A Holiday Book Review: What Light

by , Thursday December 22, 2016
A Holiday Book Review: What Light

A Holiday Book Review of What Light

More books to cozy up and read during our Christmas feature week!

 

 

This book is as Christmassy as it gets. Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon and for one month every year, they move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot. So, Sierra ends up living two lives – her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas – except, this year may be the last they spend in the golden state.

 

If you’re looking for a quick, warm, and light-hearted read that captures the essence of the festive season, then this is it. Amidst the Christmas trees, you’ll find ugly sweater competitions, baked reindeer cookies and plenty of hot chocolate. I even went out of my way to buy drinking chocolate and candy canes so I could try Sierra’s signature drink – a cheap peppermint mocha. (My verdict: I can’t believe I’ve never tried it before!)

 

While I did get all the festive feels, there were other elements that I didn’t like. Apparently ‘diversity’ isn’t one of those fancy words in Sierra’s vocabulary. Being someone who prides herself in reading diverse books, and hasn’t read anything otherwise this year, it was a slight shock to my system.

 

I found it difficult to connect to the characters and I didn’t fall for the love interest, Caleb, despite the fact that he was the cute guy with dimples. However, he does buy and deliver Christmas trees to people who can’t afford them which is just adorable.

 

Caleb is the guy that everyone but Sierra avoids because of his dark past, which turns out to be… not so dark at all? It was rather disappointing. I’d actually have preferred if he was some sort of knife-wielding psychopath, because that is so my type!

 

Overall though, this is the book you want to be reading in the lead up to Christmas. Funny at times, with a fluffy romance, and plenty of festive cheer. The cover is pretty cosy too. The perfect stocking filler or gift for your bookworm friends!

 

Let It Snow, My True Love Gave To Me, or the classics such as A Christmas Carol? What are your favourite books about the holidays?

 

Thank you to fictionbefourblood for writing this blog!

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