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All she wants for Christmas…

Leah Griffiths has woken up after a few too many glasses of Prosecco with a hangover – and discovers she’s accidentally bought a little Christmas tree farm in Scotland!

At first she’s horrified, but perhaps it’s the perfect way to forget all about her cheating ex.

And when she meets grumpy (but ridiculously gorgeous) pumpkin farmer Noel underneath the mistletoe, Leah begins to believe that at Christmas time, anything can happen…

384 pages, Kindle Edition

First published October 9, 2019

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Jaimie Admans

17 books580 followers
Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.

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3,159 reviews1,517 followers
November 19, 2019
Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm by Jaimie Admans is a perfect Christmas contemporary romance to curl up with by the fire this holiday season. This one especially for anyone who has ever made a drunken impulse buy as surely it couldn’t have been as bad as buying your own tree farm!

Leah Griffiths had been in a taboo relationship with her boss but that quickly ended when she walked in on him with another co-worker. Unfortunate as the ending to her relationship was the fact this also put Leah out of a job drove her to have a drink or two or three…. After a pretty understandable night with her Prosecco however Leah wakes to find she won an auction, not for a new outfit or pair of shoes but a Christmas tree farm in Scotland!

Well, maybe this was the sign Leah needed as she certainly wasn’t happy in a secret relationship or with her job. Packing up and heading to her new home she finds the meaning of “buyer beware” when the farm looks nothing like the pictures she’s seen. Thankfully though Leah’s new neighbor, Noel, a pumpkin farmer, knows an awfully lot about Leah’s new tree farm.

Having read Jaimie Admans before I had high hopes for this new novel and was grateful they were proven true. I completely fell in love with the characters and setting in this story the same way I had done previously. While you have a completely heartwarming holiday read you also have plenty of laughs and fun along the way and mix all that with some small town holiday cheer and I was completely caught up until the very end.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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2,649 reviews2,559 followers
October 7, 2019
Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.com

The morning after finding her boss/boyfriend in a compromising position with a colleague and then discovering he’s also been sleeping with half the office, Leah Griffiths wakes up with a banging headache after downing three bottles of Prosecco, she also realises that she has won a bid on something too on an auction site.

Not only did she bid and win an auction whilst drunk, but she has also paid for the item too. Expecting it to be another pair of shoes she is shocked when it turns out her purchase was not only for a Christmas Tree Farm in Scotland but that it has cost her £50,000, the money left after selling her parent’s home when they died.

Looking through the photographs of Peppermint Branches, the farm, Leah realises that perhaps it is for the best. She now has no job, just one friend in London, and her father wanted to move back to Scotland before his death. How hard could running a Christmas Tree Farm be?

Things don’t go according to plan when Leah arrives to find that the farm has been empty for four years and most of the trees are dead, there is also the grumpy neighbour Noel to put up with who thinks she will go running home back to the city when she realises how much work is involved and that the farmhouse has only half a roof and no windows. Leah has something to prove, not only to Noel but to herself too and she is going no-where – Maybe!

I absolutely adore Jaimie Admans’ books and if you enjoy Rom-Coms and haven’t read her work, I suggest you do. Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm is a beautiful read, as beautiful as the front cover is. Leah is such a sweet character. She’s had a hard few years and when she realised that she had bought a Christmas Tree Farm in Scotland it felt like fate had intervened in her life as it made her feel closer to her deceased parents.

Noel is the usual grumpy, sexy, handsome, and lovable character that you find in many Rom-Coms. He has been a Pumpkin farmer for many years and lives on the farm with his mum. His land is adjacent to Leah’s and he is put out when he realises that she has bought it, believing that she won’t stay and eventually sell it on to developers. He also has a soft side to him and for once it was nice to find a man in a book that admits when he’s being an arse. Oh, he also has a gorgeous dog called Gizmo too.

The book was a quick read and I enjoyed it the whole way through. At times I did feel like some of the chapters dragged a little and were too long, but that is just my opinion as I’m really not a fan of long chapters. It is a wonderful festive novel and I couldn’t wait to see if Leah could get the farm working again.

Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm is a cosy book that will have you rooting for Leah as well as giggling along with her. A perfect addition to your festive reads list.
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Author 8 books353 followers
December 16, 2021
This was an utterly charming Christmas romance. 🎄❤🎄❤

Leah is drunk shopping online one night when she accidentally bids on a Christmas tree farm and wins! She drives up to the farm in Scotland only to find that the reality is not like the pictures online… the real property is quite overgrown and hasn’t been cared for since the owner died four years earlier. The property next door is a pumpkin farm owned by Scottish farmer Noel, and the chemistry and slow-burn romance between the two is wonderfully done, as are all the details of the farmer’s markets on the weekends and learning how to run a Christmas tree farm. This was a cute Christmas romance that I highly enjoyed.
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2,758 reviews494 followers
November 30, 2019
I'm sure we have all seen a Christmas Tree farm up for sale, at the other end of the country, gone onto the auction site while drunk and purchased the farm without having ever seen it in real life, and then been shocked when it looks nothing like the pictures?

You mean you haven't done that - well it must just be Leah Griffiths, the heroine in this book, where she does exactly that and then has to somehow make a go of it, given she has sunk all her savings into the purchase.

Leah wasn't expecting the handsome pumpkin farmer next door, and from there first meeting you would wonder why I'm even mentioning him at all, apart from the obviously adorable Gizmo the Chihuahua!

And for a book about a Christmas Tree Farm I was shocked at the amount of pumpkin that gets into the story, in fact I think this could almost be re-titled 101 things to do with pumpkins, or how to be a pumpkin farmer - as that is exactly that Noel is, but thankfully unlike Leah he also knows everything you need to know about Christmas Tree farming.

I have learnt a lot about how to be a tree farmer, to if the opportunity ever arises to drunkenly purchase a Christmas tree farm, sight unseen, then I will at least know a whole deal more than Leah did at the same stage.

The community feel of the small town was really strong and I enjoyed seeing Leah's ideas for their Christmas market, and the various tree decorations were really inventive. The well meaning gossipy new friends were really sweet too, and I just had a wonderful community, feel good feeling from this book.

I loved, loved, loved this book. It flowed so well, the writing was great, and it has such imagination in it. I adored the concept and the story was just fabulous - easily one of my favourite books from this talented author.

Thank you to HQ Digital and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
723 reviews306 followers
November 11, 2020
I've been comparing my Christmas romance reads this fall to Hallmark movies. That's not a compliment in my world since I find most HM Christmas movies to be a good bit insipid and a good lot predictable. Oh, sure, they are supposed to be that way and they are comfort escapes in a troubled world. I've tried out several over the years but my indifference to them has increased even more in recent years with the third-tier actors, cardboard acting and the less-than-sparkling scripts.

Now, this story by Jaimie Admans is perfect for a Hallmark movie and with the right script could be a good one. A Christmas-tree farm (they've already made several of those tree-farm movies, but does that matter?), a beautiful village with quirky characters, an H and h who both have hurts in their past, lots of community spirit, a mini-crisis towards the end where everyone has to pull together, and, of course, the HEA we were all expecting.

What this has going for it is the setting in Scotland, all the interesting (to me) details about tree farming and marketing and how to revive a dying town market with new and creative ideas. And the romance was also nicely slow burn and free of gratuitous sex but warm and full of attraction.

In a nutshell, our heroine is a London city girl, who, for reasons you will discover at the beginning, ends up buying, sight unseen, a Christmas-tree farm outside a quaint village in Scotland. She arrives there and, to her great dismay, finds a farm so neglected that it seems almost unsalvageable, and, of course, she has absolutely no knowledge of trees or tree farming. She can't even tell the difference between pines and spruces, etc.

Enter the neighbor, a hunky Scot and owner of the next-door farm (mostly pumpkin and corn, I think.) They start off with antagonism, naturally, but, you know, he's really, really nice and helpful once you get past the outer grouch. I liked this guy a lot. That's why I couldn't give the story more than three stars. He deserved better than this heroine.

I didn't like her at the very beginning but warmed up nicely to her as the story progressed. Then the Big Misunderstanding shows up at about 75-80%. She fell back into the "I don't like her much" category. But he was a lovely character. If somebody could find a Scottish actor who looks like Irish actor Aidan Turner of POLDARK to play the hero of this book, I'd watch this as a Hallmark movie every year at Christmastime. (Maybe twice every year, I mean, we're talking about an Aidan Turner lookalike, after all.)
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219 reviews168 followers
October 30, 2019
Leah thought a bit of Prosecco would make her forget seeing her boyfriend with another woman. And it did … it just also made her forget buying a Christmas tree farm in Scotland. After coming to her senses, she’s shocked, but the idea of trekking off to Scotland and running her own business is more than appealing. And while the farm itself isn’t quite what she thought it would be, it has potential—just like the handsome pumpkin farmer next door.

Everyone makes regrettable decisions, but Leah takes things to the extreme when she buys a Christmas tree farm after a few too many drinks. At the start, she’s at an incredible low point, having just left her job after discovering her boyfriend/boss has been having an affair. Author Jaimie Admans certainly knows how to make Leah suffer in these opening chapters. She’s lost so much, but it’s effective in that Leah is such a likable character—funny with genuine humility—it’s impossible not to want to see her snatch her own happy ending.

But Admans doesn’t make it easy for her. Turns out, running a Christmas tree farm is hard work—even more so when it’s fallen into disrepair! Admans peppers in rich detail about the trees and the actual work involved in farming, and she does so in a way that’s informative while propelling the action forward. Leah, while growing more confident and comfortable with herself, also grows as a farmer, and before long she’s discovering herself while tossing out her own tree knowledge to the reader.

As Leah comes into her own, she’s supported by a marvelous cast of characters in the Scottish countryside. As charming as a Christmas tree farm itself is, the community surrounding it is almost doubly so. Admans expertly plops Leah into a cast of introverts who carve out a place for her if she’s willing to take it. Leading the charge is Noah, the farmer next door. Initially abrasive, there’s plenty of friction between the two, but Admans carefully pushes them together until they’re an irresistible pair—and what’s more, she cleverly finds a way to completely justify his initial behavior while keeping him sympathetic.

Romantic and empowering, Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm combines the magic of a new start with the Christmas season. It’s downright charming.

Note: I received a free ARC of this book through NetGalley.

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831 reviews60 followers
October 15, 2019
I absolutely adore this book! I do have a real love for Christmas stories, they are like chocolate to me, I can read my fill of them and still want more and this wonderful. It is such a fabulously fun, joyful, very festive and romantic tale with all the hilarity and adorable moments that you love to see in romantic comedies – I could definitely see this made into a film. I loved the whole concept of this story, it’s completely out there original, but brings home the, message that if you truly want something then go out there and get it – yes, easier said then done, i know but if anything this book will inspire and make you feel all cosy warm.
Written first person through Leah’s eyes, we are taken on a laugh-out-loud, engrossing and marvellous festive journey, I can guarantee that you will be charmed from the start and you will be giggling away throughout.
After catching her boyfriend/boss having a fumble with another colleague at work, Leah Griffiths walks out after making quite the spectacle of her self and that of her amorous boss, she drowns her sorrows in three bottles of Prosecco and while under the influence she does what we all do when a wee bit intoxicated, she opens the computer, grabs the credit card and starts to buy. Only difference here is Leah doesn’t just buy shoes, storage boxes and garden ornaments (we’ve all done that right? Leah doesn’t do the ordinary binge buying trash she buys a Christmas Tree Farm in the middle of Scotland – as you do!
As much as spontaneously buying a Christmas Tree Farm sounds mad, Leah believes that this is exactly the thing she needs. Leah has been through the mill over the last few years, not only with walking out on her dead end job but she has had to cope with the death of her parents, having to sort everything out has been a weight on Leah’s shoulders and now she needs something else, for the first time in many years Leah feels free – that is until she actually sees what she has spent all of her savings on.
The pictures online didn’t exactly portray the whole truth, the farm has been abandoned these last four year and most of the trees are dead, the farmhouse is falling down around her ears, plus there is her neighbour; grumpy, moody, brooding ridiculously sexy in a rough around the edges sort of way, pumpkin farmer; Noel. To say he is a little put out by the city lass next door is an understatement, he firmly believes that she will give up and run off back to where she came from with her tail between her legs, but she surprises him by staying.
Oh be still be thundering heart, I have completely fallen head over heals for Noel, sigh!! He comes across as brusque and a bit of a group but he does have a real kind and soft heart, he is the sterotypical romantic comedy guy brooding with a lot of hidden virtues, he is as sexy as hell – but then again I have always had a love for the rougher heroes, add into that his Scottish accent and his love of dogs then you have my perfect man…even when he is baring a pain in the arse.
I have to comment on the dedication, Oh my word that tore at my heart, for anyone who has lost a dog will know exactly what I mean. Those few words alone with have you a bit teary and which made the whole having a dog in centre stage rather poignant.
This is a fast paced quick read, the story started off with great humour which carried on through out. From the first page ou will instantly feel a real kinship with Leah, she is fabulously down-to-earth and fun, you will be cheering her on as she negotiates her path from drunken stupor of chapter one to getting the Christmas Tree farm on its feet. This is the first I have read by Jaimie Admans, and I can certainly say without a doubt that it will not be the last, I really liked her engaging and witty writing, she grabs the readers attention and keeps a firm hold until the very last word.
Overall, this is a fantastic book, if you love your sweet rom-com’s with a gorgeous festive feel and some brilliant characters then this is the book for you.
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2,190 reviews54 followers
November 28, 2019
4,5 Stars

The third book by Jaimie Admans I've read within a year, and so far she hasn't failed me! This one was just as adorable, cute and Christmassy as last years "It's a Wonderful Night". And again it's not only about a heroine and her love-interest, but about a community, helping each other and saving something (in the last book it was a high-street and its shops, here it is a Christmas market and basically a whole village depending on it).

I liked how Leah comes up with idea after creative idea of saving the market and her own Christmas Tree Farm. Add to that all the advice on tree growing, maintenance and care that Noel is giving, and you can almost take this book as a business guide on "How to run a Christmas Tree Farm". I thoroughly enjoyed reading about this concept, which was completely new to me. I was aware that the trees they sell at the Christmas Tree stands all around town must grow somewhere, but not that making a "farm" out of it and opening it up to the public is a thing. But it sounds just wonderful!

A few words about Noel. I liked it a lot that Jaimie Admans only made him grumpy for the very first meeting, unlike in many other books of that genre where he would have stayed negative and unhelping until at least the middle of the book, which is only superfluous drama in my opinion.
Of course I had to google Luke Evans, to get a clearer picture what Noel looks like. Ok, yes, approved. But for the life of me I cannot understand how a lip piercing can make a man sexier. Whenever I tried to picture it, it was just awkward. And today on my way to work I even saw a man with eyebrow and lip piecing. Believe me, there was nothing sexy about him!

Very close to the end, Admans put in an unnecessary obstacle that I could have done without, especially as it seemed a bit exaggerated. But apart from that the book was a delight to read! And it's predestinated for a sequel!
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682 reviews147 followers
September 21, 2019
This was an adorable Christmas romance! I loved that the fluff also had a sprinkle of angst, and that both Leah and Noel had shared past experiences involving grief and trust issues that they were able to overcome with one another. I will say that at times I found the amount of tree/farming information a bit dull, but it's obvious the author did her research, because it was detailed yet written in a way that was easy for someone who doesn't know the first thing about tree farming to understand. The romance was sugar sweet, and I loved that Noel at first appeared to be just another stereotypical hot farmer man, but actually had this little edge about him and interesting past (I especially loved the lip piercing, *wink*). Also, Leah being 36 was a breath of fresh air, as she was more relatable and enjoyable to me.

I kept hoping for a sex scene between these two, what with all the sparks they were throwing at one another,. We did get some hot make-out sessions, though I was sad to see them stop before they got too heated. But that's just my own personal preference when reading a romance novel.

Overall, this is the novel equivalent of a warm cup of hot cocoa on a snowy day, and I recommend it for anyone who wants to read a feel-good Christmas love story!

*This ARC was provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
October 6, 2019
I was so egg-cited to start my third Christmas-themed romance read of the year! Tell me I’m not the only one who is excited for the holly-days. What can I say? I’m a sentimental sap who is pining for all things festive. *snorts*

Sorry! I’ll stop with the puns now. Just my little homage to Noel.


*clears throat*

Depending on your POV, some of your best or worst decisions can be made under the influence of a glass or two of Prosecco.

Whaaa? Don’t look at me like that. We’re talking about Leah here, not me. My lips are sealed. *blushes*

Now, where was I? *taps chin*

Ah, yes.

Now, I’m sure we’ve all had a ‘waking up after the night before’ moment, but I don’t think many of us awaken to find out we’d purchased a Christmas Tree farm, and all responsibilities that entails.

A new beginning is exactly what Leah Griffiths needs. The last couple of years have been tough to say the least and if anyone needs to find their happy, it’s Leah.

Set in the picturesque Scottish countryside (I’m biased, I know), SATLCTF is ridiculously romantic, festive and full of Christmas spirit. My tender-hearted, over-productive tear ducts can attest to this fact.

I only have one quibble with the story, I have lived in Scotland for 41 years (shut it!), and I have yet to meet such a fine specimen as Noel. Honestly, he is hazardous to your ovaries. *smirks* Add little Gizmo into the mix and it’s cuteness overload. Ovaries exploding in 3, 2, 1...

I honestly wondered if Jaimie could top It’s A Wonderful Night, as that story holds such a special place in my heart.

What can I say? SATLCTF shines all on its own!
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370 reviews35 followers
December 13, 2019
What a unique storyline! Never read a chicklit book taking place in a Christmas tree farm and at first I was a bit surprised but rapidly I fell in love with the book. If you want to read a book with a real romance this is the one! But don't be afraid about the word "romance" because it's not a soppy one. It's well developed. This books contains a beautiful one. This book is also very Christmassy as it takes place during the period before Christmas when people will buy their tree. I have also learned quite a lot about the Christmas tree farm business. It's was very interesting! So all in all I really liked reading this book! i am giving it a 4 stars out of 5!
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December 17, 2019
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822 reviews64 followers
June 3, 2021
I loved this. The characters are so lovely. If a Christmas tree farm wasn't fab enough, it's next to a pumpkin farm, so its packed full of all things pumpkin on top of all things pine! Brilliant.
I felt it was very well written too, I'll be looking for more by this author.
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3,358 reviews103 followers
October 11, 2019
Ever heard the terms "Buyer beware" or "too good to be true" - or watched 'Homes Under the Hammer' and been told the golden rules of buying at auction include reading the legal pack and viewing the property? Leah Griffiths certainly didn't consider any of them when she took part in an online auction and bought herself 25 acres in Scotland, complete with a dwelling. It was a little Christmas Tree Farm but she really should have looked before she pressed to buy it! When she arrives she's disheartened by how little it resembled the photographs but she's still determined to have a go at running it. She's not going to be frightened off by a squirrel landing on her face, a dwelling without glass in the windows or a grumpy pumpkin farmer owner, Noel. With a name like that you'd expect it to be him running the Christmas tree farm - and he certainly seems to have all the insider information to do just that. Thank goodness he's willing to share his knowledge!

This is a delightful story of second chances, fresh starts, community and love. It is also about life, grief, romance and daring. The characters are well developed, believable and easy to relate to, each with their own back story. There's also a fabulous Chihuahua called Gizmo - definitely not the sort of dog you'd anticipate a strapping, dour Scottish farmer to have! 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and didn't want to put it down. The trials and tribulations of Leah's attempts to make a fresh start, the brilliant community that welcomes her and the market stall holders all play key roles. In amongst all this, there's such a wide variety of uses of pumpkin I was starting to wonder what would be suggested next! There are also the requisite snowflakes and plenty of rain but they don't dampen your enjoyment of this book.

I loved reading this story and have absolutely no hesitation at all in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys stories that put a smile on your face, where love does find a way and the whole community comes to life within the pages of the book. I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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Author 20 books847 followers
October 5, 2019
Jaimie Admans has done it again! I don’t know how each of her books is more amazing than the last, but they are. Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm was charming, funny, and romantic - a total delight.

I loved Leah and Noel and found them both really relatable. I completely understand Leah’s desire to take a huge leap and change things up. I thought she was equal parts brave and crazy (in the best way possible!) for moving her entire life from London to Scotland to follow a dream that involved something she actually knew nothing about - Christmas tree farming. I have to admit grumpy heroes aren’t typically my thing, but I sensed right from the beginning there were deep layers beneath Noel’s initial attitude toward Leah. He proved himself again and again, and he ended up being the sweetest, most sensitive, squishiest cinnamon roll of a man underneath that grumpiness, and I absolutely adored him. I always love Jaimie’s men, but Noel might just be my new favourite!

Dear Hallmark, please get on making a movie of this wonderful book. It has all the ingredients of a holiday classic - strong main characters, hilarious and quirky side characters, a beautiful setting, a swoony romance, and even an adorable dog with lots of personality. I’d love to see these characters brought to life on the screen. Until then, they’ll live on in a special place in my heart, along with all the characters from Jaimie’s previous books.
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2,026 reviews45 followers
October 10, 2019
I have been a fan of Jaimie's work for a little while now. I love how she combines the dramatic with the funny. Her books leave you with a fuzzy warm feeling inside. Anyway enough of the fan girling. I couldn't wait to get hold of a copy of her latest book called 'Snowflakes At The Little Christmas Tree Farm', which was released on 9th October 2019. I had a sneaky peek at an early review copy and I thoroughly enjoyed it but more about that in a bit.
I couldn't help but take to Leah Griffiths from the first time I came across her. She used to work with her significant other but she walked in on him having an extremely close one to one (or should that be one on one?) meeting. Leah sort of gets her revenge on her boyfriend by telling everybody else who works there exactly what he has been up to......which comes as a big surprise to the other half a dozen women that he has on the go. Leah goes on a drinking binge and she makes the fatal mistake of going online when she is hammered and spending a fortune. When she wakes up sober, she is horrified to realise that she has bought a Christmas tree farm. After giving it some consideration,, she decides to go through with it as the description of the farm sounds idyllic and she needs to make a fresh start. However when she gets to the farm she is well and truly brought down to earth with a bump. The description of the Christmas tree farm online bears no resemblance to the true state of the Christmas tree farm. Leah has no option but to make the venture work as she has very little money in reserve. Leah soon meets her nearest neighbour who is a handsome sounding pumpkin farmer called Noel (the right sort of name for a Christmas book). They don't exactly hit it off when they first meet but there's definitely some sort of chemistry there because sparks fly. Will Leah make a success of the Christmas tree farm? Will Leah and Noel get together? Well for the answers to those questions and more you are just going to have to read the book for yourselves to find out as I am not going to tell you.
'Snowflakes At The Little Christmas Tree Farm' was a delightful read that had me gripped throughout. I took to the main character of Leah so well that I ended up thinking of her as being a friend of mine. I had to keep reading to see how the story panned out and what implications, if any, that had for Leah. I didn't manage to read the book over the course of a day as real life commitments kind of intervened but I did the next best thing as I read the book over the course of a couple of days. The pages turned over increasingly quickly as my desperation to find out what happened grew and grew. I would say that I flew through the last third of the book but I can't tell you how long that last third took to read because I was enjoying the book that much that I lost all track of time.
'Snowflakes At The Little Christmas Tree Farm' is beautifully and brilliantly written but then I wouldn't expect anything else from Jaimie Admans. She has a writing style that is easy to get used to and easy to get along with. Reading this book felt more like a conversation between friends. That's exactly how I thought of Leah and Noel- as friends. As I mention above, I love the way in which Jaimie mixes the drama with the comedy and even certain serious moments have their funny sides. I am thinking in particular of the way in which Leah left her fellow colleagues under no illusion as to what her boss had been up to. I found that this book made me chuckling away practically all the way through at something I had either read or visualised in my mind.
In short, Jaimie has done it again and she has written one hell of a brilliant book that really was a delight to read. I will definitely recommend this book to other readers but particularly to those readers, who enjoy books that will leave you with a smile on your face and which feel like a hug from a mug as it were. The score on the Ginger Book Geek is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.
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Author 7 books472 followers
December 12, 2019
I loved everything about this book! It was the perfect holiday read with compelling characters, a wonderfully Christmasy setting, a well-developed and captivating romance, and so much heart. The story had some lovely messages about family, community, rising to life's challenges, and rebounding from a loss. I chuckled (the tree puns are very clever!), got teary-eyed, and couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see how everything worked out for Leah, her newly acquired Christmas tree farm, and Noel, the hot Scottish pumpkin farmer who's always there when she needs him. Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm should be on everyone's must read list this holiday season! I give it FIVE Peppermint Firs + a Chihuahua in an elf costume (shout-out to Gizmo in the book!).
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1,422 reviews27 followers
December 12, 2020
One night, after catching her cheating boyfriend and indulging in a few too many drinks, Leah bids on a Christmas tree farm...and wins. When she wakes the next morning it's all chaos.

Considering her boyfriend (now ex) was her boss and she exited on a rather fantastic scene..she decides the farm might be a way to start over ... until she gets there and it's nothing like she imagined.

Very cute and fun read. It took a bit for me to get into it and there is a certain tongue ring that gets way too much attention IMHO 🤣🤣🤣 but a perfect feel-good Christmas read.
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308 reviews4 followers
January 4, 2023
Just another truly feel good book. As soon as I saw a Scotland on the blurb it caught my eye for obvious reasons. Leah has drunk too much Prosecco and after shopping online she discovers she’s won a Christmas tree farm in Scotland after being the highest bidder in an auction! As you do on too much wine … Oh dear you say but it gets worse her friend said she’s mad but she’s decided to give it a go. Once she arrives she’s shocked at the mess and how run down it is. But as with most of these books there’s a rather dishy if somewhat grumpy pumpkin farmer next door. He grudgingly helps her which leads to .. well use your imagination. Bumps along the way but a good little book with a rather predictable ending!
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457 reviews4 followers
December 21, 2020
Cute story. It was like reading a Hallmark movie
December 17, 2021
I’ve heard of drunk dialing but never drunk auctioning. In this case the heroine wins an auction and buys her very own Christmas Tree farm! What could go wrong?

What does happen is a lot of heartwarming moments, awesome pop culture references and jokes (many I got) and a romance that is as adorable as a puppy. Or in this case, a chihuahua named Gizmo. There is so much to like about this novel, I’m not sure where to start.

First, I thought the name of the farm was genius and perfect: Peppermint Branches Christmas Tree Farm. Isn’t that delightful? Thing is, that’s the only thing sweet about the farm itself. Leah, the heroine, is about to change her life’s journey in a big way. You know the saying, when one door closes, another is opened? Leah’s ‘door’ is an enormous gateway into the unknown and it looks like she’s about to fall through it flat on her face. I guarantee you that by the end of the book she’ll have muscles upon muscles. Being a Christmas tree farmer isn’t just the selling of trees; there is a ginormous amount of behind the scenes work and Ms. Admans must have done extensive research to describe in vivid detail the challenges, skill and dedication one has to have in order to succeed. I enjoyed watching the heroine reach deep inside herself for a strength she didn’t realize she was capable of.

The strength doesn’t come only from within. No, the hero, a long-haired hunky Scot with a heart of gold and an endearing propensity to blush called Noel, ends up being the best thing to ever cross Leah’s path. Well, eventually she’ll feel that way. Their initial meeting was unorthodox to say the least. She was more impressed with his dog – although Noel was certainly easy on the eyes. I actually liked the hero. There are many aspects to his personality that are impressive, not to mention HIS muscles. The heroine was especially fond of gazing at his arms while in action. The author did a wonderful job of giving the reader flutters in the tummy just from her descriptions.

The novel is told in first person POV and it works wonderfully. It was smooth, consistent and I felt I got to know Leah quite well as the story progressed. As for knowing Noel, that happens via conversations with his mom, Leah, and the varied and colorful residents of the community called Elffield.

While I was learning along with Leah in how to be a Christmas tree farmer, the romance between her and Noel was mostly sweet, but sometimes sensual (like when they kiss). The sparks between them flittered and fluttered as they were fanned throughout the novel. When those sparks turned to flame and they finally, FINALLY kiss, it was as romantic as I could wish. At one point, I think there was mud involved.

The drama is purely character based and the suspense comes from Mother Nature. I liked the heroic and valiant crusade on Leah’s part to save the charm and beauty of Elffield and its country market. At some points, every one of the heroine’s ideas all seemed to work wonders in one fashion or another, and it felt too perfect or easy, but there is no doubt those same elements provided the story with its charm, optimism, uplifted emotions and joy. Those positive aspects are the reason why I’ll say that this is a novel that embraces the spirit of the Christmas season and is a picture-perfect holiday read.

If a reader is looking for a solid plot, a sweet and satisfying romance, a story that is happy, and a hero and heroine whose onscreen chemistry are a true delight to witness, then Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm is a novel not to miss. I truly enjoyed myself and hope that other readers will feel the same way once they read it, too.
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181 reviews27 followers
May 27, 2020
4 stars!!

I like this author, she writes lovely chemistry filled books in the most magical, offbeat places with even bizarre storylines. Despite the fairy tale like set up, this book is very grounded, get it? Ground like farm? Sorry I must be inheriting the string of bad farm puns and drunk tree jokes that were running the entire course of the book.

This book veers into unfamiliar territory because I cannot fathom to ever buy a farm and maintain Christmas trees so relatability is off the window with the premise and there's so many chapters spent in how a farm is maintained , cared for, how to shear, net and bundle trees and all the pumpkin talk. I never knew Pumpkin had so many uses. But these parts get a bit too much for me. The author could have trimmed the book by sticking to the basics for these.

What holds the book of course are the leads, Leah and Noel with their wonderful names and even kinder personalities. They are snappy, sarcastic and make the baddest of puns which were so fun to read. Fergus and Fiona with their alliterative names were sprightly and gossipy for their age and hilarious to read. Overall this book has a Hallmark movie which the author references and has very little angst and some last minute horticultural drama.

Readable book that keeps you engaged while you read it but not much after, still love the author's previous books and will always watch out for the next one
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235 reviews1 follower
April 14, 2020
I am a sucker for a Christmas story, so getting a copy of an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review was very exciting!!! I absolutely LOVED this story!!! I had a really hard time putting it down and when I didn’t have time to be reading, all I wanted was to read this book to find out what would happen next!!!!
Noel is my newest book boyfriend. I absolutely love his character, his qualities (especially the grumpiness), and of course I love Gizmo!!! Leah was a great character, and she was inspiring in her decision to make a change, and a big one at that!!! The story flowed very nicely, the writing is excellent and weaves the story so well, and all of the characters are just so loveable. I want this story and the town and all of its people to be real. I want it to be a place I can go and visit, and just stand back and watch everyone going about their lives and knowing all of these big and little things that have happened in their lives. I want to be friends with Leah and Noel and help both of them out in their life’s work. This story has a special place in my heart. It is my first Jaimie Admans book and I can guarantee it will not be my last!!!
44 reviews
October 3, 2019
So, what's it all about?

Firstly, this has to be my favourite all time Christmas themed romance with a generous sprinkling of humour and a dollop of human angst. I didn’t want the book to end! It is a joy to read and I just couldn’t put it down because I simply had to know what was going to happen next!

Leah catches her so-called boyfriend in a compromising position with a co-worker and promptly quits her job in London. Consequently, after too many bottles of Prosecco, she gets caught up in an auction war and finds herself the owner of a Christmas tree farm in Scotland. At first Leah is shocked when she realises what she’s done but, in her heart, she knows that she has made the right decision and is honouring her deceased parents at the same time as they would’ve been happy with her choice.

The dilemma...

After arriving at her farm, she is hugely disheartened by what she sees as the farm is in a sad state of disrepair and looks nothing like the photos. Noel, the devastatingly handsome but grumpy pumpkin farmer from next door, is very sceptical about her commitment to the farm but eventually changes his mind about her and, as a result, he starts to teach her how to look after her trees.

The local community of Elffield is won over by Leah’s enthusiasm and new ideas to reinvigorate her farm and the village market so that it doesn’t close down. The friendly villagers accept her as one of their own. As a result, Leah soon feels like she belongs and is happier than she has been in a long time.

The story leads you to discover that Leah and Noel have to overcome obstacles from their past to find a future together. I enjoyed the humour flowing between them and the slow brewing, but sizzling romance. They try, without much luck, not to like each other but in the end they have to admit that they’ve fallen in love with one another other, which is so endearing.

Ahhh and wait until you meet the adorable Gimzo. He will steal your heart…and your treats when you’re not looking.

My thoughts...

This book is full of charming and interesting characters and I wish I could visit Elffield for real!

I loved Noel’s character and his hotness jumps off the page at you, reeling you in. He is a strong but sensitive character, who you warm to and want to get to know better.

Leah is an inspiring, relatable character and I loved that she is making huge changes in her life and finding herself in a place where she truly feels like she belongs. I like that Leah was determined to succeed with or without help. They are both endearing, well developed characters and this story had me oohing and ahhing, as well as laughing and crying in parts.

Definitely a worthwhile read!

So, grab a hot chocolate, sit comfortably and enjoy this heart-warming, feel good romance filled adventure. So finally, I really loved this book and highly recommend it as a seasonal read to get you in the mood for Christmas.

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224 reviews37 followers
December 20, 2021
Oh. my. gawd. I loved this book so much. I'm not even sure how to write a review for it. I have never laughed so hard while reading a book. At least, not in a very long time. This was so freaking precious. I love how this book feels so much like a Christmas story but it's not even told during Christmas!

Leah was such a likeable character. Okay, actually all of these characters are likeable and amazing. THERE IS EVEN A CUTE ADORABLE DOG IN IT TOO! Who can't deny books with cute lil animals? Noel was so lovely and precious. I love him so much. I like how he's not your typical hot guy in a book. He has long hair and a cupid bow piercing. Although I'm not a fan of either of these, I still found myself thinking Noel was extremely sexy, hehe.

The writing was fantastic! It made me want to keep reading and not stop. I think the only thing that made me take so long to read this was because the chapters sometimes felt like they were sooooo long.

I also didn't like the typical conflict in the story because it was soooo generic and Leah kept talking about Noels muscles which felt a little redundant but otherwise it was a great read. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a Christmasy, light-hearted, funny, heartwarming, and slow romance read. I've been raving about this book to anyone that listens :3
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1,545 reviews49 followers
March 28, 2020
Having read previous books by this author, I was very much looking forward to reading this one, her latest release. 

I loved the setting and getting to know all of the characters was such a joy, all of whom were so very well written and likable.

I was literally glued to it's pages from start to finish. It was full of Christmas festive moments, with the Christmas trees and the market, plus heartwarming and entertaining, not to mention a few giggly moments throughout the story too.

Random fact about the book, I absolutely loved the sound of all the different things that Glenda made using main ingredient of Pumpkin. My favourites were Pumpkin spice latte, Pumpkin muffin, Pumpkin pie, Pumpkin ginger jam, Pumpkin and hazelnut  bread. I'd have been visiting that market all the time in order to stock pile on all those yummy things for sure.

Anyway, if your looking for a fun light hearted and entertaining read, then you so have to read this book. You will love it just like I did.
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4,304 reviews83 followers
December 3, 2019
We have all done regrettable things after a few drinks but in this story Leah takes it to the extremes when she bids and ends up buying a Christmas Tree Farm after a few to many glasses of Prosecco whilst trying to forget seeing her boyfriend with another woman......
The farm looks nothing like it’s pictures , it’s fallen into disrepair and Leah knows nothing about Christmas Trees apart from how to decorate them so this is going to be an uphill battle as she learns the ropes and how to grow Christmas trees in the Scottish countryside .....oh and did I mention the pumpkin farmer next door !! Things are about to get interesting....
This book really captured my imagination, it flowed and I loved the characters. I even think I learnt a bit about growing Christmas Trees which I’m sure may come in handy one day but all joking aside this is a fun entertaining read with just the right magical mix of love and romance and it’s a perfect read to start the holiday season.
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362 reviews7 followers
December 7, 2021
This was a SUPER cute story even if it was a little boring at times. This is the first book in a while that had me laugh out loud and aww out loud. I even reread a few parts that were just so utterly adorable. I LOVED both main characters and all the side characters as well. 💖

There were a few annoying things like the length of these chapters. Oh my gosh -- they were killer. And I hated how much the stupid piercing was mentioned. It was just over the top!

Overall though it was super cute and I would absolutely recommend for all those Christmas-y Rom-Com lovers out there. This isn't one to be missed!
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316 reviews2 followers
December 1, 2022
Perfect Thanksgiving week read to get me in the holiday mood! It felt like cuddling up to a Hallmark movie. I loved the backdrop to the story being a Christmas tree farm and the holiday atmosphere was very descriptive which was fun. Typical enemies to lovers romance trope which I didn’t mind. Truthfully I gloss over the heavy romance parts on any novel but I didn’t find this excessive enough to have to do until the end. Cute story, a lot of holiday themes and a funny premise.
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