Review: Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market

Posted 30th December 2017 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas MarketMince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market by Heidi Swain
Also by this author: Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 17th November 2016
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Love & Romance, Romance
Pages: 448
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
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Christmas has arrived in the town of Wynbridge and it promises mince pies, mistletoe and a whole host of seasonal joy.

Ruby has finished with university and is heading home for the holidays to save up for her trip around the world in January. Against her father’s wishes, she takes on a stall at the local market, and sets about making it the best Christmas market stall ever. There’ll be bunting and mistletoe and maybe even a bit of mulled wine.

But with a new retail park just opened on their doorstep, the market is under threat. So together with all the other stallholders, Ruby devises a plan to make sure that Wynbridge is the first port of call for everyone’s Christmas shopping needs.

The only thing standing in her way is Ruby’s ex, Steve. It’s pretty hard to concentrate on saving the world when he works on the stall opposite, especially when she realises that her feelings for him are still there…
This Christmas make time for some winter sparkle – and see who might be under the mistletoe this year… 

After reading Sleigh Rides and  Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair I knew I had to get back to Wynbridge stat! So I took to my TBR pile and given the festive season I chose this book.

Ruby is returning to Wynbridge after deciding not to continue with her masters degree. Ruby lines up a job helping the Cherry Tree Cafe girls with a stall on the famous Wynbridge market. What Ruby can’t work out is why her father is so against her taking this job. Robert Smith has been a supporter of the town and its traditions for as long as she’s been alive, so why is he so against her joining the local traders.?

I loved Ruby’s character. She is fun, bright and quite the go-getter. Ruby is full of ideas to help the town and the struggling market. Ruby is apprehensive to see her ex, Steve. Ruby and Steve broke up just before she left for university and while she doesn’t blame Steve the flame  in her heart is still lit.

This book is full of laughter, warm moments and love. There’s also a few teary scenes which might have you grabbing the odd tissue or two.  I loved being back in Wynbridge and read the other resident’s stories.

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About Heidi Swain

Although passionate about writing from an early age, Heidi Swain gained a degree in Literature, flirted briefly with a newspaper career, married and had two children before she finally plucked up the courage to join a creative writing class and take her literary ambitions seriously.

A lover of Galaxy bars, vintage paraphernalia and the odd bottle of fizz, she now writes contemporary fiction and enjoys the company of a whole host of feisty female characters.

Heidi can be found at the keyboard at all hours of the day and night and quite often scribbling longhand in her car during her lunch break. She lives in stunning south Norfolk with her wonderful son and daughter and a mischievous cat called Storm.

Emma

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Christmas Challenge (2017)
  • Goodreads Challenge (2017)
  • TBR Pile (2017 )

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