The Christmas Menagerie

The Christmas Menagerie

Amelia usually loves Christmas, but this year is her first one alone since her husband passed away – though she's not quite by herself. Somehow, she's been lumbered with a menagerie of pets over the holidays, no thanks to the new village vet closing the local kennels.

Between a parrot, two tortoises and god-knows-how-many baby mice, Amelia ends up seeing a lot more of Jules the vet than she planned to. And despite her neighbours' fury for the man who shut down a local institution, she can't help enjoying every moment she spends with Jules.

She tells herself it doesn't really matter as surely Jules will be driven out of the village by this time next year. But as Amelia's about to discover...

...love isn't just for Christmas!

Title:The Christmas Menagerie
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781789541588
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    The Christmas Menagerie Reviews

  • Yvonne (Fiction Books)

    "Love isn't just for Christmas!"It is quite widely known that I am not much of a 'seasonal' reader, so you will quite often find me reviewing Christmas books in the middle of summer and vice versa, so...

  • Gaele

    Widowed only a year, Amelia moved herself and her daughters out of London for a ‘new start”, even as she misses her old life and her husband dearly. A teacher at the local school, she’s met seve...

  • Donna

    A relaxing and funny story. Alone at Christmas? No as a series of pets are dumped on our heroine due to the forced closure of the local boarding kennels. Along come the handsome local vet and his youn...

  • Annarella

    It's a light, entertaining and heartwarming read that made me root for the characters.The only fault is that some dialogue are repetitive and made it less compelling.Good character development, nice a...

  • Bea A.

    Thank you to NetGalley and Publisher for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I am giving this novel 2.5 stars, rounding up to 3 stars, but I really wanted to like it going in.The co...

  • Alice Ashcroft

    I was sent a copy of this on NetGalley to review....Although this book gave me the Christmas themed escapism I was hoping for, it didn’t live up to my expectations. The dilemma seemed to be constant...

  • pawsandpagesbyannie

    The Christmas Menagerie by Minna HowardPublication Date: November 5, 2020.Description from NetGalley...“Amelia usually loves Christmas, but this year is her first one alone since her husband passed ...

  • Kirsty

    The Christmas Menagerie - Minna HowardI was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review thanks to Aria and Netgalley. Amelia usually loves Christmas, but this year is her first one alone s...

  • Jenn Belden

    A light read with a slow and steady pace. Actually, it was a bit light on the romance, and a bit light on the Christmas bit, too.I was expecting a romcom and had to come back to check the category, wh...

  • momof3

    The Christmas Menagerie by Minna Howard is a very fun and cozy Christmas story. It’s set in a small town outside of London. The main characters are Amelia, who is a teacher and a widow and Jules, a ...