Leah thought a bit of Prosecco would make her forget seeing her boyfriend with another woman. And it did … it just also made her forget buying a Christmas tree farm in Scotland. After coming to her senses, she’s shocked, but the idea of trekking off to Scotland and running her own business is more than appealing. And while the farm itself isn’t quite what she thought it would be, it has potential—just like the handsome pumpkin farmer next door.
Everyone makes regrettable decisions, but Leah takes things to the extreme when she buys a Christmas tree farm after a few too many drinks. At the start, she’s at an incredible low point, having just left her job after discovering her boyfriend/boss has been having an affair. Author Jaimie Admans certainly knows how to make Leah suffer in these opening chapters. She’s lost so much, but it’s effective in that Leah is such a likable character—funny with genuine humility—it’s impossible not to want to see her snatch her own happy ending.
But Admans doesn’t make it easy for her. Turns out, running a Christmas tree farm is hard work—even more so when it’s fallen into disrepair! Admans peppers in rich detail about the trees and the actual work involved in farming, and she does so in a way that’s informative while propelling the action forward. Leah, while growing more confident and comfortable with herself, also grows as a farmer, and before long she’s discovering herself while tossing out her own tree knowledge to the reader.
As Leah comes into her own, she’s supported by a marvelous cast of characters in the Scottish countryside. As charming as a Christmas tree farm itself is, the community surrounding it is almost doubly so. Admans expertly plops Leah into a cast of introverts who carve out a place for her if she’s willing to take it. Leading the charge is Noah, the farmer next door. Initially abrasive, there’s plenty of friction between the two, but Admans carefully pushes them together until they’re an irresistible pair—and what’s more, she cleverly finds a way to completely justify his initial behavior while keeping him sympathetic.
Romantic and empowering, Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm combines the magic of a new start with the Christmas season. It’s downright charming.
Title: Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm
Author: Jaimie Admans
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: October 09, 2019
Note: I received a free ARC of this book through NetGalley.