#BookReview of Christmas Spirit by Nicola May @nicolamay1 @rararesources #giveaway

#BookReview of Christmas Spirit by Nicola May @nicolamay1 @rararesources #giveaway Christmas Spirit by Nicola May
Published by Nowell Publishing on November 4, 2013
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It’s two days before Christmas - and Evie Harris finds herself both manless and jobless. After a chance encounter with handsome Greg (and egged on by her toy-boy-eating friend, Bea) she agrees to work at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day. Striking up an unlikely friendship with homeless Yves, Evie begins an unwitting journey of spiritual awakening, all set against the sparkling winter backdrop of London landmarks. A New Year’s Eve revelation is on its way . . . but will it leave Evie with a happy heart, or will she allow the pre-Christmas past to dictate her future?

This was such a cute little novella, and perfect for the run up to Christmas! Just to reiterate, I still hold my Grinch status but this was perfect for me.  It was a quick read (only 57 pages) so I finished it in one sitting and it left me with a smile on my face. 

When I heard about the book, although being a grinch, there was something about the “unlikely” friendship between Yves and Evie and a spiritual awakening which intrigued me, plus the cover is just cute. I can not talk too much about the book as I just would not want to ruin this for anyone. 

We meet Evie at the worse possible time of her life! Douche ex-boyfriend walking out on her before Christmas! I mean seriously, so she helps out at the local shelter on Christmas Day where she meets Yves and Greg.

Evie was a woman who thought she knew what she wanted, and each chapter was a different adventure, each with a different moral to be learned. Without realising each day she is opening herself back up for love and life and accept who she is. It is not a preachy book before you think that, but it opens your eyes up to make you realise that sometimes we are all a little bit too materialistic. 

As I said this story is a cute one, I may have shed a tear at the end because I sussed something wasn’t quite right and it moved me. The story has a message behind it, the happiness and love and the freedom to be who you want to be if you just allow yourself to be. 

The descriptions given to us by the author were breathtaking, and knowing the parts of London in the book I was able to picture it perfectly. The author infact did it more justice with the scenery provided to the reader than sometimes London deserves. 

Get yourself snuggled in a blanket and hot chocolate and escape for half hour or so with this story.

Normal service has now resumed, and the grinch is back until December x

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*Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and the author Nicola May for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*

About Nicola May

Nicola May lives near the famous Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks – and, naturally, enjoying a flutter on the horses.

Nicola likes to write about love, life and friendship in a realistic way, describing her novels as ‘chicklit with a kick’.

She has written eight novels, with Christmas Spirit being her first novella.

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2 Comments

  1. jenchaos76
    November 9, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I’m a grinch about Christmas stories. Ugh so many.

    • Zoe
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      I’m just a grinch until December 2nd but this one was a good novella to come out of grinch mode for

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