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My Review of The Reluctant Elf by Michele Gorman

What They Say:

Meet Britain's Worst Innkeeper

Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood.

When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas. Without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood.

But will Danny, the local taxi driver who she hires to help her, really be Santa’s little helper, or the Grinch who stole Christmas?

What I Say:

I am loving all the Christmas novellas out this year and The Reluctant Elf is no exception!

Lottie is just an awesome character! I loved her so much! She's so normal and relatable that I instantly liked her. I felt the pain she did at the loss of her parents, I feel that for my Mum too and it's suffocating sometimes. She wants to be the best Mum she can to little Mabel (love the name!) and does the best she can, which makes me want to help her out!

The B&B that Aunt Kate owns is a shambles and is certainly not fit for guests, never mind a reviewer, but Lottie does her best with some  help from Danny and Mabel. Christmas Day had me in stitches! I laughed so hard and I totally fell in love with Danny!

The ending of this book made me love Michele even more and I want a sequel please!!

A Sparkly Tinsel Topped 10/10!

Thanks to Michele Gorman and Notting Hill Press for sending me an e-copy in exchange for my honest review.

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