13 June 2018

One Day in December

Josie Silver

Who needs warm cosy armchairs and silky smooth cinnamon dusted hot chocolate when you have a book such as this? It's the most heart-warming, feel-good, page-turning must-read of the season and we urge you to read it. Laurie doesn't believe in true love at first sight until her eyes meet those of a gorgeous man through a bus window, as he stands out in the snow. A year later, her best friend introduces her new man...and it's of course it's Jack, the boy from the bus. Love is never easy, and fate is a fickle thing. What are the chances that Laurie and Jack are still meant to be?

 

The Christmas Stocking and other stories 

Katie Fforde

Embrace the festive season with these lovely short stories from Katie Fforde, sure to contribute to your happy Christmas this year. Romance, happy endings and twinkling lights fill these pages, and will warm your heart. Best enjoyed with a mince pie, a glass of mulled wine and whilst wearing snuggly socks. (We know from experience.) Fuzzy feelings guaranteed.

 

The Greatest Gift

Philip Van Doren Stern

Favourite Christmas movie? It's A Wonderful Life gets our vote, every time. But few people know it was based on an original story by Philip Van Doren Stern: The Greatest Gift. It's the plot we all know and love, as George Pratt discovers what the world would be like without him, serving to remind him of the best things in life. We urge you to read it. Be ready for happy tears, toasty warm hearts and a glow from the inside out.

 

The Deal of a Lifetime

Fredrik Backman

If all you want for Christmas is a good, cleansing cry, this is certainly the book for you! We love emotional tales that pull at our heartstrings and this bittersweet fable does exactly that. A father and son meet for the first time in years, and the father has a story to tell, a story about a little girl in hospital only a few miles away. It's a short book sure to get you into the season of goodwill, inspiring you to think big thoughts about family, kindness and what really matters.

 

A Friend for Christmas

Gloria Stewart

Yorkshire, 1953. Gloria's mother has saved every penny she has to ensure her five children have full bellies on Christmas Day (and a spare plate for a stranger who just might be in need). Then, that Christmas, Gloria is handed a scruffy little puppy to keep her company. This lovely book will warm your heart as Gloria reflects on the adopted animals that got her through the good and bad times, and how she tried to continue her mother's legacy of bringing food and happiness to others at Christmas.

 

A Christmas Wish for Land Girls

Jenny Holmes

It's 1942 and the Yorkshire winter is bitterly cold. So when a young boy goes missing in the snow, everyone must rally round to find him before it's too late. If you love Daisy Styles or Call the Midwife, this is the perfect Christmas gift to yourself. It's heart-warming, brimming with friendship and the perfect tale to remind you of love, luck and all round lovelieness - our favourite things during the colder months.

 

 

One Yew York Christmas

Mandy Baggot 

Lara is looking forward to a cosy Christmas with her long-term boyfriend, Dan. But then he drops a bombshell - he's not sure of his Christmas plans yet, and thinks he needs some space...Lara's best friend comes to rescue and spirits her away to New York, claiming a festive and snowy break is just what she needs. It's some light-hearted, feel-good fun, and as much about friendship as it is about romance. Will Lara get her happy ending? Put it on your Christmas reading list this year to find out.

 

 

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