Book Review: Snowed In At Snowflake B&B by Kellie Hailes.

I hate to admit that this is the first book by Kellie Hailes that I have read! I've been meaning to read her stories for so long and I'm so glad that I finally did! Sorry it's taken so long Kellie! This book was perfectly cosy and festive and I now want to get snowed in at a lovely manor with roaring fires and comfy beds in a picture perfect setting! 

The Blurb.

All I want for Christmas...

Samantha Heatherington always loved Christmas at Snowflake B&B. Her cooking job over the festive season was always her favourite time of year. Until, thriller writer Reuben Richards buys the beautiful inn she always thought would one day be hers.

Grumpy and too-good-looking-for-his-own-good, Reuben has no experience running a B&B, let alone cooking and spends most of his time in his study hiding from the guests. Thankfully Sam isn't interested in love right now, let alone the one man who might lead to her losing the one place that has ever felt like home. It looks like it's going to be up to Sam to mix up a little bit of Christmas magic!

Can Sam save Snowflake B&B in time for Christmas and maybe even find love under the mistletoe?

My Review.

Firstly, Kellie's writing was right up my street; another author I can add to my list of picking up a book and just knowing straight away that I am going to connect with the way the story is written. I didn't get lost, have to re-read sentences or feel like I wasn't part of what was going on. Everything was immediately warm and comforting, so I settled right in from the first few pages!

Let's talk about the setting next. Who doesn't dream about spending the days before Christmas in a dreamy manor surrounded by a beautiful landscape covered in snow? I know I definitely do. Curling up next to a log fire, with a steaming coffee or hot chocolate, while the smell of Gingerbread wafts through the air and Christmas music is playing gently in the back ground - clearly I've dreamt about it a lot! :p Kellie delivered this stunning escape with the Snowflake B&B. There wasn't a moment that wasn't filled with festivity and Christmas sparkle. I loved it! 

The person behind all of that Christmas magic was Sam. She was incredible. It's hard to put into words how I felt because I don't want to act like I'm pitying her. She was a force and so strong, but yes I did feel for her, because a lot of the issues she was battling within were quite heavy. Instead of feeling like 'Come on Sam get it together,' there's this underlying patience that I had to have because Kellie wrote with such heart and sensitivity that I felt like I had to witness Sam evolve and figure things out at her own pace. I couldn't rush her or get annoyed, because I gained such an understanding of why she was the way she was. Amidst it all though she kept Christmas cheer alive and was perfect for Reuben. 

Reuben was so cute. I felt like he was different to a lot of men I read about. He was shy, so not confident and was battling his own insecurities. This made those moments of flirting or even his casual playful dialogue with Sam that much sweeter. I was rooting for him the whole way through! I loved that he was a writer too, going through the process. I understood his plight for trying to write and being stuck and it made me happy when things started coming together, though I won't give too much away!! 

If you're looking for a festive read with heart, joy and complete and utter cosiness, then I highly recommend you pick up a copy of 'Snowed In At Snowflake B&B.' This definitely won't be my last book by Kellie Hailes! 

Happy Reading!

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