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The Beachside Christmas: A hilarious feel good Christmas romance Paperback – September 15, 2017
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Although things were not as they appeared, Lily decided to start her life over. She chose Shipley because of the wonderful memories of family visits there when she was a child.
She has purchased a small cottage and even met some neighbors.
The neighbors believe in two things. First, they need a celebrity who can turn on the lights on the town's Christmas tree. Second, the Christmas lighting contest is one of the most important things at this time of year. And the intense competition to win means that no holds are barred. Whoever lights the town's tree will also select the winner of the lighting contest. The town wants a celebrity who can do double duty.
Lily's best friend is an agent representing various celebrities. So, Lily volunteers to find a celebrity. How difficult could it be?
Since no money will change hands, it is not easy to find a celebrity willing to show up and turn on the tree lights.
But, then things all work out. Lily can have Ollie. He was on a reality show, but he got kicked off. He hit someone. He wants to show the world what he can do about starring in a new reality show. Ollie and his cameraman, Craig, will spend some time going around the village speaking to people and showing how very well loved Ollie is.
Lily is a funny woman. She has never really gotten over the death of her father and Shipley brings back memories of all his wonderful qualities. She has determined she will give up teaching permanently and start to write a novel. She has no idea how to do that. And she loved teaching. When she meets her new neighbors, she wants to fit in, so she goes along with nearly everything that anyone says. Only rarely does she actually speak up and say what she really thinks. But, when she does it is impressive.
When Ollie and Craig show up early, they find Lily half naked and very drunk. And things go down hill from there. They are staying at Lily's home although she does not even have an extra bed.
On the surface, Ollie seems to be a very handsome ego attached to a lovely body. But, things are not always as they seem. He goes off on tangents and says things that should never be voiced out loud. His sense of style seemed to have died a violent death a long time ago. But, he is generous and kind and very loyal. He simply gets easily carried away.
Craig is an unknown factor. He is a good friend to Ollie. He is a talented cameraman and able to build a fire. He also cooks. He seems to be the only person capable of pointing Ollie in the right direction when needed.
Ms Clarke has created another funny story in Shipley.
If you plan to move to Shipley, be prepared to deal with unusual people. The secondary characters are wonderful. Everyone has their own personal agenda. Some much more unusual than others. And all of them believe strongly in how the Christmas light contest should be handled. The longer I read moving to Shipley seemed like a really good idea.
There are moments when the reader will snicker or giggle or absolutely laugh out loud. Ms Clarke seems to be able to create moments that are so ridiculous there is no other option but to laugh.
Although this is part of a series, it easily stands alone. The plot is fun to follow, the characters are amusing and interesting. In short this is a fun read and just right for the Christmas season.
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