Take two on posting this review!! Anyway, I am delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour for ‘A Christmas Gift’ by Sue Moorcroft. Many thanks to Avon for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:
One Christmas can change everything…
Georgine loves Christmas. The festive season always brings the little village of Middledip to life. But since her ex-boyfriend walked out, leaving her with crippling debts, Georgine’s struggled to make ends meet.
To keep her mind off her worries, she throws herself into organising the Christmas show at the local school. And when handsome Joe Blackthorn becomes her assistant, Georgine’s grateful for the help. But there’s something about Joe she can’t quite put her finger on. Could there be more to him than meets the eye?
Georgine’s past is going to catch up with her in ways she never expected. But can the help of friends new and old make this a Christmas to remember after all?
What does TWG think?
Oh my gosh, Sue Moorcroft never disappoints!!
Practically perfect in every single way? ✅
Sorry, Mary Poppins! Sue Moorcroft has stolen your crown!
I won’t delve into the bits and bobs about the storyline in fear of unintentional spoilers, especially as a lot of the storylines intricate detail is entwined with other parts of the book which need to be found out, in my opinion, by the readers very own eyes.
The theme which runs throughout the storyline is no doubt one which will end up resonating with readers of all ages. Both of the main characters, Georgine and Joe, have pasts they would rather never bring up again but, due to their present actions and thoughts, it doesn’t take either of them long to realise that they need to be the ‘bigger person’ where their pasts are concerned and show it who’s boss. Easier said than done, obviously, but watching these two characters, who are like chalk and cheese, embark on a journey of self discovery and self awareness was quite tender to read.
I don’t think that this book could have had a better title if it tried! Why? Because, hand on heart, reading ‘A Christmas Gift’ was like receiving my own gift. A gift which hugged me from the inside and warmed me up like a hot water bottle. A gift which had me smiling like Wallace from ‘Wallace and Gromit’. I honestly couldn’t have wished for more in one book.
I loved how festive the entire storyline was, even if I did read it in October but, most importantly, I loved how Sue Moorcroft’s words reached deep within and made me feel as though she was telling the story to me, and me only.
A enchanting, poignant, and beautifully written; Sue Moorcroft has delivered a novel which is both heartwarming and emotive, absolutely flawlessly. A truly lovely, lovely read.