It's autumn in Yulethorpe, and everyone is gloomy. It's cold and drizzly, and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street - an adorable little toy shop - has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives.
Clara is on holiday, but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother's shop.
Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no-one would work this hard just for the fun of it? Can a man who answers emails at three a.m. learn to appreciate the slower, happier, hygge things in life - naps, candles, good friends, and maybe even falling in love?
What the critics say
"Feel-good fiction at its absolute finest." (Isabelle Broom, Heat)
"The most gorgeous read." (The Sun)
"What a wonderful book! Rosie Blake's best novel yet - I had such a gorgeous time reading this story that I couldn't put it down. It was genuinely funny, warm-hearted, and full of unforgettable characters. A pure heartwarming pleasure of a read." (Best-selling author Kirsty Greenwood)