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.