I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Under the Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft
Published by Avon Books UK on October 28, 2021
Genres: Fiction, Chick-lit, Christmas, Contemporary, Romance
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When Laurel returns to the village of Middledip, she’s looking for a quiet life. Adjusting to her recent divorce, she’s ready to spend some time getting back on her feet amidst the glorious snow-dusted countryside.
Yet, life in Middledip is far from straightforward. Coming to the aid of her sister, Rea, as she navigates her own troubles, Laurel barely has a moment to think about where her own life is going.
However, time stands still when she sees her old flame, Grady Cassidy – and it’s soon as if they’ve never been apart. But through her happiness, Laurel remembers why she left the village all those years ago, as she recalls a dark night and Grady’s once-wayward brother, Mac…
Can Laurel learn to forgive and forget? Or will her chances of Christmas under the mistletoe with Grady remain a dream?
So it’s now December which means only one thing, it’s time to talk all things Christmas. So without further ado it’s time to review Under the Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft.
Throughout the book there is a theme of artistic talent, with Grady being a spray painting artist design cars, Laurel and her portraits and Daisy with her Christmas wreaths. Which made for a cosy read but also wishing that I had an artistic bone in my body. There is also the theme of forgiving and whether it is better to forgive or let things continue.
There were moments of uncomfortable reading as we found out why Laurel left her family home and rarely returned to her village until now. But it was sensitively written and full of compassion. Plus it was only a small part of the book.
Overall the book was a cosy, Christmas read. With a feel good theme, although it made me feel a failure in the crafting area.
And while I loved Laurel and Grady, one person I have to talk about is Daisy. She was brilliant. I loved how she was up for a laugh but also respectful and understanding. There is also a great cast of secondary characters which added to the cosiness of the book. I especially loved Daybreak and I think you will as well.
I enjoyed the Christmassy village vibes and hope that we can visit Mendip again. Because Under the Mistletoe was certainly not enough.