Book Review: My Christmas Goose Is Almost Cooked by Eliza Watson.


Release Date: 21st July 2017
Publisher: Elizabeth Watson
Twitter: @ElizasBooks

There are a lot of things in life that bring automatic comfort: certain foods, smells, clothes and places. They remind us of good times and make us feel happy and safe. For me "The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw' series is one of those things. When I hold the books in my hands or see pictures of them on social media, I feel instantly better. My days feel brighter and I can't help but smile. There is just something so comforting about the covers and the titles. I feel as though Eliza Watson getting in touch with me last year to read them was meant to be. 

I honest to goodness do not want this series to end. Fortunately there is going to be a fourth book in the series titled, "My Wanderlust Bites the Dust." but if Eliza was to just keep going and going with them, I would be one extremely happy bookworm. No pressure Eliza, I'm just saying! ;)

In "My Christmas Goose is Almost Cooked," Caity is settling into her event planning job and is doing rather well. She's been given the task of head photographer for an event they are doing in Dublin and she's happy that this Christmas she won't be working as one of Santa's Elves. Declan is still by her side, pushing and guiding her but they are yet to really define their relationship. As Caity starts to discover more about her Grandma while in Ireland, she is hoping she can help Declan come to terms with his past, so that they can move forward together, but when she visits Declan's family home, she learns that it's not just Declan that needs a helping hand. Can Caity help Declan and his family come to terms with their past or will she just end up making another huge mistake? 

It felt like it had been way too long since I had been in Caity's world, yet I settled back into it very quickly. There is something about her that I just love. She has so many qualities that are easy to relate to, that it makes her seem like such a real person. It's definitely a case, with this series, of me feeling like Caity is getting on with her life while I am waiting for each of her stories, then when they come out I'm merely just catching up with what she's currently doing and where she's at in her life. I hope that makes sense. Simply put, she's like a best friend, who even when we haven't seen each other for a while, we can pick up where we left off, like we've never been a part. It's one of the many reasons I feel like Eliza could keep writing these stories and I'd never get tired of them. It will just be me catching up with an old friend and seeing what she's up to. That's pretty cool for a book series right? 

As always Declan brings charm, as well as depth and emotion to the story. He's faced terrible heartbreak, which he is still struggling with, but he is there for Caity and for the most part is always looking on the positive side of life. A very admirable quality. I really enjoyed getting to meet his family in this book, they were down to earth, friendly and I felt like I was a guest in their home.

Amidst Christmas markets, goose curry, ugly jumper contests and mulled wine, "My Christmas Goose Is Almost Cooked," has heart, warmth, humour and comfort. It's a series to enjoy and proudly display on your book shelf!

Get all three books and read them in order before the next one! *Eeek happy dance*

Happy Reading!
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