Book: Meet Me Under The Mistletoe
Author: Jenny Bayliss
Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Group Putnam for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Nory runs a second-hand bookstore called Serendipitous Seconds located in London. She loves all the books she sells so much that she has a hard time parting with them.
It’s the holiday season and Nory has been invited to a reunion with her old group of friends. They wanted to spend some time together before her friend Jenna’s wedding which is at the same place as the reunion, the school castle.
Nory bumps into the head gardener Issac at the castle. Issac, who happens to be her brother's friend for many years. Nory and Issac start a relationship and I did get very invested in their story. It was really cute to watch them grow and fall for one another.
The group of friends were very dynamic and are all really well developed. It was nice to see them grow in a positive way, it felt like really nice progress.
I loved the epilogue so much. I loved that it tied up all loose ends with every character.
The only downfall is that it isn’t very Christmas-y. Aside from the bookshop's window display, finding some mistletoe in the garden and snowing a few times, that is really all the Christmas vibes you will get.
Overall, it was a nice love story with a group of friends that will always look out for one another.
Final Score 4/5