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Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm, Jaimie Admans
Thanks to NetGalley and to HQ digital for an advance copy of Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm by Jaimie Admans.
Leah’s drunken rebound isn’t what you’d normally expect. No, Leah’s drunken rebound is a neglected little Christmas tree farm in the northern reaches of Scotland …
Fast-forward four weeks and she’s arriving with excited anticipation at both her new business and her new home, to land back down on earth with an almighty bump. The new next-door neighbour might be a bit grumpy, but at least he’s also a bit nice to look at. But anyway, Leah isn’t looking for *that* kind of relationship …
I loved the honesty of this story. I loved the dried drool all over her face the morning after the night before. I loved the dilapidated farmhouse – there’s no way Seven Brides for Seven Brothers would sort this place out in the course of a single song. And I loved the enormity of the potential disaster that struck.
I also loved the detail. I have no idea if this is how a tree farm is run, but Admans made me believe it to the extent that I’d love a Christmas tree farm of my own.
I’m not keen on present tense writing and, for me, there was a bit too much will-they/won’t-they foreplay. I just wanted them to get on with it – both their growing relationship *and* working together to hopefully make a success of the farm. But I realise this is personal preference and I won’t give fewer stars because of it.
A nice festive, feelgood story with some good characters, a touch of romance for those who want it, and even a little dog. Oh yes, and snow.