Review & Giveaway - A Christmas Wish by Erin Green
December 4, 2017
Welcome to December and what a cold one it is! Though a perfect opportunity for duvet snuggling with a book or ten. Today's duvet read book is A Christmas Wish by Erin Green. And if you fancy following my lead in the reading excuse, don't forget to enter Erin's giveaway for a chance to win a copy for yourself!
Genre: Romance Contemporary
Release Date: 1st August 2017
Publisher: Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus
Flora Phillips has an excuse for every disaster in her life; she was abandoned as a new-born on a doorstep one cold autumn night, wrapped in nothing but a towel. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn't want you – who will?
Now a thirty-year-old, without a boyfriend, a career or home she figures she might as well tackle the biggest question of them all – who is she? So, whilst everyone else enjoys their Christmas Eve traditions, Flora escapes the masses and drives to the village of Pooley to seek a specific doorstep. Her doorstep.
But in Pooley she finds more than her life story. She finds friends, laughter, and perhaps even a love to last a lifetime. Because once you know where you come from, it's so much easier to know where you're going.
A story of redemption and love, romance and Christmas dreams-come-true, the perfect novel to snuggle up with this festive season.
You really feel for Flora, after all everyone needs a sense of identity. So when a rash decision one Christmas Eve leads to Flora coming back to the place she was abandoned, you want her to find some answers too.
As the cover and title are so festive I was kind of expecting a bit more Christmas, however the Christmas link is tenuous and I wanted a bit more of Flora experiencing Christmas in a village full of strangers. Instead it moves on from this emotive period pretty quick. That said what you do have is a well written story with well rounded characters.
Alongside Flora's search for her mother is a lovely blossoming romance. It doesn't detract from the importance of Flora's search but adds more depth to the plot which I really enjoyed. I loved trying to figure out who Flora's mother was and the author keeps you guessing until the end.
An enjoyable story with a heartwarming end!
3.5 Butterfly Rating
ABOUT ERIN GREEN
Erin was born and raised in Warwickshire, where she resides with her husband. An avid reader since childhood, her imagination was instinctively drawn to creative writing as she grew older. Erin has two Hons degrees: BA English literature and another BSc Psychology – her previous careers have ranged from part-time waitress, the retail industry, fitness industry and education. She has an obsession about time, owns several tortoises and an infectious laugh!
Erin’s writes contemporary novels focusing on love, life and laughter. Erin is an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and was delighted to be awarded The Katie Fforde Bursary in 2017. An ideal day for Erin involves writing, people watching and drinking copious amounts of tea.