Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market

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‘Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market’. The third novel by Heidi Swain, but the first I have read. I wanted something christmassy to read so tracked this one down in Tesco and it only cost £2! It is a newly released title and was a joy to read.

The story follows Ruby, who has finished with University and is heading home to the small town of Wynbridge for Christmas to run a market stall for the cherry tree cafe. With the market under threat she devises plans to bring back joy to the town as well as having to work opposite her ex-boyfriend, Steve which is more complicated then she had expected. Especially when she still has feelings for him.

The cover of this book really did sell it too me as I don’t usually read books of this genre, but I am extremely glad that I did pick it up as I really enjoyed it! The story is very relaxing, easy to read and the characters really do come to life. There was a point where I got a bit restless as I felt that nothing exciting was happening, but that didn’t last long as I pushed on through the book and ended up not being able to put the thing down!

The ending. I didn’t feel that the ending was quite right.. It was okay, but I would have written the ending completely different as it seemed a bit rushed and unrealistic for the characters that were involved. The characters personalities seemed to have been chucked out of the nearest window just to create a last page.. I feel awful saying so but overall, I did really enjoy the book and might even pick up the other titles by this author in the future.

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