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It’s mayhem in Bethlehem…unless they can work together!
Viola Smith plays the viola in an orchestra (yes really!), but this year she’s been asked to stretch her musical talents to organising Notting Hill’s local nativity. Nate Williams isn’t looking forward to Christmas but as his small daughter, Grace, has the starring role in the show, he’s forced to stop being a Grinch and volunteer with Viola.
With the sparks between them hotter than the chestnuts roasting in Portobello market, Nate and Viola can’t deny their feelings. And as the snow starts to fall over London, they find themselves trapped together in more ways than one…
When a selfless and dependable young woman falls for an overwhelmed and reticent single dad, their relationship becomes complicated when the man’s sweet and confused daughter prefers that her dad not have a girlfriend.
I was reluctant to start reading Christmas stories this early, but I am happy to say Notting Hill in the Snow is a fun and cozy read by the fire.
Set in Notting Hill during Christmastime, this sweet, feel-good story is filled with dysfunctional family relationships, a children’s Christmas pageant, and, of course, a complicated romance.
The characters are believable with their insecurities and their overwhelming responsibilities. Viola has a bit of a sad life in that her family depends too heavily on her good nature and dependability. It’s hard for her to say no to her family, but when she begins to put her own needs ahead of her family, she finds her voice and oh, so justly puts her family in their place. Nate is overwhelmed as a single parent when his nanny quits. When Viola is thrust unexpectedly into Nate’s life, his and Grace’s world is changed for the better.
Overall, I loved this delightful and magical romance and hope to read more from this author.
Thank you to Ms. Wake for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her writing and creative skills penning copy on a vast range of subjects from pig farming and watches, sunglasses and skincare through to beer and stationery.
She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and under her pen name Julie Caplin, she writes the Romantic Escapes series.
Between them, the two Js have written twelve novels, Notting Hill in the Snow being the latest.