Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran #Review @BoldwoodBooks
Even though it is still September, I am loving all these festive reads which are coming along and this one, Christmas Every Day is one of my favourites, so far.
When Jenny inherits her estranged grandmother’s cottage in Sherwood Forest, she has nothing to lose - no money, no job, no friends, no family to speak of, and zero self-respect. Things can only get better...
Her grumpy, but decidedly handsome new neighbour, Mack, has a habit of bestowing unsolicited good deeds on her. And when Jenny is welcomed into a rather unusual book club, life seems to finally be getting more interesting.
Instead of reading, the members pledge to complete individual challenges before Christmas: from finding new love, learning to bake, to completing a daredevil bucket list. Jenny can’t resist joining in, and soon a year of friendship and laughter, tears and regrets unfolds in the most unexpected ways.
Warm, wise, funny and utterly uplifting, what one thing would you change in your life before Christmas comes around?
This is one of those festive reads which actually gives the Christmas part the light touch. It is the perfect story to ease yourself into the season. Jenny has plenty of edge to her and her attempts to sort out her grandmother's cottage are sure to make you smile. Similarly, there are some joyful descriptions of her life as a nanny, as she learns as she goes along how to deal with some little individuals. The chaos and the warmth she finds in this family are worlds apart from her own childhood. As she clears out her cottage, she begins to understand more about why this may be.
Simmering under the surface, Jenny has some deep- seated issues to come to terms with, concerning her family. Friendship is not something she has been able to find very often in the past and it is a delight to see her begin to open up. There is a wonderful variety of different characters who she befriends and the Christmas Book Club turns out to be an uplifting and supportive place to be. I loved the simmering romance which glinted just out of reach, which was obvious to everyone except the two involved.
In short: With genuine good humour and a few thought- provoking moments, this is a lovely read - do try it!
About the Author
Beth Moran is the author of three previous books, including Making Marion. She regularly features on BBC Radio Nottingham and is a trustee of the national women's network Free Range Chicks. She lives on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest.
Book link: Amazon UK
Thanks to Beth Moran and Boldwood Books for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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