Daisy is preparing to spend her first Christmas in the only place she’s ever really felt at home: beautiful Fox Farm. But when tragedy strikes, she will need all her festive cheer, and all the mulled wine, to keep Christmas from being cancelled…
Living at Fox Farm, with its cosy café and charming pottery workshop, is a dream come true for thirty-one-year-old Daisy. The kindly owner, Jean, and the close-knit village feel like the family Daisy has never had. She’s been looking forward to finally having people to buy gifts for and to share cookies with in front of the fire after too much Christmas dinner.
When Jean suddenly falls ill, Daisy is the first to lend a hand in organising the holiday celebrations. She ropes in Alex – Jean’s handsome Scrooge of a nephew – to help her. From the get-go Daisy and Alex cannot agree on anything, butting heads through decorating disasters and tripping over each other at the holiday barn dance. Alex hates Christmas, and Daisy is feeling so festive she might as well be the fairy on top of the ten-foot tree. Can Daisy melt Alex’s icy exterior and prove to him just how magical Christmas can be?
But then Alex discovers Fox Farm is almost bankrupt, and suddenly its whole future is in jeopardy. They need a plan, and quickly, if Jean is to have a place to come back to this Christmas. Will Daisy be able to save the only real home she’s ever had? And might this Christmas be the beginning of something special?
Grab a mug of hot chocolate and a mince pie (or two!) and lose yourself in this utterly charming and romantic holiday tale that proves home is where the heart is. Perfect for fans of RaeAnne Thayne, Sarah Morgan and Heidi Swain, this is the book that will make your Christmas!
Readers adore Helen Pollard:
‘LOVED THIS STORY!!! It was super-cute and I was hooked from the beginning.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough… Uplifting, witty, moving and romantic… sure to make you giggle, sigh and keep you hooked.’ Bookish Jottings
‘I just couldn’t put it down. It could warm you even on the coldest day of the year.’ Books By My Bedside, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved every single page of this book and didn't want the story to end… Had me hooked from start to finish, had me giggling on the bus… One of those warm, cosy books.’ The Reading Shed
‘I sat up all night reading this lovely book, I just couldn’t put it down… A joy to read.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A heartwarming and funny rom-com… kept me hooked… I loved the twists and turns.’ Scrapping and Playing, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A bewitching, fun read... a delightful setting and an added mystery, too.’ Splashes Into Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A feel-good book that had me with a smile on my face and laughing out loud.’ Splashes into Books
‘A delightfully funny romance!… Fun, light, feel-good.’ Lu Review Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Delightful… Reading one of Helen’s books feels more like a chat between friends than reading an actual book.’ Ginger Book Geek, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wonderful Christmas Read
Daisy always felt as if Fox Farm was home and when she decided to return and spend Christmas there, her expectations were high. But when the unexpected happens, it will take everything she has to make sure Christmas continues on. Jean, the owner of Fox Farm, and the residents of the village, are the closest family Daisy has ever had. When Jean becomes ill, Daisy jumps at the opportunity to help her and makes sure all the holiday festivities continue on. Jean’s nephew Alex, is roped into helping Daisy. Alex hates Christmas and Daisy is the complete opposite and loves Christmas. I really enjoyed the banter back and forth between Alex and Daisy. This story was a charming read and I enjoyed the flow of the story. I liked the build-up to the Christmas season and how the story unfolded. The auth pulls you into the story and doesn’t let you go. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Thank you Helen Pollard for such a wonderful story. I absolutely loved the feisty characters. The well developed characters made the story come alive, while the plot kept me completely engrossed in the book. I loved it, and I highly recommend this book.
I love this cover! This book takes place from Halloween right up to Christmas. I was expecting more of a Christmasy book. This was more about romance and family and how messy both can be. I really enjoyed it and it kept me turning the pages.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the early copy