A Gift To Remember by Melissa Hill

I received a free copy of A Gift To Remember by Melissa Hill from the lovely people at Simon and Schuster. It came in a lovely gift bag

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Unopened gift bag. The gift bag has the same the dark blue design on it as the cover

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Opened gift bag with the book next to it.

Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man… literally. One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind. Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aiden. As she discovers the mysterious stranger’s world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she’s ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE… But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aiden be the happy ever after she’s always imagined?

I love books. Darcy Archer loves books even more than I do. And that’s saying something. Her love of books was one of the things I really liked about this story, it was ever present in both large and small ways making it seem very realistic.

This is a Christmas book which isn’t too Christmassy. I would have liked a little bit more Christmas feels in there to be honest. But that’s my only real criticism of the book (that and the fact that it would have been more of A Gift to Remember if the gift bag it came in had also included chocolate. But hey a girl can’t have everything,). If you are one of those weird people that doesn’t like Christmas books don’t let that stop you.

For ages I was convinced I knew how the book was going to end. I’m not going to say if I was right or not but I will say that it had several very unexpected twists along the way which really added to my interest and stopped it being as predictable as I’d expected it to be. It was a good easy read for the week before Christmas when I just felt like I needed a rest and something enjoyably low effort to read.

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