Wanted: experienced writer to record the history of one house and its family.
Bed and board provided, the successful applicant must love Christmas.
Elle is rudderless, jobless and she’s soon to be homeless. When she spies an advert that looks like it could answer all her problems she’s devastated to see one huge catch. Elle definitely does not love Christmas.
On Mistletoe Square, an eccentric elderly woman and her unconventional housekeeper have an enormous Christmas tree and a box of delicate decorations collected over what must be centuries. With each decoration comes a story and with each story a breath-taking glimpse of a Christmas past.
One Christmas at a time, the house’s history is brought vividly to life for Elle. But the more she sees of the family’s past, the more she wonders where and how their story might end. And what of her own story? Is it possible that what felt like an ending might have been leading her here, to a new beginning?
Why We Loved It
We always love Ali’s writing, as well as being a superb storyteller, we love the way she always brings a sparkle of magic; and in this, her first Christmas book, she has created the most magical of stories.
This is a book that should be kept on a bookshelf ready for other generations to discover and read for themselves, there is so much depth in this delightful book packed with history, poignancy and a gentle romance, not to mention the adorable Estelle and Angela.
Heartwarming and uplifting, this is a book that needs to be read from cover to cover to fully understand what lies within. If you love Ali’s magical summer novels you will absolutely adore this festive treat!
We loved it! One of our Favourite Christmas reads! Highly Recommended!