This was a gentle tale of Enid and Bess, two sisters who are very close but who are very different people. Bess is outgoing and sociable and Enid likes routine and has Aspergers.
Both sisters struggle to find lasting love, but there might be something about this coming Christmas which is going to change things for both of them.
I really enjoyed this book, there are not many books which have someone with Aspergers in them and since I have a son with that condition, I was interested to see how Enid was characterised. The author did a good job of it; I wasn't quite as sure about the characterisation of Fred, who was Australian, lol. I also liked the secondary characters, friends of the two sisters who were more like family.
The epilogue tied up the loose ends very nicely and I think if you are looking for a nice read with a festive twist, you can't go far wrong with this book.
I just LOVED this book! An insight into the challenges experienced by a woman with Asbergers woven into a beautiful tale of sibling love and loyalty. There’s an abundance of hope and it portrays the way life throws a spanner in the works in what can be the most disappointing but surprising of ways. I was utterly captivated and didn’t want it to end. I consumed this book in a couple of days and simply cannot wait for the next instalment from this truly gifted author. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
How better to start December than with a short light Christmas read? I really enjoyed this one.
I liked the fact that it centered around a main character who has Asperger’s. Enid was likeable and relatable and though her emotions and actions were not always rational, I could always understand where she was coming from.
Sure, pretty much all of this novella (apart from one event, which shook things up a bit) was pretty predictable, but I had fun with this one nonetheless. If you are looking for a seasonal read to pick up and read over Christmas, you could do worse than picking up this cozy little gem.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the way the main characters narrate the story from a different point of view, in a chronological way, learning a little bit more with each line. I also found it very interesting to understand about how to interact with a person who has Asperger better. I never saw the plot twist in the middle coming and it really changed my expected directon of the book. This book oozed Christmas charm and the warmth from the Aga seeped through the pages of this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a warm feeling Christmas book to read.
All Rebecca’s books are perfect for the Christmas lovers amongst us, however all the books cover more than just Christmas topics and are anything but a cosy cliche! I love the deeper storylines and attention to relationships. This book covers the challenges of living with Aspergers which is thankfully getting much more recognition by modern society. Well written and a real page turner, just what you want from a book... Brilliant!
Pleasant story, with current topical interests included , and suitable for all Christmas romantics. I enjoyed the storyline, but not so much the style of bobbing between characters which, although popular with modern authors, I personally find distracting.