I read this book at a time when I felt like I’d lost my reading mojo a little. Not like me at all to be honest. But oh boy, did this little beauty get me out of it. I met Florence at an RNA event earlier this year after we’d been friends online for a while, and immediately clicked so I bought her book as we shared the same sense of humour and I had a feeling I was going to really like her writing so decided to buy Winter’s Gift which I loved the sound of and below is my review.
This has recently has a gorgeous new cover which I absolutely adore.
Florence is a very talented lady who also writes for children under the name of Lily Mae Walters
About the book
Bea Winters’ life is going nowhere. Bullied at work she longs to follow her dream of becoming a published author. So when an advert appears in her local paper to work in the accounts department of a publishing house in Yorkshire, she jumps at the chance.
Her gorgeous new boss Scott Summers is the perfect distraction and she strikes up an instant friendship with another aspiring author, Eddie Richards.
But all isn’t as it seems in the sleepy village of Bloomsdale.
How does the local clairvoyant know her name? Where did the little black dog suddenly appear from and why does she keep bumping into the mysterious Charlie?
And what did I think?
Oh I absolutely adored this book. It was so beautifully written that you immediately jumped into Bea’s life and became the character of this gorgeous story.
The village setting and cast of characters were so vivid that I could just imagine it all in my head playing like a TV show. I do have to give a huge shout out to Buddy the dog who was a glorious addition to the cast although my most favourite character was Eddie.
Twists and turns and some unexplained goings on, made this such a compelling read, that I really couldn’t wait to get back to, every time I found myself being pulled away to deal with real life.
Winter’s Gift was a book which left me with a lovely warm fuzzy feeling. One of those which feels like you are wrapped up in your favourite comfort blanket with a mug of cocoa. This is the perfect read to shut outside all this horrible weather we are having at the moment and it will absolutely warm your heart. It was everything for me that a book should be and it gave me all the feels!
Can’t wait to read more from this fabulous author.
About me, by Florence Keeling
“I am married with two teenage children. I chose the name of Florence Keeling as it was my Great Grandmother’s name who I share a birthday of April Fool’s Day with. I was born and raised in Coventry, England and now live just outside, in Nuneaton.
I am very lucky to have a handful of very close friends, three of whom I have known from school. My family and friends are my world.
I trained as an accountant but moved into book keeping at the age of twenty and now work for three companies in the role of office manager where I cover accounts, payroll, HR etc.
Apart from writing my favorite pastimes are spending time with my family, walking my dogs and reading. I am also a huge fan of The Walking Dead, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and Poldark.