If you’ve enjoyed Chesapeake Shores on Netflix I can guarantee you are going to LOVE The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: HQ (1 Nov. 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848457170
- ISBN-13: 978-1848457171
It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree, but who’s around it that matters most.
All Suzanne McBride wants for Christmas is her three daughters happy and at home. But when sisters Posy, Hannah and Beth return to their family home in the Scottish Highlands, old tensions and buried secrets start bubbling to the surface.
Suzanne is determined to create the perfect family Christmas, but the McBrides must all face the past and address some home truths before they can celebrate together . . .
This Christmas indulge in some me-time and enjoy this uplifting and heart-warming story from international bestseller Sarah Morgan. Full of romance, laughter and sisterly drama, The Christmas Sisters is the perfect book to curl up with this festive season.
Available to purchase in digital, paperback and audiobook formats.
Sarah Morgan (you may already know this 🙂 ) is one of my favourite authors and I love the new direction her writing is taking us. Still the romance, when it’s important to the characters, but a world that is rich in so many different emotions.
A catastrophe in the past has affected and shaped all of the characters in the McBride family meaning that the emotional hold is so strong it colours all of their interactions, not only with each other but with the wider world. It’s not something they ever talk about but of course it can’t stay hidden for ever. I saw Suzanne’s enforced bed rest as the opening that’s needed for the girls to start relying on each other and opening up. Not that Suzanne coerced them in anyway, she’s an amazing character! Their silence is to protect her. At first we only know very vague information. I loved the intrigue of this, trying to work out exactly what happened to cause this family to be so shattered.
Narrated in turn by Suzanne, Beth, Posy and Hannah we get to spend some time with them in their lives before they’re all together for Christmas at Glensay. I quickly became emotionally attached to them all and identified with each of them. All three sisters lives look perfect from the outside but it’s chaos and a storm brewing on an inner level. Unusually for me I didn’t have a favourite – they all pulled on my emotions and I wanted to be a part of the McBrides, even down to wanting to work in Cafe Craft myself. 🙂
Sarah Morgan’s writing drew me into the story by my senses as well as my emotions. That crisp cold air burning my lungs, the smell of cinnamon, sitting by the fire in Glensay Inn with the noise in the background that disappears when you’re caught up in a kiss, knitting club chat in the warm enveloping fug of the cafe. Perfect.
I was so disappointed when The Christmas Sisters ended. It was such an all encompassing read. Not only is it entertaining with an appeal to a wide range of ages, I think it is a fabulous example of why we need to talk about things instead of leaving everything hidden and festering. 5* read for me.
Connect with Sarah Morgan
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