Title: Christmas with Billy and Me
Author: Giovanna Fletcher
Pages: 49 pages
It is Christmas time and Rosefont Hill is feeling festive; especially one lucky resident who is about to get the surprise of their life. Sophie May has been commissioned to arrange a fabulous festive secret proposal – even she doesn’t know who the lucky customer is. All she knows is that it has to be magical and Sophie knows that her little café is the perfect venue for such a romantic gesture.
I really enjoyed reading Christmas with Billy and Me. Here is why. It was like visiting old friends. Having read Billy and Me when it first came out a few years ago I have often thought back on it fondly. It was Giovanna Fletchers debut novel but there was something distinctly loveable about it. The character were very memorable, the heartache, the sadness and also the beautiful love story so it has been so nice to go back and see what has happened to them since then.
What Fletcher has managed to do is avoid writing the cliché. She could have quite easily overloaded us with schmaltz and saccharine sappiness but she didn’t. She took the road less travelled and made a damn fine short story because of it.
What I liked most about the book was how it sort of hinted at more tales of Sophie May and Billy. The open ending made me happy. Come on Miss Fletcher, make your fans happy and write about them again. Please.
Christmas with Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher is available now.
Billy and Me is also available and if you like that book then you should also check out You’re The One That I Want which is also available.
You can follow Giovanna Fletcher on Twitter @MrsGiFletcher