I have to say this is not usually my type of book, I like crime and thrillers but I'm trying to broaden my reading! This was on a Christmas reading list which was posted on Magical Holiday Homes Forum. I happened to see it in my local library and decided to give it a go. I'm very glad I did as it is one of the best books I have ever read.
It's set through the month of December in a small town in America called Valentine. Centred on a young girl called Corrine who lives with her Aunt and extended family. Her mother whom she hasn't seen in a while comes to stay bringing up many emotions. It is very beautifully written and I just wanted to climb through the pages into the town - it's how I imagine Christmas to be! It even has the odd Christmas recipe in and secret Santa too. I won't say too much else as I don't want to give anything away.
It made me laugh and cry and I didn't want it to end. It is part of a series all set in the same town, which I'll be getting hold of as soon as I can. It was that good I had to post and suggest that for everyone with a love of Christmas you must read this book!