A Tangy Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott – Review by Sarah Oakes

A Tangy Christmas KissA Tangy Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about not meeting expectations. Mel would do anything for her mother. But when he mother asks her to go to Spain for her aunt completely out of the blue, she wonders if she’s taken it too far. After a frantic journey, she is helped by a plane passenger Lucas. But when a house full of farm animals awaits her, has she taken on too much?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Mel trying to do her best despite everything or Lucas kind nature but standing up for himself or Domingo’s stubborn side but kind underneath.
I loved the use of the Spanish language into the novel which was a brillaint touch to add to the culture and feel of the narrative. Also this with the food by Lucas as display of Spanish culture full of flavour was a lovely touch.
I also loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the Christmas tree in the airport or the sense of nature with the orchard with colours and scents and freshness as if you were there too. The only issue I would raise is that there was sometimes time jumps in the narrative that were hard to follow and it seemed slow to start. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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