Title: The Christmas Forest
Author: Rebecca Boxall
Genre: Fiction / Chick Lit Pages: 165
First published: 20 November 2018 by Amazon Publishing UK
Edition: E-Arc courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher
Since the tragic loss of her parents, Enid has lived alone in a coastal cottage in Jersey. But this year someone new has come into her life: Fred, who truly gets her, and who knows how to make her happy. The only problem is that Enid has Asperger’s and doesn’t like to leave her comfort zone—and Fred lives in Australia.
How better to start December than with a short light Christmas read? I really enjoyed this one.
I liked the fact that it centered around a main character who has Asperger’s. Enid was likeable and relatable and though her emotions and actions were not always rational, I could always understand where she was coming from.
Sure, pretty much all of this novella (apart from one event, which shook things up a bit) was pretty predictable, but I had fun with this one nonetheless. If you are looking for a seasonal read to pick up and read over Christmas, you could do worse than picking up this cozy little gem.
5 out of 7 stars