We’re delighted to be sharing Elena’s thoughts about A Little Christmas Hope from Kathryn Freeman on the Rachel’s Random Resources tour today.
Dan is a well-known actor who has recently been ‘let go’ from his regular TV role. Photos of him drunk and falling out of nightclubs surface and the reaction is pretty brutal so he decides to visit his old primary school to volunteer his services. While there to discuss what he could do to help, he meets Anna, a newly-promoted Head who finds that she’s drawn to his handsome good looks and infectious personality despite herself. They decide to let Dan take charge of the Christmas play, which Anna feels needs an injection of originality and some fresh blood as they have become rather predictable and boring in recent years.
There is immediate chemistry between the two main characters and as they are seeing each other every day at work it intensifies gradually, with widow Anna soon forgetting that he is a famous actor. In fact, she sees right through this and is touched by the difficult relationship he has with his son. Being a mother to the lovely Maisie makes her want to help him build some bridges between father and son and heal their relationship.
I loved this light-hearted and gorgeous book.
It had just about enough Christmas references to get me in the mood for the festive season, such as ice-skating and nativity plays.
The characters are incredibly likeable and I particularly enjoyed reading the bond between Anna and her daughter Maisie and the ray of light they provide for Dan.
A Little Christmas Hope is a gentle and entertaining read full of touching moments and likeable characters.
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
I’ve two sons and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), so any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.