Also by this author: Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair, Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square, Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland, Poppy's Recipe for Life
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 17th November 2016
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Love & Romance, Romance
Source: I bought it
Amazon UK, Amazon US
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.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Christmas Challenge (2017)
- Goodreads Challenge (2017)
- TBR Pile (2017 )