I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson
Published by Little, Brown Book Group on 3 Nov. 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Humorous, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: the publisher
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- The book has such a great feel to it, the whole Christmas vibe especially the snowy Christimas holiday magic was pretty enjoyable!
Olivia along with her colleagues are stranded in New York during Christmas time where they were attending a conference. Olivia loves New York so for her being in New York especially with her friend John is no hardship. Everything of course is made difficult with her being responsible for her colleagues all with different and big personalities. Then there Elijah the New Yorker who Olivia meets on the airport and feels attracted to, complicating everything.
John who works for HeForShe campaign is also in New York. He has been Olivia’s friend for a few years now. John was great guy, I wish we gotten to know him a bit better. Every Christmas he and his family would have a big family gathering but now he is stuck in NYC far away for them, so he decides to make the best of it and show Olivia how amazing Christmas can be.
Olivia was a pretty great protagonist, she’s just a genuinely nice person with a perchance of landing herself in humours/ awkward situations. She doesn’t really feel like Christmas is anything special because in her family it isn’t so Olivia goes through a journey over the course of the book realising what Christmas is actually about.
We get to see some NYC in winter and Christmas time and those bits were pretty magical, making me wish I was in New York as well. I think the author did a great job showing NYC, the subtle friend to lovers relationship, making more friends and making Christmas special even when stranded somewhere far away from hime.
The book has great humour, delightful characters and making one practical girl believing in the magic of Christmas!