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Coming Home for Christmas by Julia Williams

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Hope Christmas is a very lovely village for it is full of locals who look out for each other. You do not have to have read the earlier ones to enjoy this but I expect you’ll want to. Here we have property developers who need to be fought and so familiar characters come to the fore and support each other. Warm, lively and fast-paced, these are a delight.

If you like Julia Williams you might also like to read books by Katie Fforde, Catherine Alliott and Fiona Walker.

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Coming Home for Christmas by Julia Williams

Warm, humorous and completely irresistible. All you want for Christmas is right here! Cat Tinsall is ably juggling her busy family life - a 'sandwich generation' woman, she cares for her kids, her mother-in-law, and her baby granddaughter. Her 'Happy Homemaker' TV career is looking rocky - apparently, as a woman over 40, she's in danger of 'fading to grey'! But she's not going down without a fight ...Cat's friend Pippa Holliday is finding life as a single mum a challenge, especially now the family farm is in dire financial straits. And schoolteacher Marianne North, mum of young twins and a teenage stepson, is dismayed to find her husband's demanding ex is back on the scene. As the close-knit village of Hope Christmas pulls together to battle ruthless plans from local developers, it looks like each of these three women needs a miracle. Christmas approaches, bringing with it more than one big surprise, and it appears they might just find one ...If you love The Archers and the novels of Jill Mansell and Erica James this is the perfect book for you.


'Terrifically warm, with lovely, lively characters'
Fiona Walker

'This story warms you like a cosy cup of cocoa'

'As essential as tinsel and turkey if you want to get into that warm, fuzzy mood for Christmas'

About the Author

Julia Williams

Julia Williams was born in London in 1965, the youngest of twins and one of eight children. She attended St Michaels Grammar School, Finchley before studying English at Liverpool University, where she met her husband, Dave, a dentist. They married in 1989. Following university, Julia studied at the London College of Printing, before embarking on a publishing career at Routledge. In 1990, she joined Scholastic Children's Books, where she stayed for eight years. During that time she ran the very successful Point list. Her proudest moment as an editor was editing The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price which won the 1998 Guardian Fiction award. In 1998 following the birth of her second daughter, Julia decided to pursue a freelance career. At the same time she enrolled on a writing course, joined the Romantic Novelist's Association and started writing her first novel. It took her two more years to complete it and get herself an agent, who signed her up the week before the birth of her third daughter. A further six years was to elapse before Julia completed Pastures New, and in the meantime she has also had two picture books published by Evans Publishers, completed two children's novels and self published a book about running the London Marathon. Julia is proud to be a member of the Romantic Novelist's Association and she blogs regularly at "http""//

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20th October 2014


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AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


384 pages


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