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Short Stories | The Christmas Stocking and other stories by Katie Fforde

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It’s been quite a while since I read a Katie Fforde novel and an absolute age since I took time out to read during the day on a weekend so I was looking forward to snuggling up (or is it snuggling down?) with The Christmas Stocking and other stories.

The Christmas Stocking Katie Fforde

Hardcover: 432 pages

Publisher: Century; 01 edition (2 Nov. 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1780896913

ISBN-13: 978-1780896915

A brand-new book by the Number One Bestselling author Katie Fforde containing NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED Christmas short stories. Perfect for anyone who loves romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings. 

Includes an exclusive sneak preview of A COUNTRY ESCAPE, coming Feb 2018!

It’s Christmas morning. The tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and the turkey’s in the oven.

Outside the first flakes of snow are beginning to fall.


A personal present from Katie Fforde: six NEW perfectly themed seasonal short stories, guaranteed to make this your happiest Christmas ever!

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My intention was to dip in and out of the six short stories, however, I found myself turning those pages and … turning those pages.  My favourite has to be otherworldly A Dream Christmas.  Here’s a few snippets of what each one is about:

The Christmas Stocking – for Romy and Felix a chance encounter changes their futures.

A Dream Christmas – Ginny and Ben get something completely different to what they were expecting from their honeymoon.

Candlelight at Christmas – a heartwarming tale of family, friends and neighbours getting together to celebrate the season.

Dogs are for Christmas –  life changing decisions helped by two exuberant pups.

A Christmas in Disguise – A subterfuge … with a twist!

The Christmas Fairy – Out of work actor Ella brings sparkle to one family’s lives but who helps her find her HEA?

I often find with short stories that it’s difficult to get an emotional link with characters.  These shorts are full of warmth and sparkle and I wanted the best for them all.  Recommended whether you are short on time and want to dip in and out or if you’re like me, read them back-to-back.  They will certainly get you into the festive spirit and remind you what this season is all about. 

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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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