Sunday, 24 November 2013

The Spa Day (Christmas Without Holly) - Nicola Yeager

About the book… 
Christmas is a time for pampering yourself.

At least that's what Holly Nightingale thinks.

A hard-working nurse, she has given herself an early Christmas gift - three days at Willows, a posh health farm in Surrey.

She's looking forward to day after day of skin treatments, dips in the hot tub, and relaxing sessions with the handsome masseurs.

But, not everything is perfect.

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About the author… 
Nicola Yeager was born in Lincoln to Dutch parents and is married with two children.  She currently lives in London and Amsterdam.  Christmas Without Holly is her first novella.

My thoughts…
A lovely, little, pre-Christmas novella.  Holly a nurse has been secretly saving and books herself into a spa for three days of pampering in anticipation of Christmas with her new finance at his parents.

Holly meets Rebecca a very spoilt rich wife who she goes to great lengths to avoid.  Rebecca likens Holly to herself and Holly doesn't like what she sees.

Time away from her everyday life gives Holly the opportunity to really see what path she has chosen - does she like the direction her life is heading?  

An insightful novella which had me silently shouting my opinion's out.  Worth a read if you have a couple of hours to spare. I wouldn't really categorise it as a Christmas story though.

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