So, what’s it all about?
Firstly, this has to be my favourite all time Christmas themed romance
with a generous sprinkling of humour and a dollop of human angst. I didn’t want the book to end! It is a joy to read and I just couldn’t put
it down because I simply had to know what was going to happen next!
Leah catches her so-called boyfriend in a compromising position with a co-worker and promptly quits her job in London. Consequently, after too many bottles of Prosecco, Leah gets caught up in an auction war and finds herself the owner of a Christmas tree farm in Scotland. At first Leah is shocked when she realises what she’s done but, in her heart, she knows that she has made the right decision and is honouring her deceased parents at the same time as they would’ve been happy with her choice.
After arriving at her farm, she is hugely disheartened by what she sees
as the farm is in a sad state of disrepair and looks nothing like the
photos. Noel, the devastatingly handsome
but grumpy pumpkin farmer from next door, is very sceptical about her
commitment to the farm but eventually changes his mind about her and, as a
result, he starts to teach her how to look after her trees.
The local community of Elffield is won over by Leah’s enthusiasm and new
ideas to reinvigorate her farm and the village market so that it doesn’t close
down. The friendly villagers accept her
as one of their own. As a result, Leah
soon feels like she belongs and is happier than she has been in a long time.
The story leads you to discover that Leah and Noel have to overcome
obstacles from their past to find a future together. I enjoyed the humour flowing between them and
the slow brewing, but sizzling romance.
They try, without much luck, not to like each other but in the end they
have to admit that they’ve fallen in love with one another other, which is so
Ahhh and wait until you meet the adorable Gimzo. He will steal your heart…and your treats when
you’re not looking.
This book is full of charming and interesting characters and I wish I
could visit Elffield for real!
I loved Noel’s character and his hotness jumps off the page at you,
reeling you in. He is a strong but
sensitive character, who you warm to and want to get to know better.
Leah is an inspiring, relatable character and I love that she is making huge changes in her life and finding herself in a place where she truly feels like she belongs. Furthermore, I like that Leah was determined to succeed with or without help from anyone else.
I think that they are both endearing, well developed characters and this story had me oohing and ahhing, as well as laughing and crying in parts.
Definitely a worthwhile read!
So, grab a hot chocolate, sit comfortably and enjoy this heart-warming, feel good romance filled adventure. Finally, I loved reading this book and highly recommend it as a seasonal read to get you in the mood for Christmas.