The Reluctant Elf

This month I am going to be completely Lost in Christmas! There will be festive reviews, guest posts, giveaways and more surprises every day. Today's review is the fantastic novella The Reluctant Elf. 

Ah! And don't forget to enter my Christmas Giveaway!

Title: The Reluctant Elf
Author: Michele Gorman
Published: October 14th 2014 by Notting Hill Press
Amazon | Amazon UK

Blurb: Meet Britain's Worst Innkeeper

Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ultimate B&B hostess to save her beloved Aunt Kate’s livelihood.

When Aunt Kate ends up in the hospital, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter are called to rural Wales to stand in at the B&B. Without the faintest idea how to run a hotel (she can barely run her own life), Lottie must impress the picky hotel reviewer and his dysfunctional family who are coming to stay over Christmas. Without the rating only he can bestow, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood.

But will Danny, the local taxi driver who she hires to help her, really be Santa’s little helper, or the Grinch who stole Christmas?

*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* 

Review: This lovely novella is a precious little gem. I enjoyed every page and time flew while I was reading it. Lottie and her beautiful clever daughter stole my heart from the begining. They were fighters and Lottie just couldn't see her aunt's dream, her B&B, disappear over Christmas so she gave it everything to save it. And what an adventure it was, as she had no idea how to run a house, even less a B&B, she hired the handsome Danny, even if he was not the most skilled cook, he turnet out to be a key to this story... It was hilarious to read how they tried to achieve the unachievable, get the perfect review from the reviewer with the craziest family of the world.

This short story was packed with laughs, emotions, up and downs and love. And it had a trully festive feel. I love it when an author manages to capture you in only a hundred pages and create such wonderful and vivid characters. I highly recommend this novella for the holidays, I am sure that you all will love it too and it will make you feel all warm and festive. 

Rating: 5 stars and the christmas special badge, meaning that it's the perfect Christmas read!

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