Chick lit

I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Karen Clarke

Time is flying fast enough for me to actually reach the end of a week of scheduled posts without realising that its time for me to set up more! I just seem to look away and by the time I look back all have been published on their respective days!

Tonight I intend to schedule a bunch more, but it remains to be seen if I can see it all the way through! Especially considering that it is a mixed bag of reviews with regards to the levels of satisfaction.

I previously read and enjoyed the characters of this author, and when I was going through a relative reading slump I thought it would be one to ‘pick me up’. I have read and reviewed the following books by the author previously:

The Cafe at Seashell Cove The Bakery at Seashell Cove 40866255

This is the third book in a series, a fact I must have known and forgotten before I requested the book but read quite well as a standalone. We have Nina, who has recently made a life-altering decision and is on the lookout for a new career as well as life. When she reaches her aunt’s home and cafe in France, she is greeted by one surprise too many. One of these surprises in a human male while the other is an idea which she never considered before.

It is a good tale with a lot of lovely characters and very snappy dialogues. The pacing is always steady, and there is no chance of getting bored. That being said, I had set my bar a little too high when it came to the author’s romantic tales and expected a little more in terms of the leading couple. The plot did not convince me, and I hoped that something altogether different would occur just to spice up the path the story was taking.

I liked the story but and I would read more by the author but not any more of this particular series.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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