Thursday 17 December 2020

๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Book Review ~ One Family Christmas by Bella Osborne


๐ŸŽ…Welcome to my week of Christmas Reads to get you in the festive spirit๐ŸŽ…

Avon Books
October 2020

My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book

A big family. A whole lot of secrets. A Christmas to remember…

This year, Lottie is hosting one last big family Christmas at the home she grew up in – just like her Nana would have wanted.

But when her relatives descend on the old manor house, Lottie gets more than she bargained for. Every family has its secrets, but in this family, everybody has one!

So, between cooking a Christmas dinner, keeping tensions at bay and a stray dog out of mischief, she has plenty on her plate (and not just misshapen sausage rolls and a frozen turkey). And then her first love shows up – nine years after he walked out of her life.

Can Lottie make their last family Christmas one to remember… for the right reasons?

๐ŸŽ„ What did I think about it..

Lottie is determined to have one last Christmas with her family before the old manor house which has been in the family for years is sold. It's a time of heartbreak for Lottie for not only is she getting used to life without her beloved Nana Rose, but then an ex-boyfriend resurfaces which brings back lots of painful memories that Lottie has kept hidden. To say this the family is dysfunctional is an understatement, and as they begin to arrive in time for Christmas Eve old tensions soon threaten to bubble over.

One Family Christmas is a laugh out loud funny festive story that has so much going on it's a wonder anything ever gets accomplished but the family leave everything to Lottie who is determined to make sure that everyone has a wonderful Christmas time even if it exhausts her in the process. Everyone has something going on it their lives, from Lottie's mum and her toyboy boyfriend, to her brother's girlfriend who is desperately trying to make sense of this crazy family who she is meeting for the first time, add Lottie's ex-boyfriend into the mix, a daft dog called Dave who is besotted with Duchess the snooty cat, and you have all the right ingredients for a delightfully fun and festive Christmas read.

I read One Family Christmas on a dark and dreary afternoon when this talented author's special brand of Christmas magic was just what I needed to make me smile.

๐ŸŽ„Best read with spicy sausage rolls and a glass of Lottie's special mulled wine


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffareadstoo appreciates your interest.