Friday, October 01, 2021



Daisy always felt as if Fox Farm was home and when she decided to return and spend Christmas there, her expectations were high.  But when the unexpected happens, it will take everything she has to make sure Christmas continues on.  Jean, the owner of Fox Farm, and the residents of the village, are the closest family Daisy has ever had.  When Jean becomes ill, Daisy jumps at the opportunity to help her and makes sure all the holiday festivities continue on.  Jean’s nephew Alex, is roped into helping Daisy.  Alex hates Christmas and Daisy is the complete opposite and loves Christmas.

I really enjoyed the banter back and forth between Alex and Daisy.  This story was a charming read and I enjoyed the flow of the story.  I liked the build-up to the Christmas season and how the story unfolded. The auth pulls you into the story and doesn’t let you go.  I look forward to reading more from this author.

Thank you Helen Pollard for such a wonderful story. I absolutely loved the feisty characters.  The well developed characters made the story come alive, while the plot kept me completely engrossed in the book.  I loved it, and I highly recommend this book.

Rating: 5 out of 4.




Author:  Helen Pollard 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: September 29, 2021 
Pages: 309 
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Daisy is preparing to spend her first Christmas in the only place she’s ever really felt at home: beautiful Fox Farm. But when tragedy strikes, she will need all her festive cheer, and all the mulled wine, to keep Christmas from being cancelled…

Living at Fox Farm, with its cosy cafĂ© and charming pottery workshop, is a dream come true for thirty-one-year-old Daisy. The kindly owner, Jean, and the close-knit village feel like the family Daisy has never had. She’s been looking forward to finally having people to buy gifts for and to share cookies with in front of the fire after too much Christmas dinner.

When Jean suddenly falls ill, Daisy is the first to lend a hand in organising the holiday celebrations. She ropes in Alex – Jean’s handsome Scrooge of a nephew – to help her. From the get-go Daisy and Alex cannot agree on anything, butting heads through decorating disasters and tripping over each other at the holiday barn dance. Alex hates Christmas, and Daisy is feeling so festive she might as well be the fairy on top of the ten-foot tree. Can Daisy melt Alex’s icy exterior and prove to him just how magical Christmas can be?

But then Alex discovers Fox Farm is almost bankrupt, and suddenly its whole future is in jeopardy. They need a plan, and quickly, if Jean is to have a place to come back to this Christmas. Will Daisy be able to save the only real home she’s ever had? And might this Christmas be the beginning of something special?


As a child, Helen had a vivid imagination fuelled by her love of reading (long past her bedtime!) so she started to create her own stories in a notebook.

Now a bestselling author of contemporary romance, she believes that good characterisation is the key to a successful book and loves infusing her writing with humour and heart.

Helen lives in Yorkshire with her husband, two grown-up (in theory) kids and a Jekyll and Hyde cat.

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