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.Christmas at Fox Farm by Helen Pollard
Also by this author: The Little Shop in Cornwall
Published by Bookouture on 29th September 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
At Fox Farm, the village has gathered to decorate the ten-foot tree and carol the night away. Robins dart across frosty hedgerows and holly bushes are covered with ruby-red berries. But this year they will need an extra pinch of festive magic to keep Christmas alive…
Living at Fox Farm, with its cosy café, beautiful pottery studio and charming gift shop, is a dream come true for thirty-one-year-old Daisy. The kindly owner, Jean, and the close-knit village feel like the home and family Daisy has never had. She’s been looking forward to her first magical Christmas in the countryside.
When Jean suddenly falls ill, Daisy is the first to lend a hand. She ropes in Alex – Jean’s handsome but stubborn nephew – to help her. When the pair discover the farm is almost bankrupt, it seems like the annual Christmas celebrations will be cancelled. Alex and Daisy need a plan, and quickly, if they are to pull off Christmas against the odds and save Fox Farm.
From the get-go Daisy and Alex cannot agree on anything, from the mince pie recipe to the colour scheme for the tree. Soon, however, in true Christmas spirit, they find themselves coming together in the face of decorating disasters, tripping over each other at the holiday barn dance and tracking down a missing Santa Claus.
But when Daisy discovers the secret Alex is keeping about the future of Jean’s farm, will she run from the only place that has ever felt like home? Or will she find a way to save Christmas and the farm, and open her heart to a new beginning for her and Alex?
Grab a mug of hot chocolate and a mince pie (or two!) and lose yourself in this utterly charming and romantic holiday tale that proves home is where the heart is. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin, this is the book that will make your Christmas!
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I love reading Christmas books so when I saw this one I just had to read it.
I really loved the setting of this book. Fox Farm is the perfect place to set a festive story. It’s full of atmosphere, cosy rooms and snow topped views. I felt so easily transported there.
Daisy has never felt like she fit anywhere but Fox Farm really has felt like home. I really liked Daisy. She has a sensible head and cares about the important things in life. Doing the things you love and enjoying every day. Daisy is not a materialistic person at all. I loved her whimsy style too.
Alex oh Alex. This hunky gardener truly has a heart of gold. This guy goes above and beyond in this book for his family. He clearly loves Aunt Jean and will do his very best to fulfil her wishes. I did feel rather sorry for him at times. He was being pulled in so many directions I wanted to just tell him to take 5.
This is a great book to put you in the festive mood. There are lots of funny scenes that you can easily relate to. I loved all the Christmas touches. I can’t wait to really dig my teeth into more Christmas books now!
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