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.The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan
Published by HQ on 26th October 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour
Source: from Netgalley
It was supposed to be Christy Sullivan’s perfect Christmas escape – a dream trip to Lapland with her family and best friend, Alix. But facing a make-or-break marriage crisis, Christy desperately needs time alone with her husband, Seb. Her solution? Alix, along with Seb’s oldest friend, Zac, can take Christy’s daughter on the planned Lapland trip, and they will all reunite there for Christmas Day. After all, what are friends for?
There’s nothing Alix won’t do for Christy, but Christy’s plan to save Christmas is testing their friendship. Especially as Alix and Zac have a difficult history of their own.
As long-held secrets unravel, and unexpected romance shines under the Northern Lights, can Christy and Alix find the courage to fight for the relationships they really want? And could this Christmas escape save the precious gift of each other’s friendship?
Thank you to HQ for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
This book is written from 3 POVs, Christy, Robyn and Alix. It was really interesting seeing the different thoughts of each of the characters on the different events in the book. I really liked all three women. Each had different stories on what made them the way they are. I honestly felt for all three of them once I heard their stories. I just wanted to hug them all.
There are many relationships in this book both romantic and familial. Alix and Christy are like sisters. They have such a close bond but have been too scared to tell each other the truth as they were afraid of losing each other. That made me really sad. These two have been through so much in their friendship that they should know their bond is unbreakable. I also really liked seeing Christy and Seb open up about their issues and feelings. It was so refreshing to see some honesty bringing them back together. Seeing Alix and Zac together was hilarious. It was so obvious that they should be together that I couldn’t help but laugh at the pair.
Sarah’s descriptions are so vivid. Lapland sounded beautiful. I am terrible in the cold so I am sure I would have frozen to death but it would have been worth it. Those cabins in that snow landscape and the northern lights. what a dream location. Recently I have read quite a few books with the Northern Lights in and I’d really love to see them one day. They sound so romantic.
If you’re looking for a warm and cozy Christmas read then I’d recommend snuggling up with this one.
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