A book of warmth and cosiness
A tale of hope and innocence
A boy who longs for a dad
A mother who is helpless & sad
A castle which is real and magical
A village which is sweet and helpful
Enter the three Luke, Julius, and Simon
Who amongst them, Anna’s heart won
All Freddie has to choose&wish
All Anna has to do is blush
But Christmas is what Christmas does
Love and family is what magic does….
My first book by Minna Howard, and reading it made me long for December when the world is brighter and shinier. I read the book over the afternoon, and the glow that this story brought stayed with me right through.
Lovely characters, heartwarming story, some embarrassing moments made this book a joy to read. Hurt is a part of life, and healing is the way of life. And this story showed this beautifully. There may have been niggles, but who cared when there was magic in the heart.
Both Anna and Freddie stole my heart, they were sweet and innocent. I could feel Anna’s pain at the loss of her husband and Freddie’s longing for a daddy all for himself. But at the end of the day, love and life both find their own way. A cosy Christmassy read!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Aria, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
To my Girls: Yes, birthday gifts are accepted early this year. Belated ones for the past year would be cherished!! 🎁🎁🎁🎁😉😉😂😂🎂🎉🎈🥂🥂✨✨🎊
My rating : 5 stars
House-sitting in a castle over Christmas is a dream come true for Anna and her seven-year-old son Freddie. But there’s one Christmas present Freddie wants more than anything, and it’s the one thing Anna can’t give him – his very own dad.
As Anna settles into her new surroundings and a much slower pace of life, she is soon befriended by the local villagers and the castle workforce who provide a welcome distraction.
Before even a Christmas cracker is pulled, Freddie shows a eager interest in the castle workforce; green-fingered Simon, salt of the earth Luke and charming castle manager Julius.
Could one of them make Freddie’s Christmas wish come true and repair Anna’s broken heart?
At the most magical time of the year, everyone needs a Christmas miracle if they’re to make it to Christmas Day…
Publication date : 21st August, 2018
Publisher : Aria
Sweet Christmas Magic
Well, this entire post made me long for Christmas, or should I say it totally put me in the Christmas spirit😊 Definitely a tale that sounds heartwarming and as usual you managed to make that shine through the entire post 😊 Wonderful review Shalini 🎅😘
Thank you… It was just a cute book📙📖
Sometimes those are all you need 😊
Well no and yes!!
Haha…I guess that is true as well 😉I hope you will have a good sunday Shalini, enjoy it 😊
Sunday is nearly done… I hope to have a nice week… Enjoy your vacay
Thank you so much😘😊 Well…I hope you will have a nice week then 😊
Great review 😍😌😍😌
Thank you ❤️
Ah, definitely something to read while sipping tea and wrapped up warmly against the cold outside.
Oh yes cozy on the outside, cosy on the inside
Another lovely review, Shalini. This looks like a nice, cozy read for a Sunday afternoon. 🙂
Very true, it is a warm read Leslie
This sounds like a heartwarming story! Should get a copy before Christmas! 😉
Oh yes, a happy book
Not so long to Christmas! 🙂
Yp… I know
I know we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but this looks so good!!
And the review makes me wish that I had it in my hands right now!💕
This was a cute book. Some days I need such books to make me happy
Wow a five starer. Thank you Shalini
This looks like a sweet and precious read – how did it miss it on Netgallery? ~ kicking myself..
This was so cute DJ…
Fantastic review Shalini. I love your presentation. This is a book that makes me smile, I am not sure how I missed this one. I will have to read some other Christmas Books to get me in the mood, I guess.
This was really sweet and innocent
Another amazingly sweet review, Shalini. Sure reminds you, life does go on, doesn’t it. Christmas can be a special time. Wish we could preserve that feeling longer. 💖
Yayy I love the gifts too 😉😉🎁🎁😘😘
Looks like a wonderful read! Great review!❤
Thank you so much. So sweet of you to say that💕
I do not know what I like best about your blog. Your book suggestions, your comments, your lovely writing or your comments. I guess it’s all the above, but most importantly YOU because you make it all possible. 😘
Omg Dominique what a wonderful comment to wake up to!! Thank you so much. ❤️
My pleasure! Have a lovely week, Shalini.
I am getting this book. I love miracles and I love Christmas. Not to mention I am a proper bookworm
Yayyy… That’s cute… Christmas books are always fun
Beautiful review, now you have me thinking about the holidays. This sounds like an emotional read. Glad you enjoyed it.
Last 3 months of the year should be a holiday fall and winter
Loved the review, will definitely read it. Thanks and surely enough looking forward for the holidays !
Thank you so much. It is a cute book!!
How do you manage to finish so many books? Just curious.
I only read books, no music no TV no movies… 🙈🙈📚📚😂😂