It’s very nearly Christmas and, temporarily jobless and homeless, Noelle is back at home with her parents. However, a phone call from her cousin Joe, who runs a house-and-pet-sitting service, saves her from a festive season of Whist, boredom and overindulging.
So Noelle is off to France to mind a dozen South American mammals. She arrives amidst a blizzard and quickly discovers that something is definitely wrong at the farm. The animals are there all right, but pretty much nothing else – no power, no furniture and, disastrously, no fee. Add to that a short-tempered intruder in the middle of the night, a premature delivery, long-lost relatives and participation in a living crèche, and this is shaping up to be a noel that Noelle will never forget.
Fa-La-Llama-La is a feel-good, festive and fun romcom with a resourceful heroine, a hero who’s a bit of a handful and some right woolly charmers.
This is such a cosy, festive read. I just could not put it down.
Noelle gets more than she bargained for when she arrives in rural France in the middle of a blizzard. But you have to admire the way she copes with it all with resourcefulness and good humour. The resulting story is both funny and fascinating.
As she gets to know the llamas, the locals, and an unexpected visitor, we are treated to a wonderful plot.
A great book for a winter’s evening. Highly recommended.
MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐