Sometimes you just need to submit yourself to a book that you know will immerse you in the universe of the story and with a Milly Johnson book you just know that will happen. I started reading last weekend when we had a good fall of snow on the ground and it felt like perfect festive timing.
It is almost Christmas and the weather forecasters have got it wrong again. Three sets of travellers are in Yorkshire trying to either get some loose ends tied up before Christmas or en route to a fabulous holiday elsewhere. When the snow starts falling it is relentless and pretty soon the roads become impassable and anyone with any sense is trying to find somewhere to shelter until the worst of the weather has passed. Deep in the Yorkshire Moors is a tiny hamlet called Figgy Hollow. The perfect place to spend a few days cut off from the rest of the world.
Luke and Bridge had been travelling to meet up and sign divorce papers. It has been a long and acrimonious process and five years down the line neither thought that it would actually get agreed. Bridge finds the inn and breaks in and directs Luke to join her.
Charlie and Robin were on their way up north to a very special Christmas in a luxury resort in Aviemore. Figgy Hollow wasn’t really what Robin had in mind but perhaps it is just what they need.
Mary has been trying to get her boss Jack to notice her for years, but his head is only ever in work mode. She knows where she stands when she gets jellied fruits for Christmas!!
This is a beautiful story of friendship and learning to let yourself go with the flow, of testing boundaries and all of the best parts of the spirit of Christmas. Grab yourself a hot chocolate and a mince pie and snuggle up with this one – you won’t regret it. But be warned, you may need a box of tissues on standby! Everyone needs a Charlie in their life!
UK Publication Date: Oct 29 2020. 413 pages.
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