Christmas Yves - Nicola May
Source: Review Copy courtesy of author
It’s two days before Christmas - and Evie Harris finds herself both manless and jobless.
After a chance encounter with handsome Greg (and egged on by her toy-boy-eating friend, Bea) she agrees to work at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day. Striking up an unlikely friendship with homeless Yves, Evie begins an unwitting journey of spiritual awakening, all set against the sparkling winter backdrop of London landmarks. A New Year’s Eve revelation is on its way . . . but will it leave Evie with a happy heart, or will she allow the pre-Christmas past to dictate her future?
Open book, start reading, paragraph one.... Whooosh you're straight away submerged into Nicola May world. She has such a distinctive way with words that you won't be forgetting her books in a while.
Christmas Yves follows 32 year old Evie Harris as she is befriended by a tramp called Yves. Opening her eyes to life from a different perspective Yves learns and nourishes Evie in such a way that it changes her life.
I really liked Christmas Yves, it was short, straight to the point and festively wonderful. Full of heartfelt emotions and with a lovely point that we aren't all as badly done too as some. It has a lovely mix of characters who all bounce off of each other brilliantly. It really is a lovely read.
Christmas is love. Christmas is a time for giving. Christmas is a time for Yves.