He apologised at the same moment and attempted to get out of her way. Both off balance, they ended up clutching each other’s arms. Sky’s breath caught in her throat at the zing that shot through her.

A White Christmas on Winter St. is bursting with holiday joy!

When Sky Terran returns to the village of Middledip after losing the job she loves, she anticipates a quiet Christmas getting used to her new life. However, the annual street decoration competition is coming up and this year, the residents of Winter Street are determined to win.

As she is pulled into the preparations, Sky quickly grows to love the quirky, tight-knit community she is now part of. Including the extremely handsome Daz, who soon becomes more than just a friendly neighbour.

But when Daz’s ex turns up determined to win him back and it seems he might not be the man Sky thought he was, she remembers how much allowing people into her life – and heart – can hurt. As the snow falls, will she and Daz find a way through – and help win a Christmas victory for Winter Street?

There is just something about a Sue Moorcroft holiday book that gets you into the Christmas spirit. She can always capture that holiday magic in her books and leave her readers feeling happy and oh-so-cozy. A White Christmas on Winter St. follows Sky, who has just moved into the village of Middledip. This village holds a special place in Sky’s heart because it is where Nan (one of her foster carers) lives. We follow Sky as she tries to renovate the outside of her new house for the Christmas Light competition and make some friends along the way.

There is a lot to like about this book; it has wonderful depth and tackles some serious issues while maintaining that romantic charm. The village of Middledip is charming and has some delightful characters living in it. All the characters in this book are warm, realistic and relatable. There wasn’t a character that I felt didn’t add something to this story. Sky is a wonderfully endearing character. Her back story is not happy, but her past experiences don’t stop her from treating people with kindness and wanting to make new friends. Sky’s friendship with little Wilf was the relationship that stood out the most for me in this book. It was so heartwarming and pure. Sky and Wilf helped and encouraged each other to face those situations or problems they avoided (usually around difficult family situations). Their friendship helped their characters grow in some wonderful ways. The cute moments between these two often had me saying, “Wowsers trousers.”

You will love this book if you are a fan of home makeovers and books that feature competitions. It was a lot of fun watching Sky, and her friends frantically try to tame and decorate the wildness that engulfed Sky’s home. Sky’s passion for the environment lept from the pages, and listening to her talk about different animal tracks or how to have a more eco-friendly Christmas was fascinating.

Sky and Daz have this enemy to lovers slightly slow-burn romance going on. Their relationship doesn’t get off to the greatest start when Sky outbids Daz for the Winter St. house. Daz doesn’t trust Sky and is quite abrupt with her for the first bit of the book. Even though these two didn’t get along, the sparks between them were pretty obvious no matter how much they tried to deny it. Sky’s friendship with Wilf was why Daz started to give in to his romantic feelings for her. Overall, I like these two together. Their love story is sweet and spicy and adds some juicy drama to the overall story.

A White Christmas on Winter St. is a sparkling holiday romance that will give you all those holly, jolly feelings. 

Thank you, Avon Books UK for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.