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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Little Christmas Charm by Kathryn Freeman- Feature and Review


A wonderful new uplifting Christmas story from Kathryn Freeman to put you in the festive mood. Highly recommended 
Would you swap sea and sunshine for tinsel and turkey? 
Gabby Sanderson is used to being let down – even at Christmas. Which is why she’s happy to skip the festive season completely in favour of a plane ticket and sunnier climes. 

But this Christmas could be different, because this time she might not be spending it alone. Can Owen Cooper charm Gabby into loving Christmas in the same way he’s charmed his way into her life, or is he just another person who’ll end up disappointing her? 



 A Little Christmas Charm (Choc Lit)A Little Christmas Charm by Kathryn Freeman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Little Christmas Charm by Kathryn Freeman is a 2018 Choc- lit publication.

A touching holiday romance!

Colleagues Gabby and Owen have steered clear of mixing business with pleasure, knowing the pitfalls of dating a co-worker. But, Owen feels so drawn to Gabby he can’t stop himself from asking her out. Gabby, however, views Owen as a flirtation, and proceeds with caution. But, as the holidays approach, Owen realizes Gabby has been let down by her mother so many times she’s given up on Christmas.

Can he convince her to take a chance on him and Christmas?

I sped through this story in one day! I was so absorbed in Owen’s plight and how it would affect his promise to Gabby, I had to keep reading to see how everything would work out.

The holidays are supposed to be a special time of the year, full of cheer and good wishes. But, Gabby never had that. Owen really wants to take her away for the holiday, but first one thing, then another comes up. Naturally, Gabby has gotten her hopes up, which creates a dramatic type of suspense for the reader.

I enjoyed seeing Gabby make progress, although she could be brittle, skeptical, and a little hard on Owen at times. But, Owen is such a big -hearted guy, selflessly trying to make everything right for those he cares about.

The story hits upon the various human bonds that create a family, and the wonderful way people can come together to make the holidays special and forge bonds they never considered, as well as heal those that have been broken.

This is a lovely, heartwarming story, full of Christmas charm, just as the title suggests! It’s perfect for setting the holiday mood, or for a comforting romance to snuggle up with in a cold winter day.




Kathryn started her working life as a retail pharmacist but soon realised trying to decipher doctors' handwriting wasn't for her. Next she joined the pharmaceutical industry where she spent twenty happy years working in medical communications, doing a lot of writing - about medicines. What she really wanted to write about though, was romance.

In 2011, backed by her family, she left the world of pharmaceutical science to begin life as a self employed writer, juggling the two disciplines of medical writing and romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it's the reaction to a hunky hero...

She lives with two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine's Day whether he has to bother buying a card again this year (yes, he does) so the romance in her life is all in her head. Then again, her husband's unstinting support of her career change goes to prove that love isn't always about hearts and flowers - and heroes can come in many disguises.

She can often be found on Twitter (@kathrynfreeman1) and Facebook (/kathrynfreeman) when she should be writing.

1 comment:

  1. Such a lovely review - thank you so much for sharing it. I'm delighted you enjoyed it :-)


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