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Title: Christmas at the Chalet
Author: Anita Hughes
Publisher: St Martin’s Press, St Martin’s Griffin
Published: September 18th, 2018
Gosh what a mix this proved to be! There’s Felicity Grant, a bridal designer who is showing her latest collection in St Moritz but also having her own relationship difficulties after falling out with her boyfriend just before she left for this show. There’s also Nell, who is happily engaged and planning her marriage but having her plans thwarted by her parents who don’t want to breathe the same air as each other – but both are staying in St Moritz to see her not knowing the other is also there. Then there’s a handsome doctor who keeps coming to the rescue for Felicity and she keeps turning to him for relationship advice . . . and photos of the two of them show up with inaccurate captions making her boyfriend jealous. As I said, what a mix!
There are some laugh out loud moments in the story and the setting is vividly brought to life in the imagination of the reader. The convoluted escapades, especially of Felicity, had me questioning her moving on so swiftly from her six year long relationship – though it definitely seemed about time she did so! The ending, however, is delightful and brings the whole mix happily to a fun, festive end.
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.
A delicious love story about a bridal designer showing her new collection in the Alps during the magical week of Christmas where hijinx of the heart ensue.
It’s the day after Christmas, and Felicity Grant is at a gorgeous ski chalet in St. Moritz for the biggest fashion show of her career. Felicity is a rising star on the bridal design scene, and this is her best collection yet. But when her boyfriend gives her a spa day instead of a diamond ring for Christmas, she has to face the possibility that she may never walk down the aisle in one of her own stunning designs.
And then there’s Nell, the top model headlining Felicity’s show. Nell is planning her dream wedding to her wonderful fiance with one catch: her divorced parents can’t stand each other and threaten to no-show if the other is there.
Add to that Felicity’s race against the clock to create a special gown for a prestigious bridal salon, and what both girls need is a Christmas miracle. What better place to find one than in the Swiss Alps with its dark forests and sparkling vistas?
But for Felicity it’s hard to recognize a miracle even when it’s right in front of her, and for Nell one miracle might not be enough to fix the past. Can dreams really come true or is that the stuff of Swiss fairytales?
Anita Hughes’s Christmas at the Chalet is full of romance, gorgeous gowns, and the stunning scenery of the Swiss Alps. It’s about love and forgiveness, and creating one’s own miracles during the most festive time of year.