Thursday, 7 December 2017

Blog Tour Review | A Little Christmas Faith ~ Kathryn Freeman

If this posts, it will be nothing short of a Christmas miracle as I have uploaded this 4 times now and blogger is telling me the post is published, yet the content won't show live on my blog.

Knowing my luck, if and when this posts, it'll probably show up all 4 times! 

A Little Christmas Faith
Kathryn Freeman
Choc Lit
October 2017
Rating 4/5

Faith Watkins loves Christmas, which is why she’s thrilled that her new hotel in the Lake District will be open in time for the festive season. And Faith has gone all out; huge Christmas tree, fairy lights, an entire family of decorative reindeer. Now all she needs are the guests … 
But what she didn’t bank on was her first paying customer being someone like Adam Hunter. Rugged, powerfully built and with a deep sadness in his eyes, Adam is a man that Faith is immediately drawn to – but unfortunately he also has an intense hatred of all things Christmassy.
As the countdown to the big day begins, Faith can’t seem to keep away from her mysterious guest, but still finds herself with more questions than answers: just what happened to Adam Hunter? And why does he hate Christmas?


A Little Christmas Faith is a wonderfully festive book that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.

Faith is just about to open her new hotel in the Lake District, she has one guest booked in for the festivities along with her own family.
Adam turns up and instantly groans at the Christmas decor, he's come to the hotel to escape the time of year.

There is an instant attraction between Faith and Adam - I like books where the couples meet early on as you can get a sense of their relationship - too often I find books leave the characters getting together at the end of the book and I'm left wondering about them, but I immediately warmed to both Faith and Adam.

Faith is super excited for Christmas, where as Adam tenses up and throughout the book we are given little snippets as to why he wants to hide away in his room. Only his plan to hibernate doesn't go as well as he wanted - it ends up better.

Faith and Adam do their own things during the day but spend the evenings and nights together whilst avoiding the subject of Adam's dislike for Christmas. There are a few comical moments along the way and Faith also hires her teenage niece who brings her own troubles. Christmas day also doesn't go to plan due to a snow storm bringing in extra guests that Faith ends up catering for.

Although the story line didn't wow me, I didn't dislike it either - there was a good amount of description to enable me to picture the scenes and the right amount of dialogue to counteract it.
I particuarly liked the layout of the book with various chapters counting down how many days to and after Christmas.

All in all, A Little Christmas Faith is an enjoyable, warm, festive read.