A Christmas Secret – Kirsty Ferry

What if a secret from Christmas past was stopping you from moving on to Christmas future? 

When Hugo McCreadie steps into Isla Brodie’s pet portrait studio to get a ‘Festive Furball Photo Shoot’ for his sister’s cat Schubert, he does question his sanity. But he knows the photographs will be the perfect Christmas present for his eccentric sister, Nessa – and he finds himself quite taken with ditzy, animal-loving Isla Brodie, too.

Will a Christmas secret from long ago prevent Hugo and Isla’s new friendship from going any further? Or will a certain big, black cat taking matters into his own paws lead them not only on a mad winter dash through snowy Edinburgh –but into each other’s arms for Christmas as well?



My review

If you are looking for a Christmas story that is and romantic and funny, no need to look any further.

It was very nice meeting up again with certain 2 legged and 4 pawed characters from the previous book.

I liked the story behind Hugo, Griffin and Isla. I liked the way Nessa communicates with her cat. It made me smile and sometimes even laugh out loud.

Sometimes it needs a little divine intervention to make 2 people see what the rest of the world already saw, but sometimes a little feline intervention can do the trick as well.

A lovely, heartwarming story in a freezing setting. 4 stars.

Thank you, Kirsty Ferry and Choc Lit.


About the author

Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition and has had articles and short stories published in various magazines. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.

Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.

Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.