Staying Away at Christmas – Katie Fforde

Lots of people what to escape at Christmas and have a special time away from home. Miranda wants to do this for her two daughters and the place they spent their summer holiday seems the perfect place, log fires, walks in the fresh air and lots of food and traditions that are with you wherever you have Christmas.

Except this year, there also seems to be someone else thinking they are staying and experiencing log fires; Anthony arrives with his two children, and two families who know nothing about each other are together for a very different Christmas than either planned.

Christmas is a busy time for many people and if you have the time for short stories then pick this one. The fact it is by Katie Fforde is double the reason for picking it too!

Katie Fforde was a new discovery for me this year and I cannot believe I had never read any of hers before. Now I have plenty to catch up on and reading this short story has been a happy gap before I have the time to get my teeth into something a bit longer. 

With a number of short stories available in e format – there is a glimpse at her new novel A French Affair out next year, I refrained from reading it. I knew I would be hooked and would want to read more.