I’m here with the firs Christmas Story if the year!! I think we all know how much I love Christmas…
About the Book
Welcome to Thornthwaite, a quaint village tucked up in England’s beautiful but rainy Lake District… where homecomings happen and surprises are in store for the four Holley sisters…
Anna Holley, the third of four sisters, has always felt a little bit forgotten. A family tragedy when she was a child had her retreating deep into shyness, and social anxiety kept her on the fringes of the cozy, chaotic bustle of the busy vicarage.
When she finished school Anna left for Manchester and tried to avoid coming back home and the well-meaning nosiness being a Holley sister in a small village like Thornthwaite meant… but when her father says he has an important announcement to make, she’s drawn back home for the happy chaos of a vicarage Christmas.
Avoiding her sisters’ bossy questions, Anna heads out to the local pub one night, and meets a handsome stranger nursing a pint. Somehow, unburdened by expectations, Simon seems like the perfect person to spill all her secrets to—including a hopeless, long-held crush on her sister’s boyfriend. Confident she’ll never see him again, Anna returns home… only to discover the next day that Simon is actually her father’s new curate!
Anna is beyond mortified, but Simon won’t let her retreat into her usual shyness—and for once Anna is forced to confront the past, and all the fears and feelings she’d tried so long to hide. But with his own heartache that needs to heal, can Simon help Anna to make this the most magical Christmas either of them have known?
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About the Author
Kate Hewitt is the author of over 60 novels of women’s fiction and romance. Whatever the genre, she enjoys telling an emotionally compelling story. An American ex-pat, she now lives in a small market town in Wales with her husband and five children.
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Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1269244.Kate_Hewitt
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Anna has returned to the family home, a vicarage, for Christmas after an extended absence. Her life has kept her away from her childhood home for three years and it’s clear from the beginning that her return is overwhelming. When she escapes for a while to the village pub, she offloads onto stranger Simon. Of course nothing is ever that simple and Simon is her dads new curate.
I’m a lover of a seasonal short, especially those with a sweet storyline. Anna is a character I identified with easily and I look forward to the continuation of the series with Anna’s sisters!!
Kate has brought together a fantastic cast of characters in lovely surroundings, a must read for fans of a lovely novella and even more fans of Christmas novellas!