One night will change their lives forever…
Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.
Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and after talking for hours, losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.
The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognises the voice from last night…
A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!
❄️ WOW ❄️ WOW ❄️ WOW ❄️
What can I say… I just loved this beautiful story which shows how important friends are to every one of us!
The story starts with Leo, a man with the world on his shoulders who has found himself at his lowest point in life. He is standing on the edge of the town bridge as he considers jumping off as he feels he cannot go on with life. Luckily he calls a helpline number he found on a leaflet at the side of the bridge, however in his distressed state he calls the local charity shop instead of the 24-hour counselling helpline. I will say no more about the plot – you need to go read it for yourself!
If you enjoy watching It’s A Wonderful Life when it comes on TV each year then you will LOVE this book. The author clearly loves the film and has reminded me how good it is that I am planning on a Sunday afternoon cosy on the couch watching it with my little dog by my side.
The author, Jaimie Admans, has given us a gorgeous festive romance whilst dealing with the sensitive issue of depression, loneliness and the feeling of failure that so many people are struggling with but feel they can’t talk about. These are generally those around us who appear to be the happiest, most cheerful and easy going which real life has shown us all time and time again.
This book made me laugh (and lots of happy tears) and cry (some sad tears) but the main feeling was of hope, of friendship, of the reminder that we should all be a bit more aware of the people around us. I read this book in one sitting, a wet but bright Saturday afternoon into the evening and once I had finished reading my world felt a much brighter place. Thank you Jaimie ❄️
Thank you to NetGalley, HQ Digital and Jaimie Admans for the opportunity to read and review this novel. I have pre-ordered my own copy in paperback as I know I will want to read this again and again!
- TITLE: It’s A Wonderful Night
- AUTHOR: Jaimie Admans
- PUBLISHER: HQ Digital
- PUBLICATION DATE: 5 October 2018
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi. Thank you for visiting my website and caring enough to click on the About Me page. Er, unless you clicked on it accidently, in which case, by all means carry on with what you were doing.
I’m Jaimie, I’m in my thirties, and I’m from South Wales, UK.
I write. Quite a lot. I started out self-publishing, but more recently I’ve been published by HQ Digital and will be querying agents with a YA project this year.
I enjoy writing, gardening, drinking tea, and watching horror movies. I love my Chihuahua – Bruiser, autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact I sound like a dying hyena. I hate spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. I spend far too much time on Twitter and own too many pairs of boots.