Book Review: Christmas with Billy & Me by Giovanna Fletcher


Read between: 24th-26th December
Number of pages: 54
Format: Paperback
Synopsis: Christmas time has come to Rosefont Hill

And it’s destined to be a particularly special one for Sophie May. 

When a smitten stranger emails Sophie to ask her if he can propose to the woman he loves in her little tea shop, the romantic in her finds it impossible to refuse. Even though Christmas is her busiest time of the year she has her own sweetheart, Hollywood actor Billy Buskin, to lend a helping hand. How could she say no to making someone’s dream come true?
As  Sophie and Billy work together to plan the perfect fairytale proposal for this couple, excitement in Rosefont Hill is mounting. Who is the mysterious man? And who is the lucky lady he’s about to get down on one knee for?

Review: A short review for a short, but very sweet story. This novella was perfect to dip in and out of throughout the Christmas period, which I did. I didn’t have my head in a book so I could spend time with my family, this book made that possible.

We are reunited with Sophie May and Billy, but since the novel, their relationship has moved on with Billy now living with Sophie, at her parents house in Rosefont Hill. That step has been made. However, the couple are not the focus of this novella. Sophie’s little shop is.

The story puts a big focus on Sophie’s tea shop, ‘Molly’s-on-the-Hill’ as she works hard to make sure there is enough food to go around during the Christmas festivities of the town. A tough job on her own, but this time she has Billy to help, although he makes mulled wine rather than cakes. In a lovely turn of events, the little shop becomes far more significant when Sophie receives and anonymous email asking if the sender can use her shop as the place for a romantic Christmas Eve proposal.

The person doing the proposing was not who I expected it to be, but it still made me feel happy and warm when I reached the end. Sophie ended up having a very important role in something completely special for someone very close to her.

It really got me into the Christmas spirit and I can’t wait to purchase and read Giovanna’s latest Christmas novel, Dream a Little Christmas Dream.

5/5 stars. I adored it.



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