This review is up a little later than it should be, but A Wonderful Night isn't all mistletoe, wine and the sugar plum fairy. It deals with a hard hitting subject mental illness which isn't an easy subject to get right and for the author to come across as sympathetic, not as a plot tool. Jamie Admans does justice to the illness and brings a focus to the illness.
My heart went out to the hero Leo and I found myself crying and feeling his pain, sadness I just wanted to give him a big hug and say that there is someone he can lean on.
Oakbarrow will remind many people of perhaps their own town, where lots of independent shops have closed down, people struggling to make a living or just getting by day to day.
There are so many themes running through the book but all woven seamlessly together but none over the power the other. I did laugh several times at Georgia's antics which could have quite easily blown up in her face.
If there is one book you read this year or even next makes sure It's A Wonderful Night, you won't be disappointed.
One night will change their lives forever…
Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.
Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and, after talking for hours and losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.
The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night…
A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!
Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, It’s a Wonderful Night, and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D4679MT
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4679MT
Also available from all other ebook retailers.
UK ONLY Giveaway!
It's a Wonderful Night Goodie bag, includes:
*It's a Wonderful Night notebook
*It's a Wonderful Night fridge magnet
*A signed postcard of the cover
*A copy of It's a Wonderful Life on DVD because this is the inspiration behind the story.
*An invisible spine Paris notebook because it's where Georgia wants to go more than anywhere in the world.
*A light-up Christmas tree pen, because who doesn't need a light-up Christmas tree pen at this time of year?!
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