Mistletoe On 34th Street By Lisa Dickenson
[amazon_link id=”0751563099″ target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link]’Mistletoe On 34th Streetâ€™ is the latest book by Lisa Dickenson.
Olivia has never experienced a snow-covered, ‘traditional’ Christmas before. Having grown up in a family that chose winter sun over decking the halls, she’s not sure what all the fuss is about. So when she and her colleagues are stranded in New York after a work trip, Olivia is perfectly happy spending the holiday season in the Big Apple. Jon, Olivia’s friend, on the other hand is desperate to get home in time for his big family get-together. Nevertheless, determined to make the best out of the situation, he sets out to show Olivia how enchanting Christmas in New York can be. And when handsome New Yorker Elijah is added to the mix, could the magic of the season finally be working its charm on Olivia? As 25 December draws closer, Olivia suddenly finds herself with a decision to make: who does she really want to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?
When it comes to Christmas books. Lisa Dickenson certainly knows how to write a good one, after falling in love with her debut story, â€˜The Twelve Dates Of Christmasâ€™, I was delighted to receive a copy of her Christmas story and was immediately engrossed in this romantic tale set in the bustling city of New York.
When it comes to Christmas, Olivia doesnâ€™t go overboard, her parents prefer to disappear to a warmer and sunnier climate and her sisters are always looking for their next adventure whilst Olivia spends the festive season alone. After being left broke and alone, she is careful with her money and tends to over think her spending. When the opportunity arises to go to New York with her work, Girls Of The World, Olivia jumps at the chance to get away and show her potential and plus it will give her the chance to see Jon, a friend who she always meets at work conferences. Itâ€™s whilst working in New York that the weather takes a turn for the worse leaving Olivia and her work mates stranded there for Christmas and although everyone wants home, Olivia is secretly delighted that she gets to spend some time with Jon, who is determined to show Olivia the true meaning of Christmas.
The story is written in the first person and gives a witty and fun insight into Oliviaâ€™s nature, sheâ€™s a kind woman, whoâ€™s taken over the maternal role of guardian of her workmates whilst in New York, she helps with their secrets and offers a shoulder when their upset and want to get home to their partners. I found her to be genuinely entertaining character, who was relatable and optimistic in her situations and personality. As she was hurt in the past, she is hesitant of making the same mistakes and even though she is attracted to John, she is scared of history repeating itself. As the story progresses, itâ€™s lovely seeing Olivia begin to feel more confident in herself and begin to believe in Christmas as the magic of the story unfolds.
Jon, is absolutely delicious and is besotted with Olivia, heâ€™s supportive and wants nothing more, than to give her a traditional Christmas, a Christmas that he grew up with, having come from a big and loving family.
The other characters in the story make for vibrant reading, as personalities clash and new relationships ignite and set against the snowy backdrop of New York makes this story even more charming, as Olivia discovers the city and the Christmas charm behind each place that Jon takes her.
A cleverly written story that is heartwarming from the very beginning about the magic of Christmas and love, â€˜Mistletoe On 34th Streetâ€™ is the perfect fun and festive read to curl up with this Christmas.
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