Snowball–an aptly named bundle of feline fluff–is thankful to be spending her first Christmas in the comfort of Weber Haus, the Victorian B&B run by Miss Tilly. Emily Diemer, who cooks for the guests, dotes on Snowball, but she’s not thrilled about another new arrival at the B&B: Miss Tilly’s nephew, Lukas. Which is odd, because Snowball’s animal instincts tell her that Lukas and Emily should definitely be friends.
Everything Emily needs is in this quaint community–including, she hopes, the chance to open her own bakery one day. She doesn’t think much of Lukas for leaving his aging aunt to struggle while he jets around the world taking photographs. But now that he’s here, helping to spruce up the property and getting mixed up in Snowball’s antics, she begins to soften a little. Until she learns what he has planned . . .
Lukas is going to sell Weber Haus so that Miss Tilly can retire. But Snowball is certain that this B&B, and these people, are supposed to be her forever home. Somehow she has to get these stubborn humans to see things through the wisdom of a cat’s eye and a kitten’s loyal, loving heart.
Connecting stories = Snowball’s Christmas – The Twelve Days of Snowball (holiday 2021) –
Title: Snowball’s Christmas
Series: connecting story, next 2021
Author: Kristen McKanagh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 29, 2020
Publisher: Kensington Books
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Snowball’s Christmas has to be THE cutest Christmas story I’ve read so far in 2020 – and I read a lot of Christmas Romance year-round. And I’m very happy to discover that Snowball will be back next holiday season in 2021 with another tale to be told.
And Snowball does jump in often with her own narrative on the happenings with her stubborn humans that she intends to be her forever home-mates… just keep an eye out for a kitten’s voice every now and then as you dive into this short but fun-packed Christmas Romance.
Emily has some strong preconceived ideas about “Aunt” Tilly’s nephew, Lukas before actually meeting him face to face. Well, after all, he is running around the country taking photos leaving his aging aunt here to run and tend to her B & B alone… well, not really alone but on her own, there are plenty of people who love and adore Tilly to pick up any slack including Emily who cooks for the guests of the B & B while dreaming of opening her own bakery one day.
Lukas enjoys his career, he sees life through the lens of his camera, and most of the time it’s a pretty amazing world. But he does love and worries about his Aunt Tilly, alone at the only real home he’s ever known. She’s getting up in years now, and Lukas is convinced that it’s time to sell and move Tilly into a retirement community… without asking Tilly.
What follows is a quick romantic story that is filled with misconceptions, an adorable kitten, and two people who could be perfect for each other if they would only open their eyes and take the risk that falling in love requires.
I had such a good time with Snowball’s Christmas – and I won’t give a bit more of it away, but if you love a feel-good, funny, emotional Christmas Romance then this is one you will not want to miss.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. 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.*
Available in paperback or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle