Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Review of Fairy Tale in New York by Nicky Wells

Happy Tuesday!

Time to post a review of one of the most adorable holiday stories I have read for a long time!

Title: Fairy Tale in New York
Author: Nicky Wells
Publishing date: 10th of November 2014
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Inc.
Pages: 100
Genre: Adult: Romance, Christmas Novella
Source: From the author in exchange for an honest review.


New York. A restaurant near Park Avenue. It’s early evening, and dusk is falling. So is the snow. Jude and Carrie are merely killing time while they wait for their return flight to London. They don’t know yet that their life will never be the same.

When rock star Jude gets stranded in New York with his family on Christmas Eve, he has no idea that he is setting in motion a chain of events that will turn their Christmas into the most magical one yet…

No good deed goes unpunished, or so it seems to Jude and Carrie on the morning of the twenty-fourth of December. The previous day, they gave up their London-bound flights to someone in crisis. And now, a spectacular whiteout is grounding all planes, and Jude, Carrie, and baby Maya are stuck far from home.

Tired, hungry, and just a little panicked, Jude loads his family into a cab and returns to their hotel. But there’s no room at the inn, and not even a platinum credit card will make a difference. Snow is falling heavily, and the family is facing a very bleak night indeed.

How do you celebrate Christmas with no place to stay, no food, and no presents? Join Jude, Carrie, Maya and a cast of colourful characters in this fairy tale story of Yuletide in New York.

My review:

I have so far loved all the published books by Nicky Wells. I think her stories are well-written, heart-warming and uplifting. I have also read Nicky's last year's Christmas Novella: Spirits of of Christmas, which introduced both Jude and Carrie to the readers, but both novellas can be read as standalone. Fairy Tale in New York is an adorable read which gives you an instant feeling of true holidays and what Christmas should be about!

Even on 100 short pages, Nicky manages to create a story which has a great emotional value, includes a fascinating beginning, story building and plotting and a very happy ending. I really think the author is very skilled to put a believable and adorable story into a short novella. Job well done!

Imagine this! Jude and Carrie are in New York, hoping to get home to England for Christmas after Jude has been touring in US with his band, but instead they are stranded in the airport due to the snowstorm. When a gentlemen tries desperately to get home for the birth of his child, Jude decides to do a good deed and gives his ticket to the gentleman, understanding what it means if you miss the birth of your child. Not wanting to be apart for Christmas, Carrie and their kid Maya are staying in New York together with Jude.

Jude and Carrie are facing a hard situation where all the hotels are fully booked, no rooms available, they have a little kid with them and most of the stores are closed for the holidays. But as said, no good deed goes unpunished, right?

After meeting a friendly Italian cop and his family, miracles do happen and kindness will be well paid off with love and cheer.

Fairy Tale in New York was truly and genuinely good story. It's about what's important, it's about having and appreciating values, its' about finding solution to seemingly unsolvable situation, it's about giving and loving and last, but not least, it's a story about that love and goodness can conquer everything!

5 stars!

Happy reading!


1 comment:

  1. Aww Inga! Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts. That's the best Christmas present ever. I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks also for all your support throughout the year, you're a rock star and an angel. Here's wishing you all the very best for 2015 and best of luck with all your endeavours. Rock on, Inga! :-D XXX