Eve's great-aunt Evelyn passed away and Eve is surprised she's left her something in her will. Eve doesn't expect much because her aunt didn't have many possessions. She's stunned when she hears that she's inherited half of a theme park. Evelyn was working hard to make her dream come true, a Christmas themed park. There are two small problems with this inheritance, Eve hates Christmas and she has to share it with a man she doesn't know. She's never met Jacques and Evelyn never talked about him either. Eve is wary and he keeps irritating her, but everyone seems to like him. Is she right about his intentions?
Organizing is in Eve's blood, so Winterworld is a challenge she gladly accepts. Even if it means working together with the mysterious Jacques. However, accepting the challenge is only the beginning of the difficult times Eve has ahead of her. Will aunt Evelyn's inheritance make Eve believe in the magic of Christmas and is there a chance she will finally defrost after many cold years filled with grief? Is aunt Evelyn's last gift a chance at happiness for Eve or will it bring her even more heartache?
Eve has been through a lot and even though she's strong she's put big walls around her heart. She's kind and loving, but also pretty stiff and she doesn't know how to have fun any longer. I felt sad when I read about her pain and kept hoping someone would make her feel alive and warm again instead of cold and frozen. Jacques is the ideal candidate, but his beautiful spirit, his goodness and his overall charm make Eve feel out of sorts and she treats him in a distant frosty manner. He's such a gentle soul and I kept hoping she would open her heart to him like everyone else, or even more. Their connection is interesting and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen to them. I read A Winter Flame in one sitting because of it. When, after many unexpected twists and turns, Eve finally finds out the truth about Jacques I had tears in my eyes. Their story is truly mesmerizing.
A Winter Flame is a wonderful heartwarming story. The idea of a Christmas themed theme park is fantastic and I instantly fell in love with Winterworld. Milly Johnson's creative, colorful and loving descriptions make the park come to life incredibly well. I especially loved the cozy atmosphere, the obvious joy Christmas brings to people and the adorable animals. A Winter Flame is a book to fall in love with, the story is funny, sweet, captivating and enchanting. The magic of Christmas is spellbinding and the romance put a big smile on my face. I really enjoyed this delightful dreamy novel.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 441 KB
- Print Length: 415 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Reissue edition (25 October 2012)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007EDOJH6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 360 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,661 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)