Imagine relaxing in a leather arm chair next to a roaring fire with a large fresh decorated Christmas Tree opposite you with the smell of Christmas cooking hovering in the air and knowing you are in the best of company a world away from your normal life. That's just what the guests at the Timberton Hotel feel like and how you, as the reader, will feel as this enjoyable simple Christmas tale works its magic.
You are greeted by the lovely owner Betty and by Mist who runs the hotel cafe and helps Betty bring magical touches to the hotel. The Timberton Hotel is located in a quaint hamlet which is the centre of the community and a real escape from the bustling world. You follow the hotel's preparations to make this Christmas a special occasion for its guests and you can almost smell the delicious food being cooked as you read.
I think everyone needs a caring Betty in their lives, and with Mist she brings a light to everyone's life with her spiritual and creative self. The guests arrive for the Christmas break burdened down with their own troubles yet group together as friends and leave filled with the magic of Christmas and hope.
Everyone needs a Mist and Betty in their lives to be reminded of a simpler, happier life. I haven't even got to mention the array of delightful cookie recipes waiting for you at the back of the book yet, what a lovely surprise!!