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Like a rhinestone Miss Havisham Eloise plans to spend Christmas alone, lying on the settee, crying her eyes out and listening to Dolly Parton’s Greatest Hits. But a fall in the sleet two nights before Christmas lands her at the feet of rough sleeper Adam who is fighting his own demons. Limping, cut and bruised, she has no alternative but to accept his offer of help. And instead of rejection and solitude there’s friendship and company and the festive season suddenly seems brighter. Eloise’s never seen a rainbow at Christmas… Until now.
With life changing second chances, friendship and new opportunities this is a delightful and heartwarming, contemporary festive romance.
Eloise is really not looking forward to Christmas. She’s been let down, conned, robbed and is totally disheartened, definitely not looking forward to spending the festivities on her own, lamenting her recent past and the end of those dreams. Who would have thought an emergency visit to the local shop to get milk would be so life changing for both her and Adam, the rough sleeper she meets.
This is the second story I’ve read recently which gives an insight into how easily it is to unexpectedly lose your home and end up on the streets. In this story Adam comes to the assistance of the local shop keeper and then Eloise. She offers him food, a shower and invites him to stay in her home over Christmas, never anticipating the love that would grow between the two of them.
It is a lovely story, totally in the spirit of Christmas, one which demonstrates through the story and the songs involved how you never get a rainbow without any rain . . . and you never know just what is awaiting you when you least expect it!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book which I voluntarily read and have honestly reviewed.
About Elaine Spires
Elaine Spires is a novelist, playwright and actress. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine spends her time between her homes in Essex and Five Islands, Antigua (W.I.).
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