Written by Patricia Dixon
Miles away from home, can you survive Christmas alone?
Singleton Grace loves Christmas and having all her family with her on the day. But this year things will be different.
One by one, each of her three children announce that they have other plans for the holidays, leaving Grace home alone with a dilemma. Should she put on a brave face or admit she is hurt?
After deciding it’s time for a change, Grace books a cottage in the French countryside for Christmas.
Max is also at life’s crossroads after coming to terms with the end of his marriage. Making a spur of the moment decision, Max heads to the Loire where he hopes to clear his head, see the sights and escape the festivities.
In the meantime, Grace’s children embark on their own Yuletide journeys. Heidi faces the dreaded in-laws, Amber heads to New York to bag herself a fiancé, and Seth can’t wait to hit the slopes.
But when their plans begin to fall apart, they are all left wishing they were at home with their Mum for Christmas.
Will Grace get what she originally wanted or is a surprise in store?
Another fabulous Christmas read! I really have been spoiled with feel-good festive novels this year – and I still have one or two more tucked away.
Grace and Max – both single, both strangers – are each having a very different kind of Christmas this year; heading to the French countryside in anticipation of a festive break. Just as they decide there may be a potential friendship in the offing, Grace’s adult children each find their Christmas plans crashing and burning, all wishing they were with their Mum enjoying their usual traditions. How will Grace’s plans work out?
No matter how you spend your own Christmas, this one will strike a chord with you. It has everything you could want – family, friends, meeting new people and enjoying new experiences. Whilst it is a complete read all by itself, this shares the location with the author’s previous novels ‘Rosie and Ruby’ and ‘Anna’ and includes the title characters from both. Gorgeously written – as always from Patricia Dixon – this is a real feel-good, heartwarming book which will make you look forward to the coming festive season full of warm anticipation! A truly wonderful read encompassing all the joys of December and definitely worth a full five stars.
My thanks to publisher Bombshell Books for my copy; This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: Christmas, family saga
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 282 pages
- Publisher: Bombshell Books
- Publication Date: 16 October 2019
- Purchase Links: Barnes & Noble
Please note: previously published as The Christmas Cottage
Patricia Dixon was born in Manchester where she still lives with her husband. They have two grown up children and one grandson.
Ignoring her high school reports and possibly sound advice from teachers, Patricia shunned the world of academia and instead, stubbornly pursued a career in fashion. Once the sparkle of London life wore off she returned north and embarked on a new adventure, that of motherhood.
Now, almost thirty years later she has acquiesced to the wise words of her elders and turned her hand to writing. Patricia has written a total of eight novels, the last one published in March 2019.
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