Can you believe it’s December? This is the last book review post I’ll be doing for this year. I plan on reading more Christmas themed books for December, which you most likely won’t really want to hear about in January so the reviews will be back in February.
The books I read in November were great, I still think about Molly Thomas from December Girl. It says a lot for a book when a character stays with you.
December Girl is a tale of family bonds, love, revenge and murder.
December Girl is the debut novel by Irish Author Nicola Cassidy. I adored this book and eagerly anticipate more from Nicola.
Molly Thomas is a feisty, independent soul, born on the Winter Solstice. Utterly gripping, Molly’s life took a myriad of unexpected twists and turns. Then as she went about her day to day the unimaginable happens when her baby son Oliver is taken from his pram. As she spends her days searching, it would appear her baby has vanished. The author depicted Molly’s emotions to such a degree that I felt I was there, watching this distraught woman aching for her child.
I have a detailed review of December Girl here; if this synopsis has sparked your interest, check it out and then treat yourself to this literary gem.
I received a complimentary copy of December Girl, however, I was under no obligation to provide a review.
A NetGalley Review
Joe comes to do some volunteer work at the Club on the Corner a youth club run by Deirdre and youth worker Clara.
Despite her recent break up with Dean, Clara is determined to make the most of Christmas, she absolutely loves it. Joe would rather forget about it, it’s a time that holds painful memories for him.
Clara and Joe set themselves a Christmas countdown challenge that sees both of their feelings change.
Set against the backdrop of the Club on the Corner this is a real feel-good book with charm, wit and some really touching moments. I really enjoyed it.
Christmas at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn
A NetGalley Review
Following the death of her brother, Grace Phillips parents decide to leave Cardiff and relocate to Conwenna Cove. With the village awash with a warm welcome and festive cheer, it’s not hard to see why her parents and the locals are charmed by the Cove.
Oli Davenport initially comes across as rude and abrupt. The tough exterior doesn’t take long soften as Grace gets to know him. He’s naturally wary, having lost his wife to cancer two years previously and the welfare of his children at the forefront of his mind.
As Louise and Simon, Grace’s parents, finally start living again; will Grace and Oli do the same?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has everything I want in a book this time of year. It’s full of Christmas magic, it’s romantic, sentimental and warms the heart.
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