‘The Christmas Gift’ is the latest book by Sue Moorcroft.
Georgine loves Christmas. The festive season always brings the little village of Middledip to life. But since her ex-boyfriend walked out, leaving her with crippling debts, Georgine’s struggled to make ends meet. To keep her mind off her worries, she throws herself into organising the Christmas show at the local school. And when handsome Joe Blackthorn becomes her assistant, Georgine’s grateful for the help. But there’s something about Joe she can’t quite put her finger on. Could there be more to him than meets the eye? Georgine’s past is going to catch up with her in ways she never expected. But can the help of friends new and old make this a Christmas to remember after all?
‘The Christmas Gift’ is a tender tale of love, friendship and new beginnings
The story is seen through the narrative of Georgine and Joe Blackthorn, who’s just started to work at the school that Georgine teaches at. He’s a shy and awkward character, that everyone warms to particularly Georgine who feels that she already knows Joe, but can’t quite put her finger on how. Joe remembers Georgine from his school days and it seems that his childhood crush hasn’t gone away, as seeing her brings back old feelings.
Georgine hasn’t had the easiest life, with an ex that’s left her with a load of bills and debt, a sick father and unexpected messy flatmate, Georgine feels that she’s run out of luck as Christmas draws closer and she’s unable to make ends meet. She finds an unlikely friend in Joe, who happens to be there for her, when things become particularly bad and money friendship and finance along the way.
This book is a heartwarming story that will warm the cockles of your heart. The characters are interesting particularly Joe with his murky past and also Georgine. I felt such sympathy for her and longed for her to have a bit of good luck for a change.
With funny situations and a sparkle of Christmas charm, ‘The Christmas Gift’ was a lovely book to curl up with over the Christmas holidays.
You can buy A Christmas Gift from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.