Flora Phillips has an excuse for every disaster in her life; she was abandoned as a new-born on a doorstep on Christmas Eve 1984. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn’t want you – who will?
Now a thirty-year-old, without a boyfriend, a career or home she figures she might as well tackle the biggest question of them all – who is she? So, whilst everyone else enjoys their Christmas Eve traditions, Flora escapes the masses and drives to the village of Pooley to seek a specific doorstep. Her doorstep.
But in Pooley she finds more than her life story. She finds friends, laughter, and perhaps even a love to last a lifetime. Because once you know where you come from, its so much easier to know where you’re going.
A story of redemption and love, romance and Christmas dreams-come-true, the perfect novel to snuggle up with this festive season.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Christmas eve is Flora’s 30th birthday but she doesn’t feel like she can move on in life. She and her boyfriend have just split up, her job is non existent and she has no idea who she really is. Flora had been left on a door step as a new-born baby, with no clue to who her mum or dad were, so after a few bevvies with her mates she decides she is going to return to the place she was born and do a little digging. Well when I say digging I aren’t talking bucket and spade level, I am talking JBC digging because the village will never be the same again!
I really loved Flora with her clumsiness and dizzy moments that made me laugh. Everything that has ever gone wrong in her life she has put down to the moment of being abandoned so she is putting everything into this being the way to solve all her life problems. Her first meeting with one of the village residents is a young police officer, which is very funny, sparks fly in every possible way between them.
The thing about a small village is that everyone knows everyone else’s business but no-one has a clue to who Flora’s mum could have been. I loved the genius ways that everyone mucked in to help. There are new long life friends to be made but casualties in the making too. A real heart string pull story that made me laugh and had its sad moments too. How different things are today.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin was born and raised in Warwickshire, where she resides with her husband. An avid reader since childhood, her imagination was instinctively drawn to creative writing as she grew older. Erin has two Hons degrees: BA English literature and another BSc Psychology – her previous careers have ranged from part-time waitress, the retail industry, fitness industry and education.
She has an obsession about time, owns several tortoises and an infectious laugh!
Erin writes contemporary novels focusing on love, life and laughter. Erin is an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and was delighted to be awarded The Katie Fforde Bursary in 2017. An ideal day for Erin involves writing, people watching and drinking copious amounts of tea.