Let It Snow | By Sue Moorcraft

Let It Snow | By Sue Moorcraft

Let It Snow
This Christmas, the villagers of Middledip are off on a very Swiss adventure… Family means everything to Lily and Zinnia Cortez and, growing up in their non-conventional family unit, they and their two mums couldn’t have been closer. So it’s a bolt out of the blue when Lily finds her father wasn’t the anonymous one-night stand she’s always believed. She is in fact the result of her mum's reckless affair with a married man. Confused, but determined to discover her true roots, Lily sets out to find the family she’s never known – an adventure that takes her from the frosted, thatched cottages of Middledip to the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland, via a Christmas market or two along the way
I received an e-ARC of Let it Snow from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.





My thoughts


Narrative and Plot


The tone of the book relies mainly on the festive or pre-festive tone of  the holiday season. The story is told from Lily and Issac’s point of view. The narrative, at some places, felt a bit mixed up. Still, you might wish it had at least one chapter with Doggo’s pov. I mean, don’t you want to know what he thinks of his humans?

The plot definitely fits the ideal Christmas theme with all the snow and wintry Swiss backdrop and the Middletones reminding you the classic Christmas carols. The chaos of the holiday season and all the unexpected turn of events gives you somewhat a warm and fuzzy feeling throughout.


Characters and Conflicts


This book definitely had a lot of interesting characters but none of them were explored deeply, other than the main characters. The synopsis indicated the family ties of Lily. But her real family, never received much of a spotlight.

However, Lily is very much a lively character who makes you want to turn the pages amd get to know more about her somewhat complicated life (or should I say family tree??)

The main conflict of the story had a bit of a problem with the landing. Is it an inevitable one? No. But it isn’t dull either. In short the central conflict of the book, aka, Lily’s family seems like a complication that was the creation of her own flaws. Yet, the book pulled it off by creating a sympathy around the main character.

The complications in the love life of Lily and Issac goes along the same lines as well. Was the conflict avoidable? Yes. Did it hinder the flow of the story? Absolutely not.






Overall, this is pretty much a one-time holiday read if you enjoy the European atmosphere and Christmas carols. The romance is there, but it is not doing enough to pull your heart strings. Yet, you can’t stop rooting for your main characters.





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