Just before Christmas, Evie finds herself with no job and no boyfriend. She meets Greg who invites her to do a charity job for Christmas and serve in the homeless shelter. There she meets Yves, a homeless guy whose birthday is around Christmas. Yves might be homeless, but he has the richest soul in the world. He takes Evie on a journey that will bring back her faith in people and in love.
I absolutely adored the characters. There is Evie who has yet to learn how to love herself and how to face her biggest fears. And of course, there’s Yves who takes her on a great spiritual journey, showing her the most magnificient places in London, in order to teach her a lesson.
Christmas Yves is a not only a beautiful festive novella but also a very deep and moving story with wonderful spiritual elements. It’s not just about Christmas and sharing. It’s about believing in yourself and others, and about all the important things in life. It’s an inspirational story that reminded me of ‘The Alchemist’. And I loved that book.
‘Christmas Yves’ is a mesmerizing tale everyone needs to read. You’ll learn lots of great lessons along the way, many lessons you might already know but somehow forget to live according to them. I absolutely loved this novella, it’s short yet straight to the point and I’m absoloutely recommending it to anyone.
My rating: 5/5
Today we have the pleasure to welcome Nicola May to This Chick Reads. Nicola has recently published her novella ‘Christmas Yves’ (which we will be reviewing soon) and today she’s here to talk about Christmas and getting into a festive mood earlier. Off to you Nicola.
The trouble with being an author and writing a Christmas novella is that you have to get your head into a sparkly, snowy mood way before the actual event.
However, for someone who loves Christmas this is not a problem at all. I even went out and brought some mince pies and mulled wine whilst writing it to get me in the mood.
‘Christmas Yves’ is a feel good romance full of spiritual message and it actually gave me great joy writing it. A lot of it is based in a homeless shelter in London and I am actually now seriously considering giving up my Christmas Day to help those less fortunate than myself.
We asked Nicola a few festive questions and here is what she said:
Q. What are you looking forward to most this Christmas?
Taking a whole week off relaxing my brain and hoping it snows!
Q. What’s your favourite Christmas drink?
Like Evie in Christmas Yves, it has to be sherry!
Q. What film do you hope to curl up and watch on Christmas afternoon?
Q. Which celebrity would you like to kiss under the mistletoe?
Q. If you could spend Christmas anywhere in the world, where would it be?
About Nicola May
Nicola May lives in the UK, just minutes from Windsor Castle where her majesty the Queen lives. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, drinking bubbles and eating flapjacks. Christmas Yves is her first novella. She has written 5 novels.