Title: A Vicarage Christmas
Series: The Holley Sisters of Thornthwaite Book One
Genre: Women’s fiction/romance
Release Date: October 18, 2017
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Welcome to Thornthwaite, a quaint village tucked up in England’s beautiful but rainy Lake District… where homecomings happen and surprises are in store for the four Holley sisters…
Anna Holley, the third of four sisters, has always felt a little bit forgotten. A family tragedy when she was a child had her retreating deep into shyness, and social anxiety kept her on the fringes of the cozy, chaotic bustle of the busy vicarage.
When she finished school Anna left for Manchester and tried to avoid coming back home and the well-meaning nosiness being a Holley sister in a small village like Thornthwaite meant… but when her father says he has an important announcement to make, she’s drawn back home for the happy chaos of a vicarage Christmas.
Avoiding her sisters’ bossy questions, Anna heads out to the local pub one night, and meets a handsome stranger nursing a pint. Somehow, unburdened by expectations, Simon seems like the perfect person to spill all her secrets to—including a hopeless, long-held crush on her sister’s boyfriend. Confident she’ll never see him again, Anna returns home… only to discover the next day that Simon is actually her father’s new curate!
Anna is beyond mortified, but Simon won’t let her retreat into her usual shyness—and for once Anna is forced to confront the past, and all the fears and feelings she’d tried so long to hide. But with his own heartache that needs to heal, can Simon help Anna to make this the most magical Christmas either of them have known?
My review of A Vicarage Christmas
If you’re looking for a quick and easy read that’ll get you in the mood for Christmas, then A Vicarage Christmas certainly fits the bill. Short and sweet, this book will take you away into the wonderful world of the Lake District – a place I am particularly fond of, since it was where my husband and I spent out honeymoon almost 20 years ago!
Apart from the fact that the main character has a few deep personal issues to deal with, this story is light-hearted and lovely in every way. Highly recommended.
About Kate Hewitt
Kate Hewitt is the author of over 60 novels of women’s fiction and romance. Whatever the genre, she enjoys telling an emotionally compelling story. An American ex-pat, she now lives in a small market town in Wales with her husband and five children.
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