ABOUT THE BOOK
Following a series of disastrous dates and losing her job as a room attendant at a top London hotel, Ruby Penrose heads home to Cornwall. Her dreams of making it as a screenwriter failed and she has no idea what to do next.
Reality TV star Jake Woodhouse was delighted to find a small, isolated Cornish cottage to rent for the holidays. He aims to spend his days there in peace and quiet, licking his wounds – his only company his faithful, but stubborn, British bulldog, Sherlock Bones.
But as Ruby and Jake are drawn together by the magic of the festive season and the Little Cornish Gift Shop, they both begin to realise that sometimes it is possible to learn to trust again, and that friendship can be the most valuable Christmas gift of all.
So I thought while we are technically still in the festive period I would sneak in a little review for Christmas at the Little Cornish Gift Shop by Rachel Griffiths. Here’s what I thought…
What a lovely warm and inviting story this is, I instantly became attached to Ruby and even more so when she went home to her gran. I loved their family dynamic and was so happy that they would be able to spend some time together.
The setting for this story was perfect and I have to admit I was left wishing I could visit the gift shop myself. I can’t go any further in my review without giving a special mention to the wonderful canine companions as they added an extra special something that made me love this book even more.
There is a wonderful connection between Ruby and Jake which was so lovely to see develop. Sometimes you meet someone and they can change your life in an instant. Their friendship was a highlight for me as I felt it was an easy and natural development especially with this book being a novella and I loved seeing them grow closer. In no time at all I reached the end and I really can’t wait to catch up with these lovely characters once again!
Christmas at the Little Cornish Gift Shop is a gorgeous story that has a wonderful charm and a lovely uplifting vibe! It really is a wonderful story and not just for Christmas!