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Title: Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm
Author: Jaimie Admans
Publisher: HQ Digital
Published: October 9th, 2019
Ever heard the terms “Buyer beware” or “too good to be true” – or watched ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ and been told the golden rules of buying at auction include reading the legal pack and viewing the property? Leah Griffiths certainly didn’t consider any of them when she took part in an online auction and bought herself 25 acres in Scotland, complete with a dwelling. It was a little Christmas Tree Farm but she really should have looked before she pressed to buy it! When she arrives she’s disheartened by how little it resembled the photographs but she’s still determined to have a go at running it. She’s not going to be frightened off by a squirrel landing on her face, a dwelling without glass in the windows or a grumpy pumpkin farmer owner, Noel. With a name like that you’d expect it to be him running the Christmas tree farm – and he certainly seems to have all the insider information to do just that. Thank goodness he’s willing to share his knowledge!
This is a delightful story of second chances, fresh starts, community and love. It is also about life, grief, romance and daring. The characters are well developed, believable and easy to relate to, each with their own back story. There’s also a fabulous Chihuahua called Gizmo – definitely not the sort of dog you’d anticipate a strapping, dour Scottish farmer to have!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and didn’t want to put it down. The trials and tribulations of Leah’s attempts to make a fresh start, the brilliant community that welcomes her and the market stall holders all play key roles. In amongst all this, there’s such a wide variety of uses of pumpkin I was starting to wonder what would be suggested next! There are also the requisite snowflakes and plenty of rain but they don’t dampen your enjoyment of this book.
I loved reading this story and have absolutely no hesitation at all in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys stories that put a smile on your face, where love does find a way and the whole community comes to life within the pages of the book. I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
All she wants for Christmas…
Leah Griffiths has woken up after a few too many glasses of Prosecco with a hangover – and discovers she’s accidentally bought a little Christmas tree farm in Scotland!
At first she’s horrified, but perhaps it’s the perfect way to forget all about her cheating ex.
And when she meets grumpy (but ridiculously gorgeous) pumpkin farmer Noel underneath the mistletoe, Leah begins to believe that at Christmas time, anything can happen…