The perfect Christmas swap?
All Juliet, frazzled single mum and Yuletide domestic goddess, wants for Christmas is a joyful family celebration (even if she does have to wrestle with last-minute angel costume making and mad shopping centre dashes). All her single sister Gemma, an assistant director, wants is a Christmas in the sizzling Caribbean sun, away from diva actors and Hollywood tantrums. Until a sisterly squabble prompts new plans: a Christmas swap. Gemma will spend a cosy, snowy Christmas with her nieces and nephews - not to mention Juliet's gorgeous neighbour Will - whilst Juliet takes Gemma's tropical holiday and unplanned adventures.
It's not the Christmas they expected, but it could be about to make all their wishes come true...
Right first off I know it's no longer December but I did finish reading this book on New Year's Eve so technically it can still be included in the Christmas reading challenge.
The story resolves around two sisters, Juliet and Gemma, who couldn't lead more different lives if they tried and definitely have different ideas as to how to spend Christmas. Juliet is a single mum of four who's still trying to come to terms with her divorce so want's to ensure that her family has the perfect Christmas. Whereas younger sister Gemma is single and lives a busy life in the film industry and wants nothing more to relax on a sunny beach in the Caribbean.
But when Gemma sees how stressed out that Juliet is she suggests that they swap Christmasses, she'll stay in the UK and spend Christmas with Juliet's kids whilst Juliet takes the holiday of a lifetime abroad. Will Juliet be able to let go and take her up on the offer?
This was the perfect read to round up my festive reading this Christmas, I loved how the two sisters took the time out during the swaps to take a look at their lives and assess what was really important. Gemma had to step up and take responsibility for someone other than herself and Juliet had to let someone else take on some of the burden.
This was actually the first book by Fiona Harper that I've read despite having bought a couple of her previous Christmas books last year, Kiss me Under the Mistletoe and Snowkissed with Sarah Morgan, but I'll definitely look to read these and some of her other books in the future.
I'd like to thank Lucy at Cherish PR for sending me a copy of this book to review.