My turn for the Blog Tour for the amazing "The Little Village Christmas" from the equally amazing Sue Moorcroft!!
A BIG 5**
The #1 bestseller returns with an irresistibly festive tale that you won’t be able to put down!
Alexia Kennedy – interior decorator extraordinaire – has been tasked with giving the little village of Middledip the community café it’s always dreamed of.
After months of fundraising, the villagers can’t wait to see work get started – but disaster strikes when every last penny is stolen. With Middledip up in arms at how this could have happened, Alexia feels ready to admit defeat.
But help comes in an unlikely form when woodsman, Ben Hardaker and his rescue owl Barney, arrive on the scene. Another lost soul who’s hit rock bottom, Ben and Alexia make an unlikely partnership.
However, they soon realise that a little sprinkling of Christmas magic might just help to bring this village – and their lives – together again…
Settle down with a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine as you devour this irresistibly festive Christmas tale. The perfect read for fans of Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.
I've never read a book by Sue that I haven't give 5* - and this one is very near the top! It's a lovely story of fighting against the odds, letting people in and changing one's dreams.
The star of the show is Barney "Hehhhh" and I absolutely loved following his development. The humans were interesting too ;) I loved the way Alexia had to adjust her hopes and dreams. I've done a similar leap, as I was once an IT Project Manager and am now a petsitter and book reviewer! It takes some courage to turn your back on "The Plan" and adapt to "what is".
Ben is a lovely bloke - one of my favourite heroes. A very understated man but the love he has for Barney gives the reader a clue as to his warm personality and practical nature.
This was a lovely return to Middledip; I hadn't realised how much I'd missed it! Thank you Sue xxx