Monday, December 10, 2018

The Christmas Spirit by Susan Buchanan

The Christmas Spirit

Christmas is coming, but not everyone is looking forward to it.

Rebecca has just been dumped and the prospect of spending the holiday period with her parents is less than appealing.

Eighty- two year old Stanley lost his beloved wife, Edie, to cancer. How will he cope with his first Christmas without her?

Jacob’s university degree hasn’t helped him get a job, and it looks like he’ll still be signing on come New Year.

Workaholic Meredith would rather spend December 25th at home alone with a ready meal and a DVD box set. Can anything make her embrace the spirit of the season?

The enigmatic Natalie Hope takes over the reins at the Sugar and Spice bakery and café in an attempt to spread some festive cheer and restore Christmas spirit, but will she succeed?

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My Thoughts

What a fantastic book to read especially if you want to get yourself into the Christmas spirit. I loved this! This book has such a warm inviting feeling, you feel transformed into the very town itself.

Our story takes place around a group of people that all have a reason  not to be looking forward to the holidays. Each person has a specific reason that they are feeling rather down and not in the Christmas spirit. One thing they all have in common is they frequently visit the Sugar and Spice bakery. Natalie who is new in town steps in to run the bakery while the owner is out with medical issues. Natalie makes it clear that Sugar and Spice is a place where you can leave your problems at the door and bask in the Christmas Spirit. Slowly the town starts to be drawn into the bakery and we watch how their lives evolve.

This is such a fun December read! I highly recommend it. I literally felt myself step into the little Sugar and Spice bakery. I was able to envision the environment perfectly, good smells and all! The characters were so well developed that I felt like I knew them and I found myself cheering them along.  A fantastic feel good read that you will not want to end. With a magical Christmas twist at the end that will have you saying, yes I do believe in the miracle of the Christmas Spirit!

Thank you so much to Rachel for having me on this fun book blitz!!

Author Bio – Susan Buchanan lives in Scotland with her husband and their two children. She is the author of four novels: Return of the Christmas Spirit, The Christmas Spirit, The Dating Game, and Sign of the Times. She is currently working on books five and six: The Proposal and Just One Day.

Susan is also a proofreader, editor and translator, and when not working, writing, or caring for her two delightful cherubs, loves reading, the theatre, quiz shows and eating out – not necessarily in that order!
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  1. Thanks so much for featuring The Christmas Spirit on your blog today. So glad you enjoyed Natalie's story. Merry Christmas! Susan


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