Flora Phillips has an excuse for every disaster in her life; she was abandoned as a new-born on a doorstep on Christmas Eve 1984. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn’t want you – who will?

Now a thirty-year-old, without a boyfriend, a career or home she figures she might as well tackle the biggest question of them all – who is she? So, whilst everyone else enjoys their Christmas Eve traditions, Flora escapes the masses and drives to the village of Pooley to seek a specific doorstep. Her doorstep.

But in Pooley she finds more than her life story. She finds friends, laughter, and perhaps even a love to last a lifetime. Because once you know where you come from, its so much easier to know where you’re going.

Title:  A Christmas Wish
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Author:  Erin Green
Genre:  Christmas Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 1, 2017
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My Rating:  4 stars

A Christmas Wish isn’t your typical holiday romance, while it begins on Christmas Eve it certainly doesn’t stop there.

Flora had been abandoned as a tiny baby.  She makes the journey back to the village where she was found, and presumably her parents lived, to do some self-discovery.  If she could have one Christmas wish come true it would be to find her blood relatives, to know why she was left behind with no one in the world, and how a mother could simply abandon her baby.  Flora was adopted by a loving couple who made her their daughter in every sense except birth – but she is driven to know her past and now is as good a time as any to begin that search.

Flora has been a loner, by choice, so when she sets out to solve the mystery of her birth parents she will discover so many people would be willing to call her friend… or more.  Perhaps she didn’t make the best first impression, but she simply needs some truth.

A Christmas Wish is a delightful story of one woman’s journey to find herself, or the person she might have been if she’d not been left on a doorstep practically naked.  She will discover a mystery, new friends and a place that accepts her as she is in a way that no other spot has done.  Perhaps she will find more than the truth about her past, but more importantly the love that will make up her future.

I would recommend this story for any time of year for it’s less about the holiday celebrations and more about one woman’s mysterious birth.  If you love mysteries, holiday romance and simply a very good story then you’d enjoy A Christmas Wish.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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