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The First Christmas Without You A story of love and hope at Christmas, The First Christmas Without You is an emotional and poignant novella A truly magical Lapland fairytale Jessie Collins has always wanted to visit Lapland But this Christmas,than any other, it s the place she feels she really needs to be as she tries to come to terms with a future she really needs to start living This little story will warm your heart and make you believe in fate Jessie is a 42 year old who had always loved Christmas time The lights on the trees, the snow and the smell it brings Until Jase, her husband for 10 years had a fatal accident two weeks before Christmas day And that just breaks Jessie s world apart My life had been good before he d walked into it, don t get me wrong He d just made everything that much better, that s all.Jase had always been an adventurous man, and one of his This little story will warm your heart and make you believe in fate Jessie is a 42 year old who had always loved Christmas time The lights on the trees, the snow and the smell it brings Until Jase, her husband for 10 years had a fatal accident two weeks before Christmas day And that just breaks Jessie s world apart My life had been good before he d walked into it, don t get me wrong He d just made everything that much better, that s all.Jase had always been an adventurous man, and one of his dream trips was to ski in Finland.One year later, Jessie is still grieving But when her brother Matt, who was also one of Jase s closest friends, invite her to go with him and a group of friends to the Finnish Lapland she cannot say no Obviously.There she meets Zac, a thirty something Irish guy, who is the vocalist of a rock band And who seems to make everything fell ok for the main protagonist She also keeps stepping into Mikku, a young Sami man, who is constantly giving her words of encouragment, but in a strange and misterious way because Jessie and Zac deserve a second chance in love 4 Heartwarming Chirstmassy Stars Jase Collins My husband Now and forever Always.After reading those words, The First Christmas Without You was pretty much a sob fest for me In a good way though because it bought home, how Christmas isn t always a happy time for everyone, but for Jessie Collins there is hope, that Christmas will be again, what it once was for her Full of hope, happiness, magic and sparkle.This is a quick read, and some might say that the emotional developments between Jessie 4 Heartwarming Chirstmassy Stars Jase Collins My husband Now and forever Always.After reading those words, The First Christmas Without You was pretty much a sob fest for me In a good way though because it bought home, how Christmas isn t always a happy time for everyone, but for Jessie Collins there is hope, that Christmas will be again, what it once was for her Full of hope, happiness, magic and sparkle.This is a quick read, and some might say that the emotional developments between Jessie and Zac are unrealistic, but I didn t care This is a book for Christmas, telling a story about two broken hearts coming together and healing each other I loved that it was told from both their POV, it gavedepth to both their characters, their shared grief and feeling of guilt for daring to look to the future Mikku I sort of had an idea about his role, but again I didn t care, still cried at the big reveal.Michelle Betham is a new author on my radar, and is definitely going on my one to watch list, as I enjoyed this story immensely.ARC offered through Netgalley, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review Jessie doesn t like Christmas She used to love it, but is now dreading it, because last year her husband, who was her soulmate, passed away in the days before the holiday that was so important to them She s going to Lapland to be away from it all, but also because it s something they wanted to do together and she wants to go for both of them She s taking their dream journey without him Fortunately she isn t alone as her brother and his friends are there as well When she arrives at their des Jessie doesn t like Christmas She used to love it, but is now dreading it, because last year her husband, who was her soulmate, passed away in the days before the holiday that was so important to them She s going to Lapland to be away from it all, but also because it s something they wanted to do together and she wants to go for both of them She s taking their dream journey without him Fortunately she isn t alone as her brother and his friends are there as well When she arrives at their destination she doesn t know what to do with herself Then she meets Mikku, a Sami man who s making her feel at ease straight away Whenever she s having a tough time he s there to talk her through it andBecause of his subtle guidance she goes to a party where she meets Zac They instantly feel a connection Mikku is just a friend, but with Zac Jessie feels things she thought she would never feel again The question is if it isn t too soon, will she give Zac a chance or will she run away from him The First Christmas Without You is a Christmas novella I loved reading about the village in Lapland and immediately wished I could spend Christmas there The setting is fantastic Lapland is a place where fairytales can happen and I liked the dreamlike setting of the story After just one year Jessie isn t ready to love someone again and it scares her very much that she meets someone she could like The story shows how deep her love is for the man who was taken away from her too soon This isn t a happy, cheerful Christmas story It s emotional and even though it s sad it s also hopeful.I found the year of mourning before meeting someone again a bit soon, but could also understand that sometimes destiny has different plans Through the grief there s also the realization that there s room for something new and I liked how Michelle Betham dealt with that in her story It s very well written and I liked the magical aspect of the village and its inhabitants Mikku is mysterious, generous with his friendship and sweet, I loved his role I think The First Christmas Without You is a wonderful Christmas story It might not be the most jolly one, but it definitely has the right Christmas spirit Jessie s husband died a year ago, just a few weeks before Christmas He was her life, her past, her future Without him, Jess feels lost and she definitely does not feel ready to move on She is, however, determined to convince her loved once she s doing just fine She knows she has to keep going but she s just not sure how to get on with life without Jase She decides to follow her brother and his friends to Lapland, the dream holiday she and Jase had been looking forward to for so long.In Lapl Jessie s husband died a year ago, just a few weeks before Christmas He was her life, her past, her future Without him, Jess feels lost and she definitely does not feel ready to move on She is, however, determined to convince her loved once she s doing just fine She knows she has to keep going but she s just not sure how to get on with life without Jase She decides to follow her brother and his friends to Lapland, the dream holiday she and Jase had been looking forward to for so long.In Lapland Jess finds herself enjoying the holiday spirit again and together with her new friend Mikku, she starts thinking about her life She looks back on the past year and how she handled grieving for her husband But moving on will prove to be much harder than she thought I m not a big believer in fate and destiny, so the idea of fate bringing them together which is pretty much a constant throughout the story kept me from getting really absorbed into the story Mikku wasn t my favorite character I liked how he was able to help Jess rethink her life, how he helped her decide for herself what it is she wanted I did find him to be a bit pushy at times, and I would have liked itif his mentor role had been assigned to her brother for example instead of a complete stranger she met walking down the street I did love reading Jessie s journey and I love how the story is full of hope and Michelle beautifully describes Jessie s mixed feelings of love, guilt, pain, loss, Final note I absolutely love the cover I m very happy I got the chance to read this novella just in time for Christmas.http mssbookshelf.blogspot.be

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