Happy Christmas Eve
A heart-warming Christmas story to put you in the mood for the festive season.
All I want for Christmas is you … or you?
Eve Halligan is back in her hometown for Christmas after a whirlwind few years touring with her band, the Molotovs. A lot has changed since she left, but two things have stayed the same. One: Eve is head-over-heels in love with Lucien Malikov, the Molotovs’ bad boy lead singer. Two: Lucien is completely indifferent to her.
Still, Eve dreams that this could be the Christmas where she convinces Lucien that they’re made for each other. But when childhood friend and local caterer Theo Wright comes back into her life bringing with him festive cupcake and sausage roll conundrums, Eve begins to question whether her Christmas dreams have been wasted on the wrong man …
This is an energetic and uplifting romcom, peopled by interesting and rounded characters, although one of them really isn’t very nice!
The atmosphere is very festive with seasonally icy and snowy weather and sledges. We’re surrounded by all things Christmas with lots of delicious food and beautiful decorations, a lovely nativity play and a general, palpable excitement reflecting the build up to the big day.
There’s another build-up going on – Eve is starting to realise she needs to make a very important decision… Amongst all the fun there’s a more serious element in the story.
It’s one of those books that reads itself because the writing is so beautifully done and the story so entertaining. Absolutely one to read in the run-up to Christmas.
Jackie Ladbury writes heart-warming contemporary and historical women’s fiction that is always guaranteed a happy ever after. From spending many years as an air-stewardess and seeing that it really is love that makes the world go around, she determined to put the same sparkle and emotion into her stories. Her life is no longer as exotic (or chaotic) as it was in those heady days of flying as she now lives a quiet life in Hertfordshire with her family and two cats, spending her days making up stories and finding excuses not to go to the gym.
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