Returning after a longer than expected break in posting due to life interruptions, we’re back! And we return with a lovely holiday story from Donna Ashcroft that is sure to fuel your mistletoe moments with
If Every Day was Christmas
Meg, best friend of Evie from The Little Village of New Starts is in love with Christmas and her little shop that celebrates the season. The little Scottish village is simply that: community, advice (always well meaning) gossip and ‘I knew you when” stories abound, and it’s not always easy to move forward and keep that village feel, particularly in these modern times. But Meg is determined and just a bit stubborn – and hey, it’s Christmas – who doesn’t love it?
Tom is in town helping out his friend at the pub. Not particularly interested in getting to “know” the locals personally, he’s not a fan of Christmas – the grinch could take some lessons to up his ‘bah humbug’ game. Tom’s visit is twofold, and he won’t be ‘baring’ his soul or sharing his real name – just to avoid complications. Of course, he and Meg are destined for an attraction that can’t be denied…….
Full of everything you could want with a Christmas romance, the story has friendships, romance, community and plenty of cheer and heart. Both Tom and Meg have issues with capital letters: trusting others isn’t their go-to option. But with the magic of Christmas, an overwhelming exuberance and love for the season, and plenty of moments to laugh and enjoy – the story allows these two to move into a better place, together. Ashcroft has the ability to bring personalities to the forefront despite their reservations and do it all with a bit of community involvement and plenty of smiles.
Title: If Every Day was Christmas
Author: Donna Ashcroft
Genre: British, Contemporary Romance, Holiday Themed, Second Chance, Setting: Britain, Small Town
Published by: Bookouture
Published on: 6 October, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Snow is falling, fires are crackling merrily, and Lockton tradition has everyone hanging a promise they’re determined to keep this Christmas on the tree in the village square…
Meg Scott has promised to make a success of her first solo Christmas. She runs a year-round Christmas shop in the little Scottish village, and is a fan of all things mulled, sparkly and festive. So when her warring family shows up on her doorstep, ready to spread discord and tension, Meg is determined not to let them ruin her favourite time of the year.
Meanwhile, Christmas-hating Tom Riley-Clark has been called to the Highlands to help his old friend at The Apple Cross Inn. He’s ready to work hard and has no time for mince pies, tinsel or hanging a promise on the tree: the thought of every day being Christmas is his worst nightmare, and you wouldn’t catch him dead buying a bauble. So everyone is surprised when Christmas-loving Meg and grinch Tom start to get cozy under the mistletoe.
But Tom has a big secret about his past, and in a small town like Lockton it’s hard to keep anything hidden for long. Will everything fall apart when Meg discovers who he really is? The pair are about to learn the hard way that some promises are impossible to keep…
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.