Publication: 19th October 2018 (eBook) – HarperImpulse
It’s the most magical time of the year, and for travel agent Sarah it’s also the busiest! But this year one man threatens to ruin Christmas for Sarah’s customers – Mr Grinch, Will Armstrong.
The Shooting Star Mountain resort is a magical place, and Sarah has fond memories of Christmas here as a little girl – visits to Father Christmas, husky rides in the snow and hot chocolate by a roaring fire. But as the resorts new owner, Will refuses to play snowball or to deck the halls with anything remotely resembling tinsel!
With customers complaining their Christmas is ruined, Sarah decides it’s up to her to convince Scroogey Will just how magical Christmas can be….
But getting Will into the Christmas spirit is hopeless – he is Bah Humbug personified! But as Sarah gets to know him better, she realises that underneath all the gloom is a man struggling with a pain of his own.
With the big day approaching, Sarah realises that the magic and sparkle can wait. This year, she’s going to spend Christmas day with someone special her very own Mr Scrooge…
I first discovered Zara Stoneley’s novels back in May when I read her hilarious and entertaining novel The Wedding Date. Since then, I have been waiting for her new novel so I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in the blog tour for Zara Stoneley’s new Christmas book.
The protagonist of the novel is Sarah, which we met briefly in The Wedding Date. Sarah works in her aunt’s travelling agency and she does her best to please all their clients, especially because she doesn’t want to let down her aunt, the woman who raised her. However, Will Armstrong doesn’t make things easy for her. He is the owner of The Shooting Star Mountain Resort, a beautiful and charming hotel in Canada of which Sarah has both good and bad memories. Sarah loves to recommend The Shooting Star Mountain Resort to her clients but they all come back from it full of complaints. So Sarah decides to spend this Christmas in Canada and find out why Will Armstrong is trying to destroy a place so dear to her.
I really enjoyed this novel. It is such a festive romantic comedy. The setting is atmospheric and evocative with snow, dog sleighs, Christmas trees and decorations. I loved the characters. Sarah is a fun, engaging, and likable protagonist and I enjoyed her chemistry with Will. I was happy to meet again the characters from The Wedding Date: Sam and her crazy family make a few appearances that create hilarious situations that, once again, made me laugh out loud (especially when Sam’s mother was on the scene). NO ONE CANCELS CHRISTMAS is a novel about family, friendship, and love and it is entertaining, refreshing, well-written and immersive and, even in October, it really gets you into the Christmas spirit.
Born in a small village in Staffordshire, I wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when I grew up. After many years, and many different jobs, my dream of writing a bestseller came true.
I write about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hope that my tales make you cry a little, laugh a lot, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.
I now live in a Cheshire village with my family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.
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