmas when I was little as my family always used to take my cousins and me and my sister. It has definitely left me feeling festive! Absolutely brilliant writing and it has had me craving more! I really cannot wait to read more from Holly as I just know it is going to be A-mazing!


You can find out more about Holly and her book on her:


A Cinderella Christmas is available on Amazon here: A Cinderella Christmas Amazon UK

P.S. It's only 77p!

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