I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for It’s a Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans and sharing my review.
First of all though let’s take a look at the description for the book…
One night will change their lives forever…
Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.
Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and, after talking for hours and losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.
The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night…
A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D4679MT
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4679MT
Also available from all other ebook retailers.
I can never say no to a book by Jaimie Admans mainly because she writes the most magical and heartwarming stories so of course I jumped at the chance to read It’s a Wonderful Night. Well before I even start my review I have to say how much I love the cover, it is so gorgeous and made me want to read it even more!
Now let’s be honest we all tell little white lies every once in a while, don’t we? However it’s safe to say that one little lie spirals for Georgia but also creates something pretty special too. I loved the interactions between Leo and Georgia they were sweet but had a deeper meaning too especially as the reader knows the full story. Jaimie Admans has a way of creating characters that feel real as if you could actually be friends with them. Georgia is a wonderful character and even though I didn’t necessarily approve of her lying I could also see why she did it.
Of course with a title like It’s a Wonderful Night there has to be a touch of It’s a Wonderful Life about it which I thought was a nice touch, it is a classic film after all! With a story that could be happening on any of our towns high streets it makes it all the more poignant.
There are some deeper themes running throughout this book but I think it balances out perfectly with the lighter moments. I have to say that I well and truly got caught up in the whole magical situation just hoping that something could be done to help. Overall Jaimie Admans has created a story with wonderful characters that made me root for them especially as their lives aren’t plain sailing. There is such a strong message at its heart with themes of kindness and friendship along with hope playing a big part in this story. I have to admit there were tears but they were happy tears!! There is also the lovely community spirit and friendships that is all tied up in a gorgeous bundle of heartwarming goodness! Let’s just say that I can’t recommend this book enough!
A beautiful and ultimately uplifting story!
With thanks to Jenny at Jenny in Neverland and the author for my copy and invite to join the tour.
Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, It’s a Wonderful Night, and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.
It’s a Wonderful Night Goodie bag, includes:
*It’s a Wonderful Night notebook
*It’s a Wonderful Night fridge magnet
*A signed postcard of the cover
*A copy of It’s a Wonderful Life on DVD because this is the inspiration behind the story.
*An invisible spine Paris notebook because it’s where Georgia wants to go more than anywhere in the world.
*A light-up Christmas tree pen, because who doesn’t need a light-up Christmas tree pen at this time of year?!