The Christmas Spirit by Susan Buchanan


New year and I thought I would try a new way of reading books, via the Kindle app. So my first book was The Christmas Spirit by Susan Buchanan. I came across Susan’s book as she promoted it on Twitter and it sounded like an interesting story.

Natalie goes to the small town of Winstanton and her aim is to work in the local bakery and help certain people before Christmas. The whole story is centred around the bakery and we are slowly introduced to each character. We meet Stanley who is lonely after his wife died, Jacob who is unsuccessfully trying to find a job and has issues with his parents, Rebecca who has just broken up from her boyfriend and Meredith who is a workaholic. As we get to know each character we really start to care about them and want the best for all of them. Natalie subtly influences the people she has set out to help and events unfold for all of them in a positive way, so leading to a very happy ending for all.

I loved this book as it was full of warm fuzzy feelings. Every character’s tale was really touching and emotional and true to life. I think there will be at least one character you will really enjoy getting to know and follow their story. For me it was Stanley and Jacob.

This story is about considering others and never judging a person by what you see as there may be other things going on in their life. Natalie shows this in what she subtly achieves in her time in Winstanton before Christmas and even though it is something she does every year, we can do every day.

I recommend this book for everyone to read as it is a lovely story to read and by the end you will, like me, want to visit the bakery too to sample the amazing cakes on offer in the friendly atmosphere.

9 responses »

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    A lovely review. I loved the warm, fuzziness as well along with the interactions between the stories which reminded me of the way “Love Actually” plays out.

    And yes, it made me wish that I visited a bakery like Sugar & Spice as well.

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    A lovely review. I enjoyed the warm fuzziness of the story along with the way the tales interacted with each other.

    And yes, it made me want to visit a bakery like Sugar & Spice as well.

    • Thanks for visiting my blog also. Yes it was a lovely story and the bakery was definitely the link for all the characters. 🙂

      I am looking forward to reading another book written by Susan in the next few weeks.

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  4. Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, excellent blog!

    • Hi
      Thank you for letting me know. Really appreciated. I have checked the blog through all browsers and it seems ok now. But how the blog works with broswers is based on the technical side that WordPress would manage.
      But thank you again as I definitely needed to check that.

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