Wednesday 21 December 2016

Guest Review: Candlelight at Christmas by Katie Fforde

Treat yourself to some extra sparkle and romance this Christmas with this exclusive straight-to-digital short story from the Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller. Also includes a sneak preview of Katie’s wonderfully romantic new novel, A Secret Garden.

Fenella and Rupert are organising the perfect Christmas, surrounded by their friends in their beautiful Somerby house. 

Until Fenella gets a phone call from her ghastly parents-in-law asking if they can join them for the holiday. Fenella couldn't possibly refuse and besides, it could be worse.

But when they arrive and the house is suddenly plunged in darkness thanks to a power cut, Fenella knows she has her work cut out to keep everyone happy and pull off the perfect Christmas feast.

Review: This is an exclusively digital short story from the ever popular Katie Fforde. I'm trying to read as many festive stories as I can this year, so was delighted to see this one pop up on Twitter. 

The story revolves around Meggie, a nineteen-year-old who is over the moon to be asked to spend Christmas as a mothers' help rather than spending the holiday with her father and rather stuffy stepmother who seems to take delight in making her feel inadequate. Her temporary job turns out much better than she thought as she looks after the children at a large house party. There might even be the possibility for a bit of romance too. 

Although this was a short story, it is full of interesting characters arriving to stay for Christmas at this rather large and comfortable country house. They are not all pleasant people to be cooped up with for the Big Day, but there are plenty of loveable ones to dilute out those who are less likeable. 

If you're looking for a festive tale to curl up with for a couple of hours, this could be just the ticket. Click here to get your copy!

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