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A Second Christmas Wish by Kathryn Freeman Review

Hey Guys!

I hope all of your week is off to a great start :)

I really enjoyed getting to get away for a few days with my hubby, but unfortunately we came home to a sick kitty, and that's made the last few days not the greatest.

However, there's nothing to cheer up bad circumstances like a good book, and with this blistery, cool weather we've been having lately, I was definitely in the mood for a Christmas read.

And today I'd like to share what I thought about it with all of you guys :)

A Second Christmas Wish by Kathryn Freeman:

Publisher: Choc Lit

Publication Date: November 1st, 2016

Source: Publisher via Netgalley 


Do you believe in Father Christmas?

For Melissa, Christmas has always been overrated. From her cold, distant parents to her manipulative ex-husband Lawrence, she's never experienced the warmth and contentment of the festive season with a big, happy family sitting around the table. 

And Melissa has learned to live with it, but it breaks her heart that her seven-year-old son, William, has had to live with it too. Whilst most little boys wait with excitement for the big day, William finds it difficult to believe that Father Christmas even exists.

But then Daniel McCormick comes into their lives. And with his help, Melissa and William might just be able to find their festive spirit, and finally have a Christmas where all of their wishes come true....

*****synopsis from goodreads******

My Review:

I'm pretty much always in the mood for a Christmas read; especially ones like this one that remind me from the description of a cozy, Hallmark channel Christmas movie. This was my first experience with a Kathryn Freeman novel, and I was very pleased by this cozy, wintery themed story about an up and coming fashion designer (Melissa) who's recently come out of a bad marriage, and is worried about the strain her marriage has put on her shy and quiet seven year old son (William). 

In a move to try and bring William out of his shell, and undo some of the damage that her ex-husband has caused, Melissa decides to sign William up for tennis lessons at the academy where his best friend Simon also attends. However, Melissa is unprepared for Simon's uncle Daniel, and the instantaneous chemistry that exists between them. 

Thanks to her cold, caught up in their own lives parent's, and her manipulative and controlling ex-husband Lawrence, Melissa has never cared much for Christmas, and has always found it to be a huge letdown. Unfortunately for her, William has adapted this same attitude towards most children's all time favorite holiday, and doesn't even believe in Father Christmas. With Daniel's help, Melissa is determined to make her son believe in the magic of the season again, and in the process, she might just start to understand what all the fuss about Christmas is about herself. However, as her and Daniel start to grow closer, can she really open her heart to love once again, when she's been burned so badly in the past?

This book was exactly what I was expecting it to be, and it's the perfect read to get in the mood for the holiday season. Full of love, laughter, and the typical Christmas cheer I've come to expect from reading Christmas women's fiction, and I'm so glad I took a chance on this one. As well, I always love romance novels that have the addition of a child character, and William definitely contributed to my overall enjoyment of this story. I gave this one four our of five stars, and I definitely recommend picking it up this holiday season!

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Choc Lit for the opportunity to have read this!

Thanks so much for reading guys! I hope you're weekend's off to a great start, and that you have some fun things planned for it. I'm personally off to a Christmas craft show with my mom and sister, and so it seemed perfectly fitting to share a Christmas book review with all you guys today. :)

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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