When Jess Thornton’s dad was lost at sea, the family coped in different ways, alone in their grief. Now, her mum seems to be going off the rails and her sister, Isla, who moved to France, is now back and determined to get their old family home on the market. But the last thing Jess wants this Christmas is for renovations to start on the house. It’s sure to stir up all sorts of memories she’s desperate to avoid. And to make things worse, Isla appears to have hired the most obnoxious builder in the world to do the work. Jess could ignore the fact that women seem to be putty in his hands. But what she finds harder to ignore is the frisson she gets every time she squeezes past him in the mess that is now their beloved old home! Can the family finally start talking and find a way to move on from the past this Christmas?
Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
This was such an amazing emotional book with a whole dash of Christmas spirit thrown in for good measure! I loved getting to know the characters and how they are able to deal with not only their grief as well as all of the other challenges that life likes to bring. I also loved the writing throughout the book as it really sucks you in and gets you to experience everything Jess and Isla are experiencing. This was such a great book to read especially at this time of year and while at points I felt like I was a bit of a blubbering mess I will definitely be revisiting this in the future.
Would I read again: Yes
Would I Recommend: Yes
Would I read another book from this author: Yes
About the Author
Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.
Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.
Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.
Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Bonfires & Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, is out now.
Watch out for ‘A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe’, which will be published Christmas 2019.
Rosie is also writing a full-length, standalone book for Christmas 2019, entitled ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’.
Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988