I know what you’re thinking guys, but hear me out. It sounded too adorable to NOT read and I promise to hold off on all other Christmas related things until at least Thanksgiving.
With that out of the way, let’s get this tour review started!
A charming Christmas story, with a European twist, of how love can surface in the unlikeliest of places. From an exciting new voice in festive fiction.
Can a trip away lead you home?
After a bad break-up, eternal optimist Evie Miller has moved to the small village of Willowbrook to finally pursue her dream of opening a craft shop. Unfortunately, with money worries and an ex- boyfriend determined to track her down, her fresh start isn’t going entirely to plan.
Jake Hartwood is also looking to escape his past. Haunted by the loss of his wife, he’s determined not to get close to anyone again – and the last thing he wants is to be celebrating this December.
Hoping to avoid the festivities, Evie and Jake arrange to escape Christmas together as friends in Provence. But can they avoid the magic of the season from changing things between them?
And what happens if one of them starts to feel something more?
Written by: Sophie Claire
Published by: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: October 3, 2019
Format: Paperback and eBook £8.99
If you think this sounds like an adorable Christmas read that’s perfect to get you festive and ready to watch the rota of Hallmark Christmas movies…you would be right. This is a cute romcom read that has everything you would expect from such a book. There’s Christmas, there’s love, dogs, a brooding handsome man, and a wonderfully quirky and adorable owner of a village shop.
Clair delivers on what you’d want if this is your sort of genre. For me, I find myself always enjoying festive and adorable reads, so, in my mind, it perfectly delivered on this and did not disappoint. It’s a sweet read that makes me anticipate the whole month of December.
There’s also learning to deal with loss, self-esteem issues, and did I mention the dog? I think Clair did a wonderful job forming this cosy world that you want to get lost in while drinking a cup of hot chocolate.
So, I give this three and a half cups of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows.
If you’re already on the hunt for festive reads, make sure you add this one to your list!
Thank you to Hodder & Stoughton for an ARC of this in exchange for my honest review for part of the blog tour
About the Author
Sophie Claire, born to a French mother and Scottish father, grew up in Manchester where she still lives with her husband and two sons. She writes stories centred around sunny Provence, where she spent her summers as a child.
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