48403536.jpgFrom Goodreads: “Escape to Notting Hill this Christmas…
From the bestselling author of Covent Garden in the Snow, this is the most romantic and charming book you’ll read this Christmas…
A Notting Hill nativity… what could go wrong?

Viola Smith plays the viola in an orchestra (yes really!) but this year she’s been asked to stretch her musical talents to organising Notting Hill’s local nativity.

Nate Williams isn’t looking forward to Christmas but as his small daughter, Grace, has a role in the show, he’s forced to stop being a Grinch and volunteer with Viola.

With the sparks between them hotter than the chestnuts roasting in Portobello market, Nate and Viola can’t deny their feelings. And as the snow starts to fall over London, they find themselves trapped together in more ways than one…

This is a gorgeously heartwarming and uplifting Christmas romance, perfect for fans of Sue Moorcroft, Isabelle Broom or any Hugh Grant romcom… From Four Weddings and a Funeral to Notting Hill!”

My Review

What a gorgeous romantic read! This was the perfect book to snuggle down with on a wet and gloomy day. I didn’t leave the house because I became so wrapped up in Viola, Nate and Grace’s lives.

I loved Viola and Nate, oh and Grace, Nate’s daughter was lovely too! The Notting Hill setting was wonderful, especially when the snow fell and there was an opportunity to build a snowman in the shared garden.

The electricity between Viola and Nate was amazing and felt so real, I couldn’t wait to see what developed between them.

I loved the storyline involving the nativity production at Grace’s school, especially when the children were practising their parts.  I loved how Viola helped out with Grace after school when Nate had childcare issues and the way the storyline went.

Of course having enjoyed the author’s other books under the name of Julie Caplin, I knew something or someone was going to cause a lot of grief to Viola and Nate’s blossoming relationship. When it happened it was very sad and quite angry towards one a particular character!

I’m not saying any more as I don’t want to spoil it, except that this really is a wonderfully romantic read that I highly recommend to lovers of contemporary fiction.

Thanks to NetGalley, One More Chapter and Jules Wake for my gorgeous digital copy.