This is part of the “catch up” reads that should have been posted before the holiday. It is no reflection on the stories or the books themselves, merely one of the many that got caught up in my life when things went crazy and posting slowed significantly. My apologies to the authors and publishers: but there’s no rules that say you can’t experience the magic of the holiday season (or a good book) at any time.
Sue Moorcroft returns to the blog with a story of second chances and returning home with
Years ago, Hannah met Nico at school, and he quickly became her brother’s best friend. But years have passed and she’s living in Stockholm with her boyfriend and running her own shop – a bit of her own dream. But things aren’t always what they seem, and her relationship and her shop are both in jeopardy even as she reunites with Nico and the two reminisce and enjoy a visit.
A few months later, Hannah has returned to Middledip and is at loose ends, when suddenly Nico turns up – having moved there as well. While she’s still working out the repercussions of her shop’s closing and her relationship ending, Nico has moved to Middledip with a few surprises. These two have plenty to work on, a huge attraction, and plenty of issues to work out.
Like most of Moorcroft’s stories, the people are flawed, human and wholly engaging. From Nico’s daughter and ‘son’, to Hannah’s struggles with her ‘failures’ in business, as well as the townsfolk and the slowly developing relationship between the two, this is a story that incorporates heavier issues without losing the essential hopefulness and opportunity for growth and new starts aided by the magic of the season.
Title: Christmas Wishes
Author: Sue Moorcroft
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Dual Narration, Family Saga, Friendship, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain, Small Town
Published by: Avon
Published on: 29 October, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 13 Hours: 7 minutes
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Hannah and Nico are meant to be together.
But fate is keeping them apart…
As soon as Hannah bumps into her brother Rob’s best friend Nico in Stockholm, the two rekindle a fast friendship. But Hannah has a boyfriend – and Nico has two children to look after.
When Hannah loses her beloved shop in Stockholm, though, she is forced to move back to the little village of Middledip – only to find Nico has just moved in too. Under the same snowy sky, can the childhood friends make a romance work – or are there too many obstacles standing in their way?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.