Synopsis: Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?
Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.
When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…
With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
Kat’s Rating: 4/5
Kat’s Review: Abbey Fuller is a lovely character and as a single mum to her young son Max she is a very likeable character. She currently works looking after the health of Caroline Sinclair who subsequently recommends Abbey’s decorating services to her Grandson Nick. With Abbey’s dream job at her fingertips she is nervous but this could be the breakthrough she needs. When Nick is introduced, it took me a while to like him. At first he seems like such a cold fish, which is in complete contrast to Abbey.
Jenny Hale does a wonderful job of creating the beautiful house in my imagination and I found myself wondering if I could ever visit of stay ion somewhere so beautiful! In addition to Abbey, Max and Nick, we also see glimpses of Abbey’s Grandfather and Mother, although if the truth be told I would have like to have seen more of them. We go along for the journey with Abbey while she works through her dream job and turns Nick’s house into the perfect home in time for his festive family get together.
The book got so much more interesting once we also met Nick’s family. As the story progresses I warmed so much more to Nick as you see him come out of his shell and make some good decisions. The ending was wonderful and the epilogue was the icing on the cake. This book would be the perfect gift for somebody at Christmas, along with an open fire and large glass of wine. I’m looking forward to reading much more from Jenny Hale as she is yet to produce a book I haven’t enjoyed.