Home for the holidays…
Icing gingerbread men, arranging handmade toys and making up countless Christmas wreaths in her family’s cosy little Christmas shop isn’t usually globe-trotter Lexi’s idea of fun. But it’s all that’s keeping her mind off romance. And, with a broken engagement under her belt, she’s planning to stay well clear of that for the foreseeable future…until gorgeous single dad Cal Martin walks through the door!
Christmas takes on a whole new meaning as Lexi begins to see it through Cal’s adorable five-year-old son’s eyes. But, finding herself getting dangerously close to the mistletoe with Cal, Lexi knows she needs to back off. She’s sworn off love, and little George needs a stability she can’t provide. One day she’ll decide whether to settle down again – just not yet.
But the best little Christmas shop in this sleepy, snow-covered village has another surprise in store…
A Truly Delicious Read!
Having read a few Christmas books this year – actually, by the beginning of November I’ve probably read more than I usually do by Christmas Eve – I thought I knew it all and then along comes Maxine Morrey with this amazingly warm, feel good read.
Lexi is used to working and surviving in a man’s world. With only brothers for siblings she can more than hold her own and could not only survive but thrive in the world of Formula One. Returning home to her large, noisy family she realises how much she has missed over the years, but she frets for her chosen career too. And then, as if she wasn’t in enough of a quandary, in walks drop-dead gorgeous Cal Martin with his equally adorable five year old son, George.
This is a wonderful read. It has all the Christmas elements you could wish for along with a well thought out structure which has the reader wondering to the end. As with all good noel novels, there is indecision, unhappiness and a wealth of good cheer. I want to live in Lexi’s village, and I want to shop in Four Seasons! Meeting Cal would be a bonus of course .. but not sure my husband would be too happy about that! There is no doubt that I closed this book with a sigh of contentment and satisfaction – and what more can any reader ask? A truly delicious read which will undoubtedly leave every bookworm with a warm and fuzzy festive glow, and I recommend you add it to your Christmas list right now!
My grateful thanks to publisher HQ Digital for providing an arc via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: Christmas, family, rom-com
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 815 KB
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 3 November 2017
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