Spend Christmas with six stranded travellers in Figgy Hollow in Milly Johnson’s magical novel, ‘I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day’
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If you’re looking for a cosy, magical Christmas story to snuggle up with on a cold December evening, look no further than I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day by Milly Johnson. It has everything you could hope for in a festive read: snow, candlelight, laughter, romance and a hint of Christmas magic.
Six travellers take refuge in the Yorkshire village of Figgy Hollow as the worst snow storm in living memory batters England. The first to arrive manages to break into the deserted village inn, and gradually the others battle their way through the snow to the safety of the inn.
Bridge was on her way to meet her soon-to-be ex-husband Luke so that they could sign the papers to finalise their long and bitter divorce. Mary was driving her boss and unrequited love Jack to a meeting that was cancelled due to the snow, while Charlie and Robin were meant to be travelling to the Cairngorms for a romantic Christmas break.
With no electricity or phones, but plenty of food and drink in the inn’s well-stocked kitchen, the six weary travellers settle in to make the best of their situation. But each of the three pairs is carrying their own emotional baggage which could make their stay in Figgy Hollow even more difficult than the lack of WiFi.
I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day is one of those stories that draws you totally into the scenario. I could see the cosy but dated surroundings of the inn, the raging storm outside and each of the six characters in very clear detail in my mind’s eye.
Milly Johnson has such a warm style of writing that draws you into the story, and I really cared what happened to each of the Figgy Hollow Six. Their Christmas celebrations are described so vividly that for a while I envied the situation that they found themselves in. I particularly loved Charlie and Robin, who are such gorgeous characters that I just wanted to wrap them both up in a big hug.
I went through the full range of emotions while reading I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day, wiping away both tears of laughter and of sorrow. Milly Johnson has long been one of my favourite authors of romantic fiction, and I think this is one of my favourite books by her.
I might even read it again over Christmas!
It’s nearly Christmas and it’s snowing, hard. Deep in the Yorkshire Moors nestles a tiny hamlet, with a pub at its heart. As the snow falls, the inn will become an unexpected haven for six people forced to seek shelter there…
Mary has been trying to get her boss Jack to notice her for four years, but he can only see the efficient PA she is at work. Will being holed up with him finally give her the chance she has been waiting for?
Bridge and Luke were meeting for five minutes to set their divorce in motion. But will getting trapped with each other reignite too many fond memories – and love?
Charlie and Robin were on their way to a luxury hotel in Scotland for a very special Christmas. But will the inn give them everything they were hoping to find – and much more besides?
A story of knowing when to hold on and when to let go, of pushing limits and acceptance, of friendship, love, laughter, mince pies and the magic of Christmas.
Gorgeous, warm and full of heartfelt emotion, I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day is the perfect read this winter!
If you only read one Christmas novel in 2021, make it this one – 9/10