One Week ’Til Christmas

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Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas.

Isobel Bennett is waiting for the number 11 bus when a man quite literally falls into her lap. Snow is falling, Christmas lights are twinkling, and a gorgeous man with dark brown hair has just slipped on ice and is now pressed against Isobel.

Isobel knows she’s not imagining the chemistry between them. But then his ride arrives and, embarrassed, he beats a hasty retreat, murmuring apologies – and Isobel realises only too late that she didn’t manage to catch his name...

When she runs into him again the next morning, she decides it’s fate.

It’s a second chance for Isobel and Tom – but there’s only one week until she’s leaving London for good. Seven days of enjoying all the festive delights the city has to offer: ice-skating at Somerset House, mulled wine on the Southbank, Christmas shopping at Liberty.

There’s magic in the air and mistletoe in the trees – but what will happen when the week is over?

For fans of Josie Silver, Lucy Diamond and Marian Keyes, this is one Christmas romance you don’t want to miss!

Readers LOVE Belinda Missen!

‘From the very first page I was laughing and giggling as I read.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Laugh-out-loud funny.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Had me swooning and laughing out loud. Also, the drama !!! had !!! me !!! going !!! crazy !!!... Cute, fun, and laugh-out-loud funny. This is for sure a winning novel.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I absolutely adored it... A really fun read that warmed my heart and left me smiling.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious... Wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Heart-warming and laugh-out-loud funny.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Exciting and hilarious... You won't read this story without a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer

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About the author

Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.

Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Nov 1, 2019
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Pages
150
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ISBN
9780008296933
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Friendship
Fiction / General
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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