In the run up to Christmas, what better way to get into the spirit than spend some quality time with Alfie, George and friends.
This particular story has a very sombre feel to it. I can’t go into why but there was definitely a few teary moments that had me reaching for the tissues. In parts, it really does make for some emotional reading.
The story really gets you into that festive mood. The whole sense of that time of year came flooding through the pages and I was getting as excited as the rest of the families in the book. It almost had me rushing to get all my Christmas decorations up. Almost but not quite.
I love how through a cat, the author manages to tackle lots of everyday subjects. Again I don’t want to go into any real detail with the story but it will make you sit back and think of others. Christmas can be a hard time for people for various reasons but I love how people come together, with the help of Alfie of course and show what the true spirit of Christmas is all about.
Alfie In The Snow is a festive read that will make you feel all warm and cosy inside. It will have you laugh and cry as well as empathise with the families in the story. Another delightful and entertaining read in the Alfie series that can all be read as stand alone’s.
My thanks to Avon and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Oh what another wonderful book from rachel. I so look forward to reading about Alfie. Always lots going on in Edgar road. So sad about tiger though, alfies best friend very sad. But life does go on. Nice to see the children growing up and all those teenage hormones running riot. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
My favourite Alfie book so far. I love how Alfie compares himself to his humans, the problems they are having with their children and his with George. Christmas may be close but Alfie is not feeling very festive. New neighbours have moved in next door with their lovely house cat Hana. Alfie senses the new humans aren't happy and wants his humans to "bring them into the fold" but with teenage hormones thrown into the mix this will be harder than he thinks. He's also having to face one of his best friends being seriously ill and his son George wanting to spend more time with his own friends and not with Alfie. Can Alfie work his usual magic so humans and cats can have a good Christmas or is this one step too far even for him. Lovely and very well written, if you like cats you should definitely read this!
Alfie the Doorstep Cat returns with his kitten George in the fifth novel in this heartwarming series. This time he has new neighbours to befriend, as well as a taciturn elderly widower who is struggling to live independently to help and also the couple who own Alfie’s girlfriend, the mother of George. The new next door neighbours have returned to London from Japan and they have a house cat that never goes out. George is once again smitten! With more friends and neighbours than ever, the time is ripe for Alfie and George to have more adventures. But as Christmas nears, can Alfie sort out all the problems and squabbles in his community and save the day. You bet he can! I really enjoyed this novel and it was just lovely to meet the characters from the neighbourhood once again. The children are growing up and their parents are getting ready for Christmas and beyond. Everyone is very busy, the children are excited and their close friendships are thriving. Alfie’s family are hosting Christmas day this year, the same as last year at their holiday property and everyone is invited to join in the festivities. There’s even a fledgling romance in the air. Meeting Alfie’s three families one more is delightful, their characters and lives developing further. This novel is all about family and community and is a real feel-good read suitable for families and young adult readers alike. It’s highly recommended by me. I received this novel through my membership of NetGalley and from publisher Avon in return for an honest review. Thank you most sincerely for my copy.