On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hat maker Ava. Sparks fly, and not necessarily the good ones.
Times are tough for Ava – she’s struggling to make ends meet, her ex-boyfriend is a bully, and worst of all, it’s nearly Christmas.
So when Sam commissions Ava to make a hat for someone special, she makes a promise that will change her life. She just doesn’t know it yet…
I really like this story….I loved the lay out, the day by day build up to Christmas and I always like a title to a chapter….just one of those little touches I enjoy.
The characters were all believable, I can see them in my head as soon as I am introduced to them and I find myself floating through the story with them like some sort of ghost of Christmas….a silent one…
To make this a little different it also tackles cyber bullying, revenge porn and a potentially terminal illness. It is successful in not being doom and gloom and to be honest if the only thing you take away from reading it is a little wisdom then it will be well worth it. The story line is handled sensitively and flows beautifully.
If a book calls me to bed before 9pm every night until I have finished it you know it’s a thumbs up from me!!
I do recommend this as a Christmas read….it must be in demand as it’s currently out of stock at Amazon but put in your order if you fancy it because they will restock it soon. Or get it on Kindle….I am still a paperback girl and constantly planning a room dedicated to books and cake and bunting…..
The Christmas Promise (Amazon affiliate link)
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Now on to the next tale…..happy Friday all!!!