ABOUT THE BOOK
his Christmas will be the most special of them all…
Elderly widow Sabine knows this will be her last Christmas in her beloved home, Mitras Castle. Determined to make it just like the ones she remembers from her childhood, she employs Dido Jones of Heavenly Houseparties to help with the big day.
Dido is enchanted by the castle as soon as she steps through the imposing front door. And as Christmas day approaches, her feeling of connection to the old house runs deeper than she first thought.
But when the snow begins to fall and Sabine’s family arrive at the house – including Dido’s teenage crush Xan – tensions rise around the castle’s future and long-buried mysteries begin to unravel…
As past secrets come to light, can this still be a magical Christmas to remember?
A lovely Christmas read as the nights get longer and the weather gets colder because this story will warm you from the inside.
Sabine has had a long life and knows that this will be her last Christmas, she lives in Mitras Castle, which has been in her family for generations, but she doesn’t have a close direct descendent to leave it in their hands. She has a couple of front runners to take over from her extended family, but she still needs to choose the one. So she invites them all to the Castle for Christmas before announcing who shall inherit it when Christmas is over.
Sabine employs Dido and Henry to take care of the running of the Castle and food preparation. Their business, Heavenly Houseparties, had luckily had a festive cancellation. There are some delicious dishes whipped up by Dido and Henry, that will make your mouth water. Dido recognises a couple of the guests from her past that she hopes have forgotten her. But time will tell.
The author conjures a cosy setting with a couple of frosty moments from the guests and Sabine. The snow comes at the right time to make it a perfect picture postcard setting in Northumberland. The family discover that they have a few skeletons in the cupboards that come to light, and romance blossoms among the Christmas residents, from the past and present.
It is quite the perfect Christmas with family traditions brought back to life and a future well and truly sealed. A lovely story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Trisha Ashley’s Sunday Times bestselling novels have sold over one million copies in the UK and have twice been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Romantic Comedy. Every Woman for Herself was nominated by magazine readers as one of the top three romantic novels in the last fifty years.