Books

A Vintage Christmas – Ali Harris

If you don’t know who Evie Taylor is then she can be described as the saviour of Christmas and the saviour of Christmas shopping. Working tirelessly in Ali Harris’ first novel Miracle on Regent Street she is back in this short story, to show you that she is still working tirelessly and all for the good of Hardy’s but it may not be good for her new relationship.

Evie is having a weekend away from it all with her boyfriend, Sam, but she never really seems to be able to switch off from work. When she spots a lone pair of shoes in a shop window she knows that these shoes would sell so well in Hardy’s. Trouble is how does she convince the owner to part with them and go from a bespoke boutique to a huge department store?

Evie has determination, she is passionate about her life and her work, but whilst she pours all her energy into making sure this shoe fits in time for Christmas she seems to be losing Sam.

This is a wonderful heartwarming story which suits the Cinderella dreams in us all. It is worth reading the Miracle on Regent Street first but, if all you have time for over the festive period is in fact a short story then try this. The second half of the book has the first few chapters of Miracle and may well tempt you.

I really hope that we get to know more about Evie and all the characters of the Hardy’s department store. I am sure you could keep the books going for ages. No pressure for the author really! 

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