Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Book Review - Snowflakes Over Moon Cottage by Lucy Daniels

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Title: Snowflakes Over Moon Cottage
Author: Lucy Daniels
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 18th October 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

It's Christmas-time in the little Yorkshire village of Welford, and the first snowflakes are just starting to fall.

As far as Susan Collins is concerned, this Christmas is all about quality time with her family, especially her son Jack. After a string of terrible dates she's given up on love, and Susan's certainly got plenty to keep her busy.

That is, until she meets handsome children's author Douglas Macleod. Dishevelled in appearance with bright red hair he is the opposite of Susan's usual type, but an undeniable spark soon lights up between them. But then Michael Chalk, Jack's father, turns up on the scene wanting to be a family again - and Susan finds herself torn.

With snow settling on the ground and the big day fast approaching, who will Susan and Jack be choosing to spend Christmas at Moon Cottage with this year?

I don't think the smile left me face at all while I was reading this latest book in this fabulous series.  It was so ridiculously enjoyable that the pages were flying past, and I never wanted to put it down.  This is possibly the most absorbed I've been in a book for a while, so for that I can only commend the author. 

Initially I was a bit surprised that Mandy Hope wasn't the main character this time, but instead its her best friend Susan, with her four year old Jack.  We have met them a lot over the past three books, so good to really get know them a lot better better in this installment. 

Just because our favourite vet isn't the focus of the book doesn't mean there aren't plenty of animals. We ge to see a lot of Hope Meadows, as Jack loves spending time there, and also Susan too the nursery children on some trips there to see the animals. 

There is one rather special animal, that I became utterly besotted with, and there were a couple that I did guess slightly ahead of the book where there forever homes would be.  The animals literally stole my heart yet again, and there were references to the previous books in the series. Although I would reasonably safely say this one could easily be read as a standalone as we didn't know anywhere near as much about Susan before. 

Throughout the book there are many moments that will either have you gasping, or "awwwwwing" as they occur, or generally just have you grinning.  

Of the two men in this book who are both interested in Susan, there was one that I warmed to instantly and I spent most of the book hoping that they would get together.  He is a wonderful man, and knows how to talk to children and generally had a fab personality.  

I adored every single second I spent reading this wonderful book, and can't wait until May for the next book in this fabulous, feel good series. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Hodder for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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