The novel explores the theme of identity. It is important to be who we were created to be. No pretence. Just being ‘real’ and enjoying the simple things in life. “She had never lost her childish excitement.” Christmas can bring out the child in us all. It is a magical time for hopes and dreams.
Christmas has romantic connotations – the lights, the snow, the ethereal quality where it feels like anything could happen. Cassie Rocca has perfectly captured the mood and the romance with her comprehensive descriptions. The reader can ‘see’ and ‘feel’ the festive atmosphere.