Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A Merry Little Christmas by Julia Williams

Cat Tinsall is a mum of four. Cat was always close to her own mother and now her mother is suffering from dementia, Cat longs to form a close relationship with her eldest daughter Mel. But when Mel rebels and goes off the rails and she finds herself in trouble will this bring mother and daughter closer together? Or tear them further apart?

Pippa Holliday relies on husband Dan to help out with the family and to give her support. Their daughter Lucy has got special needs and needs constant care and attention. But when Lucy’s respite care is in danger of being cut and Dan is badly hurt in an accident, how will Pippa cope, struggling to do everything alone?

Marianne North is feeling like she has lost her way. She doesn’t know if she is supposed to be a mum, a teacher, or a farmer’s wife and she is finding juggling her three roles exhausting. Also feeling neglected by husband Gabriel. Will she be able to find the right balance in her life and find happiness?

And just who is the mysterious Michael Nicholas?

Set in a village of Hope Christmas the story follows the leading characters Cat, Pippa and Marianne through one year of the high and lows of family life. Each of the women has a dilemma to overcome and they help each other through their problems. This is a warm-hearted novel perfect for the run up to Christmas or it could be read anytime of the year because it is not all set at Christmas. I liked it how a lot of the characters have Christmas themed names too. A Merry Little Christmas is a touching tale all about family and friendship.

Julia Williams grew up in London, one of eight children, including a twin sister. After the birth of her second child, Julia went freelance and decided to try her hand at writing. The result, her debut novel Pastures New, was a bestseller and has sold across Europe. Her previous Christmas novel Last Christmas went straight into the Sunday Times top 20 and has sold over 70,000 copies to date.

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