Under the Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft – Blog Tour

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Sue Moorcroft, Avon and Netgalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.


Christmas. A time for family, friends – and rekindling old flames…

When Laurel returns to the village of Middledip, she’s looking for a quiet life. Adjusting to her recent divorce, she’s ready to spend some time getting back on her feet amidst the glorious snow-dusted countryside.

Yet, life in Middledip is far from straightforward. Coming to the aid of her sister, Rea, as she navigates her own troubles, Laurel barely has a moment to think about where her own life is going.

However, time stands still when she sees her old flame, Grady Cassidy – and it’s soon as if they’ve never been apart. But through her happiness, Laurel remembers why she left the village all those years ago, as she recalls a dark night and Grady’s once-wayward brother, Mac…

Can Laurel learn to forgive and forget? Or will her chances of Christmas under the mistletoe with Grady remain a dream?

An enchanting, festive read, perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Carole Matthews.

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My Thoughts

Under the Mistletoe is a festive romance with a mostly wonderful setting but what I really loves about it was how it tackled a variety of different relationship types in addition to other difficulties that many people will relate to.

Grady and Laurel are such lovely characters and I really enjoyed getting to know them as they became reacquainted after a Laurel left Middledip as a teen.  I love how they confronted a shared common, but heart-breaking issue they both faced and how their love of art brought them closer together too.   Moorcroft also explores sibling relationships, family and friendships in this heart-warming novel.  I particularly enjoyed Daisy’s story arc too.    

As cosy as many aspects of Under the Mistletoe is, there are some darker and important themes addressed too such as bullying, mental health and abuse.  Sue Moorcroft deals with these issues with sensitivity but still manages to cerate an impact on the reader through the characters dealing with these things.   

There are many books with food, books and travel as a theme but I haven’t come across many that use art to draw the characters and community together.  As the whole community work towards lots of art projects during December.  The festive feeling of the village is perfect and I adored all the background characters that Laurel meets.    

I thoroughly enjoyed the festive romance that has such a real vibe to it.  The characters are people you can relate to and who you really become attached to.  I cannot recommend this book enough.      

Author Bio – Sue Moorcroft

Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle UK as well as top 100 in the US. She’s won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary. Sue’s emotionally compelling, feel-good novels are currently released by publishing giant HarperCollins in the UK, US and Canada and by other publishers around the world. She’s also well known for short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses.

Born in Germany into an army family, Sue spent much of her childhood in Cyprus and Malta but settled in Northamptonshire, England aged ten. She loves reading, Formula 1, travel, time spent with friends, dance exercise and yoga.

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