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Review by Suze
Grace has lost everything. Her husband disappeared one day and he left her with a trail of debt. She and her daughter still have each other though and Grace is determined to make sure they will have a happier future. When she goes to the Wittering Manor to talk to Fraser, the owner, she meets his godson Jack on the way there. She feels straight at home with them and takes the assistant job that's being offered to her. Fraser is writing his memoir and he need someone to help him. There's a cottage for Grace to live in, so the situation seems ideal.
Grace has a past though and she keeps receiving reminders. She used to make beautiful jewelry and she has to find a way to get back into business again. She never feels completely at ease, because someone's scaring her. There's also a family secret she struggles with. Will Grace really be able to find happiness again or will her past keep interfering with her life?
The Christmas We Met is a beautiful story about a strong woman who's lost so much, but will never give up. Grace has such a great personality. I loved the way Kate Lord Brown describes her main character. The story is set in the seventies and it was fun reading about the clothes and the jewelry. I liked that Grace is creative. Fraser is an eccentric man and his warm personality stands out. Jack is a good guy, he's handsome and friendly. Because of these great personalities the story is friendly and reading about them was heartwarming for me.
There's a mystery aspect as Grace's husband is missing and she can't get any closure because of the fact that she doesn't know what happened to him. Grace keeps receiving creepy reminders of her past. I couldn't wait to find out more about this situation. I kept hoping she'd have a chance at a better and brighter future. Working for Fraser is never dull and I loved reading about Grace's job and their conversations. I also enjoyed reading about the estate and daily life there. The Christmas We Met is a wonderful and romantic story about friendship and unconditional love that definitely warmed my heart.
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