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It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Judy Astley
  

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An amusing, light-hearted tale of family entanglements, drama, misunderstandings and such that often make for delightful reads. It certainly does here. Our main protagonist is Thea, recently split from her boyfriend of two years. Both her siblings are married with families but it seems her parents are about to split! So it’s one last Christmas together and a house in Cornwall is rented for the occasion. Naturally much occurs; all good fun.

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It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Judy Astley

Thea's parents decide to host a big family Christmas in a house by the sea...even though they are, in fact, about to split up. Thea herself is newly single - her sister and brother are both settled, with children, homes and a future. But Thea's boyfriend has ditched her in favour of his pedigree dogs, and Thea can't decide whether or not she minds. There will be copious food and drink, holly and mistletoe, lots of bracing walks and a wintry barbecue on the beach. If it seems an odd way to celebrate the final break-up of a marriage and the Moving On to new partners, no- one is saying so. But then no-one had anticipated that the new partners might actually turn up to complicate the sleeping arrangements. As Cornwall experiences the biggest snowstorm in living memory, the festive atmosphere comes under some strain. Will Thea manage to find some happiness for herself? Will the mistletoe work its magic on them all?


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This witty family drama will keep you enthralled... * Candis * A lively laughter-packed riot of a story * Heat * Witty and warm * New! *


About the Author

Judy Astley

Born In Lancashire, Judy Astley has lived for most of her life in Twickenham, and was a dress designer and painter before writing her first novel, Just for the Summer, in 1994.

She has two grown-up daughters and lives with her husband in Twickenham and Cornwall.

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Publication date

6th November 2014

Author

Judy Astley

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781784160203

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