Prosecco Christmas by Sylvia Ashby – Book Review

Prosecco Christmas by Sylvia Ashby – Book Review

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Prosecco Christmas by Sylvia Ashby

Prosecco Christmas
Pot Love Book Three

Author – Sylvia Ashby
Pages – 274
Released – 2nd November 2017
Format – ebook
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4.5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book

 

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?

Review 2017

Prosecco Christmas is book three in the Pot Love series, and the first book from that series that I have read. I know that I’ve missed some back story as the main characters have been present in the other two books and are now at the stage where they are having a baby together. Even-though I have missed so much from the first two books, I still understood and enjoyed the book.

Ashley, a YouTube chef, and Italian chef Giacomo have decided to visit Ashley’s parent’s over Christmas, the last chance they will get before their baby is born, but babies don’t stick to a schedule (believe me I know, none of my three came on time, 2 early and one late). Get ready for chaos!

This is one of those books that you will find yourself giggling along with, and if you have had children will find it all very realistic. I did wonder about reading a ‘Christmas’ book after Christmas, but this is more a look back at how someones Christmas went, so there was no issue with reading it afterwards.

It was a real joy to read and I finished it in one sitting. The characters are are all a delight, even when they are overbearing. The writing flowed naturally and effortlessly and the setting was very visual.

This is definitely a book to read if you are looking for something to cheer you up or, you just want a light-hearted sweet read. Personally, though I would start with book one, Pot Love.

Reviewed by Stacey


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About the Author

Sylvia Ashby

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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6 Responses

  1. Nikki says:

    Will have to add this to my list of holiday books to check out!

  2. Stormi says:

    This sounds like such a cute read. And that cover is perfect!

  3. Jenn says:

    I love the cover of this book! Not sure if it’s a book for me though. Great review!

  4. DJ Sakata says:

    This sounds cute

  5. Great review! This is the first time I heard about this book until now, and I absolutely love holiday books. I will most definitely check out the first book from the series, and see if I like this series or not. Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Wynne says:

    Not my kind of book, but lovely review as always