Love in Winter Wonderland: A feel-good Christmas romance guaranteed to warm hearts!

Love in Winter Wonderland: A feel-good Christmas romance guaranteed to warm hearts!

By Author / Illustrator

Abiola Bello


Romance & Relationships

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Simon & Schuster Ltd




Paperback / softback




Will Trey and Ariel find their happily ever after? Last Christmas meets The Sun is Also a Star in this hopelessly romantic Christmas love story.  'A screen-worthy holiday romance.' Joya Goffney, author of Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

Trey Anderson is popular and handsome, and he works at his family's beloved Black-owned bookshop, Wonderland. Ariel Spencer is quirky, creative, and in need of a holiday temp job to cover her tuition for The Artists' Studio. An opening at Wonderland is the answer . . . and the start of a hate-to-love journey for Trey and Ariel. When Trey and Ariel learn that Wonderland is on the brink of shutting down, can they get over their differences and team up to stop the doors from closing before the Christmas Eve deadline?

PRAISE FOR LOVE IN WINTER WONDERLAND:  'A sweetly seasonal YA romance.' Guardian.  'Gorgeous writing, witty dialogue, a magical setting and two characters you'll fall head over heels for.' Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places.  'A story so charming and fun it will whisk you away. It has TikTok sensation written all over it!' Laura Jane Williams, author of Our Stop.   'I devoured this delicious YA rom-com. A treat to read any time of year.' Katherine Webber, author of Twin Crowns.



Love in Winter Wonderland is a heart felt read, following the story of two main characters, Trey and Ariel. A family owned bookshop is where this unlikely pair meet. Both disliking each other until the impending closure of Wonderland, the bookshop, slowly their love for one another begins to kindle. The race against time to save Wonderland pushing them together, their love growing and growing.

Love in Winter Wonderland not only includes modern day issues regarding the world and minority groups , but addresses these in a way that can captivate the younger generation and expand their knowledge through the use of fiction and their imagination. This book brings together enemies to lovers in an exciting, heartfelt way, along with the Christmas spirit. A perfect novel for a cosy winter night in!

This book would be suited for older young adults who are interested in romance, modern day issues, representation and inclusion, and fans of 'enemies to lovers' tropes.

368 pages / Reviewed by Morgan Harkin

Suggested Reading Age 14+


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