Monday, 4 November 2013

Spirits of Christmas - Nicky Wells

About the book… 
At one time, up-and-coming rock singer Jude had it all; a great band, a platinum record, a loving girlfriend. This Christmas however, he is well down the road to spontaneous self-destruction

Unwitting at first, Jude has progressively alienated his band and driven away the love of his life. Tonight, the night before Christmas Eve, he has broken the final taboo during a disastrous gig. Yet Jude doesn't see how badly his life has derailed, not until a ghostly procession of legends pass through his bedroom with a series of vivid powerful wake-up calls.

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About the author… 
Nicky Wells is your ultimate rock author. Her books offer glitzy, glamorous contemporary romance with a rock theme- imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting `Hill! Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln. In a previous professional life, Nicky worked as a researcher and project manager for an international Human Resources research firm based in London and Washington D.C. Like her first leading lady, Sophie, Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing and eating lobsters. When she's not writing, she's a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor to the Midweek Drive show on Lincoln's Siren 107.3 FM. Rock on!

My thoughts…
Wow, what a surprise. A Christmas Carol with a modern twist. Not wanting to give too much away, this story closely mirrors the Dickens classic with a 'rockstar' twist. There's nothing like tradition to get you in the mood for Christmas and this book didn't disappoint.

A rock star 'Scrooge' who thinks everyone is against him and every bad situation is caused by other people.

Sometimes in life it's difficult to be told we are at fault or see what impact our actions have on other people. On Christmas Eve Jude is given no choice, he is sent on a journey with the ghosts of Christmas, past, present and future which is both uncomfortable and enlightening for him as he is shown exactly what impact his words and actions have on those around him.

Will he pay heed and redeem himself - you'll have to read it for yourself and find out. I thoroughly enjoyed it and had time been permitting I would have read it in one sitting. Nicky Wells is an author I haven't read before but one I will definitely be seeking her out again. I highly recommend this Christmas themed novella.


  1. Hi Dawn, all the best to you for your new blog. If you like, have a look at mine, I write reviews as well ;)

  2. Thanks for your kind words. I've always read but never officially reviewed before so thought I'd give it a go. Will definitely look up your blog too.

  3. Hi Dawn! Thank you so much for your thoughts on Spirits of Christmas. It was lovely getting some 'real-time' feedback from you while you were reading it via Twitter, but it's even more wonderful to get the complete verdict. Thanks for sharing and wishing you all the best for a rocking Xmas season... XXX Let's stay in touch!