Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson
Publication: 3rd October 2016
Olivia has never experienced a snow-covered, ‘traditional’ Christmas before. Having grown up in a family that chose winter sun over decking the halls, she’s not sure what all the fuss is about. So when she and her co-workers are stranded in New York after a work trip, Olivia is perfectly happy spending the holiday season in The Big Apple.
John, Olivia’s friend, on the other hand is so upset and is desperate to get home in time for his big family get-together. Nevertheless, determined to make the best out of the situation he sets out to show Olivia how enchanting Christmas in New York can be. And when she adds handsome New Yorker Elijah into the mix, could the magic of the season finally be working its charm on Olivia? As December 25th draws closer, Olivia suddenly finds herself with a decision to make: who does she really want to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas?
Full of romance and festive magic, Mistletoe on 34th Street is the funniest and most charming love story you will read this Christmas!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for my copy – I apologise it’s taken me so long to get to it but here it is!!!!
I’ve had this book on my shelf since last year, and I fancied some romance, Christmas, and a feel-good read. I’ve had Christmas on my brain since reading The Christmas Holiday and this book was everything I needed!
A bit slow to get going but when it did, I loved every moment of it. I’m a huge sucker for Christmas books, set in New York. This book was written well, it was funny, witty, and a has a fantastic plot. Every Chapter is a step closer to Christmas and it works really well. It made it feel like that it was building up to something amazing, magical, and a sense of purpose.
All of the characters were great. Olivia was a brilliant leading lady. She is definitely my sort of character. She’s practical, independent, strong-willed and sure of what she wants. Or is she? John, Olivia’s friend, comes across as charming, a good man and is again, a great character. All of the secondary characters are fantastic, all with their own little stories. They could all easily be someone you know. Or be you. They all work well together, except for the addition of Elijah but let’s not go there. Excuse the language, but he was a Dick.
Any book set in the build up, or at actual Christmas time works wonderfully for me. Everything always seems right within the world at Christmas and this book has that feeling. It made everything seem right when everything was feeling wrong. Everyone needs to believe in magic at Christmas time and I think this is the book to help people see that. Just brilliant – I know I’ve said that word a lot within this review but hey, I don’t see the problem!!!! 5/5 for me!!