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The Winter We Met by Samantha Tonge – Blog Tour

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The Winter We Met by Samantha Tonge

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Aria Fiction
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

When charming, mysterious, Nik sits next to Jess on a plane home from a Christmas toy trade fair, she never could have imagined the impact he’d have on her life. As they touch down in London, Jess is hesitant to let Nik walk away, and before she knows it, she’s invited him to visit.As the two take in the delights of the toy store where she works, Jess gets an upsetting phone call. Willow Court, her Grandmother’s care home, is to close before Christmas.With the help of Nik, and her best friend Oliver, Jess is determined to find the perfect new home for her Gran-and throw the best Christmas party Willow Court has ever seen! But time is running out and Oliver isn’t the only one who has suspicions about charismatic Nik’s intentions.Will a chance encounter on an aeroplane bring love to Jess’s life or is this Christmas miracle too good to be true?

My Thoughts

What does Christmas mean to you?
Because this is a book to remember us that Christmas is not a “holiday” but the feelings that make us feel Christmassy; not the presents or the food; but the warmth and happiness we feel when we are with the ones we love.
Jess and Nik meet in an airplane, you could see the meeting as coincidence or fate; but their meeting will change their lives forever, ready? Because this is a book about values and emotions, love is not always about romance but the love we share with friends and the people that surround us, this is love too. And let’s be honest, we should say more often I love you to the people we love and care, actions are nice but words are always needed.
I liked Jess and Nik relation and friendship, they seem to have the same love for toys and family, but is it enough to make them more than friends? This book not only explains their story, the secondary characters are important as well, the relation of Jess with her grandmother, Jess relation with her flat partner or her job at the toy shop.
I can’t say which story I liked most, all of them were interesting and make you value your life more, this made the book more complete and real, you’ll discover the Christmas spirit, believe me.
I hope there will be a second book with the characters to know how their story progresses and if they are happy with their decisions, fingers crossed!
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About The Author

Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK with her husband and children. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely. When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines. She is represented by the Darley Anderson literary agency. In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. In 2018 Forgive Me Not, heralded a new direction into darker women’s fiction with publisher Canelo. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association romantic comedy award.


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