SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2012
The story follows Bea, Olivia and Chloe as we count down through the twelve days of Christmas. I love the way this is written as it is in diary form using the days as Chapter headings, with little sub headings throughout of times throughout the day and whose life we are peering into and at what time. It is cleverly written, with the character of Bea written in the first person and Olivia and Chloe in the third. They are three very different characters whose lives interestingly intertwine.
Twelve days and counting…
It’s Bea’s first Christmas with her baby son, and this year she’s determined to do everything right. But there is still so much to do: the Christmas menu needs refining; her café, The Honey Pot, needs decorating; and she’s invited the whole neighbourhood to a party on Christmas Day. She really doesn’t have time to get involved in two new people’s lives, let alone fall in love…
When Olivia gets knocked over in the street, however, Bea can’t help bringing her into The Honey Pot and getting to know her. Olivia’s life is even more hectic than her own, and with her fiancé’s entire family over from Ireland for Christmas, she shouldn’t be lingering in the cosy warmth of Bea’s café. Chloe, on the other hand, has nowhere else to go. Her affair with a married man has alienated her friends, and left her lonelier than ever.
But Christmas is a magical time, and in the fragrant atmosphere of The Honey Pot, anything can happen: new friends can be made, hearts can heal, and romance can finally blossom…
A lovely Christmas read to curl up by the lights of the Christmas tree too with a mug of hot chocolate.
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Love Missuswolf xxx