Baby It’s Cold Outside by Emily Bell #BookReview #PenguinMichaelJosephUK #NetGalley #4.5*

DISCOVER THE LOVE STORY THAT WILL MELT YOUR HEART THIS CHRISTMAS . . .

FATE PULLED THEM APART BUT NOT BEFORE THEY MADE A PROMISE.

TEN CHRISTMASES LATER, WILL THEIR WISH COME TRUE? . . .

As Norah battles through the bustling December crowds, she hears the notes of a song that transports her back to the most romantic week of her life.

After meeting on a blissful holiday, but knowing they had to part, a boy named Andrew made her a promise:

If they are both single on Christmas Eve in ten years’ time, they will meet under the clock on Grafton Street, Dublin.

Norah has no idea if he will remember, but she has nothing to lose.

So, hoping for a Christmas miracle, she heads to Dublin. To that clock. And, maybe, to Andrew.

But it wouldn’t be Christmas without a few surprises . . .

Truly Delightful Festive Fun!

A truly lovely Christmas story, all about friendships and romance!

In the midst of the December shopping crowds, Norah hears a song which takes her back a decade to when she made a pact with Andrew, a former boyfriend, that if they were both single in ten years time they would meet again under the clock in Grafton Street, in Dublin, on Christmas Eve. Perhaps that’s where the romance is that she’s been missing from her life? So, gathering her courage in both hands, she sets off for Dublin with hope in her heart.

What a fabulous festive tale! This book is just bursting with feel-good pheromones which will put you in the mood for Christmas. There is so much more to this than romance though; I have never been to Dublin but I now know a bit about it and the must-not-miss sights along with the best things to see off the tourist trail. This is a beautifully written novel which sucked me in from the off and kept me hooked until the very last. I loved how the story unfolded; alongside Norah’s trip across the Irish Sea we also enjoy her reminiscences of Christmases past and learn all about her friendships through the years. Truly delightful, and one I’m happy to recommend. 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: romance, women’s fiction

Author Details

Emily Bell grew up in Dublin and moved to London after university. She has had various jobs including tour guide, bookseller and pub singer, and now writes full time. She lives in north London with her husband and daughter.

2 thoughts on “Baby It’s Cold Outside by Emily Bell #BookReview #PenguinMichaelJosephUK #NetGalley #4.5*

  1. No way am I a sloppy romantic person who loves the joy of Christmas and is a believer in second chances. No way is this going on my ‘What I would like for Christmas’ list. Whoops. I forgot you ‘know’ me, Grace. 😀
    OK, I admit to telling the occasional porkie. x

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