It’s finally December and we’re all allowed to rev up for Christmas, and not just us authors who write Christmas books all year!
Those of you who’ve read My Christmas Number One will know it’s not quite the Hallmark movie, snow-and-candy-canes Christmas story you might expect and can really be read at any time of year. But the majority of the story does take place in December, so let’s start with the British Christmas you get at the end of the book:
Javi and his daughter Beatriz explore a festive London (although they’re freezing), including a ‘Cher from Clueless’ moment from Beatríz under the lights (and among the shops) of Regent Street. And then there may be some ice-skating mishaps after they meet Cara.
But there’s also another Christmas in the book, one with palm trees and the warm water of the Caribbean – plus enormous nativities and Christmas lights! It’s the same special family time, but new traditions to explore! I’ll post more about that next week on the Día de las Velitas, 7 December!
You can feel this clash of Christmases in action in the Christmas playlist, too!