Daisy Kirk is a sucker for a love story, which is why she opened up her gift shop – because there’s nothing that makes Daisy happier than when she’s helped a customer achieve their own ‘happily ever after’ by finding the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one. And she absolutely does not just sell ‘soppy presents and frilly pants’ as her brother’s infuriating best friend, Eli, is so fond of suggesting.
The sad fact is that whilst Daisy is helping others with their love lives, hers is non-existent. But when unusual circumstances take Daisy and Eli on a road trip from London to rural Wales, will she finally get the happily ever after to her own Christmas love story?
Title: Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop
Author: Hannah Pearl
Published: October 29, 2019
Publisher: ChocLit/Ruby Fiction
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Are you looking for a Christmas Romance that is full of far, far more than you expected once you open the book and start living in the story? Then you’ll want to go find DAISY’S CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOP, right now. On the surface, Daisy’s story is of love seemingly not returned, of dealing with heartache and moving forward with her own joy in her Romantic Daze shop, doing something she loves which is interacting with people about one of the greatest holidays around – Christmas, and helping them find that ‘just right’ gift for someone important in their lives.
If this story were only about that it would be a great story, but it’s more. There are twists here, emotions finally allowed to come to the surface and two people who always were right for each other finally taking the risk of opening up their hearts to possibilities. An unexpected emergency road trip will put Eli and Daisy together, in the same spot, for long enough that the sparks can reignite into a future together.
I started their story expecting a light Christmas romance, what I discovered is a world full of interesting, at times annoying people, a bit of suspense, lots of humor, and the feels that bring any story to life for me. I had a fantastic time with DAISY’S CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOP and I would not hesitate one second in recommending this story that has heart, laughter, the craziness of family, and a love that finally finds its way home. I loved it and I think you will, too.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, ChocLit/Ruby Fiction. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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