A flick of a feather duster and a sprinkle of Christmas magic …
Cassie Bell is used to mess. Her cleaning business, Bluebell Cleaning, is well known in the Cumbrian village of Red Moss. However, now it’s almost Christmas and Cassie has a slightly messier situation to deal with than she’s used to.
She’s been hired to help Stefan Lambert, an injured army helicopter pilot who’s staying at the local Belthorn Manor whilst he recovers. Stefan resents Cassie’s interference and is definitely not looking for Christmas cheer. But Cassie prides herself on sparkling surfaces – so, can she bring some festive sparkle to Stefan’s life too?
A book can be compared to a secret gift. You get a box but you have not the slightest idea what is hidden inside. Opening the book is like opening the box. You can take a peek and slowly start unpacking all the goodies.
What did I find in this parcel?
- Snow, because it’s a story that takes place in the festive season to create a winter wonderland.
- Love, old and new. Old between friends, between family members. New because two people are finding their way to each other’s heart
- Suspense, because there are some fishy characters in town
- Laughter, because there are a lot of little hilarious jokes
- A happy ending, at least for those who deserved it. Others were less lucky
The author is a born storyteller and even though it’s a big book I finished it in no time. That’s what a good book does to you. It does not leave you alone and keeps on screaming ‘Pick me up and read on’. Me, being a good girl, I listen to its pleads of course ;).
To make a long story short : I really enjoyed it. 5 stars
Thank you, Marie Laval, Choc Lit and Rachel’s Random Resources
About the author
Originally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher and in her spare time she loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance and best-selling Little Pink Taxi was her debut romantic comedy novel with Choc Lit. She belongs to Authors on the Edge and writes short stories for the best selling Miss Moonshine’s anthologies. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!