A Gift to RememberTitle: A Gift to Remember

Author: Melissa Hill

Pages: 309 Pages

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The Blurb

This summer, discover the magic of Melissa Hill…

Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man…literally.

One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind.

Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger’s world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she’s ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE…

But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aidan be the happy ever after she’s always imagined?

The Review

Oh to fall in love with a book. That is what has happened to me. The story in A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill is one of classic mistaken identity. It is man meets woman in unusual circumstances and one or both fall in love. We, as romance readers, have read it a thousand times over but it never gets boring. For me, what makes A Gift to Remember so special is its setting.

It is set in an independent bookstore in New York….and it’s Christmas time. I mean, come on. Melissa Hill knows what she is doing to us readers. Who among us has not wanted to work in or own a musty old bookstore with oak shelves and that gorgeous aroma of books? Throw in a handsome male and you have got yourself the ultimate fantasy.

A Gift to Remember is a sweet story that does tug at the old heartstrings. It is a feel good tale that actually makes you want to be the main character. I loved it!

A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill is available now.

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Title: A New York Christmas

Author: Melissa Hill

Pages: 34 pages


Fleeing from a broken heart, Maddie leaves her hometown in Ireland and decides to spend Christmas with family in New York. Whilst trying to have a traditional New York Christmas she accidentally has herself a traditional holiday romance.


This was a seriously short story. So much so that I worry that anything I write will be full of spoilers. I love Christmas and I love New York but I didn’t love A New York Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it; I just think I wanted more from it.

I think that Maddie is an interesting character with a story worthy of telling. I would love it if Melissa Hill wrote a flashback story or even one which included love interest Blake and her ex Don – a full feature length novel.

This is the only criticism I have for A New York Christmas is that it was just so short it was hard to actually fully immerse myself in it and enjoy it without feeling cheated when I came to the end.

Please write a novel featuring these characters again, I beg thee Melissa Hill.

A New York Christmas by Melissa Hill is available now.

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