Friday 7 November 2014

Blog Tour: It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Judy Astley

Title: It Must Have Been the Mistletoe
Author: Judy Astley
Published: 6th November 2014
Publisher: Bantam Press
Today I am thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Judy Astley with a review and giveway. The other tour stops are listed below, so please do check them out for some other great content.


Firstly I have to apologise for the amount of times I say Christmas in this review and express my love for its gorgeous cover.

This was my first Christmas read of the year and it is more than safe to say that it has definitely got me in the Christmas mood. This was a great first Christmas read and I now cannot wait until Christmas!

I particularly liked that this story was set in Cornwall, which has a lot of summer childhood memories for me, so to get a little experience of Christmas by the beach was truly wonderful. Thea has a big family like me and although they are a little unconventional in this story and their reason for having a family Christmas in Cornwall, I really felt like I could resonate with them and especially with Thea feeling a bit on the outside of things.

This was incredibly enjoyable, entertaining and enough to get anyone in the Christmas mood! I don't think a novel has ever made me feel this Christmassy so early on in November! The setting, the mood the images, just everything had that magical Christmas, frosty feel to it. Judy is an expert at setting the Christmas scene. I now really want to experience Cornwall at Christmas.

If you are unsure of which Christmas read to start then this is definitely the one!



To be in the chance of winning one of three paperback copies of It Must Have Been the Mistletoe, enter via rafflecopter below. UK and EU only.


  1. Sounds like perfect read,plus Christmast read :)
    Thank you for the great review and giveaway! :)

  2. love to read this book

  3. Thanks so much for the lovely review! Judy xx

  4. Because I've never read a Christmas story before

  5. Sounds like a good Christmas story and it has a pretty cover. Hoping this can be my first Christmas read. x

  6. I love Christmas reads! And this one sounds fabulous, thanks for the giveaway x

  7. It sounds a fabulous read :-)

  8. I LOVE Christmas stories. I might be a bit of a Christmas freak.

  9. Since I started reading Christmas books this week, I can't seem to stop! And this one looks lovely!

  10. would like to win as sound like a good read