It’s only a month until Christmas and Josie Ballard is up to her ears in brandy, raisins and cherries as she battles to make forty Christmas pudding to sell at Bath Christmas market!
Ever since Giles walked out the day their baby son, Titus, was born, Josie has had to work twice as hard to make ends meet – and she can barely keep up with demand for her famous steamed puddings. Even worse, her handsome new neighbour, Harry, is proving quite a distraction.
Meanwhile, Giles is starting to wonder whether he made a terrible mistake in abandoning Josie and Titus – it turns out the grass isn’t always greener. And with one party blurring into another, he decides it’s finally time to head home to Pelham Crescent for the holidays.
But the last thing Giles expected was to find newcomer Harry on Josie’s doorstep!
Christmas just got complicated…
Josie is a single mum to a baby boy who is juggling motherhood whilst trying to keep afloat. She works a couple of days a week making the most incredible sounding desserts! When we first meet her, she is preparing lots of Christmas puddings and I have to say my mouth was watering.
To start with, I was quiet anti Giles for deserting Josie due to cheating on her. If anything my opinions of certain characters in this story kept changing and by the end they had taken a total u-turn!
Christmas at the Crescent is a lovely novella which will get you in the festive mood. For a novella, I was quickly invested in Josie’s life and wanted the best for her and her son. It reminded me how quick we can be to judge and I was very surprised at how the author had me changing my opinion in such a short space of time. Not only does the story have a wonderful Christmas vibe, it was also heart warming with dashes of romance through out. A novella to cosy up with and lose yourself for a couple of hours!