Today on my blog I have a Publication Day Review for Zara Stoneley’s new book, No One Cancels Christmas.
It’s the most magical time of the year, and for travel agent Sarah it’s also the busiest! But this year one man threatens to ruin Christmas for Sarah’s customers – Mr Grinch, Will Armstrong.
The Shooting Star Mountain resort is a magical place, and Sarah has fond memories of Christmas here as a little girl – visits to Father Christmas, husky rides in the snow and hot chocolate by a roaring fire. But as the resorts new owner, Will refuses to play snowball or to deck the halls with anything remotely resembling tinsel!
With customers complaining their Christmas is ruined, Sarah decides it’s up to her to convince Scroogey Will just how magical Christmas can be….
But getting Will into the Christmas spirit is hopeless – he is Bah Humbug personified! But as Sarah gets to know him better, she realises that underneath all the gloom is a man struggling with a pain of his own.
With the big day approaching, Sarah realises that the magic and sparkle can wait. This year, she’s going to spend Christmas day with someone special her very own Mr Scrooge…
Author Bio –
Born in a small village in Staffordshire, I wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when I grew up. After many years, and many different jobs, my dream of writing a bestseller came true.
I write about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hope that my tales make you cry a little, laugh a lot, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.
I now live in a Cheshire village with my family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.
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I knew as soon as this book came up that I had to read it. Especially after the explosion that was The Wedding Date (Review can be read here).
To start with I found sarah to be a bit of an interferer, she liked to meddle in other people’s business, but she soon started to grow on me and I realised all she wanted to do was help.
I didn’t realise until more towards the end that Sarah’s best friend Sam is actually the very same Sam out of The Wedding Date! I’m very surprised this didn’t click earlier than it did. I loved the fact that sam dropped everything to make sure her best friend wasn’t on her own for Christmas.
Ed I wasn’t much a fan of, mainly because of his play boy, can’t be bothered attitude. He grated on me quite a bit actually and can often be found eye rolling at him.
Will, I liked his sense of humour actually. Especially in the emails that were sent back and forth in the beginning. He didn’t want to be there looking after the resort but eventually made it work for him.
I felt like I had a lot of expectations for this book and although I feel it wasn’t quite as good as The Wedding Date, it was still pretty awesome! I do feel it ended rather suddenly and rather than stopping where it did, we could of got an insight into their lives after Will turns up.
Anyway, I think that’s enough rambling on my part 😁 I have given this book a 4/5 rating. I love the author, the characters were fantastic and I think we now need Sam’s big wedding (hint hint)!
Please do go and check out all the other books that are a part of this huge tour! They are all listed below.