Calling Mrs Christmas

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Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She’s soon in huge demand and Cassie’s business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born.

Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children so he enlists Cassie’s help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients.

When Carter asks Cassie to join them on a trip to Lapland, she knows she shouldn’t go. As much as tries, Cassie can’t deny how drawn she is to Carter and everything he has to offer, but she still loves her warm-hearted Jim. Suddenly Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.

My Opinion: For my last Christmassy read of the year I read Calling Mrs Christmas, the latest book from Carole Matthews.

Cassie comes up with an idea to make some money over the Christmas period and starts offering services to buy presents, decorate trees and do almost anything else to make people’s Christmasses a bit less stressful! The business is a huge success and she soon finds herself picking up a new client in the form of Carter Randall, after accidentally throwing a drink over him.

Carter procures Cassie’s services to make Christmas perfect for his children, by decorating and arranging the trip of a lifetime. Little does Cassie know that she will be asked to join them on the trip and end up having to make a life changing decision.

I enjoyed this book and thought that it was really well written with a well thought out storyline. The only thing that grated on me was Cassie. She is selfish, takes her partner Jim for granted and gets too easily swayed by the amount of money in someones wallet, rather than how they are as a person. It didn’t spoil the book for me though and I would recommend it to fans of chick lit and Carole Matthews.

My rating: A festive four stars.

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