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Review by Suze
Harriet used to love Christmas, but that was before she became a widow. Jonno died suddenly and was way too young. She feels very much alone and isn't looking forward to Christmas which she's planning to spend on her own. Still she decides to make an effort and decorate her house again. The Christmas tree and decorations are in the attic and while she's there she finds a lot of Jonno's old comic books. She isn't interested in comics and wants to sell them as soon as possible. She rings Kel, the owner of a comic book shop, who bought more of Jonno's comics in the past. Kel pays her a visit which is full of surprises...
The Art of Christmas is a beautiful romantic story about two people who could both use some company. It's such a perfect Christmas read. Even though there's some sadness there's also a festive atmosphere and hope and laughter. Kel has the most brilliant dog whose actions are giving the story a bit of lightness. Because of this it's very well balanced. There's a lot of warmth and kindness which lifted my spirits.
I read this story with a smile on my face. I wanted Harriet and Kel to find something or someone to battle the loneliness with. I also really hoped they would find some happiness again. They're both very sweet and likable. I also loved the comic book aspect and could totally picture the amazing drawings. I think everything together makes this story truly magical. The Art of Christmas is a fantastic Christmas read, I liked it very, very much.