Friday, December 13, 2019

Book review of A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg

French Village Diaries book review A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg
A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg


A Christmas Hamster

Cam’s career and romantic prospects take a nose dive once she becomes guardian to her young nephew. She leaves a bustling Dutch city to move to a small, dull country town in England, and where once she restored magnificent old paintings to their former glory, now she operates the paint-mixing machine at a soulless hardware store. As much as she adores little Rowan, life has lost some of its sparkle. 
However, a handsome and charming customer causes her heart to flutter once more. Fate, alas, seems determined to hamper any possibility of them getting together. So what chance does a tiny, naughty hamster have of bringing happiness this Christmas?
This is a festive, light-hearted and uplifting romcom novella.

French Village Diaries book review A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg
A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg


My Review

Having not yet read a bad book from Stephanie, I couldn’t miss out on this one. It might not be set in France, unlike most of her other books, but my Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a humorous, seasonal novella from Stephanie. 

After a chance meeting at the paint department of the local DIY store, events conspire against Cam and Declan ever crossing paths again, despite many possible opportunities. Life certainly isn’t short on excitement for Cam, but in terms of romance it seems she just might need a little Christmas magic to lead her in the right direction, maybe that is where the antics of an escaping hamster could help?

A Christmas Hamster might only be a quick read, but there is a lot packed into it. We have family issues, fun and games in the retail sector, pets with attitude and the odd disaster thrown in for good measure, plus a lovely will-they-won’t-they romance. As always Stephanie has worked in an element of fun, something a bit different and a great use of words and attention to detail. I loved it!

This book is a thoroughly readable, festive giggle that will leave you with a smile on your face.

To read my reviews of her previous books of festive fabulousness, Fa La Llama La and Deck the Halles just click on their titles.

Purchase Links 

Amazon UK   



French Village Diaries book review A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg
Stephanie Dagg author of A Christmas Hamster


Author Bio

I'm an English expat living in France, having moved here with my family in 2006 after fourteen years as an expat in Ireland. Taking on seventy-five acres with three lakes, two hovels and one cathedral-sized barn, not to mention an ever increasing menagerie, makes for exciting times. The current array of animals ranges from alpacas to zebra finches, with most letters of the alphabet represented. And of course there are hamsters! 
I'm a traditionally-published author of many children's books, and have been self-publishing fiction and non-fiction for adults for the last seven years. I combine freelance work as an editor with running carp fishing lakes with husband Chris. When time allows I enjoy cycling, geocaching, knitting and gardening.

Social Media Links

Twitter Llama mum 
Twitter Pen and Finch 

French Village Diaries book review A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking part in my publication day celebrations, Jacqui :-) I'm delighted that you enjoyed The Harley's adventures, and thank you for all your kind support for my writing.
    I hope the book temporarily took your mind off current ghastly political events...
    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and positive New Year,
    Steph xxx

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