Title: Twelve Days of Christmas
Author: Debbie Macomber
Genre: Holiday, Romance
Length: 212 pages (paperback)
Rating: 4 out of 5
Julia is bubbly and friendly while her neighbor Cain keeps to himself. They are clearly opposites in every way. When Julia confides in her best friend that Cain stole her newspaper, she decides to conduct a "kill him with kindness" experiment which she blogs about as a finalist for a new career.
She decides to make an effort to run into Cain every day in order to be nice to him. Little things like propping his newspaper by his door and prepaying for his coffee appear to hit his irritation point. She begins to call him "Ebenezer" on her blog. Her readers are initially mixed on encouraging her to continue her experiment to saying he won't change. Slowly Cain begins to open up and Julia feels herself doing the same.
The center of this story is questioning whether or not being kind to someone can have an impact on their life and those around them.
Rather predictable? yes. Overly cheesy? Absolutely! However, it's a fun and quick holiday read.