So as we start our first week of the second lockdown, I feel myself in need of a Christmassy lift, which I hope to get from this new novel.
Ashleigh – an ‘actress’ (although her heart doesn’t seem to be in it any more), about to embark on her 4th seasonal stint in her local farm’s Christmas attraction. If I could use one word to describe her, it would be ‘downtrodden’.
Olivier – the hunky French next door neighbour. When he first appears, you get the impression that there’s some kind of history between him and Ashleigh.
From Olivier’s first appearance, I felt desperate for him and Ashleigh to get together! It is huge testament to the author’s writing, that I felt so strongly about this; for me, Emma Jackson had brought the characters to life so vividly, that I found myself caring deeply about the future that they could have together.
I am not going to spoil this tale for you, and I will let you read and find out for yourself where the story goes. Suffice to say, this novel gave me the Yuletide uplift I was craving, and I defy any contemporary fiction fan to not enjoy this book.