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 Perfect Christmas Gift by Katie Ginger
Published by HQ on 22nd October 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Can neighbours become more than just good friends this Christmas?
Bella Moore is excitedly counting down the days to Christmas. That is until she arrives home one evening to find her boyfriend leaving her for another woman. Completely heartbroken, Bella is left wondering if Christmas can still be the same this year.
Next door, Bella’s neighbour Nick is facing his first Christmas as a single dad and doubting whether he can make it the magical time his son Freddie deserves.
Determined to fix both Christmas and their broken hearts, Bella comes up with an idea: a Christmas giving tree for the whole village, where the community can unite and secretly give each other the Christmas presents they truly need.
As Bella becomes chief elf, taking donations and delivering gifts with much-needed help from Nick and Freddie, the two neighbours grow closer and start seeing each other in a whole new light.
But when Nick’s estranged wife returns just before Christmas, is their budding romance over before it’s begun? Or will love be Nick and Bella’s perfect gift this Christmas?
A heart-warming hug in a novel – this is THE romcom you want to curl up with this Christmas! Perfect for fans of Heidi Swain and Sarah Morgan.
Thank you to HQ for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is the first book I have read by Katie. I asked to be part of this tour because I loved the Christmassy cover. I am well and truly on the Christmas book train now.
Bella Moore is the loveliest woman I have ever met. Bella has such a big heart and I think everyone was right when they said she was too good for Evan. They really didn’t seem well matched to me. I loved Bella’s family and their enthusiasm for Christmas.I think Christmas is such a magical time of year. I love how everyone is in such a good mood. Bella would do absolutely anything for anyone. She really is one of a kind.
Nick, oh he is so much more than the guy next door. This man is a rugged landscaper who has somehow kept it together for the last 6 months. Not only did he have his broken heart to think about also little Freddie’s. This man is far too good for Paige and definitely deserves more.
Freddie stole my heart in this book. He is such a sweet kid. He thinks about others before himself and is a very forgiving child. He really tugged on my heartstrings.
I loved the village of Meadowbank. I love it when a community all rallied around each other. It was so lovely to see them all getting involved in the Giving Tree. I understand this isn’t the first book set in this village, I’m definitely going to be finding the other one as I really loved this community.
Katie has woven a wonderful story here of not only love but also about the true spirit of Christmas. It’s not all about what we receive but about the simple act of giving. I think this book really encapsulates the true meaning of Christmas and reminds us to enjoy the simple things.
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