Blog Tour: The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant

December 11, 2018 Book review 0 ★★★★

This Grinch loved a Christmas book.  Then again I think The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant will win over lots of hearts this Christmas with its idyllic location and appealing characters.

Blog Tour: The Christmas Wish by Tilly TennantThe Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant
Published by Bookouture Genres: Chick Lit, Christmas, Contemporary, Love & Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
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four-stars

Lose yourself in this beautiful romantic comedy set in a land of sleigh rides, sparkling starry skies and gingerbread cottages. Perfect for fans of Karen Swan, Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell.

Christmas is coming but it doesn’t feel that way for Esme Greenwood. Recently jilted by her cheating fiancee Warren, she’s had enough of London life and escapes to Thimble Cottage in the Peak District, home of her beloved grandmother Matilda.

While Esme mourns for the wedding she’ll never have, Matilda puts her granddaughter back together again with comforting words and generous helpings of fruitcake and together, they plan the trip of a lifetime, to Lapland to see the northern lights, somewhere Matilda has always dreamt of going.

But tragedy strikes and when Matilda dies, Esme screws up the courage to go on the trip on her own to honour her beloved grandmother’s wishes. At the airport she meets a motley crew of characters including Zach, a handsome, brooding, out-of- work actor and together they set off for an adventure.

Beneath the indigo skies of Lapland, Esme and Zach grow closer. But when Esme is bombarded by messages from Warren promising he’s changed and she discovers that Zach is hiding something very significant - will her head be turned? And when a trip to the northern lights reveals the full extent of Zach’s own secret past, is there any hope that Esme will get the happy ending that her grandmother wished for her?

ARC REVIEW BOOKLOVE Refreshing Romance

My Thoughts on The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant

It was so heartwarming that my heart has blisters! Which sounds painful, but my time with this book was anything but, as I glowed with contentment while reading it.

I loved spending hours getting lost amongst the pages.  Dreaming of being with the characters in Lapland, soaking up all the Christmas cheer, and feeling their excitement in this most magical of places. And watching lost souls find their way to happiness, proving that you are never too old to believe in the magic of Christmas. Or in the power of love.

At the start of this book I glibly announced that Christmas books make for a nice change from my usual thriller diet of books. Like sorbet, they are sweet and palate cleansing! And they are. However The Christmas Wish also has a lot of substance.

The characters are portrayed warts and all. They are not cartoon perfect, and they make mistakes. But watching them overcome, and fight for a better life made me proud of them.

 

Rating Report
Characters
four-stars
Setting
four-half-stars
Pace
three-half-stars
Did I feel it?
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

 

Who should read The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant?

If you love Hallmark Christmas movies, then you need to snap this book up. Also recommended to fans of Faith Hogan, Jill Shalvis and Kate Hewitt.

four-stars

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