I love Christmas! As I’m writing this its mid November, the decorations have gone up early, I got organised and all my presents are bought and wrapped. I’m never this organised but after this year its one Christmas I cant wait for! It got me thinking about Christmas books and what I want to read during the festive season. Most of them seem to be Milly Johnson books as well as a cheeky sober survival guide! Once I’ve finished work on the 18th December, I will get my candles and oils diffuser on, get cosied up and get my books out!
This will be my last post until after Christmas, so have a lovely Christmas break and stay safe!
Here’s my December 2020 TBR list:
Milly Johnson- A Winter Flame– Eve has never liked Christmas. So when her adored elderly aunt dies, the last thing she is expecting is to be left a theme park in her will. A theme park with a Christmas theme. Will Eve begin to enjoy the magic of Christmas? What will happen to the theme park?
Milly Johnson- White Wedding– Bel is in the midst of planning her perfect wedding when disaster strikes and everything she thought she knew is turned on its head. We all have our life visions, do they ever turn out how we thought? What will happen to Bel?
Milly Johnson- An Autumn Crush– Juliet Miller invests in a flat and advertises for a flatmate, along comes Floz, raw from her own relationship split, and the two woman hit it off. When Juliet’s twin brother Guy meets Floz, he is overcome with a massive crush. Guy’s best friend Steve has always had a secret crush on Juliet. Just when Guy has finally plucked up the courage to tell Floz how he feels, he finds she has rekindled an old romance. We are nearly in Autumn, I love that Milly is from South Yorkshire near me. What will happen to Juliet and Steve?
Milly Johnson- I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday– It’s nearly Christmas and it’s snowing, hard. Deep in the Yorkshire Moors nestles a tiny hamlet, with a pub at its heart. As the snow falls, the inn will become an unexpected haven for six people forced to seek shelter there… A story of knowing when to hold on and when to let go, of pushing limits and acceptance, of friendship, love, laughter, mince pies and the magic of Christmas. Christmas in the Yorkshire Moors sounds lovely, the best place to be for heavy snowfall. What will happen?
Milly Johnson- My One True North– Laurie and Pete should never have met. But fate has pushed them together for a reason. But, as surely as a compass points north, some people cannot be kept apart. My One True North is a story of friendship and what love means, of secrets uncovered, teashops on corners and the northern lights.
Twas the nightshift before Christmas- Adam Kay– Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heart-breaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime. This is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. As a First Responder who volunteered at A&E during last December, I picked this book up at a charity shop and I’m so excited to read it!
A Christmas Wish- Erin Green– Flora Phillips has an excuse for everything; she was abandoned as a baby on a doorstep, wrapped in nothing but a towel. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn’t want you – who will? Now thirty, with no boyfriend, career or home, it’s time to find out who she really is. So, whilst everyone else enjoys their Christmas Eve traditions, Flora heads off to seek a special doorstep. Her doorstep. There she finds more than her life story. Because once you know where you come from, it’s so much easier to know where you’re going. A story of love, romance and Christmas dreams-come-true.
One Day In December- Josie Silver– Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist. After all, life isn’t a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one freezing day, she sees a man she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she’ll never see the boy from the bus again. But at a party later that year, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans? Another charity shop purchase I’m looking forward to reading.
Murder on Christmas Eve- various authors– (bought as a gift for me) Christmas Eve. While the world sleeps, snow falls gently from the sky, presents lie under the tree … and murder is afoot. In this collection of ten classic murder mysteries by the best crime writers from the 1920s to today, death and mayhem take many festive forms, from the inventive to the unexpected. From a Santa Claus with a grudge to a cat who knows who killed its owner on Christmas Eve, these are stories to enjoy – and be mystified by – in front of a roaring fire, mince pie in hand.
The Christmas Invitation- Trisha Ashley– (bought as a gift for me) Meg is definitely not in the Christmas mood. She’s never gone in for tinsel, baubles and mistletoe, and right now she’s still getting over an illness. Yet when she’s invited to spend the run-up to Christmas in the snowy countryside, rather than dreary London, she can’t refuse. Arriving at a warm and cosy family home in a small hilltop village, Meg soon begins to wonder what a proper Christmas might be like. But just as she’s beginning to settle in, she spots a familiar face. Lex. Despite the festive cheer, Meg suddenly wants nothing more than to get as far away from him, and their past secrets, as she can. But if she stays, could this be the year she finally discovers the magic of Christmas…?
A Perfect Paris Christmas- Mandy Baggot– Keeley Andrews knows more than anyone that you only live once. So when she receives an invitation to spend two weeks in Paris, all expenses paid, she jumps at the chance. Ethan Bouchard has had the worst eighteen months of his life. He’s ready to give up on everything, including his hotel chain. So when he meets Keeley, it simply isn’t the right time. As Keeley and Ethan continue to bump into each other on the romantic Parisian streets, they can’t help but wonder whether this is fate telling them to let go of the past and leap into the future…
The Sober Survival Guide- Simon Chapple– Are you too fed up with the routine of drinking, and want to make a change and improve your life? Or you may simply be curious about how an alcohol-free life might look for you. Could it be better? Happier? Calmer? More peaceful? The Sober Survival Guide is perfect for anyone looking to free themselves from the grip of alcohol. As I continue on my alcohol free journey, going through each first, first birthday without alcohol, first night out, first bonfire night, first Halloween. I’m now thinking about my first alcohol free Christmas.
One More For Christmas- Sarah Morgan– Gayle is a highly successful and motivated business woman, but her success has come at a price – she hasn’t spoken to her daughters, Ella and Samantha, for years. But when Gayle has an accident at work, she realises she needs to make amends with her family. And so she invites herself to join Ella and Samantha for their Christmas in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The sisters are none too pleased that their mother has inserted herself into their Christmas plans. They have each other – and don’t need their mother back in their lives. Or so they think… As they embark on their first family Christmas together in years, will the three women learn that sometimes facing up to a few home truths is all you need to heal your heart?
Have you read any of them, are there any you want to read?
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