I seriously think I need auto approving by @bookouture over on @NetGalley for the amount of books I have reviewed of theirs, they are just fab 💖 This time it is @ChristieJBarlow upcoming book that I sank my old gnashers into.
A gorgeous country house hotel, a liberal dusting of snow, a cosy weekend away…what more could Lizzie ask for at Christmas?
Every Christmas Lizzie promises herself that things will change and she will leap into the new year a new woman. And yet here she is again, at the beginning of December and nothing is different. Her girls have grown up and left home, her husband Henry is slumped in front of the TV and she is alone in the kitchen, seeking refuge in the cooking sherry and talking to her Gary Barlow calendar. She’s also been very diverted by handsome new neighbour Marcus and she knows she shouldn’t be …
So when best friend Ann suggests a weekend away in the country, Lizzie jumps at the chance. Will this Christmas escape give Lizzie some much needed perspective and allow her to mend her marriage? Or will Marcus prove to be too much of a distraction?
I adored the cover as soon as I saw it, it reminds me of an old fashioned toffee tin of which my late Mum used to keep old buttons in.
The characters are warm and friendly and the storyline has you enthralled until the very end. It gets you in the Christmas mood and wanting to grab the mulled wine and mince pies. It is heartwarming and will make you smile and you may well shed a tear or two. Its a lovely cosy Jim jam and dressing gown kind of book to snuggle down with.
I rate this book 5/5
Publication Date 21st October 2016
Visit Christie on her Website http://www.christiebarlow.com