I thought I would get a bit festive and help celebrate this Christmas read.
This is book 6 from the CHRISTMAS ON THE CLOSE series which is set in a British suburban cul-de-sac over the festive period and visits each house individually to discover how the neighbours who live there celebrate the season in their own special way.
The Christmas Miracle (Christmas on The Close #6)
You are invited to spend CHRISTMAS ON THE CLOSE where each of the neighbours are celebrating in their own special way.
Diane always enjoys baking special festive treats, which she happily delivers to her friendly neighbours on The Close as Christmas approaches.
When she decides to seek closure with a romantic matter from her past, she unexpectedly finds herself on an emotional journey she isn’t prepared for.
Her granddaughter, Emma, has all the technical know-how to assist in the search for answers, but is distracted by an intense – and highly unsuitable – romance of her own.
The two women must deal with unsettling issues as they begin to face the reality of their situations, but their familial bond helps to provide the security and support they need to answer the questions they face.
The sixth standalone episode of ‘Christmas on The Close’ reveals how it may be easier to allow the head to make all the decisions, but the heart will never stop fighting for what it really wants.
Here’s my review
This can be read as a standalone. I have dived straight into book 6 without reading the rest in the series.
This is a lovely Christmas tale which is easy to read and perfect for anyone who wants to fast forward to the festive season.
I enjoyed Diane’s attempt to solve a problem from her past. I thought Diane getting assistance from her granddaughter, Emma, was a great idea. Their journeys of self discovery made this book an entertaining read.
It’s a cute read which will make you gaze longingly at the calendar and count how many more days we have to endure until Christmas.
Author Bio –
Stephanie Wood writes contemporary fiction in the form of novels, novellas and short stories and you can find the running order of her titles on the first page of any book.
She published the AEGEAN SUN series of books as a fly-on-the-wall vision of life in a Greek resort during the summer season, using her extensive experience as a holiday rep to bring some unusual incidents to life on the page. The series began as an exploration of the various ways in which tourists make the most of their holidays and how they interact with the locals while they are visiting. The later books in the series have taken a closer look at the locals themselves and show how their lives and relationships are sometimes changed by the regular influx of seasonal visitors.
Stephanie lives in Lancashire where, apart from reading and writing, she loves gardening and cycling and is a huge fan of the soaps Emmerdale and Neighbours.