venerdì 16 dicembre 2016

Review & Giveaway: Fa-La-Llama-La by Stephanie Dagg


Stephanie Dagg

on Tour December 5-16 with


(Christmas romantic comedy) Release date: October 21, 2016 Self-published ASIN: B01MF7F813 165 pages


It’s very nearly Christmas and, temporarily jobless and homeless, Noelle is back at home with her parents. However, a phone call from her cousin Joe, who runs a house-and-pet-sitting service, saves her from a festive season of Whist, boredom and overindulging. So Noelle is off to France to mind a dozen South American mammals. She arrives amidst a blizzard and quickly discovers that something is definitely wrong at the farm. The animals are there all right, but pretty much nothing else – no power, no furniture and, disastrously, no fee. Add to that a short-tempered intruder in the middle of the night, a premature delivery, long-lost relatives and participation in a living crèche, and this is shaping up to be a noel that Noelle will never forget. Fa-La-Llama-La is a feel-good, festive and fun romcom with a resourceful heroine, a hero who’s a bit of a handful and some right woolly charmers.

My Review

This book is perfect to read during Christmas time. It 's a sweet and romantic comedy with likeable llamas.
Noelle is not feeling Christmas spirit, she has lost her job, has left her boyfriend two months before the wedding and now lives with her parents and has lost the best grandmother in the world. Fortunately she receives a job offer in France, south of Paris. But when she comes there is a snowstorm and she finds an empty house with no light and no furniture, and with llamas in an enclosure. She tries somehow to spend the night there but is woken up by the new owner, Nick.  He has been cheated, the previous owners are gone taking away all the furniture and leaving the llamas. He's very angry. They will try to unite their efforts to solve their problems.
It was a really relaxing and enjoyable read with some really comic moments as when they have to persuade a llama to parade in the Church for the Christmas party. It was great to visit the French countryside covered with snow and discover some of its Christmas traditions.
Highly recommended


fa-la-llama-la-stephanie-dagg Hi, I’m Stephanie Dagg. I’m an English expat living in France, having moved here with my family in 2006 after fourteen years as an expat in Ireland. I now consider myself a European rather than ‘belonging’ to any particular country. The last ten years have been interesting, to put it mildly. Taking on seventy-five acres with three lakes, two hovels and one cathedral-sized barn, not to mention an ever increasing menagerie, makes for exciting times. The current array of animals includes alpacas, llamas, huarizos (alpaca-llama crossbreds, unintended in our case and all of them thanks to one very determined alpaca male), sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens and turkeys, not forgetting our pets of dogs, cats, zebra finches, budgies and Chinese quail. Before we came to France we had was a dog and two chickens, so it’s been a steep learning curve. I’m married to Chris and we have three bilingual TCKs (third culture kids) who are resilient and resourceful and generally wonderful. I’m a traditionally-published author of many children’s books, and and am now self-publishing too. I have worked part-time as a freelance editor for many years after starting out as a desk editor for Hodder & Stoughton. The rest of the time I’m running carp fishing lakes with Chris and inevitably cleaning up some or other animal’s poop. Visit her website. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter Buy the book: | |


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2 commenti:

  1. Grazie! So glad you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas, with or without llamas, lol. Emma at FBT

  2. Thank you very much for welcoming me and my llamas to your blog! I'm delighted that you enjoyed the story so much. Thank you for your lovely review. I wish you and yours a buon natale.


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