I received this book for free From Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Very Vintage Christmas by Tilly Tennant
Also by this author: Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn, The Man Who Can't Be Moved, Mishaps and Mistletoe, Little Acts of Love, Just Like Rebecca
Series: An Unforgettable Christmas #1
Also in this series: A Cosy Candlelit Christmas
Published by Bookouture on 28th September 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: From Netgalley
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The fairy lights are up and shoppers are flooding the snowy seaside promenade. It’s going to be a busy month at Forget-Me-Not Vintage, a magical shop with a warm heart where every item has a story to be told.
With bright red hair and an infectious smile, Dodie is a hopeless romantic and absolutely one of a kind, just like the pieces in her shop.
When Dodie finds a love letter in the pocket of an old woollen coat, she makes it her mission to deliver it to its rightful owner. Following the address, she manages to persuade the handsome but reluctant new tenant, Edward, to help her with her search.
As the story of the letter unfolds, Dodie is there, as always, to pick up the pieces and make things right. But who will be there for her when her own love story needs a helping hand?
Is it too much to dream of a happy ending like the ones in the black and white movies she adores?
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
I have been a fan of Tilly’s work since she first started writing adult books so when I saw there were two christmas books from Tilly coming this year I knew I had to read them.
This story follows Dodie as she tries to reunite a letter with it’s rightful owner. My boyfriends parents run their own vintage shop like Dodie so this was very easy for me to visualise.
I have to say that I found Dodie difficult to click with but once we break down her walls she is a real sweetie. She has a heart of gold and would do anything to help others.
While there might be others out there that he appeals to Ryan, is everything I hate in a man. He’s clearly not the man for Dodie and I kept praying that Dodie would realise this.
While this book is set at Christmas time you could easily adjust the story and set it at any time of year. If you’re not a huge christmas fan then this might be a good book to be a little festive without the overload.
I loved Dodie’s Gran she is eccentric but I think deep down she’s just a little lonely.
Tilly deals with some real world problems in this book, some of which relate to something similar my own family have been through. This made it very easy to connect with the characters and understand how they were feeling.
As always Tilly has captured my heart with these characters and I cannot wait to read the second book in this series in the next few weeks.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 Christmas Challenge
- 2017 Goodreads Challenge
- 2017 Netgalley