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My advice is give yourself a festive treat and escape into this delightful second-chance festive romance -I loved reading it! When she was just sixteen years old, Juliet Bell was out ice skating when she was spotted by eighteen year old Harrison Bow. The attraction between them was immediate but fate stepped in and put a huge spoke in the works, resulting in them arguing and not seeing each other for twenty years! You’ll have to read the story to find out why. Now both have returned home for Christmas . . . . what will happen when they meet again? Will their fledging love have a chance to grow into more or will the past and others forever force them apart?
What an enthralling read this proved to be, with great characters and an enticing plot that just kept me entertained from start to finish. As well as Juliet and Harrison there are other brilliant characters including their younger siblings who have some surprises in store for them all. Amongst others, there’s also Dan, who is a long term friend of Juliet, Cinnamon who has a malodorous habit at the most inconvenient of times and Kiki, who has plans of her own which include thwarting those of Harrison! There are plenty of surprises in store for readers, including a dramatic rescue, family revelations and even unicorns! This is a magical Christmas story which I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone looking for a truly heartwarming romance set in a delightful village with great characters and lots of love.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book without obligation and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and not wanting to put it down until I’d finished it!
It’ll take a miracle to make Juliet’s Christmas merry, but Mistletoe Row is the place to be when you need some Christmas magic.
The last person Juliet Bell expects to see when she returns home for Christmas is Harrison Bow.Especially with the most beautiful woman in the world by his side. Twenty years ago, Juliet and Harrison had the shortest romance in history, consisting of one date – and one blazing row. But Juliet will never admit when she’s wrong, and Harrison doesn’t forgive easily, so they haven’t seen, or spoken to one another since.
Harrison Bow vowed he’d never visit his grandfather at The Grange, again, or drive along Mistletoe Row, the scene of one of the unhappiest times of his life. He hasn’t been back for twenty years and he’s only here now because his brother pleaded with him to come. At least with his executive assistant joining him, he’ll be able to do some work.
But Juliet’s sister, Zoe and Harrison’s brother, Luke have some surprises in store for their elder siblings, and so it seems does Fate. After Harrison risks his life to save Juliet, the least she can do is be nice. The problem is, Harrison is hotter than the log fire in The Mistletoe pub, and when she’s surrounded by twinkling lights and softly falling snow, it doesn’t take long for her to realise she’s in love with the man she thought she hated. Even if he doesn’t appear to be in love with her.
Purchase Links – https://newbook.at/Bells-and-Bows
Author Bio –
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
Social Media Links – https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter
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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my own, honest opinion after I chose to read the story and thoroughly enjoyed doing so.