Can you expect a perfect Christmas after the year from hell?
Cora and Liam have both experienced horrible years that have led them to the same unlikely place – spending December working in a Grotto at Golding’s department store.
Under the cover of a Father Christmas fat suit and an extremely unflattering reindeer costume, they find comfort in sharing their tales of woe during their bleak staffroom lunch breaks.
But is their new found friendship just for Christmas? Or have they created something deeper, something that could carry them through to a hopeful new year?
This is a great festive read, I really really enjoyed it. It was so romantic, almost fairy tale like. But it wasn’t soppy romantic, the story was a page turner, I wanted to read and read this until I finished it and found out about the two main characters.
The two characters Cora and Liam don’t tell each other their real names, they take turns to tell each other their stories from the past year. The description says ‘tales of woe’, but it isn’t depressing, I kept rooting for the two characters, keen to see how each of their years end up.
Although the ending is predictable by the title, exactly where each characters stories go is not predictable, in fact far from it. I was taken by surprise at the turn in events of Cora and Liam’s past year! It was exciting and Christmassy.
My favourite festive read!!!! I loved it and will definitely be reading more of Alison May.