Thanks to Stephanie Wood for a copy of this book in return for an honest review and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this blog tour.
Diane always enjoys baking special festive treats, which she happily delivers to her friendly neighbours on The Close as Christmas approaches.
When she decides to seek closure with a romantic matter from her past, she unexpectedly finds herself on an emotional journey she isn’t prepared for.
Her granddaughter, Emma, has all the technical know-how to assist in the search for answers, but is distracted by an intense – and highly unsuitable – romance of her own.
The two women must deal with unsettling issues as they begin to face the reality of their situations, but their familial bond helps to provide the security and support they need to answer the questions they face.
The sixth standalone episode of ‘Christmas on The Close’ reveals how it may be easier to allow the head to make all the decisions, but the heart will never stop fighting for what it really wants.
This is the first time I have come across this little series of Christmas on The Close and I am definitely looking forward to reading the rest. It does work brilliantly as a stand alone book though so no need to wait to catch up before diving in.
It’s also a short novella so perfect for a quick evening read. Despite being short, there is enough character development and tender moments to provide a really sweet and entertaining read in a short space.
Dianne and her granddaughter Emma have man troubles. Dianne has unresolved issues with a love from her past and with help from Emma, who has some issues of her own, she sets out on an unexpectedly emotional journey to find closure and peace.
I loved the relationship between Emma and Diane and how they supported each other and worked together.
This is such a charming little novella with a warm, cosy feel, some emotional moments and it leaves you feeling all snuggly and happy.
Author Bio – Stephanie Wood
Stephanie Wood writes contemporary fiction in the form of novels, novellas and short stories and you can find the running order of her titles on the first page of any book.
She published the AEGEAN SUN series of books as a fly-on-the-wall vision of life in a Greek resort during the summer season, using her extensive experience as a holiday rep to bring some unusual incidents to life on the page. The series began as an exploration of the various ways in which tourists make the most of their holidays and how they interact with the locals while they are visiting. The later books in the series have taken a closer look at the locals themselves and show how their lives and relationships are sometimes changed by the regular influx of seasonal visitors.
The CHRISTMAS ON THE CLOSE series is set in a British suburban cul-de-sac over the festive period and visits each house individually to discover how the neighbours who live there celebrate the season in their own special way.
Stephanie lives in Lancashire where, apart from reading and writing, she loves gardening and cycling and is a huge fan of the soaps Emmerdale and Neighbours.
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