What if the memories of Christmas past were getting in the way of Christmas future? It’s been nearly two years since Harriet lost Jonno, but she’s finally decided that it’s time to celebrate Christmas again. Then she finds a stash of graphic novels belonging to her comic book-loving husband in the attic, and suddenly her world is turned upside down once more. With the help of eccentric comic book dealer Kell Foxton, she discovers that the comics collected by Jonno are not only extremely valuable, but also hold the key to his secret life – a life that throws Harriet’s entire marriage and every memory she has of her husband into question. As Harriet grows closer to Kell, she begins to feel like she could learn to love Christmas again – but first, she needs to know the truth
This was such a lovely little Christmas novella. It only took me about 45 mins to read, but it was thoroughly enjoyable, the perfect Winter read on a freezing cold night when there's a gale blowing. Harriet and Kell were such lovely people, that their meeting was so sweet and perfect. They just seemed to bring out the best in each other, despite only knowing each other literally days. They just clicked, like that. And Frodo the dog was the perfect addition to the story. The graphic novella thing was an excellent addition, too. I've never read a graphic novel but I would literally love to read Corinthia, it sounded AMAZING and Kell's love for all things graphic novel was massively infectious. This really was a wonderful, Christmas-sy read.