Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Seasonal

Day 17 – I Won’t Be Home for Christmas by Amanda Prowse

I read this last Christmas and enjoyed it so much I wanted to include with my festive reads. This book captures your heart from the off, with the fantastic friendship between Elle & Viv who have been best friends since childhood. The characters of these ladies are instantly bought to life with feisty Elle & quieter Viv in a way that Amanda Prowse always achieves, the way in which the friendship is delivered makes you feel warm and fuzzy and fills you with laughter as they set off on their adventure to New Zealand.

Once I had snuggled down I was transported to their world and barely put the book down until I had finished as I was desperate to know the destiny of all these fantastic characters. I picked this up expecting it to be a Christmas book, however although it is based in the lead up to the festive holidays it is a story predominantly about love, friendship, tradition and how sometimes you just have to give life another chance.

Book Blurb

While her free-spirited daughter travels the world, Vivienne prepares for a lonely Christmas in Bristol, with her best friend Ellen and her ancient dog Bob.

Then a letter arrives that changes everything. Vivienne’s daughter is getting married in New Zealand, and she wants her mum and Ellen by her side.

But out on the rugged coast of Tutukaka, the sea sparkles, romance beckons – and Vivienne falls under the spell of another life. Will she leave everything she holds dear for a chance at happiness? Or will her daughter be the only one to fall in love this Christmas?

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Available to purchase on Amazon

Author:

I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and have recently started to listen to audio books as well to ensure I can maximise my time losing myself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us.

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