Book length - 294 pages
Publisher - Self-Published
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I want to thank Rachel from www.rachelsrandomresources.com for providing me with a copy of this book for review, and for the opportunity to take part in this book blitz.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Christmas is coming and New York is in full swing for the snowy season. But at The Little Knitting Box in the West Village, things are about to change …
The Little Knitting Box has been in Cleo’s family for nearly four decades, and since she arrived fresh off the plane from the Cotswolds four years ago, Cleo has been doing a stellar job of running the store. But instead of an early Christmas card in the mail this year, she gets a letter that tips her world on its axis.
Dylan has had a tumultuous few years. His marriage broke down, his mother passed away and he’s been trying to pick up the pieces as a stay-at-home dad. All he wants this Christmas is to give his kids the home and stability they need. But when he meets Cleo at a party one night, he begins to see it’s not always so easy to move on and pick up the pieces, especially when his ex seems determined to win him back.
When the snow starts to fall in New York City, both Cleo and Dylan realise life is rarely so black and white and both of them have choices to make. Will Dylan follow his heart or his head? And will Cleo ever allow herself to be a part of another family when her own fell apart at the seams?
Full of snow, love and the true meaning of Christmas, this novel will have you hooked until the final page.
I may not be able to afford Christmas in New York but this book is most certainly the next best thing to actually being there. With its stunning descriptions, loveable and completely engaging characters, and twists along the way which will blow your mind, CHRISTMAS AT THE LITTLE KNITTING BOX by Helen J. Rolfe is a mesmerising story that should be read by everyone - I guarantee you if it was, the world would be a better place!
Cleo left England and all of her troubles behind her four years ago when she moved to New York to take over The Little Knitting Box for her beloved grandfather. But when she receives a letter informing her that the space she leases will be sold in the near future, it forces Cleo to really think about her life and what she truly wants. And can she find happiness with a ready-made family and a gorgeous man whose own past resurfaces at the worst possible moment?
I fell instantly in love with this story and I really wish there was a little knitting box store where I live as it just created such a comforting, cosy atmosphere that was evident throughout. Cleo and Dylan have both suffered losses and grief, and as they tentatively reach out to each other and the connection that exists between them, we can see the cogs turning in their minds as they cannot decide whether they should follow their hearts or their heads. There is plenty of drama and secrets in this story which will throw you completely off balance, and the more I got to know the characters I could not stop myself from getting emotionally invested in their story.
CHRISTMAS AT THE LITTLE KNITTING BOX by Helen J. Rolfe is everything that is heartwarming about Christmas and romance all wrapped up in one perfect story and I cannot wait to read the next instalment in this series, which you can find out more about further down in this blog post. So take my advice and treat yourself to this beautiful story and its sequel. Happy reading!
Helen J Rolfe writes contemporary women's fiction with an emphasis on relationships and love. She enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and characters who face challenges and fight to overcome them. Helen enjoys creating strong female lead characters and although her stories often deal with serious issues, they always have a happy ending.
Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen's books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries around the world. So far, locations have included Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Connecticut, Bath and the Cotswolds.
Born and raised in the UK, Helen graduated from University with a business degree and began working in I.T. This job took her over to Australia and it was there that she studied writing and journalism and began writing for women's health and fitness magazines. She also volunteered with the PR department of a children's hospital where she wrote articles and media releases. Helen began writing fiction in 2011 and hasn't missed the I.T. world one little bit, although the I.T. skills have come in handy of course, especially when it comes to creating and maintaining a website.
After fourteen years of living in Australia, Helen returned to the UK and now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and their children.
For more information:
Website - http://www.helenjrolfe.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/helenjrolfewriter
Twitter - twitter.com/HJRolfe
AND HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SECOND BOOK IN THIS SERIES:
Snowflakes and Mistletoe at the Inglenook Inn (New York Ever After, Book 2)
It's the most wonderful time of the year...but is it the time to fall in love?
As the flames on the log fire flicker and the snowflakes swirl above the New York streets, maybe this Christmas could be the one that changes everything...
When Darcy returns to Manhattan, she’s put in charge of the Inglenook Inn, a cosy boutique hotel in the heart of Greenwich Village. The Inn needs a boost in bookings if it’s to survive the competition, so Darcy is convinced that hosting Christmas this year is the answer. What she doesn’t expect is to meet a face from the past, which can only spell trouble.
Myles left England behind and took a job in New York. It’s a step forwards in his career, and has the added bonus of being nowhere near his family. He’s also hoping to avoid Christmas, the worst time of the year. But when his company puts him up at the Inglenook Inn and he recognises Darcy, it isn’t long before they clash.
When disaster strikes, can Myles and Darcy put their differences aside to make Christmas at the Inglenook Inn a success?
Publication Date – 12th December 2017
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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