I absolutely adored the first book in this series review here. This book was the perfect follow up leaving me with exactly the same warm feeling with the added advantage of that magical Christmas bubble. I love Christmas books and the magic that they leave you with.
This one follows Laura’s sister Becca who has agreed to come over to Dorset for a few weeks leading up to Christmas. She is more of a party girl than her sister, who settled with her childhood sweetheart. Becca hates Christmas but loves her family enough to try to overcome that for the festive season. She seems to be hiding troubles of her own and we get to learn more about her throughout the book.
The Comfort Cafe may have its work cut out to weave its magic around her- but Surfer Sam may be able to get through that tough exterior!
The great quirky characters are back in force and the setting just has the imagery enhanced with the falling snow! Becca is sent out on a trip to her idea of a nightmare and brings back the cafe’s kitsch essential inflatables. You can just imagine her ‘Bah humbug’ face throughout!
Becca is nursing her personal heartbreak but trying to hide that from everyone- she finds Sam helps her get over a certain degree of pain- but where will their futures lead? He’s ‘surfer Sam’ and she leads the busy, city life! Will love find a way?
Becca reaches out to the unlikely allie- Edie and that is such a heartwarming friendship. This book is full of friendship and village community spirit, beautiful scenery, romance and fun.
With many thanks to Harper Impulse and Net Galley for the chance to read this one.