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Blog Tour Review: A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg & International Giveaway

I’m back with a review for Rachel’s Random Resources, this time with a gorgeous romcom by Stephanie Dagg – A Christmas Hamster.


Title: A Christmas Hamster

Author: Stephanie Dagg

Length: +/- 90 Pages

Purchase On: Amazon UK or Amazon


Cam’s career and romantic prospects take a nose dive once she becomes guardian to her young nephew. She leaves a bustling Dutch city to move to a small, dull country town in England, and where once she restored magnificent old paintings to their former glory, now she operates the paint-mixing machine at a soulless hardware store. As much as she adores little Rowan, life has lost some of its sparkle.

However, a handsome and charming customer causes her heart to flutter once more. Fate, alas, seems determined to hamper any possibility of them getting together. So what chance does a tiny, naughty hamster have of bringing happiness this Christmas?

This is a festive, light-hearted and uplifting romcom novella.

A Christmas Hamster Book CoverMy Review

First Impressions

I’ve loved hamsters since I was a young girl bringing home the school science lab’s Golden Hamster for the duration of the holidays. Fudge eventually came to live with us permanently, and joined a menagerie of other animals.

Reading A Christmas Hamster brought back a ton of nostalgia for my beloved pets, and the mischief this little rodent brought to Cam’s house had me nodding in wry amusement.

The Writing

Stephanie Dagg writes with charming humour and a knowledge of animals that I thoroughly appreciated. The relationship between the MC and her nephew was heartwarming, and while I would have enjoyed a bit more romance with it being thrown into the romcom genre, I couldn’t help but enjoy the story itself.

Recommended Readers

If you enjoy heartwarming tales of family, community and of course, animals, you’ll love Stephanie Dagg’s writing.

Stephanie DaggAuthor Bio

I’m an English expat living in France, having moved here with my family in 2006 after fourteen years as an expat in Ireland. Taking on seventy-five acres with three lakes, two hovels and one cathedral-sized barn, not to mention an ever increasing menagerie, makes for exciting times. The current array of animals ranges from alpacas to zebra finches, with most letters of the alphabet represented. And of course there are hamsters!

I’m a traditionally-published author of many children’s books, and have been self-publishing fiction and non-fiction for adults for the last seven years. I combine freelance work as an editor with running carp fishing lakes with husband Chris. When time allows I enjoy cycling, geocaching, knitting and gardening.

 Social Media Links –

Twitter: @llamamum or @penandfinch



International Giveaway!

Win a Hamster Christmas Tree Decoration (Open INT)

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1 thought on “Blog Tour Review: A Christmas Hamster by Stephanie Dagg & International Giveaway”

  1. Thank you so much for joining in my publication day celebrations! I’m delighted my little fictional hamster brought back memories of Fudge. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, with or without hamsters!

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