This was such a lovely read, even though the synopsis wasn't really accurate and the so called 'mistletoe kiss' wasn't until about three quarters of the way through! It was the characters which really made this book, namely Agatha and Hetty. Their friendship starts in a most unlikely way, but blossoms into something beautiful that makes you wish you were a part of it. I loved how Agatha meets her love interest, Max, and how their love grows. Hetty's love interest, Gareth, was not so impressive, though. He is made out to be a bit pushy and the way they get together at the end is far too fast and random. The whole book came to a somewhat abrupt end, as if it should have gone on a few more chapters. However, I did enjoy reading it, especially life in the library and on the canal, two places which mean something to me. I give this book 9/10.