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Author: Zara Stoneley
Publisher: Harper Collins UK, Harper Impulse
Release Date: October 29th, 2015
This is a fantastic festive read, I hadn’t read anything by this author before but I’ll certainly look out for her stories in future!
Set in the village of Tippermere, the story starts by introducing the characters – both human and animal. It seems they’ve appeared in another novel but not having read that I don’t think spoilt my enjoyment of this in anyway. It has three main sections, divided by events occurring on particular days, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The author is superb at creating easy to relate to characters, even the pets have their own personalities! The story had me giggling, laughing out loud and, upon occasion, with happy tears running down my face.
Charlotte (Lottie) had been planning to have a cosy Christmas Day with her fiancé, Rory, but events and her kind heart have other plans. From a meal a deux the invited guests start growing in number somewhat out of control! With horses escaping and damaging fences, a feisty, opinionated grandmother, some antics that need to be read to be visualised and romance in the air, this is a fantastic feast of a festive read and, to top it all, it is free at the moment! So go treat yourself to this for a cozy Christmas read!
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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