The most magical time of the year…
For the first time in ten years, Freya is back in the little village of Middlemass for Christmas. The streets might be twinkling with fairy lights, but after the recent loss of her mother, she’s never felt less festive.
Forced to sleep under the same roof as her handsome neighbour Finn, Freya realises she’s going to need a distraction – fast! So she sets herself a challenge: to cook the ’12 Days of Christmas’. Her delicious food soon brings the villagers together, and as each day passes, old friendships are renewed, memories stirred and there’s even the flickering of romance…
She was only meant to stay for the holidays, but could Middlemass – and Finn – steal her heart forever?
I would compare this book to a warm hug, it was cosy, comforting and festive but most of all it is centered around food. Not just any food but Christmas food. It was such a lovely read to dip in to and I wanted to devour the whole thing and the food staright away, but took my time as I knew I was going to enjoy the story and I really did. Poppy sets the scene in Middlemass a little village that is tucked away and we see Freya who has returned because of a loss in the family. She is grieving and lonely and needs a distraction and that comes in the form of Finn and some cooking too. I loved the idea of cooking the 12 days of Christmas, all the food Freya makes sounds delicious, I couldn’t stop my mouth from watering. Can Finn help Freya to open up? might there be a little festive magic for them both? who knows. I also enjoyed the recipes at the back of this book and I am going to try my hand at them too.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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