“The Little Christmas House”
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Genre/Trope: #ChristmasRomance #SmalltownRomance #SingleFatherRomance
My Rating: 4
POV: Third-person alternating narrative
Publication: October 22nd 2021
Read: September 14th 2021
Kindle: 234 pages
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In gorgeous Hopley village snow is falling and twinkly lights are going up but Holly Hanwell feels anything but Christmassy…
It’s meant to be the most wonderful time of the year but thirty-year-old Holly Hanwell doesn’t really feel like celebrating… not after the bombshell news her boyfriend is leaving her to have a baby with someone else. So Holly’s organised a quiet Christmas in her cosy little house and plans to avoid the traditional village festivities, and anything resembling a man, at all costs.
That is until she bumps into sexy newcomer Edward. He recently bought Christmas House, at the edge of Hopley, but the renovations on the crumbling building are more than he’d bargained for. Sheltering from the snowy weather in the warm village café, Edward makes Holly laugh over delicious mugs of hot chocolate, topped with cream and sprinkles. Despite the spark between them, Holly knows she needs to protect her already fragile heart and she’s determined NOT to fall in love this Christmas.
But holiday magic works in mysterious ways and they keep crossing paths – at the nativity show, the carols, gift shopping – and then a festive crisis at Christmas House unexpectedly brings them together. Yet just as Holly realises her feelings are growing for handsome but complicated Edward she discovers a secret from his past which makes her question everything she thought she knew about him…
Will Holly and Edward’s December romance be over before it’s begun? Or will this be a Christmas to remember?
A completely addictive, feel-good Christmas read! Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Sarah Morgan and Carole Matthews.
My 📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Tracy Rees is a new author to me. I’m happy to have come across this book for several reasons, including I found a new author that appeals to me. Second, I love, love this cover! The artwork is bold and picturesque and very eye-catching. That was in fact what first caught my eye. After reading the synopsis, I new I was definitely going to read this one.
The Little Christmas House was an emotional holiday romance with flawed and lovable characters that I could not help but stand behind and cheer them on to their happily-ever-after. The romance development is slow and careful. Neither Edward or Holly are looking for romance. They are both only trying desperately to enjoy the holiday. Each has their own reasons for why; but with a nudge from unsuspecting characters, Holly and Edward find something much more poignant than Christmas itself.
I don’t want to go into details because you will want to experience this sweet, heartwarming Christmas romance on your own without any spoilers. I will tell you that there is some angst, heartache, wonderful secondary characters, a cleanly written storyline, and a beautiful ending. You truly can’t depend on the synopsis to lead you into this story; there are moments of unsuspecting fun. For me this was a well-rounded Christmas treasure that I would definitely read each year. In addition, The Little Christmas Househas one of my favorite holiday covers!
While I read an advanced reading copy of this book, this is my honest and unbiased revue and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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