Welcome to Blogmas Day 18!! If you follow my blog or any of my social media pages you will have heard me non stop rant and rave about a book called It’s A Wonderful Night, so I thought it was about time I wrote a review on a book I cannot stop talking about and recommending. Hopefully, this post will give you an idea of why!
It’s A Wonderful Night is a gorgeous and heartwarming novel based on the most wonderful Christmas film. It’s A Wonderful Life! I have always adored the film and couldn’t help but pick up a novel with a similar name!!
It’s A Wonderful Night is written by a lady called Jaimie Admans! A wonderful lady who is so lovely but also such a talented writer.
This is a novel I fell in love with straight away as one of the main characters is called Georgia Bailey and I could not read this book!
One night will change their lives forever…
Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late-night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.
Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and after talking for hours, losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.
The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night…
A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!
Georgia Bailey is working very late one night at the charity shop where she is the manager! One Light is the charity and we are first introduced to Georgia when she is trying to put together their Christmas window display. This is quickly interrupted when the telephone begins to ring. Ignoring it at first, Georgia’s conscience gets the better of her and with a mouth full of Crunchie (this is something I loved because Crunchies have always been my favourite chocolate ever since I was a child.) she manages to mumble hello into the receiver.
On the other end of the phone is a man (who I promise you you will fall in love with) who wants to know if it will hurt when he jumps off the bridge he is stood on. (Very similar to the movie storyline.) He tells Georgia all about his business which is in big trouble and he is about to lose everything. With no training to talk to suicidal people but knowing that she needs to keep him talking, Georgia does her best to coax him down.
The thing is to Georgia he seems familiar she recognises his voice and the way he speaks.
Eventually, the man steps away from the edge and thanks Georgia for her patience and understanding and for making him smile again. The next day on her way to work, Georgia calls in at her local coffee shop, ‘It’s a Wonderful Latte’ and realises from the voice that the man she spoke to is the owner Leo, though he doesn’t recognise her. It is from that moment on she does all she can to cheer Leo Up… (You will have to read the book to find out exactly what she does because I do not want to give to much away! That being said it really is a must-read!)
Have you read this book? What did you think? Have you watched the film? Let me know!