This is a first here on the microcosm, two reviews for one book! Betanda first reviewed this book back in October and you can see her review here. We both agree that if you’re looking for a light-hearted Christmas read, Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop might be that book.
October 28, 2021
Blurb: Flora loves Christmas more than anything else in the world, so she’s gutted when her Scrooge-alike boss fires her from Deck the Halls Christmas emporium. But now she finally has a chance to follow her dreams – and what better place to start than the home of Christmas?
Before she can say ‘sleigh bells’, Flora’s on her way to Lapland in a campervan-cum-Christmas-shop. She can’t wait to spend her days drinking hot chocolate and taking reindeer-drawn carriage rides, but something Flora didn’t expect was meeting Connor, a Norse god of a man who makes her heart flutter and snowflakes swirl in her stomach. There’s just one problem: Connor hates Christmas.
Can Flora convince Connor of the joys of Christmas – and will she find a festive romance along the way?
You know how most books/movies have a very capable heroine whose best friend is a bit eccentric albeit happy in her very endearing eccentricities? Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin twists that notion and has the heroine being the eccentric one whose life revolves around Christmas because that’s when she always felt the happiest.
Flora is definitely having a bad series of days. Her boyfriend dumps her because she is a bit too much. She loses her job when her kind-hearted ways miff her boss. And, her very best friend is going to America when her skin care line is picked up and successful.
What does Flora decide to do? Pursue a dream.
Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop is a fun, light-hearted book. Romance comes in when Flora is devastated that Connor hates Christmas. How can anyone hate Christmas? As Flora tries to enlighten Connor to all that is good about Christmas, she also is beginning to fall in love.
While Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop felt a bit quickly written compared to Raisin’s last novel, it is still a lovely upbeat read, very timely.
I receieved an ARC in exchange for an honest review.