All I Want for Christmas by Jenny Hale
Christmas comes once a year . . . But true love comes once in a lifetime. Snowflakes are falling, there’s carol singing on every corner, and Leah Evans is preparing for a family Christmas at her grandmother’s majestic plantation house in Virginia. It won’t be the same now that her beloved Nan is gone, but when Leah discovers she has inherited the mansion, she knows she can give her daughter Sadie the childhood of her dreams. But there’s a catch. Leah must split the house with a man called David Forester. Leah hasn’t heard that name in a long time. Not since they were kids, when Davey was always there to catch her. Now David is all grown up. He’s gorgeous, successful, and certain of one thing: Leah should sell him her half of the house. They can’t agree, but as they share memories over wine by the log fire, Leah notices a fluttering in her stomach. And by the look in his eyes, he’s starting to feel it too. Will it be Leah or David who must give up their dreams? Or, with a little bit of Christmas magic, will they finally understand Nan’s advice to them both about living life without regrets … and take a chance on true love?
This is such a sweet, happy book, overflowing with that feel-good factor we all love in a chick lit. There wasn't anything about the story I didn't love, and I really, really want a Christmas like the one depicted here!
There aren't any big surprises in this story and things progress more or less as expected, but that doesn't detract from cosiness and snuggliness of the novel.
I did think, initially that the writing could do with a little sharpening up, but after I became lost in the story, that didn't seem to matter and it certainly didn't detract from my enjoyment.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.