by Emma Heatherington
Rose used to love Christmas – until the year everything changed. She hasn’t been home to visit her family for the holidays since.
Charlie is facing his first Christmas alone. It may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but not for him. Not this year.
In search of comfort and seclusion, Rose escapes to a cottage in rural Donegal to hunker down for the festive season alone.
But when Charlie opens the door to Seaview Cottage, the two strangers realise that their holiday rental has been double-booked.
Both of them expected to spend this Christmas alone. But their lives could be changed forever if they agree to spend it together. . .
My Thoughts on This Christmas
This is the story of two strangers who find themselves spending Christmas together in a remote cottage in Donegal, Ireland.
Rose just wants to escape and be alone, after her heart is broken.
Charlie can’t bear to spend Christmas without his special person.
So, they both book the one bedroom cottage to be alone, only to find it’s been double booked. Rose decides to leave but her car has other ideas, and so she finds herself sharing a cottage with someone she’s never met before.
Adamant that they both want their solitude, they come up with a list of rules, including only communicating by text message! However, rules are made to be broken.
This Christmas read resounded with me so much. Many people feel lost and consumed with sadness at what is supposed to be a joyful time of year. The thought of frosty beach walks, back to a roaring fire and a cup of hot chocolate seems like a perfect ‘alternative’ Christmas. However, this book shows that fate can play a part. and make memories happy again.
Emma Heatherington has produced a heartwarming, cosy and uplifting Christmas read. I loved that both Rose and Charlie were accompanied by their dogs, which provided some humour. A touching story and just what you need on the days leading up to Christmas.
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book with my honest opinion.
Also by Emma Heatherington
Rewrite The Stars
It’s never too late to say I love you…
A stunning Christmas romance for fans of Josie Silver and Jojo Moyes
From the moment they meet one December day there’s something between Charlotte Taylor and her brother’s best friend, Tom Farley. But Tom’s already taken and Charlie has to let him go…
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