Apologies for the slight delay in this blog post, internet issues have caused me no end of problems! Huge thanks to Rachel for her patience and for inviting me to take part in Emily Harvale’s latest blog tour! Here is my review:
It’ll take a miracle to make Juliet’s Christmas merry, but Mistletoe Row is the place to be when you need some Christmas magic.
The last person Juliet Bell expects to see when she returns home for Christmas is Harrison Bow.Especially with the most beautiful woman in the world by his side. Twenty years ago, Juliet and Harrison had the shortest romance in history, consisting of one date – and one blazing row. But Juliet will never admit when she’s wrong, and Harrison doesn’t forgive easily, so they haven’t seen, or spoken to one another since.
Harrison Bow vowed he’d never visit his grandfather at The Grange, again, or drive along Mistletoe Row, the scene of one of the unhappiest times of his life. He hasn’t been back for twenty years and he’s only here now because his brother pleaded with him to come. At least with his executive assistant joining him, he’ll be able to do some work.
But Juliet’s sister, Zoe and Harrison’s brother, Luke have some surprises in store for their elder siblings, and so it seems does Fate. After Harrison risks his life to save Juliet, the least she can do is be nice. The problem is, Harrison is hotter than the log fire in The Mistletoe pub, and when she’s surrounded by twinkling lights and softly falling snow, it doesn’t take long for her to realise she’s in love with the man she thought she hated. Even if he doesn’t appear to be in love with her.
What does TWG think?
Ohhhhhhhhh ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….’. Wow, what a fabulous little read!
‘Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row’ is full of festive goodness, guaranteed to get even the Scroogiest of Grinch’s in the Christmas spirit. If you aren’t aware already, I adore this author’s novels as she always captures the hearts of her characters lives, and her latest book is no different.
There is a lot of history between characters on Mistletoe Row, but is everything as it seems? With so much bad blood between ancestors and new neighbours alike, the Bow and Bell family have a task ahead of them if they wish to end their feud once and for all. I mean, it’s not as though they have a very special reason to do that….is there?
Juliet and Harrison are chalk and cheese, yet I couldn’t help wish for the pair of them to find their own individual ‘happily ever after’. I wish I could pinpoint why! There was just something about both characters which made me see the bigger picture and realise that when folk get things wrong, it doesn’t mean that they are unworthy of positive things in life.
From start to finish, Emily Harvale had my attention as I followed the journeys of a highly unique bunch of characters during the festive season. I won’t lie, I had a first impression of a couple of them, but I can safely say that by the end of the book, my original opinion was nowhere to be seen.
I loved the fun and humorous edge to the book, as well as the in-depth romantic edge – everything was very well balanced and such a joy to read, I really didn’t want it to end!
Emily Harvale has written yet another cracker of a read without a doubt. A relatable, romantic, festive and touching novel, ideal for warming hearts everywhere this Christmas.
About the author.
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
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