Alexia Kennedy – interior decorator extraordinaire – has been tasked with giving the little village of Middledip the community café it’s always dreamed of.
After months of fundraising, the villagers can’t wait to see work get started – but disaster strikes when every last penny is stolen. With Middledip up in arms at how this could have happened, Alexia feels ready to admit defeat.
But help comes in an unlikely form when woodsman, Ben Hardaker and his rescue owl Barney, arrive on the scene. Another lost soul who’s hit rock bottom, Ben and Alexia make an unlikely partnership.
However, they soon realise that a little sprinkling of Christmas magic might just help to bring this village – and their lives – together again…
This is my third read by Ms Moorcroft and it certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact I’d go as far to say that she’s the queen of this genre. Barney is inspired and soon had me thinking of Hedwig from that other book and, just like that book, this also held magic between the pages. Ben and Alexia both have something to prove to themselves and relationships that ignite from first meet are my favourite kind of reads. Last year we had hats, then a car called pig and now we have Angel – My review is finished – go buy the book here