A Surprise Christmas Wedding by Phillipa Ashley

Of Snow And Tractors

A Surprise Christmas Wedding by Phillipa Ashley is a most delightful contemporary novel that will make you feel festive.

The novel is set in the Lake District in the lead up to Christmas. Phillipa Ashley has perfectly captured the scene as we ‘walk’ through woods near Keswick. Her characters are wonderfully drawn, warm and welcoming. The reader really feels included in the novel.

We witness the importance of family – family that is there to support you through thick and thin. When cracks appear in relationships, they need to be mended because family is what really matters – from the oldest to the youngest – including a dog called Trevor and a wonderful pair of five year old twins who will delight the reader. Their mannerisms have been perfectly captured by the author.

As well as the festive season approaching, there is a wedding to plan – interestingly on 19th December, the same day as our daughter’s anniversary – so I could really envisage the Christmas wedding. An overnight snowfall adds an interesting twist.

Hearts have been broken and trust eroded but bitterness will destroy us from the inside out. We need to take a chance and learn to live and love and trust again.

I adored A Surprise Christmas Wedding. I could not put it down. Phillipa Ashley created a wonderful read.  I cannot wait to read more by her.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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