Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”

Charles M. Schulz

This book was kindly provided to my by Netgalley and HQ Digital in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: On a grey London day, Esme’s world crumbles around her when she loses her glitzy job on a top TV programme, her gorgeous, city-slicker boyfriend and her stunning apartment, all in one fell swoop just before Christmas.

Esme is forced suddenly to move back to her sleepy home town of Sandchester, and despite the snow blanketing the roof and the fairy lights that twinkle in her rustic little cottage, everything is looking bleak. That is until she reconnects with an old crush and finds herself unexpectedly getting swept away.

But Joe, handsome and charming as he is, is not all he seems. Esme soon realises that he has a tragic past which he just might not be able to overcome…

Surrounded by her loving, if hare-brained, family and with the support of her hilarious friends, Esme is determined to have a go at forging her own path, even if it all comes to nothing. But one question still lingers in her mind: will she find someone to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?

Esme is going through a rough patch in her life, her boyfriend basically cheating on her, breaking-up with her, and her job is gone. She has to move to her home town and ends up renting a cozy little cottage. It’s tragic, but honestly that cottage sounds like dream. Esme ends up pursuing a different career as online cooking phenomenon, which was lots of fun to follow.

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The writing was smooth and flowed nicely, making it easy and relaxing to read this book. The characters were enjoyable and not too difficult. The story was predictive, but honestly I didn’t mind. I wanted to enjoy the journey Esme went through, and her ways of coping with life.

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My favorite thing about this book was the cozy feeling I got from the surroundings. The cottage, being together with family, her cooking. It made me hungry, and excited for Christmas dinner.

I gave this book 4/5 stars.

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