The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop
by Liz Davies
You're never too old to fall in love...There is a disturbance in the force and octogenarian Hattie Jenkins can feel it in her water. Still active and spritely, she guesses that the miserable-looking gentleman sitting morosely in the café where she works, might be the reason.
Widowed Alfred Miller has recently moved in with his daughter because she is worried that he's becoming too frail and forgetful to look after himself. And he's not in the least bit happy about it, especially since his home is soon be cleared and sold.
But when he enlists Hattie's help to save some of his precious belongings, he doesn't realize that Hattie's mission is to save more than a few sticks of furniture. She's on a mission to save him, too.
UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ticklemore-Christmas-Toy-Shop-warming-ebook/dp/B08H5V7Z74
US - https://www.amazon.com/Ticklemore-Christmas-Toy-Shop-warming-ebook/dp/B08H5V7Z74
Thank you to Liza Davies and Rachel from Rachel's Random Resources for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
This story couldn't have gotten any sweeter! When Alfred has to move in with his bossy and controlling daughter, he is upset about having to give up his home and belongings. Things are looking bleak for Alfred when he meets Hattie in a café. The two slowly become friends and maybe a little bit more just in time for Christmas.
Alfred and Hattie are delightful main characters. I really enjoyed getting to know them and seeing their relationship progress. Their relationship was refreshing and adorable. I really enjoyed reading a romance that featured older characters. The writing was fun and entertaining. The pace was good for the story, it wasn't dragged out or rushed, it was just right.
What I disliked most about the book was Alfred's daughter. I hated the way she spoke to her dad. It kept being passed off as just her being worried but I still thought she was just the worst. She was controlling and rude in an extreme way. With that being said, I think Liz Davies did a great job on creating a consistent and believable character.
Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone looking for an adorable, clean, Christmas romance. I really enjoyed this one and I think others will too.