Happy publication day Emma Davies! This series just keeps on getting better and better with every new addition. I am delighted to be on the blog blitz with a review. Many thanks to Bookouture for the blitz invite.
One twinkling winter’s night, Ruby wakes her sleeping children and escapes for a new life in the countryside. It’s a choice that will change her life beyond all recognition…
Arriving at the cosy little rental cottage as the first snow begins to fall, Ruby doesn’t regret leaving her bully of a husband for a moment, but she does feel guilty about uprooting her kids so close to Christmas. She can only wish that one day soon her son will forgive her.
It’s not long before the family are settled in and drinking hot chocolate by the fire, the flames kept roaring by a neighbouring woodsman called Angus. As big as a tree, but as gentle as a dormouse, all Ruby’s instincts tell her to be wary of letting this gorgeous stranger get too close.
Is that the first tingle of festive magic Ruby can feel? Or might it even be hope?
As Christmas day approaches and a blizzard sparks a power cut across the entire village, Ruby must force herself to believe in Christmas miracles again.
Was she right to put her trust in Angus? With only flickering candles to guide her through the darkness, will she ever find her way back to the light?
What does TWG think?
Be still my beating heart! What a joyful, cosy little read this is! If this book was a CareBear it would be ‘TenderHeart’ bear without a doubt.
Set in a quaint little village with a community that’s tighter than a granny knot, and what an impressive little community it is.
I cannot believe we are saying goodbye to Seth and the rest of the team, and there are a couple of new characters to enjoy in this book too who seem to just gel with the rest of the characters, as though they had been there all along.
Once again Emma Davies has written a story which captured my heart from the very beginning. This may be a Christmas book full of festivities , yet it is also a a story which blossoms as the characters find themselves at the heart of surprises which show various sides of their personalities that are both personal, and heart warming.
A beautiful, beautiful novel which not only left me grinning from ear to ear, it left me feeling emotional saying goodbye to characters I have come to know and adore. I cannot recommend this book enough.
About the author.
After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.
After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.
Pop over to her website www.emmadaviesauthor.com where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her)