Short to be reads are becoming a common occurrence now. Basically working full time leaves pretty much no time to read, pair that with Christmas in retail, and finishing books is near impossible. Well for me anyway.
For that reason, I am only including one book in my to be read (I do have plans for more but can’t talk about them yet).
The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane by jaimie admans
This was my favourite festive book of 2020 (I’m planning a full post on the best festive books from 2020) and I really want to read it again. Whether or not I’ll actually get around to it is another story, but hey I’ll give it a go.
I felt so Christmassy when reading this book and honestly, it was just so cute and heart-warming. The plot was a little strange for a while – has an actual nutcracker come to life or is the main character crazy? But looking back I actually really enjoyed that aspect.
I can’t recommend this enough if you are looking for a book to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Goodreads synopsis: “It’s the most magical time of year, and anything can happen…
Nia Maddison has always believed that wishes come true on Nutcracker Lane. So, when she gets the opportunity to run her own Christmas gift shop on the most magical street in town, it feels like her wishes have been finally granted.
But working late one night, Nia discovers yet another boyfriend has cheated on her. As she trudges home – alone, again – she passes the (supposedly) magical nutcracker and half-joking thinks a wish can’t hurt. Cracking a nut in its mouth, she wishes to find Prince Charming.
The next day Nia gets to work to find another decoration shop has opened directly across the lane from her own, and she can’t resist having a nose around.
Whilst there, she accidentally backs into a human-sized Nutcracker, knocking it over and breaking it. Mortified, she flees from the store but when she gathers her resolve to go back and apologise, she stumbles across the gorgeous shop owner James, who looks exactly like Prince Charming…
Could her Christmas wish from the night before really be coming true?”
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Like this post? Why not read this one too: The 12 Books of Christmas: The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane by Jaimie Admans