Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Book Review - Callie's Christmas Wish by Jessica Redland

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Title: Callie's Christmas Wish
Author: Jessica Redland
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied copy
Publisher: Little Bear Books
Publication Date: 25th October 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

Christmas is approaching and love is in the air at Bay View Care Home. Supervising carer, Callie Derbyshire, is blissfully happy with new boyfriend, Rhys. The tree’s up, the lights are twinkling, and, with the Christmas Eve wedding of one of the residents, Iris, to look forward to, everything is perfect.

Well, almost. 

Rhys’s ex has him at her beck and call, yet refuses to let Callie meet their baby daughter. Callie’s ex is intent on stirring up trouble. And Callie’s favourite resident, Rhys’s nanna, Ruby, hasn’t been her usual self since Iris announced her engagement.

Convinced that Ruby’s lonely, especially after discovering the truth about her lost love, Callie’s determined to give Ruby’s romantic story the happy ending it deserves. Ruby might be adamant that the past should be left in the past. But, when it comes to true love, surely a little well-meaning meddling and a Christmas wish or two can’t do any harm. After all, it’s never to late to let love in again. Or is it?

A heartwarming Christmas story of finding new love, and the courage to revisit a love that was lost long ago.

Beautifully written this is a book that will warm your heart on a cold winter's day.  It is charming, enchanting, with definitely some romance and just a smidgen of Christmas magic. 

This is a sequel to Raving About  Rhys but i do feel it can be read as a standalone, although the previous book is a fabulous short novella, so well worth a read in order, and it will give you a bit more of a connection to all the characters. 

I continually felt drawn to continue reading this story, I absolutely loved seeing how Callie and Rhys were getting on, and there are so many different threads of stories., It should in theory feel cluttered but instead, it was really simple to follow, and I loved the various complexities to it.  

It was also great to see the latest happenings with Ruby and when she finally divulges her past. It was a gripping tale and its from there you can really get a feel for what Callie's Christmas Wish will be.  

At around 50% there was a moment where I was thinking that would be a perfect ending and a lot of books would have potentially stopped there, but instead what I got was a brilliant second half with loads of threads tied up, plenty of emotion and a book that ultimately gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling. 

I really am starting to think that Jessica Redland is getting better and better with each book and I can't wait to read her second Christmas book for 2018.   This book wasn't over the top in festive feeling but it is perfect to read at any time of year, so don't delay and consider reading this very soon. 

Thank you to Jessica Redland for this copy which i have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Rachel. I'm so thrilled you liked it and that comment about getting better and better is amazing. There's always this fear that you'll never be as good as the one before! xx


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