Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Book Review - The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

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Title: The Christmas Sisters
Author: Sarah Morgan
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: HQ Showcase Event
Publisher: HQ 
Publication Date: 1st November 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

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.

I have no idea how she does it, but yet again Sarah Morgan is treating us to a simply marvellous story, all about sisters and family. 

For the Christmas sisters aren't really that close, a terrible accident in their past has shaped how all three ladies are today as well as their mother Suzanne.  With the viewpoint switching each chapter to a different one of our four leading ladies, we get to know Hannah, Beth, Posy and Suzanne really well, and probably even better than they know each other. 

Oldest sister, Hannah is the high flyer of the family, she is on and off planes regularly doing her job that involves numbers. As numbers are what she knows. She is reluctant to let anyone get close, so the fact she has been sort of seeing Adam for a while is taking some getting used to.  Hannah also tries to avoid Christmas where possible, and is never keen on returning home to Scotland for the season. 

Middle sister Beth, is married with two children who are completely adorable, and is having her own crisis at the moment.  While younger sister Posy, is more of the homebody, with a love of climbing and is part of the mountain rescue team.  Posy was the sister I felt most connected too, and I loved the outdoors scenes that she was involved in. 

Suzanne is determined to make Christmas perfect for all her girls, even if it means running herself ragged. What was really fascinating were her flash back scenes which gave all the vital background knowledge to the family , even if it took a fair bit of the book to convey all the information. 

This is a book all about repairing the bond between the girls, and really showing you where home is.  Thanks to Beth's children, there is also a certain magic about the season too, and there were lots of grins to be had.   And I loved Eric, who is living in Hannah;s room, but I will leave you to discover who or what Eric really is! 

The Christmas Sisters really is Sarah Morgan at her best, it is so hard to put down, it draws you in and just doesn't let you go. Every time I picked up the book, I just wanted to continue reading, until eventually I've finished it around 2am!   Such a warm book, full of heart, love, Christmas, snow, personal growth, and relationships - a true joy to read. 

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