The 12 Books of Christmas: The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane by Jaimie Admans

*I was given an ARC of The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to HQ Digital and Jaimie Admans.* 

The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane is a wonderfully warm festive read. Nia Maddison loves all things Christmas and has been visiting Nutcracker Lane since she was a baby. She finally has her own shop in the festive village with her best friend Stacey. The day before opening Nia makes a wish using the infamous Nutcracker for her very own nutcracker prince charming. With a new shop opening opposite will James, the grinchy owner, be Nia’s prince charming or is he actually a nutcracker come to life? 

Not everything is full of whimsy and the lane is not the warm community that it once was. Due to budget cuts and new ownership from a cruel accountant going by the name E.B. Neaser. The shop owners have been put into competition against each other to decide who gets to stay next year.  

I really enjoyed this book, at first, it seems really cliche and cheesy and I thought I was going to hate it. But oh how wrong I was. Yes, it is a bit cheesy, but that’s actually what I liked about it in the end. 

For a while, I was quite worried that the plot was going to take a ridiculous turn. With the Nutcracker actually coming to life. It wouldn’t have been the worst thing. But I think I would have actually laughed out loud at how ridiculous it is. 

With all of the talk of ‘ungrinching’ and festive activities, you can’t help but feel warm and cosy when reading The Little Shop on Nutcracker Lane. This book genuinely made me feel Christmassy. I got the urge to watch Christmas films at the start of November! 

I found myself wanting to be transported to Nutcracker Lane to experience its full festive glory. Being a huge fan of all things Christmas getting to see the Lane get progressively more Christmassy overtime was really nice. 

The plot twist was very easily guessable, which I’m not even slightly annoyed about. This is a Christmas book, not an Agatha Christie mystery. It was still an engaging read and you really want to see the lane do well.

Both Nia and James we’re somewhat complex characters and I honestly did care about their backstories and what was going to happen going forward. 

If you are looking for a heartwarming, extremely festive read then I more than recommend you check out The Little Shop on Nutcracker Lane. 


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