5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved it, 11 Dec 2013
This is an absolutely lovely, feel good book by the brilliant Carole Matthews.
Cassie and Jim are in a long term, very happy relationship but when Cassie loses her job and money is very tight, she has the idea to start up a business called Calling Mrs Christmas! where she does everything from decorating Christmas trees, buying and wrapping presents and organising chefs for festive parties.
The business takes off faster than Cassie anticipates and the very wonderful Jim, a prison guard at a Young Offenders Unit, helps Cassie with decorating the clients houses and dressing as Santa for various Christmas parties. Jim takes two young offenders, Andrew and Kieran (aka Rozzer and Smudge) under his wing and they in turn help Cassie and Jim with the business.
Along comes the very rich and very handsome Carter Randall who literally throws Cassie's world into turmoil and she is left with some very life changing decisions to make.
All the characters in this book are exceptionally lovely, including Gaby, Cassie's sister, and her children.
I was in floods of tears towards the end of the book and just really loved it. I feel all Christmasy now and this was perfect for a cold and foggy time of year,
Brilliant and highly recommended.