Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson
|Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson|
|Category: Women's Fiction|
|Reviewer: Zoe Morris|
|Summary: A fun, festive frolic through the city that never sleeps, this is an easy book to lose yourself in|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 432||Date: November 2016|
|External links: Author's website|
It's December, and Olivia is off to New York. Sadly it's not for the Christmas of a lifetime, or even a pre-holiday shopping weekend. She's going for work, in fact she's leading a team of colleagues, so it's far from a relaxing trip. Luckily she'll be home in time for the big day itself, and then she'll really be able to relax. Except, in a comedy of errors such as this, things don't exactly go to plan. Fierce weather grounds flights and shatters dreams, and new Christmas plans come into play.
This is several books in one. It's a comedy, it's a disaster, and it might even turn into a love story of sorts. It's typical chick lit and it's a feel good Christmassy tale, and best of all it's set in one of the greatest cities of them all, New York! Of course there are lots of books (and shows) set there, but adding in a British heroine does change things. This is a touristy New York with an adventure round every corner, not a local's home where there's, erm, probably a rather large rat round those same corners.
The book starts on 5th December and gradually edges closer to the big day. It's a lovely, festive story for as soon as the nights turn cold and you want to dream instead of bright lights and big cities. Olivia has a lot on, and anyone who has ever been to a work conference or travelled overseas on assignment will appreciate her day to day dilemmas. That's the first big chunk of the story, and it's a great way to get to know her, and some of her co-workers, before the fun really starts. There's a lot of humour in the book, both slapstick and sometimes just quite resigned, and the writing is incredibly easy to get into.
Olivia is not a born romantic, she's anti-Christmas and anti-men but New York is a magical city and if anywhere can change her, it's there. With an uplifting ending this is definitely a feel good read and I thank the publishers for sending us a copy to review.
If you heart New York, then I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk comes recommended. Whereas if you think it's a city to die for, then look no further than Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York by Gail Parent.
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