They’ll all be spending Christmas at her parents’ house in Devon.
But when Lexi surprises Ben at work, she sees him kissing someone else and discovers he’s been having an affair. Devastated, she travels to Devon alone.
She’s determined not to let her break-up spoil her family Christmas. But when she arrives, Lexi discovers the council won’t allow the Christmas tree on the green to be decorated this year; it’s too dangerous and has to come down. Lexi is desperate to save their favourite family tradition and make this Christmas extra special.
Can she save the tree and mend her broken heart in time for Christmas?
The first Christmas book I read this year is a…cracker! Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
This is a multi-generational story set in a charming village in Devon.
Lexi is back home for the holidays but not with whom she thought was a wonderful boyfriend in tow.
With a Christmas-mad family (including a Grandma who she’s worried will get arrested at any moment), a new hunky man on the block looking for a new start whilst trying to keep a nutty but sweet pooch on the leash (I’ll stop), this was a book I found very difficult to put down.
Wonderful situations that are just the right side of realistic to keep you on the edge of your seat; characters you will root for – and some you’d quite happily kick in the behind – this is the perfect start to your Christmas reading. I would say; don’t delay, buy today!
(My thanks to the author, Headline Accent and Netgalley for the ARC.)
About Karen King:
Currently published by Bookouture and Headline. Karen writes about the light and dark of relationships. Her debut psychological thriller, The Stranger in my Bed, was published by Bookouture in November 2020 and her second one, The Perfect Stepmother, was published in June 2021.
She is also contracted to write three romance novels for Headline, the first one, One Summer in Cornwall, was published on 29 April 2021 and the second one, The Best Christmas Ever, was published on 7th October 2021.
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