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Book Review | One More For Christmas by Sarah Morgan

I’m delighted to be sharing my thoughts about Sarah Morgan’s One More For Christmas.

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Book cover for One More For Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Gayle is a highly successful and motivated business woman, but her success has come at a price – she hasn’t spoken to her daughters, Ella and Samantha, for years. But when Gayle has an accident at work, she realises she needs to make amends with her family.

And so she invites herself to join Ella and Samantha for their Christmas in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The sisters are none too pleased that their mother has inserted herself into their Christmas plans. They have each other – and don’t need their mother back in their lives. Or so they think…

As they embark on their first family Christmas together in years, will the three women learn that sometimes facing up to a few home truths is all you need to heal your heart?

Book Review

I’m not sure I have the words for how MAGNIFICENT this story is.

Sarah Morgan is the absolute best at writing about the nuances in relationships, whether that’s familial, friendships or romantic.  Her settings are amazing too.  And One More For Christmas is her best yet (I say that every time don’t I … but it’s true!).

I always feel emotionally connected to her characters and find it easy to relate to them, no matter age or male/female. 

Although Gayle comes across as obnoxious and uncaring, that’s the mask she wears to protect herself.  Toppling off the chair is her epiphany.  My heart ached for her.  I loved watching her transformation!  Ella is the giving sister – I couldn’t wait for her to find her voice.  Husband Michael and daughter Tab arriving at the hospital was a corker of a scene.  Samantha is practical and taken on the mothering role, always quick to criticise and accuse.  Afraid to get close, she holds everyone at arm’s length.  The phone call mix up had me laughing so much.  Soooo funny.  I loved her travel company. Brodie and Kristie (brother and sister) are close, one pessimistic and the other optimistic, they balanced each other beautifully.  Just as Ellen and Michael do. 

Kinleven Lodge is the most perfect setting for Christmas.  Sarah Morgan’s writing draws you in so you experience the sights, sounds and smells.  I enjoyed being in the kitchen and LOVED the scenes at Brodie’s office.

I finished reading at the end of October and I’m still living off the buzz of feeling good.  I’m still melting inside.

This is a story of a mother’s love for her children and the decisions made to protect them.  And how that continues with their own relationships.  It’s a time of healing and realisations.  A time of three steps forward and two steps back.  A time of hope.  A time of love.

Highly recommended.

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Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 16 million copies of her books, and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe.  Her books have been translated into 28 languages and have earned her starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyBooklist and Library Journal.

Sarah lives near London, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves spending time outdoors, walking or riding her mountain bike. She frequently stops to take photographs, much to the annoyance of her family.

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