A Winter's Wish by Alice Ross
Amelia is at breaking point. She’s just lost her job and Doug, the love of her life, still hasn’t broken up with his girlfriend. Surely a trip to the quiet countryside is just what she needs?
Phil is about to leave beautiful Buttersley for the other side of the world! The sunny shores of Australia will mean a new life with his girlfriend, but something is holding him back…
Ella has never felt this way before – Jake O’Donnell is the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. And the more time she spends babysitting his kids, the more her feelings grow!
Stan should be happy. He loves his wife and their adorable baby girl more than anything! So why, when everything’s finally going right, are they arguing more than ever?
One thing’s for sure, even when Buttersley’s first snowflakes begin to fall, it’s never too cold for love to blossom…
I really had trouble putting this down, and the main reason was because of the apparently insurmountable and problematic love lives of the main characters. I just couldn't see any way round them. Luckily the author could!
Some of the situations were quite cringey, in an oh-my-God-I-don't-believe-it way, and others were totally unexpected. All the characters were well rounded and nicely fleshed out, and the tone of the novel was relatively light in spite of the situations the various characters found themselves it.
Not a mushy read, but not heavy going either, this story had more than enough to keep me entertained.