Book Review: It's a Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans.

Oh. My. Goodness!!!!! This was the first book I've read from Jaimie Admans and I know it most definitely won't be the last! Oh. My. Goodness!!! Absolutely brilliant. 

The Blurb.

One night will change their lives forever…

Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.
Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and after talking for hours, losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.
The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night…
A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!

My Review.

Lucy and I love seeing the authors we chat to on Twitter out in the wild. We love going to The Works and pointing out all the people we know on the shelves and get so excited seeing all of their pretty covers staring back at us. A few weekends ago we picked up a few books, one of them being 'It's a Wonderful Night,' by Jaimie Admans. Luc recently read and loved 'Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm,' and this one looked and sounded too good to resist. Let me tell you, it proceeded to be too good to resist day in and day out until I'd finished it. All I wanted to do was read it. I adored having the paperback and felt such a connection to the characters that even my husband knew all about the story by the end of it. 

This story focuses on a subject that should be addressed more and one that I hope, as more people begin to openly talk about mental health, will be addressed more. Leo is a wonderful leading man who has served Georgia her coffee at 'It's a Wonderful Latte,' for the last two years with a smile on his face. He's one of the happiest people Georgia knows. What Georgia doesn't know is what's going on behind the scenes; what pain lies behind the charming smile every morning. One night the pain gets too much for Leo and that's how Georgia all of a sudden finds herself in his life. Georgia is shocked, confused and heartbroken over what Leo almost did that she takes it upon herself to make his life better. Honest to goodness, Jaimie wrote this story beautifully and took a subject that people may not want to think about or even consider and turned it into an incredibly touching, heartfelt story that I think everyone should read. I want everyone to read it. I want everyone who's ever felt like Leo to read it and know that there are so many people out there who care, who want to make a difference and give others hope. 

Georgia was unbelievable and I warmed to her from the start. She was sweet, kind, funny, cute, giving, I could go on. There was something so special about her that I can picture her perfectly in my head, even days after finishing the book. I loved what she did, I loved that she already had a crush on Leo and how this brings them closer together. I loved the cute little things she did when she was flirting, but not flirting, because she was really just being nice but it made my heart flutter. She and Leo fit so well together. Their interactions when they got to work on their project every night were adorable and I fell in love with them both as a couple. 

As for all the festivities and Christmas vibes, again it was beautifully done. Jaimie might be shocked at me for saying this, but now I need to watch 'It's A Wonderful Life,' because I've never seen it. I really want to now though. Everything about the town and the old toy shop and Leo and Georgia's memories of Christmases gone by had me counting down the days till Christmas and getting very excited. I thought the way Jaimie tied the movie into the story was brilliant too. I had a very clear picture of the coffee shop and the town in general and the references, even though I haven't even seen the movie yet, made me smile. 

If you're looking for a very powerful, hopeful story, full of Christmas magic, kindness and love, then I cannot recommend 'It's a Wonderful Night' enough! 

Happy Reading!


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