‘When Sky Terran returns to the village of Middledip after losing the job she loves, she anticipates a
quiet Christmas getting used to her new life. However, the annual street decoration competition is
coming up and this year, the residents of Winter Street are determined to win.
As she is pulled into the preparations, Sky quickly grows to love the quirky, tight-knit community she
is now part of. Including the extremely handsome Daz, who soon becomes more than just a friendly
But when Daz’s ex turns up determined to win him back and it seems he might not be the man Sky
thought he was, she remembers how much allowing people into her life – and heart – can hurt. As
the snow falls, will she and Daz find a way through – and help win a Christmas victory for Winter Street?’
To say that I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review Sue Moorcroft’s latest seasonal offering, was a bit of an understatement. My only issue is the unseasonal weather! I really can’t complain at how warm it is for the time of year, but I had expected to be reading this wonderful book with at least a chill in the air!
I immediately liked Sky, our heroine and I thought she had a fantastic sense of loyalty towards her former Foster Brother, Freddy – the closest she had to family. I genuinely admired her devotion to him and I vehemently hoped that this feeling would be reciprocated.
My initial thoughts about Minnie, with whom Sky worked, were the exact opposite of my feelings for a Sky. Just because Freddy and Minnie were going out together, there was no need for her to make snarky ( how I love that word – ‘snarky”) comments about Sky and Freddy’s relationship. Whilst Minnie seemed almost jealous of Freddy’s relationship with Sky, one couldn’t doubt the sense of smugness with which Minnie announced her engagement to Freddy. To say that Minnie’s treatment of Sky was unpleasant, would be a huge understatement, and I really felt for Sky. I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to work with or for Minnie.
Nan Heather, Sky and Freddy’s Foster Mother, sounded an utter delight and a much needed adult influence in Sky’s life, when she needed it the most. I felt sad that Sky had felt let down by Heather, but it’s important to remember that those thoughts came from the brain of a troubled teenager.
After the way that Freddy and especially Minnie treated Sky over the purchase of the Corner house, especially with regard to budget, I found myself oozing with glee, and perhaps even overcome with a waive of snugness.
Daz was most certainly a welcome addition to the story, and I found myself gripped, waiting for something to develop between him and Sky. Daz appears too be an all-round ‘good egg’, evidenced for example, by his treatment of potentially errant teenager Wilf. However, is he just being nice to get something he wants from Sky, or is all his bonhomie genuine?
I enjoyed this book immensely, but I don’t want to spoil it for you by revealing too much; you will have to read on for yourself, to find our whether or not Daz is tbd ‘Resl Deal’.mi