Welcome back to another Christmas review! Christmas is coming so now it is really fitting to review A Little Christmas Panto by Angela Britnell!
Can a little Cornish village panto convince a troubled Hollywood heart throb to act again?
Oh no it won’t! At least that’s what Zach Broussard initially thinks when the eccentric Anna Teague tries to railroad him into helping out with her community pantomime production in the run-up to Christmas. Zach has his reasons for leaving Hollywood behind, and his retreat to the remote village of Polcarne in Cornwall signals the start of a new acting free life for him.
But when Zach meets Anna’s daughter, Rosey – an ex concert pianist who has swapped Mozart for panto tunes – he starts to wonder whether he could change his mind, and not just about acting.
If nothing else, will the residents of Polcarne ensure Zach has a Christmas he never forgets?
Oh yes they will!
First, this is the prettiest cover I have ever seen! I am completely obsessed with it!
Like most Christmas books we have the main character, a male that is starting brand new in a new, picturesque town. One unique quality that really pulled me in is the comedic aspect that is sprinkled throughout the whole book.
Something that I loved about this book, is that the characters are realistic. I’m not questioning their motives or why they are starting over. I also love the idea that the characters are bonding over something that is for the community, I loveeee that set up especially in Christmas movies.
I also love the small town feel to the book. The idea that the community also plays a role in the book is something that I really enjoy. It helps the reader really dive into the small town, picturesque setting that the author has created. Not only is the reader being told it’s a small town, but Britnell shows that to us by bringing them into the narrative!
This is a book that you can easily sit down and devour, which are my favorite types of books. Especially with the holiday seasons coming up, this is the perfect book to sit by a fire with some hot chocolate and a blanket and fall in love with a small town!
Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her home outside of Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!
A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to almost four decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Her first novel ‘Truth and Consequence’ was published in 2006 and she’s now had over 40 novels published internationally and multiple short stories in women’s magazines.