Thank you for joining me today I'm delighted to be sharing my review of Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse by Lilly Bartlett. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
Put your feet up and tuck into the mince pies, because you won’t have to lift a finger to enjoy this Christmas!
Too bad the same can’t be said for single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie.
When her beloved Aunt Kate ends up in hospital just before Christmas, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter rush to rural Wales to take over her B&B. A picky hotel reviewer and his mad family are coming to stay, and without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood.
But Lottie can barely run her own life, let alone a hotel. How will she manage to turn the falling-down guesthouse into the luxurious wonderland the reviewer expects? And could the mysterious taxi driver, Danny, who agrees to help her, turn out to be the real gift this season?
As the snow sparkles on the trees and hot chocolate steams in your hand, snuggle into the delicious magic of Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse.
Even though this is a short story I was completely pulled into Lottie's life and the pure determination she has in helping her Aunt Kate. I could just imagine the look on Lottie's face when she first sets eyes on the B&B and realises that things are far from perfect. Leaving me wondering if it would be possible to turn things around in time.
It's a gorgeous story that had me laughing at the many situations that Lottie finds herself in as she tries to save the guest house. It was such a crazy idea to take on the task of fixing the B&B but luckily she has Danny to help her. Will everything turn out okay in the end though?
The guests are definitely a nightmare causing lots of problems for Lottie and Danny. However I loved the ideas that they came up with to fix things, they made a brilliant team! I was smiling away to myself throughout it really is the perfect story to curl up with. The setting is ideal for a Christmas story with humour, family and love playing a wonderful part. Before I knew it I was nearing the end and I was a little sad that my time at the Falling-Down Guesthouse was nearly over.
Fun, festive and delightfully heartwarming!
With thanks to Michele Gorman for my copy and the invite to join the tour. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Lilly Bartlett’s cosy romcoms are full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.
Lilly is the pen-name of Sunday Times and USA Today best-selling author, Michele Gorman, who writes best friend-girl power comedies under her own name.