by Beth Harbison
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: Noelle is not a fan of the holidays and to make matters worse, she is at a crossroads in her life when it seems that love and adventure are no longer possible. When she stays late at her job in a department store on a snowy Christmas Eve she accidentally gets locked in after closing. She isn’t too concerned about the prospect of spending the night in the store…until a woman appears out of nowhere and tells Noelle that she’s her guardian angel. Soon Noelle finds herself camped out in the shoe department facing several “ghosts” of Christmases past, present, and future...Will visiting the holidays of yesterday and tomorrow help Noelle see the true spirit of Christmas? And will the love she has longed for all her life be the best surprise gift of all?
Kritters Thoughts: I admit when I signed up to review this book, I was clueless that it was a part of a series, but after doing some research, I found that I could read it on its own before I read the previous two books in the series. But I will say that after reading it, I am definitely excited to read the first two in the series!
Now to review. After I read this book, I saw someone say that it was a take on A Christmas Carol by visiting the character's past to learn a lesson and I agree, but I would say it was the best lady edition of A Christmas Carol! I loved how they stayed in her past and visited many moments where if she had made a different turn, her life could have gone in a different direction.
I have to admit I also loved that this book was set in a neighborhood not to far from where I live. I loved reading a book where I knew where she was and could picture it all in my head.
At just 160 pages this book was perfect for a day that was full of holiday shopping and gift wrapping. I loved ending my day with this fun holiday read.
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel (and to read the two books before it!)
Ebook 2016 Challenge: 34 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's 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.