Monday, 30 November 2015

Review - Return of the Christmas Spirit by Susan Buchanan

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: 29th Nov 2015

Christmas is just around the corner when Star begins working at Butterburn library, but not everyone is embracing the spirit of the season.

Sixteen-year-old Arianna’s mock exams are looming and she’s feeling under pressure. With her father living abroad and her mother working three jobs, she doesn’t have much support at home.
The bank is threatening to repossess Evan’s house, and he has no idea how he’s going to get through Christmas with two children who are used to getting everything they want.

Patricia’s cliché of a husband, after 23 years of marriage, has announced he’s moving out of the family home, and moving in with his secretary.

Daniel is doing the work of three people in his sales job, as well as looking after his kids and his wife. Pulled in too many different directions, he’s feeling stressed out.

Can Star, the library’s Good Samaritan, help set them on the path to happiness this Christmas?

I would like to thank Brook Cottage Books for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

First I would like to mention the cover its all very lovely and inviting, not to mention festive.

As I hadn't read the first book I wasn't sure I would be able to follow this one but that wasn't a problem this can be read as a standalone story.  The only returning character was Star, who is the Christmas Spirit.

At first I struggled to get into the book especially as it switched between characters but that was because the author wanted us to get to know them all I individually and  how the dynamics of the book centred around a library.

The main character Star was so lovely and sweet it really makes me hope that I have Christmas Spirit out there looking out for me this year.

A very festive read and in the end I really enjoyed it, especially as it has a touch of everything for Christmas.

Susan Buchanan lives in Central Scotland with her partner, Tony, and their two children. She is the author of three other novels: The Christmas Spirit, The Dating Game, and Sign of the Times. Return of the Christmas Spirit is her fourth book. She is currently working on her fifth book, What If.

Susan is also a proofreader, editor, and translator, and when not working, writing, or caring for her two delightful cherubs, loves reading, the theatre, quiz shows, and eating out - not necessarily in that order!

Twitter: susan_buchanan


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