Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Holiday Book
Goodreads: A Nantucket shopkeeper discovers that Christmas is the perfect occasion to make unexpected friendships . . . to warm the coldest of hearts–and maybe even find love.
Christina Antonioni is preparing for the holidays at her Nantucket toy shop, unpacking last-minute shipments and decorating for her loyal Christmas shoppers. But when her Scrooge of a landlord, Oscar Bittlesman, raises her rent, it seems nearly impossible for Christina to continue business on the wharf.
Even so, Christina hopes there is a warm heart underneath Oscar’s steely exterior. When she bonds with Wink, his sweet, young granddaughter who frequents the shop, it becomes clear that perhaps he isn’t so cold after all. And with the help of Wink’s uncle, who happens to be a charming and very handsome bachelor, this may be the best Christmas any of them could have ever imagined. Nancy Thayer’s enchanting Nantucket setting provides the perfect backdrop for this holiday love story.
Ope’s Opinion: The setting and the story was perfect for this time of year. It made me want to take a trip to Nantucket and walk around the wharf – it sounds wonderful!
Christina is the main character – I really liked her, but I didn’t care for the part where she talked to herself and called herself IC ( Inner Christina ). I would have rather she talked to her cat, then herself. It was not constantly through the whole book, so I enjoyed the most of it.
The ending was predictable – exactly what you want and expect for a holiday story.