- Publisher: Sphere
- Format: Paperback | 448 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 32mm | 340g
- Publication date: 1 September 2014
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0751545090
- ISBN 13: 9780751545098
- Sales rank: 23,823
A Christmas fling, or has Janie found the real thing? Thirty-something hairdresser Janie Johnson's single status is a constant source of gossip for her friends and clients. So after too many nights in with her cat, a blind date disaster and news that her ex is getting married, Janie realises it's time to do something dramatic with her life. It's time for an adventure! Leaving winter behind, Janie takes the plunge and books an exotic trip to Africa. Her friends think she's mad and Janie thinks they may very well be right ...but then she falls head over heels for her tour guide - and fully fledged Maasai Warrior - Dominic. But can Janie now face spending a snowy Christmas back home without him? Packed with unforgettable characters, romance and laughter, Wrapped Up In You is your very own perfect Christmas Carole!
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Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of eighteen previous novels. Her books have been translated into twenty languages and sold to Hollywood. For all the latest news from Carole, visit www.carolematthews.com, follow Carole on Twitter or join the thousands of readers who have become Carole's friend on Facebook.
By valerie jaafari 25 Jan 2012
I would like to give 6/5 but I couldn't but for me it's 6
Janie is a haidresser in a town . She lives alone in a house she had bought when her ex boyfriend and her slipt several years ago.
It's the time before Christmas ..
Around her, everyone is asking about her love life which is desertic . Her best friend Nina wants her to find the good one .Nina is married to Gerry who doesn't seem to be a really nice man .
One day one, of one of her client tells her that she went to Kenya to the maasai mara village on a safari where she had great holidays .She adds that the landscape and animals are so beautiful . Janie first doesn't think she is a woman to do such a trip .
Nina decided to propose Janie a blind date : at least Janie accepts ..It has been an awful moment and Lewis, the date, doesn't want to understand that Janie is not interested so he is harassing her all days even to her home .
To escape to Lewis , Janie decided to go to Kenya and then she met Dominic a maasai mara warrior dressed In traditional clothes .He is the guide for the group of tourists ..
The quickly became closed to each other ..
While returning home , they are truly missing to each other so she decided to go again in Kenya and she is now sure to be in love of Dominic .At her return in England, she proposed him to go to England and he accepts .
His new life and their new life in England together won't be easy ..He has in his mind his culture which is far to different from the western one . They will be confronted to misunderstanding from many of Janie friends (especially her best friend Nina) and they are quite rude to this different man who truly tries to be integrated in this society ..
Hopefully there is Mike (Janie neighbors ) who is in love with her but who will do his best to welcome her lover and makes her happy.
Oops I forget archibal the cat who also love Dominic
Her other neighbors are also here to meet Dominic and to make him spend his time in England
Will Dominic finally succeed in living as an English man ? Will their love survive to the critics and to the bad behaviors of her supposed friends ? Will Dominic will miss truly his family ? Will Mike will find love too and will he still be a great friend with Janie and Dominic ? Many things will happened in their lives in the first months .
This was a amazing book : I really loved it so love it I should admit .I couldn't put it down (that caused me so many late nights). I have loved the description of the Kenya and the safari (I used to do one when I was young and it was great to read about it I feel like I was in Africa again).
The question of the 2 cultures is well explained and the difficulties that they met is really true ..my only point is that now an African man won't be allowed to have an holiday visa so easily .
The bad reaction and the way that Janie's friends welcome her new love is also real in the daily life and so well written in the book . Janie 's feeling to this are also well described and the depth of her love too.
Carole Matthews did a great work her and it is such a different book from the Christmas ones to that I love it even more
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