The 12 Books of Christmas: The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Lizzie Shane

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*I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Headline and Lizzie Shane.* 

Synopsis:

A cosy festive read The Twelve Dogs of Christmas is sure to warm your heart. Taking place in Pine Hollow the story is about a dog shelter located in a small town which has been set for closure by the council. Focusing on two perspectives, Ben and Ally, the story takes place in the lead up to Christmas. Councilman Ben, who isn’t the biggest fan of dogs, decides to help Ally with the adoption of the dogs as being the deciding vote he feels that he‘s responsible for the shelter closing. 

Review:

Along the way, you meet all twelve dogs and you honestly can’t help but fall in love with each one yourself. This can also be said for our main characters. I honestly did not think I would like Ben as he seems to be very anti-dog and anti-Christmas. However over time as he warms to the festive season you find yourself warming up to him as well. 

I really enjoyed this book. At the time of reading, I was really in a slump with books and I was not looking forward to reading anything. This book changed that. The further that I got into the book the more I was looking forward to continuing. I was so invested in the lives of the characters and the dogs. I did not want to put the book down until I was sure that everything would work out. 

You can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside when reading this book. The quirky characters and small-town community was exactly what I needed. It has made me really want to live in a small town with a beautiful landscape. Especially one where Christmas events are happening every other day. 

If you are looking for a heartwarming and festive book then I suggest you read The Twelve Dogs of Christmas.

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