Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Christmas in Vermont” by Anita Hughes, St. Martin’s Press, Oct. 2019
Anita Hughes, author of “Christmas in Vermont” has written a delightful, and entertaining novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The setting for this story is primarily in Vermont. The author describes her characters as complicated and complex.
Emma usually breaks up with her boyfriends before their relationship reaches the year mark. On Christmas eve, Emma finds a Pawnshop open and intends to sell the bracelet her ex-boyfriend gave her, and give the money to charity when she spots a special watch. It is the same watch that she bought her very first boyfriend. She decides to trade her bracelet for the watch. Her best friend, Bronwyn calls this “the magic of synchronicity”.
Emma has thought that Fletcher, her first love was in London. Bronwyn checks social media and finds that Fletcher is in Vermont. Bronwyn, such a special friend gives Emma a gift of a vacation in Vermont. Is there such a thing as “the magic of synchronicity” or fate? Emma is certainly in for some surprises.
I appreciate that the author describes the importance of family, friendship, loyalty, honesty, communication, love, and hope. This is a story of forgiveness, second chances, being kind and helping others. I would recommend this charming and emotional novel to readers that enjoy a romantic story.