It was the time before Christmas and I decided to pick up a little Christmas read to get me in the mood. Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green by Eve Devon seemed the perfect choice for me.
Genre: Women’s Fiction
After giving his heart last year only to have it given away the very next day, Jake Knightley is opting out of Christmas—permanently! But then a beautiful new village arrival sets mayhem in motion, upsetting all his carefully laid plans.
Emma Danes has said goodbye to Hollywood and will do anything to help make the clock house a success, even working closely with the tempting Mr Knightley.
Now, as snow starts to fall and romance starts to bloom, Emma and Jake may just find themselves repeating Whispers Wood history beneath the mistletoe…
This book was the perfect read for the mood I was in. It is lighthearted with some romance thrown in, and helped me get into the festive mood for Christmas. As I was reading the story, I realised that there was a prequel to this tale. Not having read it, however, did not prevent me from enjoying this novel.
Devon’s story was enchanting, and caused a smile on my face as I was reading. The story also made me think of Jane Austen’s Emma with the main characters being Emma and Jake Knightley (a landowner with not much money). It was fun to read the subtle references to the an older story set in an 1800s English village. In spite of the references to an older story, Christmas at the Little Clock on the Green is a contemporary story that a modern woman can relate.
Even though it didn’t wow me, I enjoyed this novel. It is a romance story that did not disappoint.
I give this novel ⭐⭐⭐ 3 stars.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This novel was the 89th in my 50 book pledge for 2018)