A Christmas Gift by Sue Moorcroft
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Georgine loves her job at the local school. She has some financial worries and is being harassed by her ex.
Joe Blackthorn in many things – famous musician, rich business owner, incognito teaching assistant and once upon a time, a neglected child living below the poverty line. He has left his old life of squalor behind and is living a good life now, but Georgine is a blast from the past for him. The fact that he’s keeping his true identity (indentities?) secret cause problems for him.
The story is fun and interesting and it also weaves in quite a lot of information about poverty and how easy it is to lose everything and slip down from comfort to struggling to live. It was a very thought provoking read.
I received an ARC from Netgalley (Sue Moorcroft’s books were the reason I joined Netgalley in the first place!). I know the author because we used to write for the same publisher. I continue to be a fan of her books.