It's Christmas-time in the little Yorkshire village of Welford, and the first snowflakes are just starting to fall.
As far as Susan Collins is concerned, this Christmas is all about quality time with her family, especially her son Jack. After a string of terrible dates she's given up on love, and Susan's certainly got plenty to keep her busy.
That is, until she meets handsome children's author Douglas Macleod. Dishevelled in appearance with bright red hair he is the opposite of Susan's usual type, but an undeniable spark soon lights up between them. But then Michael Chalk, Jack's father, turns up on the scene wanting to be a family again - and Susan finds herself torn.
With snow settling on the ground and the big day fast approaching, who will Susan and Jack be choosing to spend Christmas at Moon Cottage with this year?
~I received a copy via netgalley - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - I really enjoyed the latest instalment in the Hope Meadows series.
We still get to hear from Mandy in this book but, this book is centred around her best friend Susan. Christmas is approaching and she is happy to spend the holidays with her friends and family and her 4 year old son Jack. She has given up on dating and finding someone after a bad dating history and all she needs is her Jack.
Until she meets children's author Doug. Doug starts to change her mind about giving up on love as she feels attracted to him. She hasn't felt this way in awhile and the attraction seems to be growing between them. But, suddenly Michael, Jack's father turns up, he wants to be a family again. He wants her and Jack back in his life and because of this, Susan is torn and she starts to doubt her feelings towards Doug. With Christmas getting closer Susan needs to decide what to do, not just for Jack but for herself, for her happily ever after and make this the best Christmas ever.
I really enjoyed this book. I had a smile on my face all the way throughout it and I just couldn't put it down as I had to find out what Susan was going to do. I love reading about all the characters in the village and reading more about the back story of Susan and Jack. I went from laughing to almost crying at times as I just felt for these characters and wanted them to have the best life.
A wonderful treat for the festive period.