Saturday, December 26, 2015

Review 'Nine Lives of Christmas' by Sheila Roberts
In this Christmas tale, two people are about to discover that when it comes to finding love, Christmas magic isn't enough . . . sometimes it takes a pesky orange cat named Ambrose.
When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator . . . and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea to the universe. He'll do anything if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him-and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain.

The stranger turns out to be a firefighter named Zach, who's in need of some serious romantic help. If Ambrose can just bring Zach together with Merilee, the nice lady who works at Pet Palace, it's bound to earn him a healthy ninth life. Unfortunately for Ambrose, his mission is a lot harder than he ever thought. Merriliee is way too shy to make the first move on a ladies man like Zach, and Zach thinks he's all wrong for a nice girl like Merrilee. Now it's going to take all of Ambrose's feline wiles-and maybe even a good old fashioned Christmas miracle-to make them both realize that what they're looking for is right in front of their eyes.


Publication Date:   December 2nd, 2014 by Piatkus
Series:                    -
Genre:                    Romance, Christmas
Pages:                    242
Formats:                Paperback, Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Available at:           Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes

My Review:

I haven’t read many Christmas books. ‘Nine Lives of Christmas’ is the third one to be honest. But since I really love Christmas I really wanted to read more Christmas books this year. I haven’t read as many as I wanted but still one more than last year. And let me tell you ‘Nine Lives of Christmas’ is a perfect Christmas book. And since we have a second Christmas day here in the Netherlands.. I decided I definitely still could share my thoughts about this one with you!

In ‘Nine Lives of Christmas’ we meet Ambrose. Ambrose is a cat who is already in his ninth life. The previous lives were good but something has to change to make this one the best. When Ambrose is saved from a dog by a nice guy called Zach, Ambrose decides to go home with him. Although Zach wasn’t happy about this in the beginning, slowly on Ambrose and Zach get used to each other. When Ambrose meets Merilee he is convinced that’s his duty now is to get Zach and Merilee together. Surely, getting them together will make him have a good last life, especially since it’s Christmas.

‘Nine Lives of Christmas’ is the perfect feel-good Christmas book. It has everything you would want from a Christmas book. A Cat, two great main characters, a bonding with family part and above all a new and very enjoyable romance. This book is written through the point of view of both Merilee and Zach, and also from Ambrose’s. And boy did I love reading about what this cat was thinking. It was cute and really funny.

The romance between Merilee and Zach was really cute to read about. Merilee is trying to put herself more out there, although this really scares her and Zach is convinced commitment is for people who want a messed up life. They meet in a Pet store where Merilee works, and were Zach goes to buy stuff for his new found roomy. It was just so much fun to read about. There was a lot of chemistry going on there and I really didn’t want this book to end, but unfortunately it did way too fast.

‘Nine Lives of Christmas’ is the perfect book to read at Christmas time. And it isn’t very long, so your family will understand perfectly if you just read a little! ;)

My Rating:

About the Author:

Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children. Her books have been best-sellers, Amazon top ten romance picks, and her popular holiday novel, "On Strike for Christmas" was made into a movie for the Lifetime channel. When she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

For more information about Sheila Roberts please visit her website, or visit her on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

 I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Aw it sounds really good, Maureen! I love Christmas reads :)

    1. It really was! A perfect Christmas read! :D


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