Friday, October 23, 2015

My Holiday Review - What Happens at Chirstmas by T.A. Williams

For the perfect Christmas…

When career-girl Holly Brice learns that her estranged father has died, she decides to take a trip down memory lane and find out about the man she never knew.

Arriving in the sleepy little Dartmoor village, she’s shocked to discover that she’s inherited the cosy little cottage she remembers so fondly, a whole load of money – and her father’s adorable dog, too!

Head to snow-covered Devon!

And as the first snowflakes begin to fall and Holly bumps into her gorgeous neighbour, Jack Nelson, life gets even more complicated! Men have always been off the cards for high-flying Holly, but there’s something about mysterious writer Jack that has her re-thinking her three-date rule…

My first holiday read of the season, and it did not disappoint!
I fell in love with the characters in this book one by one.  They are all so well written and you get a real sense of connection to each one no matter if their story line is big or small.

Holly Brice had been prepared to dislike her father her whole life, after all he abandoned her and her mother for basically her whole, without even a birthday card each year...or so she thought...

She arrived in the picturesque small town of Devon, what was going to be a few weeks trip to clean out and sell her father's home turned out to be an adventure that would change her life...for the better!

She has fallen in love with a four-legged  fur baby and is wondering how on Earth she will take care of him back home in London!

While we are talking about love, she has never been one to have time for boyfriends in her busy career-driven life but upon her arrival she has slowly fallen for two men in a short window of time...What are their stories, are they available?  Could one be gay as her best friend has suggested? 

Those men aside don't forget about the older man who seems to be smitten with her as well...What is a girl to do with all of these choices?

Day by day, hour by hour, things begin to fall into place.  Connections to her past regarding her father lead her to ask the question, did he really forget about her all those years ago or did she hold a place in his life every day since he left?

This amazing story set in the weeks before Christmas will grab you from the beginning and have you wondering daily what is around the next corner!

A great dinner pairing for any Christmas celebration, Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2013!  
I give this amazing, festive piece 5 wine glasses for sure!  It has truly put me in the holiday spirit and I can't wait to start my next holiday read!


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