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For some people Christmas can bring back unhappy memories and that’s true for both the main characters in this story. However, Sarah still looks on it as a magical time of year and is determined that the festive season won’t be ruined for clients of her travel agency won’t have their Christmas holiday ruined by Will Armstrong at the Shooting Star Mountain resort. She remembers a fantastic childhood holiday there with her parents and aunt and is determined to discover why the resort is having such dreadful reviews now. It is the first time she’s returned there, unearthing memories, facing up to the events which followed that holiday and proving determined to help Will and Ed turn the resort once more into a place remembered for the right reasons – even if they aren’t keen on her help! Can she really help them? Can she face up to her own past and help Will move on to a happier future? Will love help them both heal?
Set mainly in Canada, in a mountainous winter wonderland, this is a story with everything from snowboarding, skiing, huskies, hunks, paparazzi, Christmas, blizzards, snowmobiles to secrets, surprises and love. It is great to see how Sarah, Will and Ed’s attitudes and behaviour change and develop through the story. It has characters from other books by this author but still works well as a standalone. Two of the extra characters I particularly liked were Poppy and Rosie – you’ll just have to read it for yourself to find out more about them and to see why I liked them so much. It is a great heartwarming, festive read, just right curl up and read during inclement weather, whatever the season.
I requested and was given a copy of this book. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
It’s the most magical time of the year, and for travel agent Sarah it’s also the busiest! But this year one man threatens to ruin Christmas for Sarah’s customers – Mr Grinch, Will Armstrong.
The Shooting Star Mountain resort is a magical place, and Sarah has fond memories of Christmas here as a little girl – visits to Father Christmas, husky rides in the snow and hot chocolate by a roaring fire. But as the resorts new owner, Will refuses to play snowball or to deck the halls with anything remotely resembling tinsel!
With customers complaining their Christmas is ruined, Sarah decides it’s up to her to convince Scroogey Will just how magical Christmas can be….
But getting Will into the Christmas spirit is hopeless – he is Bah Humbug personified! But as Sarah gets to know him better, she realises that underneath all the gloom is a man struggling with a pain of his own.
With the big day approaching, Sarah realises that the magic and sparkle can wait. This year, she’s going to spend Christmas day with someone special her very own Mr Scrooge…
Zara Stoneley Author Bio –
Born in a small village in Staffordshire, I wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when I grew up. After many years, and many different jobs, my dream of writing a bestseller came true.
I write about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hope that my tales make you cry a little, laugh a lot, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.
I now live in a Cheshire village with my family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.
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