I’m getting into the Christmas spirit early this year. Normally, I’m an absolute no-Christmas-activities-before-December type of person, but this year I felt in need of a bit of early Christmas cheer and, I have to admit, the cover of this book looked so irresistible that I couldn’t wait until December.
In this story, Anna actively avoids Christmas every year. It brings up so many negative memories for her that she seeks out jobs that will keep her busy, and away from anything festive, throughout December. When she takes on a job as an aide to Catherine (who is recovering from surgery) at Wynthorpe Hall she is convinced that this year will be no different, as the family plans a very peaceful, quiet, festivity-free Christmas.
However, things don’t quite go to plan, and the arrival of Catherine’s family soon changes those plans. Her youngest son, Jamie, is particularly determined to change Anna’s views on Christmas. They set each other a challenge: he will try to make her love Christmas again, and she will try to make him love his home again…
This was fun and quick to read, full of romance but also friendship and family and it made for a good festive story. Personally I’m not always a huge fan of ‘love-at-first-sight’ stories, but I really enjoyed this one and it made for a great Christmas story to unwind and relax with.