Twelve Books for Christmas: Day 9 – The Twelve Wishes of Christmas by Ruby Basu

It’s Day 9 of my Twelve Books for Christmas blog, where I introduce you to twelve romance books to warm your heart and make you feel all Christmassy. 🙂 They’ll all make wonderful presents for a friend, or you could even treat yourself. Today’s festive treat is Ruby Basu with her debut romance The Twelve Wishes of Christmas.


She’s here for the perfect Christmas escape…

When Sharmila discovers her late friend, Thomas, has gifted her the holiday of her dreams, she can’t pack her bags fast enough. Arriving in Pineford, it’s everything she’d ever hoped for and more.

But she’s in for another surprise, because Thomas has left her with one last request: if she completes his Christmas wish list of festive activities, her chosen charity will receive a big donation. Or so Sharmila thinks.

…He’s there to reclaim his family’s legacy

Little does she know, she’s set to inherit Thomas’s estate too, much to his nephew Zach’s disbelief. Determined not to see his family’s legacy left to a stranger, he’s come to Pineford to do whatever it takes to stop Sharmila from fulfilling that list.

When Sharmila and Zach meet, neither are prepared for sparks to fly. For Sharmila’s sworn off love, and Zach doesn’t trust her. But with every passing wish they find themselves growing closer. And amongst the twinkling town lights and fallen snow, Sharmila can feel her heart opening up to Zach. But when she learns he’s been keeping a secret from her, can Sharmila forgive him and get the happy-ever-after she’s always wished for this Christmas?

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Welcome Ruby. When does Christmas begin for you? When do you put up your Christmas tree? Do you go mad with the decorations or do you just put up a tree?

Christmas begins for me on the first weekend in December when my family goes to our local Christmas Tree Farm to pick out our tree for the year. We decorate it straight away. Since having children, I’ve gone a bit over the top with decorations and my collection seems to be growing exponentially, but I restrict myself to decorating inside the house only.

What is your earliest Christmas memory?

My earliest memory would have to be when I was four or five, coming down on Christmas morning to see presents stacked up so high I could barely see the tree behind them. I have three siblings so the presents weren’t all for me!

What is your favourite Christmas tradition?

My favourite Christmas tradition now is on Christmas Day, after lunch we all watch a Christmas movie then play boardgames late into the evening. We buy a new game each year but bring out old favourites as well.

Which author, dead or alive, would you like to invite for Christmas dinner?

Terry Pratchett, or someone that can cook really well

If you could travel anywhere you want in the world where would you like to spend Christmas day?

For me, it has to be cold over Christmas, so perhaps Lapland.

I watched a film which featured a hotel that’s constructed out of ice – they rebuild it each year. I would love to stay there…for one night.

What would make a perfect Christmas for you?

Family around, good conversation and good food.

Meet Ruby

Ruby lives in the beautiful Chilterns with her husband, two children, and the cutest dog in the world. She worked for many years as a lawyer and policy lead in the Civil Service.

As the second of four children, Ruby connected strongly with Little Women’s Jo March and was scribbling down stories from a young age. A huge fan of romantic movies, Star Wars, and Marvel, she loves creating new characters and worlds while waiting for her superpowers to develop.

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Thanks for dropping by to talk to us, Ruby. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Karen King – Writing about the light and dark of relationships.

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