Firstly, apologies to both Jenny and Jaimie for the super late post, had a very fussy baby today and haven’t had time to schedule the post in advance.
For over a year now I have had the pleasure of reviewing books as a part of Jenny’s Neverland Book Tours. I have loved being apart of these tours and come across some great books along the way but a couple of months ago she decided to close down her business and focus more on her blog but she has said she will still do the occasional tour.
Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.
Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and, after talking for hours and losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.
The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night…
A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!
I love this cover, mainly because of the colours, I really like drawn covers rather than photographic covers.
WHAT I LIKED
I really like that Jaimie has jumped right in with shining a light on mental illness. It still isn’t talked about enough and it’s a breath of fresh air to see authors talking about all the different aspects in their stories.
Jaimie has created a story full of possibilities, Georgia receives a phone call from someone wanting to jump off the town bridge, she spends time talking him down and after figuring out who made the call she goes out of her way to help. There is really hope in this story, and a willingness to help someone who is in dyer need. I like that it’s not just your typical happily ever after story but it tackles some real issues along with strong friendships and budding romances.
After reading this book, I’ll definitely have to watch It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s a great Christmas time read, and I love Jaimie’s stories. You should give this book, and Jaimie’s others a read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, It’s a Wonderful Night, and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.
It’s a Wonderful Night Goodie bag, includes:
*It’s a Wonderful Night notebook
*It’s a Wonderful Night fridge magnet
*A signed postcard of the cover
*A copy of It’s a Wonderful Life on DVD because this is the inspiration behind the story.|*An invisible spine Paris notebook because it’s where Georgia wants to go more than anywhere in the world.
*A light-up Christmas tree pen, because who doesn’t need a light-up Christmas tree pen at this time of year?!
UK Only – please include somewhere in your post!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review. I’d love to know your thoughts if you’ve read this book.