Wealthy New York City girl Claire Lindell isn’t looking for a Christmas miracle or happiness when she abruptly decides to hole up for the holiday at her godmother’s cottage in a little Yorkshire village, and lick her wounds from a near disastrous romantic decision.
After her car skids into a snow bank, Claire may have accidentally found her perfect Christmas and the family and love she’s craved when she offers Noah Bradford of Ayesgill Farm help to push the back end of one of his sheep out of the icy mud, even if she’s going to ruin a brand new pair of Prada boots during the rescue.
What’s a little leather when love’s on the line?
I am really enjoying this Christmas around the world series, cause all the different traditions are introduced amongst the stories. What a delight!
In Yorkshire Noah lives a solitary life, by choice, to hide his past mistakes. Claire is escaping her life in New York, looking for a quiet, lone holiday on the country side.
Both Noah and Claire have real life problems, things they have to accept, and work with. I liked how they tackled their problems together, built a relationship against the odds over time.
Molly, Noah's daughter, brings a nice aspect to the story as well. Noah has been an absent father for many reasons, mostly not by choice, and is now trying to build a relationship with Molly, getting to know her, building a home and a place to belong within each other.
There is no glamour or prestige in the Christmas in Yorkshire. But there is lots of love, imagination, creativity, allure and effort, that all makes the Christmas time magical for this little family in making
~ Four spoons!
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me