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Title: The Best Little Christmas Shop
Author: Maxine Morrey
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 3rd November 2017
Pre-order on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gNN2Yl
Genre: Romantic Comedy / Fiction
Come home for Christmas to the Best Little Christmas Shop – the snowiest, cosiest place you can be!
Home for the holidays…
I loved this brilliant festive read with a very special ending! It is packed with all the delights of the season and wrapped up beautifully in love. Ex-F1 mechanic Lexi has returned from her globe trotting, fast paced job to her family home and business and is endeavouring to review her options whilst helping by working in the family’s Christmas shop. She was involved in wreath making when a sharp holly leaf almost – but not quite – made her use profanities in front of George, the adorable five year old son of Cal Martin! After such an innocuous introduction George and Cal both prove detrimental to her previous dreams as she starts re-considering her options and her dreams . . . .
This is a truly heart-warming story from the very beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into the close knit community and the families who live there. It is a fantastic book to snuggle up with, a cosy read to keep you enthralled regardless of the weather outside. Get ready to meet some fantastic characters – especially Lexi’s older brothers and her ex-fiancé – as well as Apollo, who merits his own special mention. The family dynamics, the melting of barriers, festive fun and developing romance are integral components in this story. Lexi may have decided to put off settling down but fate and love have other plans for her!
This author has a brilliant way of bringing her characters and scenarios to life with her vivid descriptions. I feel like I’ve actually been there exploring the Little Christmas Shop, meeting the characters and seeing the sights therein. If you’re looking for an engaging and highly entertaining Christmas read, grab yourself a copy of this fantastic book!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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…
Also check out Maxine’s other recently released title,
‘The Christmas Holiday‘
a festive second-chance romance!
Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten. Coming in first, she won a handful of book tokens – perfect for a bookworm!
As years went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, aswell as a book on Brighton for a Local History publisher. However, novels are what she loves writing the most. After self publishing her first novel when a contract fell through, thanks to the recession, she continued to look for opportunities.
In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’.
Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read sew and listen to podcasts. As she also likes cake she can also be found either walking or doing something vaguely physical at the gym.
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Signed copy of The Christmas Project
The Best Little Christmas Shop notebook
Box of mini gingerbread men
A chocolate teddy bear
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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and providing materials for inclusion in this post. The review is my own, honest opinion after thoroughly enjoying reading this book.