Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Yves by Nicola May

It’s two days before Christmas - and Evie Harris finds herself both manless and jobless. After a chance encounter with handsome Greg (and egged on by her toy-boy-eating friend, Bea) she agrees to work at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day. Striking up an unlikely friendship with homeless Yves, Evie begins an unwitting journey of spiritual awakening, all set against the sparkling winter backdrop of London landmarks. A New Year’s Eve revelation is on its way . . . but will it leave Evie with a happy heart, or will she allow the pre-Christmas past to dictate her future?

I am a big fan of Nicola May, she always seems to write what we all would say and think in our heads but not be brave enough to say out loud or put on paper which makes her very edgy and stand out from other authors. 

When I was offered to review her new novella I was intrigued even though I am not a fan of short stories but because I have never read anything by Nicola May that I haven’t liked I felt I had to give it a try.

Christmas is looking bleak for Eve, she is jobless and has just split with her boyfriend and looks like she could lose her home too. She befriends a homeless guy named Yves with a Y who attempts to show Eve what is really important in life and what can really make you feel good, but will this be enough to help Eve?

This is a great thought provoking read, that had a fabulous unexpected twist that was very moving. It has lovely touch of festive magic but it also has a storyline that sends a great message and really gets the reader to put things into perspective which is needed especially at this time of the year.

There is always at least one character in Nicola May’s books who is on the line and entertaining and in this book that character is Bea she brings a light hearted and fun side to the storyline. Eve is a very realistic character and a great lead.

This is a great little novella it seems Nicola May has yet again brought us another entertaining read. 


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