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Title: It’s a Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans
Author: Jaimie Admans
Publisher: HQ Digital
Published: October 5th, 2018
‘It’s a Wonderful Night’ proved to be a wonderful book! However, don’t assume from the cover that it is a cosy romance, it actually deals with the issue of suicide and depression as well as community spirit and working together as part of a heartwarming romance.
When someone phones the charity shop where Georgia Bailey works by mistake she can’t just tell him it is the wrong number – the caller is on a local bridge considering suicide. As she talks to him, she feels he’s familiar but isn’t sure just who he is – until she buys a coffee at her local coffee shop. That’s when she realises it was the person always greets her with a smile and happy comment, the person who has served her coffee for the last two years, Leo. She doesn’t want him to realise it was her he spoke to and so begins a series of escapades as she endeavours to help him whilst not letting on about speaking on the phone….. Get ready for fun, friends, mad dashes, secrets and romance as well as helping regenerate the local high street for Christmas!
For anyone who enjoys the film with the same title, this will definitely appeal as there are references to it throughout the story. Whilst it does deal with difficult issues, and I really wished the lying and deceit had stopped earlier, it is well balanced and has a heartwarming, positive ending. The characters are all well developed – there are so many of them worthy of mention as well as the main couple. I really hope this will be the start of a new series based on the High Street and new community spirit which develops through this story. I’d love to learn more about some of Georgia’s friends and supporters in the Bank and, of course, Bernard! It is a magical Christmas read full of the spirit of community, hope and love.
I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
One night will change their lives forever…
Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.
Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and after talking for hours, losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.
The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night…
A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!
Readers love Jaimie Admans:
‘I’m a big fan of Jaimie Admans and absolutely love her sense of humour and lively writing.’
‘I cannot wait for Jaime Adams to write more books.’
‘A round of applause, Miss Admans, a round of applause.’
‘The one thing Jaimie Admans does well is endearing characters.’
‘This is an author that I will definitely be reading more from.’