Christmas Spirit – Nicola May

It’s two days before Christmas – and Evie Harris finds herself both manless and jobless. After a chance encounter with handsome Greg (and egged on by her toy-boy-eating friend, Bea) she agrees to work at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day. Striking up an unlikely friendship with homeless Yves, Evie begins an unwitting journey of spiritual awakening, all set against the sparkling winter backdrop of London landmarks. A New Year’s Eve revelation is on its way . . . but will it leave Evie with a happy heart, or will she allow the pre-Christmas past to dictate her future?



My review

Life is not peaches and cream and I am sure everybody has been through rough patches. In that case you have 2 choices : you can dwell in your misery of you can deal with it and move on, in search of the silver linings.

In this story Evie has had some setbacks and she needs a pick me up badly. Someone shows her that by not staying focussed on the negative, she will be able to see how things can be different and everything falls back into place.

In my opinion the title was a very good match. When you start the book, you have an idea what it means, but when you finish it, you see something else in it. It was surprising and very touching.

If you do not have a lot of time, but you are looking for a lovely, short Christmas story, I can recommend this one. 4 stars.

Thank you, Nicola May and RachelsRandomResources.


About the author

Nicola May lives near the famous Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks – and, naturally, enjoying a flutter on the horses.

Nicola likes to write about love, life and friendship in a realistic way, describing her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick’.

She has written eight novels, with Christmas Spirit being her first novella.

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