Thursday, 14 December 2017

Christmas in St Ives - by Miranda Dickinson

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:
Heartbroken Cerrie Austin is doing her best to hold it together in the run up to Christmas. Not easy when her cheating ex works in the same school and everyone’s eyes are on her. The last thing she needs is a new teacher meddling in her beloved nativity play, even if he is charming, handsome and a talented musician. The Christmas performance is her pride and joy, and she won’t be undermined.
Seren McArthur has recently returned to her Cornish hometown and is enjoying being close to her family and her oldest friends again. St Ives is at its most magical at Christmas, with fairy lights and tinsel in every shop window, tempting locals and holidaymakers alike as they pick up gifts. But an exciting opportunity is just around the corner: will she stay or will she go? 
Meanwhile, the St Ives Christmas celebrations are in crisis: plans for a giant lantern parade through the starlit streets have ground to a halt. As the snow starts to fall, can Cerrie, Seren and their friends Kieran and Aggie rally around in time to save the big day? 
Christmas in St Ives is a charming novella that introduces you to the characters from Miranda Dickinson’s upcoming novel, Somewhere Beyond the Sea. 

My Opinion:

Christmas in St. Ives a lovely and festive short story introducing us to the characters of Miranda Dickinson’s upcoming novel Somewhere Beyond the Sea.

My favourite character was Cerrie Austin. She is a teacher preparing her class for the Christmas play. The trouble is her ex works at the school, he cheated on her and then another teacher comes along, getting involved into the play. I could really relate to
Cerrie and loved following her story.

Seren McArthur has returned to her hometown and finds herself close to her family and old friends again. She makes beautiful jewellery. Aggie and Kieran are wonderful characters as well, just a great bunch of friends to read about.

I absolutely adore Miranda Dickinson’s writing. It’s warm, passionate, full of details and just magical. I loved every second of this book and it made me really excited for the full size book coming next year. Do I really have to wait until June 2018?!

The story covers topics like love, family, relationships, friendship, trust, honesty and much more. The setting is absolutely beautiful and of course it includes a lot of christmassy elements, which is just fantastic.



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