Christmas Confessions & Cocktails by Vicki Lesage
I’m very happy to be part of this lovely festive blog tour, woo hoo its nearly Christmas. Time to relax, give and receive gifts, eat, drink and read! Vicki Lesage brought me very swiftly into my Festive spirit with this collection of short stories.
Party girl Vicki tells it like it us, from her crazy Christmases growing up in the Midwest (book auction, anyone?) to her even crazier holidays in her new home of Paris (like a marathon 8-hour meal sitting on a stool). Bizarre gifts, weird food, and holiday travel disasters are just some of tales you’ll chuckle at in this collection.
This Christmas-themed memoir features 25 funny and heartwarming essays, all with a tenuous tie to Christmas, and pairs each with a delicious drink recipe. So grab your martini shaker and get ready for some great cocktails and some hearty laughs this holiday season!
This is the first Christmas book I have read this year, and I have to say it did get me into the Christmas spirit. The Author tells short stories of her Christmas themed experiences. There are funny, heart warming and festive. To round each story off there is a cocktail recipe that is in some way related to the story. I liked these recipes a lot! I got some nice ideas for cocktails I might make over the festive season. My favourite cocktail was mentioned actually!
Grasshopper. -creme de cacao.
– creme de menthe.
– vanilla vodka.
– half-and-half. (I usually used cream here!).
A lot of the stories were based in Paris, so we hear some French traditions, some nice and some seem very strange to me being British, but it was a good insight into French festivities.
I think this is a good book to get into the Christmas spirit and perfect if you just want quick reads. You can read one of her tales or you can just keep reading all the 25 tales in the book. It was kind of like a girly chat with a friend you haven’t seen for a while, a great catch up of funny and light hearted tales. Beware though, it will make you feel like cocktails, there are even mini cartoon cocktail pictures after each chapter (kindle version).
Below are the links to find the book.
The Author is kindly giving away a copy of one of her other books. ‘Confessions of a Paris Party Girl’
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When newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proved to be much more difficile than she’d imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamefully honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you’re right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.
Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will the French administration ever cut her a break?
A funny memoir about coming of age and embarking on a new life in Paris. Part travel memoir, part love story, this collection of funny essays.
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The Festive season is with us readers, lets enjoy all the best festive books about. I’d love to hear what festive books you are reading, and if you have read any of Vicki’s books already. Leave me a comment and let me know.
Good luck in the competition and happy reading!