“Twelve days and counting…
It’s Bea’s first Christmas with her baby son, and this year she’s determined to do everything right. But there is still so much to do: the Christmas menu needs refining; her café, The Honey Pot, needs decorating; and she’s invited the whole neighbourhood to a party on Christmas Day. She really doesn’t have time to get involved in two new people’s lives, let alone fall in love…
When Olivia gets knocked over in the street, however, Bea can’t help bringing her into The Honey Pot and getting to know her. Olivia’s life is even more hectic than her own, and with her fiancé’s entire family over from Ireland for Christmas, she shouldn’t be lingering in the cosy warmth of Bea’s café. Chloe, on the other hand, has nowhere else to go. Her affair with a married man has alienated her friends, and left her lonelier than ever.
But Christmas is a magical time, and in the fragrant atmosphere of The Honey Pot, anything can happen: new friends can be made, hearts can heal, and romance can finally blossom…”
What I thought:
I absolutely adored this book. What a fun, heart-warming tale to warm the cockles at Christmas. I thought the cover was gorgeous too – snow and twinkly lights and a cosy deli called The Honey Pot – I just wanted to step straight into the cover of the book.
All I Want for Christmas is about three women in their 30’s: Bea who owns The Honey Pot which is renowned for it’s scrumptious Italian food (she bought it with her Italian husband Mario, who is no longer on the scene) and she lives there with her toddler son, Luca, and is trying to rebuild her life. Olivia is a journalist and newly engaged to Kieran and appears to be getting cold feet about marriage, and Chloe is a high-flying lawyer who is having an affair with a married man and is very lonely on account of her rather sharp tongue. The three women fall into each others company accidentally and find theirselves involved in each others lives without realising it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book; so much that I wanted to go on reading it when it was over. It was the perfect book for this time of year and has certainly helped get my December off to a festive start.
(This book is from my own personal collection)