Firstly I wish to thank Noelle Holten of Bookouture for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour for A VERY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS by Tilly Tennant
The fairy lights are up and shoppers are flooding the snowy seaside promenade. It’s going to be a busy month at Forget-Me-Not Vintage, a magical shop with a warm heart where every item has a story to be told. With bright red hair and an infectious smile, Dodie is a hopeless romantic and absolutely one of a kind, just like the pieces in her shop. When Dodie finds a love letter in the pocket of an old woollen coat, she makes it her mission to deliver it to its rightful owner. Following the address, she manages to persuade the handsome but reluctant new tenant, Edward, to help her with her search. As the story of the letter unfolds, Dodie is there, as always, to pick up the pieces and make things right. But who will be there for her when her own love story needs a helping hand? Is it too much to dream of a happy ending like the ones in the black and white movies she adores? If you’re looking for a sweep-you-off-your-feet romance that will warm you through and through then the door to Forget-Me-Not Vintage is always open. Perfect for fans of Jane Linfoot, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan.
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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is a super all round full on romantic read in every possible sense. I love the word vintage it has a classy ring to it and I feel that if I looked the word up I would find that the definition of it would be, “a young woman with bright red hair and an infectious smile.” Dodie is everything vintage from the clothes that she wears, to her shop and even the old black and white movies she swoons over an unhealthy number of times. Her high-light though has to be the delivery of her new, or should I say, old clothes, which she lovingly unpacks and drools over very dreamily.
Occasionally she discovers the secrets of the past in the pockets but nothing like she finds in the beautiful green coat with fur collar. A letter from the past that will take Dodie on an incredible life changing mission, not just for her but for others too.
I am still glowing from reading this beautiful story, this isn’t just a romantic story, this is the meaning of romance, a story from the past that gives you those gooey moments, the knees that could just give way and mostly the imagination of what it was like to grab happiness back in 1944 in the war years. This is the spirit of romance.
Tilly Tennant captures the whole caboodle. Even in present day romance still blossoms over three generations, with Dodie’s gran being one of my favourite characters. She definitely has a sparkle in her eye and the energy to bag a bit of romance for herself too. She made and smile and laugh, what a super outlook on life!
Sometimes people can fall in love with the idea of being in love and so Dodie’s life is put to the test. This is the perfect book to curl up with as the nights draw in, a wonderfully written book that makes you warm inside and giddy on the outside, all topped off with Christmas.
I wish to thank Bookouture and Netgalley for an ARC of this book which I have honestly reviewed.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them. Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her tenth Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier.
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