BOOK REVIEW: FLORA’s TRAVELLING CHRISTMAS SHOP BY REBECCA RAISIN

Flora loves Christmas more than anything else in the world, so she’s gutted when her Scrooge-alike boss fires her from Deck the Halls Christmas emporium. But now she finally has a chance to follow her dreams – and what better place to start than the home of Christmas?

Before she can say ‘sleigh bells’, Flora’s on her way to Lapland in a campervan-cum-Christmas-shop. She can’t wait to spend her days drinking hot chocolate and taking reindeer-drawn carriage rides, but something Flora didn’t expect was meeting Connor, a Norse god of a man who makes her heart flutter and snowflakes swirl in her stomach. There’s just one problem: Connor hates Christmas.

Can Flora convince Connor of the joys of Christmas – and will she find a festive romance along the way?

I couldn’t contain my excitement when Rebecca announced that there was going to be a third travelling book, after having loved Rosie’s and Aria’s so much. This was a gorgeous Christmas read, that really kicked off from the 40% mark – Flora was the embodiment of Christmas spirit, which is exactly what the brooding Connor needed in his life, whether he wanted it or not. I found Flora the absolute cutest when it came to Connor, she was a flustered mess the majority of the time, but she never stopped coming up with the most exciting and ridiculous activities for the two of them to get involved in, in order to convince Connor that Christmas was the most wonderful time of the year.

With every activity, we got to see a new side to Connor that not had only myself swooning, but also Flora. He was a man of mystery and with the right help and encouragement, his true personality begun to shine through all of the darkness and what a wonderful man he turned out to be. Whilst Flora was rather chaotic at the beginning, she really redeemed herself by the end and I was thrilled to see that she finally got her Hallmark-esque happy ending.

This festive read will have you falling right in to the spirit of Christmas and leave you with a giant smile on your face. It will have you feeling all warm and cosy, as the dark and cold nights creep up on us, thanks to Flora and Connor’s gorgeous journey. If you love a sunshine x grumpy trope, this will be right up your street. Plus, who couldn’t resist a trip to the stunning Lapland? I absolutely loved being whisked away there for a few days!

Shelby x

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