chick-lit · Christmas · romance

Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop – Rebecca Raisin ★★★★★

Blurb; ‘Tis the season for mulled wine, mince pies, and magic under the mistletoe…
Flora loves Christmas more than anything else in the world, so she’s gutted when her Scrooge-alike boss fires her from Deck the Halls Christmas emporium. But now she finally has a chance to follow her dreams – and what better place to start than the home of Christmas?

Before she can say ‘sleigh bells’, Flora’s on her way to Lapland in a campervan-cum-Christmas-shop. She can’t wait to spend her days drinking hot chocolate and taking reindeer-drawn carriage rides, but something Flora didn’t expect was meeting Connor, a Norse god of a man who makes her heart flutter and snowflakes swirl in her stomach. There’s just one problem: Connor hates Christmas.

Can Flora convince Connor of the joys of Christmas – and will she find a festive romance along the way?

My Review; Love this author. She hasn’t let me down yet. Was very excited to read this one and I was not disappointed. I devoured this in a day. Couldn’t put it down. Addictive. A real festive, romance and new beginning read. A page turner.

Meet Flora. She loves Christmas but when she loses her job she needs to find a new job and fast. Which is where the travelling comes in. Meet Connor her new boss (kind of) who doesn’t believe in Christmas. A big clash of characters here, tension. A very cute read. Very similar to a hallmark film. Beautiful. Funny in parts. I just loved Flora’s character. Unique.

The cover is gorgeous and this is the perfect festive read to curl up with. Loved it. Five stars from me. Highly recommend. This has gone into my top 10 reads of the year. Amazing.

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Children's · Christmas

The Christmas Carrolls – Mel Taylor-Bessent. ★★★★★

Blurb; Wish it could be Christmas every day? Well, for nine-year-old Holly Carroll and her family, it is! Living her merriest life in a house with year-round fairy lights and Christmas trees, a carol-singing toilet and a diva monkey who thinks he’s a reindeer, home-schooled Holly tries to spread cheer wherever she goes.

But when she goes to a new school with a singing Santa backpack and first day Christmas cards (during a heatwave in September!), she realizes not everyone shares her enthusiasm for spreading cheer. In fact, when the neighbors try to remove the Carrolls from the street and Holly discovers a group of children that may not get a Christmas at all, her snow globe world begins to crack. Is the world’s most Christmassy girl about to lose her Christmas spirit?

My Review; First up this is a children’s Christmas book but who cares? It was brilliant! Devoured this in hours. It is beautifully illustrated throughout and I fell in love with this family who are Christmas obsessed and love to spread cheer. But not everyone understands that they believe its Christmas everyday… With Holly starting school will she be able to fit in with her peers and spread cheer?

A very festive, uplifting read. Heartwarming ending. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for this family in book two. Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars from me. One to Pop on your children’s Christmas list.

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chick-lit · Christmas · romance

The Christmas Wedding – James Patterson & Richard Dilallo ★★★★★

Blurb; The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill’s wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby’s four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven’t celebrated Christmas together since their father’s death, but when Gaby announces that she’s getting married–and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day–she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays.

But the wedding isn’t Gaby’s only surprise–she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.

My Review; With Christmas 27 days away it’s time to read some Christmas books. This is a stunning read. Devoured it in one day. A Christmas wedding but with a twist… After receiving three marriage proposals noone knows who she is about to marry. Suspense. It’s a coming home and bringing the family together again story. Warm. Cosy. Comfort read. Beautiful. A happy ending for all. Adored this. Short chapters throughout. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. Isn’t that cover just stunning though. Won’t forget this one in a rush.

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