We meet Alex who moves from one end of the country to another in order to try and escape her recent heartbreak and troubled family life. Unfortunately for Alex, it doesn't take long for her past to catch up with her.
Throughout this story Alex grows in confidence, from at first seeming quite vulnerable, she develops her sense of style, and takes confidence from her new relationships, becoming a much happier and fulfilled person.
The town Alex finds herself moving to, at first seems a little bit 'clicky' and I wasn't sure how Alex would be accepted by the locals but it soon becomes clear what a lovely, homely place Poldore is.
This book is stuffed full of Christmas romance, whether it's the town's nativity, several rather handsome men or the fake snow and friendships. (There's even a lighthouse!) But there is also drama and moments that will make you want to cry. And there are plenty of engaging characters who you will truly believe in.
Every little detail of this story is warm and engaging which makes it a wonderful page-tuning read.
The back page blurb:
When Alex Munro learns that the love of her life is getting married to another girl, all she wants is to be alone - and as far away from Edinburgh as possible.
Moving to a Cornish cottage, which comes complete with the world's scruffiest dog, Alex finds that her new neighbours are determined to involve her in their madcap Christmas festivities.
Then she meets her sexy neighbour Ruan - and somehow Alex doesn't want to be alone this Christmas after all. But having lost one fiancé, Ruan has no intention of letting anyone get close to him again...
Title: Just For Christmas
Author: Scarlett Bailey