The Cosy Travelling Christmas Shop - Lilac Mills

Reading Challenge Category: Free ARC from NetGalley

Official Blurb:

While bringing joy to others, can these two Christmas helpers also find some for themselves?
Seren’s great aunt Nelly hates being in a care home, especially around Christmas when Seren learns that Nelly and the other residents can’t enjoy the simple pleasure of browsing for gifts in the shops. So what if Seren brings the shops to them?
Converting an ice cream van into a gift shop, Seren travels around Tinstone to help out the less mobile. On her journeys, she keeps bumping into a reluctant – and handsome – Father Christmas, who has been roped into helping out this festive season.
But running her own business comes with risks and surprises that Seren's not sure she's able to tackle. Has she bitten off more than she can chew, or will her travelling Christmas shop provide some much-needed festive cheer for the residents of Tinstone?

My Thoughts:

This had just the perfect dose of festiveness!
I want to start off by apologising to the author for not reading this ARC copy back in August before the publication date in September. I just couldn’t bring myself to read something I knew would put me in a Christmas mood while the sun was still shining and I had a very long time to wait. The world is now starting to fill up on Christmas, so I decided this would be the perfect time for me to delve in.
Everything about the book is just perfect. The characters are likeable and relatable. The storyline was beautifully executed, and I really felt like I was along for the ride (literally) with Seren. She made me want to go out and buy an ice cream van and start selling my wares that way!
All the way through, though, I knew there’d be some drama to derail this amazing couple. It came a little later in the book than I expected, but it came nonetheless. It was definitely needed to keep us, the reader, on our toes and not to take the story for granted.
Overall, this was the ideal Christmas book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m glad I waited to read it as I don’t think I would have appreciated it as much back in August, but as the nights are now drawing in, I was able to curl up, get comfy and settle in. A resounding five-star read.

The Cosy Travelling Christmas Shop
by Lilac Mills
Date Started
17th October 2022
Date Finished
20th October 2022