Written by Emma Davies
Daisy Turner has worked at Buchanan’s Family Jewellers since the day she finally escaped her troubled home.
With a unique talent for matching the perfect piece of jewellery to any romantic milestone, she painstakingly polishes each stunning creation every morning and safely locks them away each night, longing for the day she’ll have a love story to call her own…
But everything changes one day in December when the owner announces she is retiring. She will leave the shop to whichever of her three sons creates the perfect piece of Christmas jewellery for Daisy.
In danger of losing the job that once saved her, Daisy is catapulted out of her comfort zone as each of the brothers sweeps her off her feet to find out what her heart truly desires. Between ice-skating, starlight shopping and cosy candle-lit dinners, it’s only handsome and guarded youngest brother Kit who really seems to be listening. Because Daisy has a secret. Every night, when the shop closes, she lays out her tools in neat rows and creates sparkling designs of her own…
As Christmas Day approaches, Daisy’s growing feelings for Kit fill her with a confidence she never knew she had. But as the brothers present their elaborate gemstone masterpieces, she’s in for the shock of her life… Was Kit using her to get ahead in the competition all along? Or has he truly worked out the one thing she has always longed for?
They say all good things come in small packages, but the best things don’t need wrapping at all…
A Blissful Read!
Having an Emma Davies novel waiting in the wings is always a treat – a most delicious and delectable one at that. I always know I’m in for the warmest of reads!
Daisy works at the town’s ‘posh’ jewellers. It’s the only job she’s ever had and she is very accomplished at sending customers away both happy and satisfied with their purchases. Owned by Bea Buchanan, the business is a family firm and all three of Bea’s sons are involved in one way or another – not that any of them have ever troubled themselves to get to know Daisy, or anything about her life outside of shop hours. With family money behind them, they each have had a very different kind of life to Daisy, but she’s happy with her lot – until, one day, Bea drops the bombshell that she’s retiring and only one person will be left with control of the jeweller’s – which brother is the question on everyone’s lips! In order to help her decide, Bea sets up a competition which will see each of them spending time with Daisy and finding out all about her – but why, oh why didn’t she ask Daisy first?
Everything about this story is special and it sparkles brightly all the way through. The title begins the feel-good vibes and they continue to the very last. Wonderful and heart-warming really don’t do this one justice .. it oozes charm and glows all the way through as we get to know Daisy – and each of her employer’s sons – better. This is really not one to be missed! Whilst it is a stand-alone read in it’s own right, it also continues on from two previous novels by this author: The House on Hope Corner and The Beekeeper’s Cottage, both of which I fully recommend. Emma’s writing displays a very talented woman who instinctively knows how to wheedle her way into a reader’s heart and make everything in the world seem rosy! This one demands a full five shining stars and earns every one of them. A blissful read!
My thanks to publisher Bookouture for my copy via NetGalley; all opinions are – as always – entirely honest and completely my own.
Tags: rom-com, women’s fiction
- Format: ebook,, paperback
- Size: 324 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture
- Publication Date: 16 October 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
- W. H. Smith
After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.
After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.
Pop over to her website http://www.emmadaviesauthor.com where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her).