Friday, 19 October 2018

Blog Tour Review: No-One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley

No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley
Published: 19th October 2018
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Pages: 269
Available on Kindle
Rating: 5/5

It’s the most magical time of the year, and for travel agent Sarah it’s also the busiest! But this year one man threatens to ruin Christmas for Sarah’s customers – Mr Grinch, Will Armstrong.
The Shooting Star Mountain resort is a magical place, and Sarah has fond memories of Christmas here as a little girl – visits to Father Christmas, husky rides in the snow and hot chocolate by a roaring fire. But as the resorts new owner, Will refuses to play snowball or to deck the halls with anything remotely resembling tinsel!
With customers complaining their Christmas is ruined, Sarah decides it’s up to her to convince Scroogey Will just how magical Christmas can be….
But getting Will into the Christmas spirit is hopeless – he is Bah Humbug personified! But as Sarah gets to know him better, she realises that underneath all the gloom is a man struggling with a pain of his own.
With the big day approaching, Sarah realises that the magic and sparkle can wait. This year, she’s going to spend Christmas day with someone special her very own Mr Scrooge…

I’m a massive Zara Stoneley fan as her books are hugely entertaining, her latest on No One Cancels Christmas also has the bonus of being full of festive antics as its set in the magical Christmas resort of The Shooting Star Mountain Resort. A place which is full of snow, sleigh rides, huskies and hot chocolate.
Sarah has been running her aunt’s travel agents for a while so when the Shooting Star Mountain Resort starts getting a bad reputation Sarah knows she must step in before it starts to affect her business. After a few heated emails with the resort owner Will Sarah decides its time to head to Canada and sort the problems out herself.
The Shooting Star Resort isn’t just a holiday destination, it’s the last place Sarah was truly happy when she had both her parents around her and was surrounded by love and joy, fifteen years later its time to go back and face what happened there.
Sarah’s enthusiasm for Christmas soon works its magic on the resort and its owners brother Ed and Will. Ed the younger brother tries his best to dodge any work tasks Sarah sets him by flirting his way out, while scrooge like Will tries his best to avoid any fun by hiding away in with husky Rosie. Sarah’s sparkling personality has a way of finding the real Will hidden underneath all the grumpiness.
One of my favourite parts of the book was the interaction between Sarah and young Poppy, who initially seemed like a child nightmare in Sarah’s eyes but actually turned out to be a lovely kid.
This is a book full of hilarious scenes which Zara Stoneley seems to write perfectly, my favourites include scenes with snowmobiles, Christmas trees and gladioli stems.
It was also lovely to catch up with Sam and Jake who are featured in Zara’s previous novel The Wedding Date. Not to mention Sam’s mother the over jealous Ruth, who is sure to bring a smile to your face.
No One Cancels Christmas is a lovely festive novel full of fun, family secrets and a sprinkle of romance. It’s a novel I enjoyed very much, and I can’t wait to read Zara Stoneley’s next novel.
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Harper Impulse for the copy to review and to Rachel’s Random Resources for organising the blog tour.
About the Author

Born in a small village in Staffordshire, I wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when I grew up. After many years, and many different jobs, my dream of writing a bestseller came true.

I write about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hope that my tales make you cry a little, laugh a lot, and occasionally say 'ahhh'.

I now live in a Cheshire village with my family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.

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