By: Wendy Wax
Published Year: 2017
I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. This in no way shape or form influenced my opinion.
Summary (Provided by Goodreads): The ladies of Ten Beach Road are home for the holidays in this brand-new novella.
Although their lives have changed since their first desperate renovation of Bella Flora, friends Madeline, Avery, and Nicole have always been there for each other. Now they're returning to Bella Flora for Christmas—where Maddie’s daughter Kyra isn’t feeling particularly celebratory.
Kyra was hoping for a peaceful holiday at Bella Flora—a last gathering before a wealthy, mystery tenant moves into the home she’s been forced to rent out. Instead, she must make a life altering decision by New Year’s -- a decision that becomes even more difficult when unexpected guests arrive at Ten Beach Road on Christmas Eve. Now Kyra, Maddie, Avery and Nikki will need to pull together to secure Bella Flora’s future, as well as their own.
Since this is a mini story, I figured I would do a mini-review.
I have only read one of the Ten Beach Road novels, but I definitely enjoyed them. Bella Flora Christmas is a novella that takes place right before, on, and after Christmas. It is told from the perspective of Kyra, one of (if not the) youngest of the Bella Flora clan, as she decides whether or not to allow her son Dustin to act in his father’s movie.
I read Sunshine Beach in 2016, but didn’t have time to read the most recent one this summer. This book definitely resparked my interest in the Ten Beach Road novels. I liked getting to catch up with Kyra and be in her head as she made her final decision.
Like most novellas, this one isn’t necessary to read if you’re going to read the series, but it lets you see a little more into the lives and minds of the characters. If you like the Ten Beach Road stories and characters, it’s definitely fun to check in with them, especially during the holiday season.
Because it’s a novella, I’m not going to rate it. It’s not a book you can recommend, so I’d say if you like this series, check it out. It’s a quick read that will give you some insight into future stories.