Having read The Note and a couple of other books by Zoë Folbigg, I knew that Fairytale of New York would be another great read.
Thirty-two year old Charlie Brown has a plane to catch.
As Christmas approaches, she is New York bound, to be reunited with boyfriend Harry after work has kept them apart.
But once she lands, Harry is nowhere to be found…
There’s no hand-drawn sign with her name being brandished at the gate. No answer from Harry’s phone. And all at once, Charlie’s worst fears come true.
What has happened to Harry? And what should Charlie do now that she’s an ocean away from home?
As Charlie slowly comes to terms with her predicament, she makes a decision. She’s not leaving New York without finding out the truth, and with a little help from her handsome new friend Pete, there might still be a path to happily-ever-after…
Bestseller Zoë Folbigg returns with a page-turning story of love, friendship and learning to believe in your own worth. Perfect for fans of Mike Gayle, JoJo Moyes and David Nicholls.
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My Review of Fairytale of New York
Arriving in New York, expecting to meet her boyfriend, Harry, Charlie is shocked to find that he didn’t turn up to meet her at the airport. He didn’t even take her calls. Worried about him and not wanting to trouble her parents back home, she makes arrangements to stay in New York. While attempting to find Harry, she makes a new friend – a fellow traveller on an Uber ride – Pete. Pete takes her under her wing while she chases after Harry, who she finally finds but doesn’t meet. The truth about him is worse than she anticipated.
Heart-broken she heads back home wondering if her lovely friendship and attraction will turn into something more.
Even though Charlie is an established and quite renowned make-up artist, she comes through as rather naïve and underconfident at the start of the story. But as she goes through this heart-breaking experience, she learns to stand up for herself. Pete is a loving and attentive friend and so unlike Harry and that helps boost Charlie’s confidence as well.
A heart-warming read which underlines how often a bad experience can turn out the best thing that happens to us.
Zoë Folbigg is the bestselling author of four novels including the chart-topping The Note. She had a broad career in journalism, writing for magazines and newspapers from Cosmopolitan to The Guardian and Sunday Times Style, plus a weekly column in Fabulous magazine. She married Train Man (star of The Note) and lives with him and their children in Hertfordshire.
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I received a copy of this from Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books via NetGalley for a review and participation in the blog tour. Read what others on this tour are writing about Fairytale of New York.