If you are a fan of Katie’s novels then you may well recognise the characters in this short story, just for Christmas. If you do not recognise the characters, then no matter it means you can then go and catch up on them in one of Katie’s previous novels Recipe for Love, which is exactly what I am going to do!
Fenella is aiming for the perfect Christmas, surrounded by the important people in her life,her close family and friends.
What she was not aiming for was having her critical old-fashioned parents in law and an unexpected power cut to deal with whilst still trying to maintain the facade of a perfect Christmas.
In such a small contained way, Katie has set the scene at Somerby House and given us enough about the characters to feel empathy or absolute frustration with in very few words. That is the key to this authors ability to create such wonderful stories.
If you want Christmas stories but you don’t have time for a chunky paperback to while away the hours then this is the book for you, as is her other Christmas short stories.
Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for the opportunity to read this novel.
Available now on kindle with an exclusive extract from her forthcoming 2017 novel too.