Gingle bells, gingle bells, gingle all the way…
Olive Turner might have lived through eighty-four Christmases, but she’ll never get bored of her favourite time of year. And this one’s set to be extra-special. It’s the Gin Shack’s first Christmas – and there’s a gin-themed weekend and a cocktail competition on the cards!
But, beneath the dazzle of fairy lights and the delicious scent of mince-pies, Olive smells a rat. From trespassers in her beloved beach hut to a very unfunny joke played on her friends, it seems that someone is missing a dose of good cheer.
Olive knows she’s getting on a bit – but is she really imagining that someone in the little seaside town is out to steal Christmas? More importantly, can she create the perfect gin cocktail before Christmas Eve – in time to save the day?
Enjoyable, Entertaining and a Bit of a Mystery!
First up, I have to confess that I haven’t read Christmas at the Gin Shack – not that I didn’t want to but I never managed to find the time somehow and that’s to my shame. This is a wonderful Christmas read.
I can honestly say I’ve never come across a festive read featuring beach huts before but it works! The story, the characters, the writing are all top notch. Olive is a fabulous creation and I’m sure as all of us advance in years we’ll be hoping to find a bit of what she has within. How to grow old with class and excitement! This is enjoyable, entertaining and even has a ‘baddie’. What a marvellous concept! It makes for a great festive read and this is one you should definitely add to your Christmas reading pile.
The characters come alive and jump off the page – what a fantastic fun novel and one I’m so glad to have read and reviewed. Catherine Miller is definitely an author to add to my ‘do not miss’ list.
My thanks to Anna Massardi of Harper Collins for the opportunity to read this one – I’m only sorry that illness stopped me from taking part in the Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: Christmas, family, humour
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 585.0 KB
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 13 October 2017
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