If Everyday Was Christmas follows Meg Scott, who loves everything about the festive season. So much so that she owns an all-year Christmas shop in Lockton, Scotland. This year her mom and sister show up unexpected making this a Christmas she won’t forget any time soon.
Tom Riley-Clark has come to Lockton to help out in the pub that his friend owns. He hates everything about Christmas and is the polar opposite of Meg. On his way into town, he is saved by Meg and the two soon hit it off, even though he is overwhelmed by Meg’s love for Christmas.
This connection between them may not last long when Tom tries to keep his past hidden from everyone in town.
This was a really nice, quick read. I read this back in November so I didn’t get huge Christmassy vibes from it. I’ve almost read too many Christmas books at this point that I’m finding it hard to distinguish what happened in each one.
Meg was a really nice character. Her love for Christmas made me think about how much I love this season. I also loved that she owns an all-year-round Christmas shop. I think I got a glimpse into my own future there.
She was so kind to everyone and always tried to help people in any way that she could. For example, giving away loads of her stock to try and get Christmas hating Tom into the festive spirit.
You also get to see how her relationship with her mom and sister develops over time. She was so upset with them being there in the beginning but she soon came to realise that she should cherish the time she gets to spend with her family. Even if they do have a lot of issues.
The storyline was interesting, although a bit cliche. But I really enjoyed the twist and thought it added a bit of excitement.
I am still absolutely loving these Christmas stories set in small villages and it was no different for If Everyday Was Christmas. All of the village’s inhabitants were charming in their own ways and really made a difference to how the story played out.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is a little older (one slightly x-rated scene) and is looking for a fun festive read.
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