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I really, really enjoyed this family story and have no hesitation in highly recommending it! The tragedy which led to Suzanne McBride adopting three sisters is still impacting on all of their lives twenty five years later. The three sisters rarely get together now, except for at Christmas. This year, however, things are going to be very different for them all as they discover that assumptions about each other can be so wrong and they all have their own secrets. The story explores events from the past, reveals how they have influenced the young women in such different ways and how they reconnect and learn more about each other, love, family and healing themselves in this festive, heartwarming family story.
Sarah Morgan is one of my ‘go to’ authors when I want a story with great characters who come to life in the pages of her story and it is easy for the reader to empathise with. Set in a picturesque Scottish village that can be cut off during heavy snow, the close knit, supportive community is where the girls were brought up and where everyone knows everyone else – which can be a mixed blessing at times! Whilst Posy lives there all year round, the return of her two older sisters signals the start of revelations, surprises and a new understanding of everyone in their family and of themselves.
This is a lovely festive, family read, whatever the time of year and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys stories exploring the interactions, expectations and intricacies of family life with plenty of surprises and love along the way.
I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
In the snowy Highlands of Scotland, Suzanne McBride is dreaming of the perfect cozy Christmas. Her three adopted daughters are coming home for the holidays and she can’t wait to see them. But tensions are running high…
Workaholic Hannah knows she can’t avoid spending the holidays with her family two years in a row. But it’s not the weight of their expectations that’s panicking her—it’s the life-changing secret she’s hiding. Stay-at-home mom Beth is having a personal crisis. All she wants for Christmas is time to decide if she’s ready to return to work—seeing everyone was supposed to help her stress levels, not increase them! Posy isn’t sure she’s living her best life, but with her parents depending on her, making a change seems risky. But not as risky as falling for gorgeous new neighbor Luke…
As Suzanne’s dreams of the perfect McBride Christmas unravel, she must rely on the magic of the season to bring her daughters together. But will this new togetherness teach the sisters that their close-knit bond is strong enough to withstand anything—including a family Christmas?
This book is available for pre-order now and is due to be released on September 25th, 2018.
ABOUT SARAH MORGAN
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy, contemporary romance and women’s fiction, and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as “a magician with words” by RT Book Reviews, she has sold more than eleven million copies of her books. She was nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award three times: once in 2012 for Doukakis’s Apprentice, in 2013 for A Night of No Return and in 2017 for Miracle on 5th Avenue. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their Top Pick slot. As a child, Sarah dreamed of being a writer, and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living that dream. Sarah lives near London, England, with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing, she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.