Last year, I had the pleasure to read and enjoy I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, the beautiful novel by Milly Johnson in which six strangers are forced to spend Christmas together in a remote cabin during a snow storm.
It is out in paperback on 11th November and I am happy to share again my review of this fantastic Christmas novel to kick off Milly Johnson’s 12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour!
Publishing date: 11th November 2021 (paperback) – Simon & Schuster UK
It’s nearly Christmas and it’s snowing, hard. Deep in the Yorkshire Moors nestles a tiny hamlet, with a pub at its heart. As the snow falls, the inn will become an unexpected haven for six people forced to seek shelter there…
Mary has been trying to get her boss Jack to notice her for four years, but he can only see the efficient PA she is at work. Will being holed up with him finally give her the chance she has been waiting for?
Bridge and Luke were meeting for five minutes to set their divorce in motion. But will getting trapped with each other reignite too many fond memories – and love?
Charlie and Robin were on their way to a luxury hotel in Scotland for a very special Christmas. But will the inn give them everything they were hoping to find – and much more besides?
A story of knowing when to hold on and when to let go, of pushing limits and acceptance, of friendship, love, laughter, mince pies and the magic of Christmas.
Gorgeous, warm and full of heartfelt emotion, I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day is the perfect read this winter!
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day is the perfect Christmas read, especially this year. It’s a beautiful and heart-warming story of love, friendship, and family and I was completely engrossed in the story and its characters.
Bridge and Luke are finally meeting to sign the divorce papers. They once loved each other, but it went all wrong. It took them five years to agree on the divorce and, once it is finalized, they can move on with their lives.
Jack and Mary are travelling for an important business meeting on Christmas Eve. Mary has been in love with Jack for years, but, for Jack, Mary is only his perfect and efficient PA and she is tired of being unnoticed.
Robin and Charlie have planned a special Christmas holiday to Aviemore. They have been together for more than thirty years and their love is beautiful and deep and, even if it’s not what they had planned, they won’t give up on their special Christmas.
These six people, all with their plans and on their way somewhere, find themselves together, stranded by the snow in the remote inn of Figgy Hollow. Forced to spend Christmas together, they decide to make it memorable and unique.
I loved the characters in this novel. Each of them is well-drawn and engaging. They are flawed and so authentic that, at some point or other, I wanted to shake one of them and say: “What are you doing?!”. As we read, we get to know each of them really well. We find out about their past, their hopes, their fears, and their secrets and, the more I read, the more I liked them.
The setting is atmospheric and very Christmassy. Imagine: a beautiful inn surrounded by snow, while inside the characters warm up in front of the fireplace eating delicious food, swapping stories, and listening to hilarious Radio Brian and his stories. What more would you want?
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day is a joyous read. You will laugh and you will shed some tears and it will get you in a festive mood. If you have read Milly Johnson’s previous novels, you know what to expect and you won’t be disappointed. If you haven’t read them, what are you waiting for?
A huge thank you to SJV, TeamBATC, and Simon & Schuster UK for providing me with a copy of this amazing novel and to Ed Pr for inviting me to join the blog tour for the publication of the paperback.
MILLY JOHNSON was born, raised and still lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. A Sunday Times bestseller, she is one of the Top 10 Female Fiction authors in the UK with millions of copies of her books sold across the world. In 2020, she was honoured with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award and was a featured author in the Reading Agency’s Quick Reads and World Book Night campaigns.
A writer who champions women and highlights the importance of friendship and community, Milly’s characters are celebrations of the strength of the human spirit. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day is her eighteenth novel.
Her nineteenth novel, The Woman in the Middle, is published 14th October 2021 in hardback.