Today it my pleasure to bring you my review of Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop as part of Hannah Pearl’s blog tour.
Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Step into Romantic Daze …
Daisy Kirk is a sucker for a love story, which is why she opened up her gift shop – because there’s nothing that makes Daisy happier than when she’s helped a customer achieve their own ‘happily ever after’ by finding the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one. And she absolutely does not just sell ‘soppy presents and frilly pants’ as her brother’s infuriating best friend, Eli, is so fond of suggesting.
The sad fact is that whilst Daisy is helping others with their love lives, hers is non-existent. But when unusual circumstances take Daisy and Eli on a road trip from London to rural Wales, will she finally get the happily ever after to her own Christmas love story?
Firstly, I think I should suggest that we all need a shop like Romantic Daze in ours lives! How often do we find ourselves struggling to choose the perfect gift for loved ones? Daisy Kirk owns the shop that would solve all of our problems! One problem she has been unable to solve though is that of her own love life. Having lost her mother at a very young age, she has a small, close family unit with her father and her brother Ben. Friends are equally important to both Daisy and Ben, and they each class their best friends, Lily and Eli respectfully, as family.
Daisy and Eli fight – a lot. Ben requires peace in his life, and he truly hates how much his sister and best friend bicker. When a situation arises, Daisy and Eli are forced on a road trip together, requiring them to work together to solve the problem that they inadvertently created. There’s a fine line between love and hate – can they cross that line?
Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop is a lovely novel. Daisy is an excellent main character – she’s awkward, she’s loves her friends and family, and most notably, she is looking for fairytale love – anything less is not worth having. However, she has begun to feel dejected, and fears that she may literally have her head in the clouds. Eli is of course tall and handsome (can’t have a romance novel without a handsome man!), but he is a ladies man who is afraid of commitment. He doesn’t let any woman close, anyone except for Daisy, his best friends sister.
I am more than happy to recommend this novel – it is light and funny. It looks at family, heartache, love and relationships. It is perfect for a Sunday afternoon, in front of the fire, with your twinkly Christmas lights in the background and a glass of wine in your hand!
If you enjoy this novel (which you will!) then please check out my review of Hannah Pearl’s It’s My Birthday
Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📖
Thank you to Hannah Pearl and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a copy of this novel, in exchange for my honest review.
Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.
She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.
In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.
Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.
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