Warm And Witty
A Cosy Christmas At Bridget’s Bicycle Bakery by Alex Brown is a wonderful contemporary festive offering that will warm your heart. It is the fourth book in the Carrington’s series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The story is a study in love, grief and new beginnings. We witness a family recovering from the loss of a father and a home as they return to the seaside town of the mother’s childhood. Here they get a warm welcome as they meet friends old and new.
Grief brings many feelings including that of guilt for being alive and beginning to live again. A young child has a beautiful attitude to the loss of her father which will bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your lips.
There is much love within the community. There is kindness too as neighbours look out for each other.
New ventures are greeted enthusiastically as a need is met within the town.
All the characters were well drawn and welcoming. They are easy to empathise with. The inclusion of animals turns houses into homes.
The novel was warm and witty. There were times when I was laughing out loud. Whoever has read the book will never be able to forget the ho, ho, ho scene!
This was my first novel by Alex Brown but I want to read more by her. A Cosy Christmas At Bridget’s Bicycle Bakery was a positively charming novel.
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.