Christmas is not a happy time for Eve. Since she was young it has only brought disappointment and when her fiancé is killed on Christmas day she refuses to take any part in it. That is, until her great-aunt leaves her a theme park in her will. Not just any theme – a Christmas theme park.
Finding out that she is owner of ‘WinterWorld’ is one thing, to then discover that she is only half owner and the other partner is the strange and mysterious, Jacques Glace, sends bells ringing, and not of the jingle kind.
Convinced that Jacques is up to no good, Eve sets out to uncover the truth whilst trying not to fall for his charm and charisma. Can Jacques defrost her frozen heart to allow Eve to regain her Christmas spirit or will the ghosts of Christmas past continue to rule her future.
A lovely Christmas tale and what a fantastic idea…WinterWorld! If I wasn’t already married, I’d get married there.
Eve is skeptical about the theme park and wants to get rid of everything Christmassy about it, fortunately Jacques is there to help guide the way. The mix of these two characters brings a comedic value to the story along with a touch of will they/wont they. The defrosting of Eve’s heart is a long journey and it takes everyone around her to thaw it out. Along with Eve and Jacques we also meet Violet and Pav, Eve’s Aunt Susan, Effin the Welsh foreman, Holly the Reindeer and, of course, Santa.
This is a light-hearted, entertaining Christmas story, with a serious undertone reflecting on the men and women who are killed or wounded in our armed forces.