A Christmas Wish by Engy Neville
I feel that the title is a little misleading. I started reading this book fully expecting a Christmas romance and instead got a story that took place at Christmas time. It seems like the author wanted to write a romance and also a story about coming of age. Either way I feel it fell short.
The main characters meet and immediately have a perfect relationship. There was no romantic lead up to a relationship. They came across a few issues but Amy made it out to be more than it was. Speaking of Amy, I couldn’t connect with her at all. She was frustratingly self absorbed. She made everything about her as if she was the centre of the universe. She was too much inside her head. There were too many details about nothing and not enough details when something happened.
I did like the evolution of the relationship between Amy and Sarah. It shows the characters changing and growing. This shows me that the author has the potential to be a great writer. These two characters were realistic seeing that there are many people who are insecure and self absorbed. Though the book didn’t quite hit the mark for me, it has potential. If you like stories with Hallmark endings then you will definitely enjoy this one.
Review by @annahirsch