About the book
This Christmas fall in love with the town of Chesterwood.
Christmas is meant to be a time of giving, so with Chesterwood food bank under risk of closure Fern knows just what to do to save it. She’s going to get the town to create a living advent calendar.
Fern, and her best friends, call for help from the local community to bring this calendar to life. When Kit, the new man in town, offers his assistance Fern’s heart can’t help but skip a beat (or two).
As they grow ever closer, Fern must admit that Kit’s breaking down the barriers she built after the death of her husband. But his past is holding him back and Fern doesn’t know how to reach him. No matter how hard she tries.
In this town, Kit’s not the only one with secrets. Domestic goddess Cara is behaving oddly, burning meals in the oven and clothes whilst ironing, and Davina’s perfect children are causing trouble at school leaving her son, Jasper, desperately unhappy.
Can the Christmas Calendar Girls find a way to bring the community together in time to save the food bank, while still supporting their families and each other? Can Dern find love again with Kit?
This is a story about kindness and letting go of the past. It’s about looking out for your neighbours and about making every day feel like Christmas.
Firstly, let me just say how much I really like this author and her style of storytelling. I get so excited when I see her name on the front of a very cute book cover. This cover is no different. I adore the colours and the whole winter/Christmas vibe.
The main character, Fern, is a pretty special woman. I took to her instantly and was rooting for her all the way through. In fact, all of the characters are really fantastic and I could absolutely see myself being friends with most of them.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Samantha for Kit … What’s not to love about Kit? (In my head he’s incredibly HOT!)
This book an uplifting tale of friendship, new beginnings and some really lovely Christmas community spirit. It’s a lovely, easy read to open up in a cosy room with a hot chocolate in hand.
I think you’ll really enjoy it and walk away with so much more than just a story.
Thanks so much to Aria Fiction and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book for review. I appreciate it so very much!