Back of the book :
For Tasmin Angel, Christmas is always the biggest and the best ….. chic parties and a little showbiz sparkle are a must . This year though, things aren’t going quite as planned ….
With bailiffs suddenly at the door and her husband nowhere to be found, it looks like Christmas just got downsized. Moving to her sisters one-bedroom flat, she wonders whether things will ever be the same again.
After losing her husband on Christmas eve, Sam Angel, has rebuilt her life around her son Jacob and her new business – The White Angel Bakery. She’s also found herself a very handsome, loving boyfriend, but is struggling to let go of the past.
Thrown together with a sprinkle of Christmas magic, Sam and Tasmin might just learn a little bit more about each other – and themselves. But when disaster strikes at the bakery, will they be able to save the day in time for Christmas ?
What I think :
Tasmin loves Christmas, she has pots of money – or so she thinks, and loves her labels. she’s married to Simon and has two children, Hugo and Hermione. She has to have the best of everything, because she has to be better than the neighbours. Then a couple of weeks before Christmas, the bailiffs come knocking at the door and her lovely expensive world comes crashing down around her ears. But where is her husband and why is he not answering his phone ?
Sam is Tasmin’s younger sister, she’s a widow with a small son, Jacob. She’s just set up a bakery, its doing OK but things are still quite tight money-wise. She couldn’t be more different from her sister. She has recently just started seeing a lovely man, Richard, but she’s not sure she’s ready for anything serious. When Tasmin has to leave her home, she moves into Sam’s flat, Will the sisters be able to live together in harmony or will they end up throttling each other ?
I really enjoyed reading this very festive book.
Its told chapter by chapter from the perspective of the sisters, which to start with I felt was quite confusing and hard to keep up with as the chapters were overlapping, however as the book progresses it sorts its self out and was a lot easier to follow.
This is a story about family and loss with a bit of love mixed in for good measure, it tells of when something bad happens to a member of the family the rest are there for them, whatever happens.
It has a small cast of characters, which I really warmed to, I found Gabe very interesting ! I adored Mrs J, I really wanted her to come to my house and ‘do’ for me !
I loved this gorgeous book, with it’s wonderful ending that made me shed a tear or two and its fab ‘Snow Angels’ scene which sounded like so much fun !
I highly recommend this scrummy Christmas book and give it 10/10 !
Published by BookOuture on 17 October 2014.
A big Thank you to Kim Nash at BookOuture for sending me the digital copy to read and review.