Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Reluctant Elf
by Michele Gorman

Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Pages: 100
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood.

When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas. Without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood.

But will Danny, the local taxi driver who she hires to help her, really be Santa’s little helper, or the Grinch who stole Christmas?


Kritters Thoughts:  Single mom Lottie and her seven year old daughter, Mabel, have to run quickly to their Aunt's B&B and help her make an impression on a hotel critique.  Her Aunt is laid out due to an accident and she has to take this B&B and get it up and running and ready for an interesting guest.

Quirky, sweet and what a fun ride!  For me, Mabel made the book for me.  I loved how at times I thought she was beyond her seven year old age, but growing up with a single mom, I could see why she had aged a little faster than her peers.  She was just great!

Although short and quick, Michele Gorman easily got me the reader hooked on these characters and wanting to read more.  I wouldn't mind a sequel to put these character's in a new situation.

After reading this book, I am officially a Michele Gorman fan and will blindly go into any book she writes!
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Ebook 2014 Challenge: 65 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Notting Hill Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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