I received a copy of this book through Rachel’s Random Resources and the author. I’d like to thank them for inviting me to participate in this blog blitz, and allowing me to provide my review of this book.
Those are grinchy stars, by the way.
A Christmas she’ll remember forever…
Poppy is looking forward to spending her first Christmas in France at her boyfriend, Leo’s, Château. And as the snow falls softly around the dramatic castle, Poppy can’t think of anything more magical.
There are new traditions to discover, a cosy Christmas market to explore and best of all, a promise of secret treasure hunt from gorgeous Leo. Only family pressure and uncertainty about her future in France can threaten to cast a shadow over the holiday.
When the treasure hunt takes an unexpected turn Poppy knows for sure this is one Christmas she’ll remember forever.
When the book starts, I immediately take a liking to Poppy. She seems like a sweet woman, although she’s clearly a very anxious person who is prone to overthinking basically everything. I love the fact that she has a small herd of dogs, two of which are Chihuahuas. I also have a house full of dogs, and we coincidentally both have a Chihuahua named Peanut! I really feel for her when she is dealing with her mother, and the passive aggressive comments that her mother makes to her on what appears to be a regular basis. Leo seems to be an amazing catch! He’s thoughtful, handsome, an animal lover, and calm, which I think is a nice complement to Poppy’s anxious personality.
While I haven’t been to France (yet), it does seem like the perfect setting for a Christmas romance. The author clearly has first hand knowledge of the region, and the writing was descriptive enough that while reading, I almost felt as if I was magically transported to France. I was glad that I was reading an ebook though, because there was a lot of French used in the story, and I don’t speak any French at all. The Kindle translation feature came in handy for me. I loved the role that the Chihuahuas played in the story, and their behavior was on point – my Chihuahuas act the same way, although I can’t get any of mine to dance. Overall, it was a sweet book that was the perfect length. There was a very romantic tone to it, and I think it would appeal to a wide range of readers. While it’s Christmas themed, there aren’t any overly religious aspects, so this was the perfect read, even for a Grinch like myself.
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About the Author
Lorraine Wilson writes flirty, feel-good fiction for One More Chapter – a Harper Collins imprint – and is unashamedly fond of happy endings. She loves hearing from readers and feels incredibly grateful to be doing the job she always dreamt of.
She splits her time between the South of France and Cambridgeshire and is usually either writing or reading while being sat on, walked over or barked at by one of her growing band of rescue dogs.
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