Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review - 'Cowshed Christmas' by Lexie Stewart



Review 

Ben and Rebecca have been married for ten years but their marriage is falling apart due to lack of communication. They act happy in front of their kids but it’s all a sham. Rebecca’s sister takes the kids to a resort for Christmas and Ben and Rebecca are supposed to meet them there in a few days. Instead, they get lost on the way, run out of gas and take shelter in an abandoned cowshed that they decorate for Christmas.
I enjoyed this book because I don’t often read stories about couples already in love and married. It was a refreshing change of pace. I became teary-eyed quite a bit, especially in the beginning of the story, and I wanted to shake some sense into both Ben and Rebecca for acting so foolish and scared—they just needed to talk! When they finally did, however, I felt so happy for them and I kept thinking it was about damn time.
Although I enjoyed the book, I sometimes felt confused because of all the head-hopping. From Ben’s POV, to Rebecca’s and then back to Ben’s, unnecessary POV shifts occurred in the same scene/chapter without proper scene breaks. At one point of the story, we jump into Jessica’s head (Rebecca’s sister). I may have read an ARC—which would account for why the editor didn’t fix the head-hopping—but I’m not sure.
Despite this issue, I really did enjoy the book. It was a beautiful love story of a couple in a rut who found their way back to one another in the most unexpected of places.
4 Stars.

Disclaimer - Thank you, Lexie Stewart, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason.