‘The Christmas Star’ – Diane Darcy
When an old woman makes a wish upon a Christmas star, miracles start to happen. A manipulative angel and a zany Christmas season are exactly what it takes to get Jason and Elise in the same vicinity again. But can they forgive each other and forget old resentments and hurts? Well, Christmas is a perfect time for miracles. Throw in the hunt for the perfect tree, a sledding competition and a desperate-for-grandchildren mother, and you have the perfect recipe for…love?
This is a perfect festive novella that gets you in the mood for Christmas and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. That’s what this has going for it. Otherwise, well, it’s just a bit too short so I guess that novellas are not the way forwards in terms of reading material for me.
So, probably because it is a short novel, it is easy to predict which direction the plot is heading in. And the whilst that does make it a little cheesy, the story is told in such an inoffensive way, that you cannot help but feel charmed by it. With the magic of Christmas comes the welcome happy ending and by this time I yearned for this for the main character, Elise.
Definitely give this your attention if by the middle of December you just aren’t feeling Christmassy or need a solid “pick me up”, because this charming little story will certainly deliver. Plus, I think this novella is best consumed with a large mug of steaming hot chocolate. Well, why not?