Working for a department store where Christmas arrives in August, Eve prefers her own festivities to be low key with nothing more complicated than an oven ready turkey and frozen peas while she spends the day in her pyjamas.
Unfortunately, this year her husband has invited his best friend to visit, the glamorous and sophisticated Abby, and Eve reluctantly decides that she needs to inject a little sparkle into their laid back and slightly shabby Christmas.
So the celebrations are upgraded to include champagne and canapes along with homemade gravy and organic turkey and plans are made for a Christmas that looks as though it has emerged from the pages of a glossy magazine.
But even the best laid plans can go wrong and as Eve struggles with her mini Yorkshire puddings and an interfering cat, she is suddenly faced with an unexpected guest and an explosive secret that threatens to put her vision of a perfect Christmas in jeopardy.
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MoMoBookDiary highly recommends this gripping debut novel from Martin Geraghty. I was hooked from the first page of Martin Geraghty’s awesome debut novel. I read it in two sittings and was up until after 2am unable to sleep until I reached the final page – and then for […]
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MoMo’s Book Diary highly recommends the latest Amanda Prowse release. Be warned – you will be left an emotional wreck but it is worth it! Amanda Prowse is an incredibly talented author who writes poignant and moving books that will have you hooked in the opening pages and […]
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MoMo’s Book Diary recommends this remarkably honest memoir. Terrorist’s attacked the Bataclan Theatre in Paris in November 2015, killing 88 victims. One of these was Hélène Leiris. Hélène was a wife and mother. This memoir was written by Hélène’s husband, Antoine. The version I read had been translated […]