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Summary

Can a trip away lead you home? 

After a bad breakup, eternal optimist Evie Miller has moved to the small village of Willowbrook to finally pursue her dream of opening a craft shop. Unfortunately, with money worries and an ex-boyfriend determined to track her down, her fresh start isn't going entirely to plan. 

Jake Hartwood is also looking to escape his past. Haunted by the loss of his wife, he's determined not to get close to anyone again - and the last thing he wants is to be celebrating this December. 

Hoping to avoid the festivities, Evie and Jake arrange to escape Christmas together as friends in Provence. But will the magic of the season change things between them? 

And what happens if one of them starts to feel something more? 

©2019 Sophie Claire (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic reviews

"A cosy and heart-warming Christmas read - the perfect festive treat." (Heidi Swain)

"A fun and festive read." (Trisha Ashley)

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beautiful story,

I always love a joyful Christmas story around Christmas time,
this book filled me with hope and joy,

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A stitchers romantic delight

Oh what a charming lovely book. Listening via audible enabled me to bring images to mind if each fabric that was a described.
Putting my own love of colour and sewing to the front. And secretly wishing my own love story might play out like this one day
Great new to me author off to find her next night novel

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A little predictable

It was fairly obvious from early on in this book, where it was going. It is not going to give you any surprises but it is well written for the genre and very well performed .

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good read

love these stories, I hope she writes a whole series on all the characters. I like finding out about more of the people

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Slushy & dull. Littered with use of stereotypical working class accents, which annoyed the hell out of me.

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Gave up at the end. Bad character. Too rigid and repetitive

Gave up at the end. Bad character. Too rigid and repetitive.

Wasted my time and expected so much more with this book having such good reviews.

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Feel good read

Lovely feel good read . very enjoyable highly recommend and to make it perfect narration was excellent

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  • 04-01-21

NOT a feel good Christmas book

I'm so disappointed. I got this because it was supposedly similar to the whimsical holiday romance The 12 Dates of Christmas and it's not even close! They don't even actually celebrate Christmas in this book, the characters skip it all together. It's full of depressing topics and it more about overcoming grief and bad relationships than anything else. I don't think this title is appropriate. The story is fine and it's written well, but don't market it as a feel good Christmas romance book because it's not at all. To me it was the opposite of feel-good.

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  • 02-02-21

Great story

I loved it... I’m a sucker for Christmas Romance but this had a nice twist on it where the main focus was on the couple & not all the Christmas hoopla. I thought there was good character development on the two main characters

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  • 06-12-19

Enjoyable story

This was a book very easy to listen to, it had an interesting and good meet cute. Last, the performance was also very well done and easy to listen to and made the story east to get into.

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  • 18-10-19

loved

this book is amazing! definitely worth the buy / credit!! I promise you will not regret it!