When Sky Terran returns to the village of Middledip after losing the job she loves, she anticipates a quiet Christmas getting used to her new life. However, the annual street decoration competition is coming up and this year, the residents of Winter Street are determined to win.
As she is pulled into the preparations, Sky quickly grows to love the quirky, tight-knit community she is now part of. Including the extremely handsome Daz, who soon becomes more than just a friendly neighbour.
But when Daz’s ex turns up determined to win him back and it seems he might not be the man Sky thought he was, she remembers how much allowing people into her life – and heart – can hurt. As the snow falls, will she and Daz find a way through – and help win a Christmas victory for Winter Street?
My reading experience:
Firstly I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for my free ARC.
Our protagonist Sky has a very different kind of back story. Brought up in care, with nostalgia for Nan Heather and what seems to be the only true home she ever had in Middledip. So when she goes back to the village, those waves of nostalgia are the driver for a new life.
Sky is a “successful” woman. She has a good job in property development and has a portfolio of houses of her own. We know she managed this at the expense of relationships and any possible children, and friends. But Sky is only in her late thirties, plenty of time to re-prioritise what life is all about, and accidentally moving to Middledip is just the catalyst this young woman needs.
There are some really lovely passages in this book, beautifully crafted description as well as moments such as the “snow stories.” There’s also some unexpected steamy ones!
Full of village life accoutrements, gingerbread, cookies, hot chocolate and twinkle lights, this is another Christmas tale to warm your heart.
Snuggle up and enjoy!