A Mistletoe Kiss: World War 2 Saga
A mistletoe kiss means nothing, everyone knows that; but this did not quench the warm glow inside her. Hetty Gilbert is a canal child with no permanent address, so when she needs to join the library, she cannot do so. Miss Preece dislikes children, but Hetty's longing for books touches a chord and she stretches the rules to allow the girl to read on the premises. Soon, Hetty's chief desire is to become a librarian like her friend.
But with war on the horizon, their lives will never be the same. In Hetty joins in the war effort, for her knowledge of canal boats is desperately needed, whilst Miss Preece can only sit and listen to the dangers her young friend faces, knowing she herself can do nothing to help. Hetty Gilbert is a canal child with no permanent address, I loved the surprise man and never really guessed who it was, so the ending was lovely for Hetty.
The writing style was easy to read and thoroughly pleasant, however the ending felt very rushed. I felt cheated that Hetty and Gareth never really got a proper moment! Oct 29, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: A lovely read- Hetty has relatives who work on the canal and she often helps out in the summer. She loves reading and makes friends with the local librarian, as she has to read books there rather than take them home. It follows their lives as war starts.
Oct 30, Jo rated it really liked it.
A Mistletoe Kiss
A lovely heartwarming stiry told in typical Katie Flynn style. Loved the 2 main characters - a gentle read. Apr 12, Jeanette rated it it was amazing.
I recently read this book and really enjoyed. A nice easy read and will look forward to reading more books by Katie Flynn. Oct 31, Caroline Southgate rated it liked it. I seem to be having a new fave author Don't let the title fool you into thinking it's a Christmas story Jan 01, Amanda Carver rated it liked it. A lovely story, but I wasn't keen on the author's style of writing. Dec 10, Ria rated it it was amazing. A charming love story set through the run upto and including the years of WWII.
Hetty Gilbert is desperate to join the local library but as a grubby street kid the librarian, the lame Miss Preece is reluctant to lend her any books or even admit her to the library but when she is set a task for school and has to use the library it is the start of a long friendship that lasts into adulthood. Hetty was a charming child and consequently won over Miss Agatha Preece and her cantankerous mother to the po A charming love story set through the run upto and including the years of WWII. Hetty was a charming child and consequently won over Miss Agatha Preece and her cantankerous mother to the point they see her as a part of the family so much so that on a day out to Llandudno with old Mrs.
Preece she comes across a mysterious man on a motorbike who gives her a helping hand when Hetty gets separated from the coach with Mrs. Preece but after a fleeting meeting life goes on but Hetty finds she cannot get the stranger out of her mind, meanwhile Miss Preece herself is starting a shy love affair with a professor she has met but with war looming is love really on the horizon for either Hetty or Agatha?
Can Hetty find the enigmatic man who casually mentioned he knew her grandfather on that day in Llandudno and will Agatha after many years of feeling herself unloved and unattractive due to her club foot manage to keep hold of her new found love or will the war tear her and Max apart? A really lovely tale and a nice festive tale set against the backdrop and heartbreak of war that adds a bit of realism to the tale. Well worth reading especially at this time of year as it has a great feel good vibe.
Dec 09, Tracy Terry rated it it was ok.
A Mistletoe Kiss by Katie Flynn
Another case of what looks and sounds 'It was only a mistletoe kiss, Miss Preece told herself, stepping out into the icy December evening and locking the library doors behind her. A mistletoe kiss means nothing, everyone knows that; but this did not quench the warm glow inside her Still, at least this was a marginally more enjoyable read than the authors In Time For Christmas and given that its largely about main character Hetty's love of books an Another case of what looks and sounds 'It was only a mistletoe kiss, Miss Preece told herself, stepping out into the icy December evening and locking the library doors behind her.
Still, at least this was a marginally more enjoyable read than the authors In Time For Christmas and given that its largely about main character Hetty's love of books and relationship with librarian Miss Preece it should appeal to all bibliophiles out there.
Tracy Terry Pen and Paper. Dec 14, Julia rated it really liked it. The book covers a number of years, this means that there are very few events in each year that were talked about, but there was detail when those events were mentioned. It would have been nice for this to be a set of books, I feel there is enough in the story to spend maybe 2 years in each book and produce 3 books I enjoyed the book, though I was disappointed that the story wasn't in the slightest bit christmassy as the title may suggest.
The reason I gave this book 4 stars was that I was enjoyin The book covers a number of years, this means that there are very few events in each year that were talked about, but there was detail when those events were mentioned.
- A Mistletoe Kiss: World War 2 Saga - Katie Flynn - Google Книги.
- The Voyages of Sindbad (Penguin Epics).
- Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar!
- International Business: Strategy and the Multinational Company?
The reason I gave this book 4 stars was that I was enjoying it and then it seemed to come to an abrupt end. I feel it needed a chapter adding on to the end This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Surprise and treasured gift from Libbeth.
A lovely gentle read that is somewhat reminiscent of Dahl's Matilda storyline. It was just the thing for the Holidays when all one can grab i Surprise and treasured gift from Libbeth.
- Chums in Dixie; or The Strange Cruise of a Motorboat?
- Simbolismo e arte sacra: Il linguaggio segreto dellAntelami (Italian Edition).
It was just the thing for the Holidays when all one can grab is a couple of pages at a time. Mar 21, Krisz rated it really liked it. This was my first KF but I quickly bought an other: The story's main plot isn't really about the mistletoe kiss and the story is deeper than suspected after I read the cover. It was a slow, enjoyable read around Christmas time, I just couldn't get back to my book whenever I had the time.
I like multi-character books and this one was a very good example, I recommend it to anyone in search of a good and impressive, yet light story! Jan 06, Megan Chaplin rated it really liked it. I saved this as a Christmas read but not really set at Christmas so disappointed with that.
However a nice read. Aug 12, Ruby Boyer rated it liked it Shelves: I loved this little story, all about the canal and how it was used during world war 2.
- Levi Roots’ Reggae Reggae Cookbook?
- Twisted (Dark Protectors)!
- A Mistletoe Kiss - Katie Flynn - Google Книги.
- tatta30nitikanndekuusitugaumatta kuusitusirazunoooyasannnohimitunosyuukyakuzyutu (Japanese Edition).
- The Book of Margery Kempe (Classics)?
Another topic was libraries which was obviously a massive favorite. Not sure about the quick ending thou?
See a Problem?
Nov 13, Karen rated it it was amazing. Loved this story thought it was reall good. Previously read 7thth October Aug 28, Louise Brummer rated it really liked it. Oh I loved this story, it was easy to read full of content, and just a wonderful book, light, sweet and feelgood. I would read all her books after a few murders, mystery and suspense!