This is a Christmas story and despite quarantines/lockdown galore I know what time of the year it is. Although the title states its purpose, the book does not lean as heavily into Christmas for the storyline as some other books of the season do. It is neither a positive nor a negative trait, I am just mentioning it as fact.
The biggest and brightest focus has to be the kitten on the cover. My sister recently got a cat, and I know how conversation can revolve around the feline’s antics even if you have never actually physically been in the same room with them. My only complaint has to be that there should have been more of Snowball in the story!
We have a B&B which provides more than just breakfast run by an ageing aunt (of our lead male protagonist), and our female lead works in said B&B with dreams of her own and stars in her eyes and fears in her heart. The rest is simple, straightforward, standard fare which is written simply and entertainingly. The book is a quick read, packs a little emotion at the right time. Personally, I felt the pacing off in some places, but I do not think that would bother most people. I read it in a couple of sittings and would visit any other book with Snowball narrating her actions.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.