Genre: Christmas, Romance
Number of Pages: 400
📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖
A family gathering
This Christmas the Miller siblings have one goal—to avoid their well-meaning family’s endless stream of prying questions. Ross, Alice and Clemmie have secrets that they don’t intend to share, and they are relying on each other to deflect attention.
An uninvited guest
Lucy Clarke is facing a Christmas alone and the prospect of losing her job. Unless she can win a major piece of business from Ross Miller, the season promises to be anything but festive. She’ll just deliver her proposal to his family home and then leave. After all, she wouldn’t want to intrude on the Miller family’s perfect Christmas.
A Christmas to remember
When Lucy appears on the Miller family’s snow-covered Highland doorstep, she’s mistaken for Ross’s girlfriend. By the time the confusion is cleared up, they’re snowed in—she can’t leave, even if she wants to! But does she want to? As secrets spill out like presents from an overstuffed stocking and the chemistry between her and Ross ignites, this is going to be either Lucy’s worst Christmas ever or the best mistake of her life.
I was very excited to be approved for this, my first Netgalley EARC! I have read and enjoyed Sarah Morgan’s Christmas books before and so had high hopes for this one. I have to say that it exceeded my expectations. I struggled to put it down!
The writing was clear, engaging and had some emotional moments in it. It was cleverly made up of multiple points of view which were clearly set out and gradually brought the story together. Nothing felt rushed and you felt like you got of each character’s thoughts and feelings before moving on. The correct balance was struck with the chapters being long enough that you got invested, but not too long that you couldn’t wait to get to the end and move on to the next pert of the story.
The chapters were generally fairly long and taken from one character’s point of view. There didn’t seem to be any particular rule as to whose point of view you read about next, but it was well chosen and made the story move along well and come together seamlessly. I loved the different points of view and seeing what those characters were thinking and feeling.
Whilst the chapters were fairly long, my interest didn’t waiver. I got invested in each of the characters’ storylines and was desperate to find out what was going to happen to them next. The story didn’t feel like it was dragging as some stories with long chapters can. It was cleverly done to grab your interest and make you feel for the characters. Not one character let the story down. I could quite happily have read more on every single character.
Moving on to the characters. They were excellent. I loved learning about their lives and who they were from reading the story from their point of view. What they presented to each other was not necessarily who they were and that was interesting. I loved the family dynamic presented to us and enjoyed the fact that it was highlighted further by Lucy who didn’t have any family. The love and support shone through this book and made it a joy to read.
Lastly the settings. I loved being snowed in in a big old family home set in a picturesque area, and having it all described to me. There was just enough description to make you ‘see’ what was there without detracting from the characters’ thoughts, feelings and actions. It was what I would describe as a proper Christmas book.
Overall I loved it. It exceeded my expectations and exuded all things Christmas. I highly recommend it.
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