With today being 8th December I decided it’s finally close enough to Christmas to break out the festive reads. And I started with Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn. That’s a digital original ebook novella published by Simon and Schuster who kindly provded me with a free copy to review.
A perfect winter warmer novella for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey.
When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a little pub in a beautiful country village they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh. But when they arrive at the Star and Sixpence, it’s not quite what they imagined – it’s pretty much derelict, ruined by debts, and it’s going to be a huge job to get it up and running again.
It’s just before Christmas but they are determined to relaunch on New Year’s Eve, to bring the new year in with a bang. But with nosy neighbours, miserable locals and no money to contend with, it’s not going to be easy.
And when the sisters’ past comes back to haunt them, they start to think that the fresh start they needed is very far away indeed…
Curl up with Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence – the perfect novella for those winter nights.
At 90 pages this is a novella not a novel but it was the perfect length to curl up with in the hour or so before dinner after coming in from a busy day cold and tired. It left me with a warm and festive feeling and I enjoyed it. Today was definitely the right day to start my Christmas reading and this was the right read to kick off with.
Ideally I would have liked it to be a bit longer because I enjoyed it and didn’t want it to end. I wanted to hear more about the characters, especially Sam and loved the sound of the Star and Sixpence and the yummy cocktails (I want a cocktail now!). But luckily there are two more installments in the series coming out next year so I will definitely pick those up. I hope they might delve more into the back story of the sisters because those girls definitely have something lurking in their pasts and I want to know what. More of the love interest too would be good because that was a plot line I particularly enjoyed.
If you’re looking for something fun and festive to read you won’t go wrong with Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence.