Return of the Magi by P. J. Tracy

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Emil Rice has a silver tongue and sticky fingers . . 

The only problem is that his charm always gets him into trouble and he’s never been very good at not getting arrested. Twenty-two times he’s been caught and twenty-two times he’s sworn never to steal again, but it’s on his twenty-third arrest when Emil realises he may have picked up more than he bargained for. Sentenced to community service at a secure mental health facility, Emil is unwillingly befriended by two elderly female patients who believe he is the final part of a big cosmic plan that will change their lives forever…

 

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What a Fantastic Read! 5startr

This is my first book by this author and I note that it is not their usual genre. But what a fantastic read!

If you find yourself stumbling a little over the magic of Christmas, then this is the one to read to give you back your sparkle and belief. It’s not a saccharine sweet tale, but it is a most fabulous story about life’s more unfortunate people and how the most unlikely of candidates can find friendship and compassion. The writing is wonderful, the story is magical and the feeling it leaves you with is one of warmth and wonder.

I really cannot recommend this highly enough, so do yourself a favour and treat yourself – and a friend – to a copy this Christmas. You will smile, giggle and even shed a tear but you will feel so much better for having read it!

My thanks to Michael Joseph at Penguin UK and NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: Christmas, friendship

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 1296.0 KB

Print Length: 170 pages

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 15 November 2017

 

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