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The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories

by Katie Fforde

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories

Six deliciously romantic short stories, only two of which have been published before but in digital form.  They are all of a healthy length with a beginning, middle and end, none leave you in the lurch but one, A Dream Christmas, has supernatural undertones which are unexplained and beautifully handled, I loved it.  I think Katie’s favourite is Dogs are for Christmas which stars two bouncey, unruly canine creatures bound to capture anyone’s heart.  The collection also features a 16-page extract from her new book A Country Escape coming on 22 February 2018 where a disillusioned London girl goes off to run her aunt’s farm specialising in rare cattle, dairy shorthorns.  It sounds delightful.  As the publishers stress this is indeed a lovely Christmas gift for Katie’s fans or anyone wanting a happy-ever-after feel-good read. ~ Sarah Broadhurst


Sarah Broadhurst

The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories Synopsis

It's Christmas morning. The tree is decorated, the presents wrapped and the turkey's in the oven. Outside, the first flakes of snow are beginning to fall. And here it is - your Christmas stocking, choc-full of perfectly themed short stories perfect for anyone who loves romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings. Guaranteed to make this your happiest Christmas ever.


A CHRISTMAS IN DISGUISE: Jo steps in to help her best friend cook Christmas dinner. Wearing full chef's whites seems to be the perfect disguise - until she realises she is falling in love with one of the guests.

CANDLELIGHT AT CHRISTMAS:  It was meant to be the perfect Christmas - surrounded by friends and family in their beautiful home in the country. But then the lights go out, and Fenella knows she will have to work very hard to keep everyone happy ... 

THE CHRISTMAS FAIRY:  It's Christmas Eve in Crinan, and a young man is on his own with only his nephew and niece for company. Then Ella arrives. Dressed as a fairy, she is determined to wave her wand and give them all the best Christmas ever.  

THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING:   Wanda is all set to join her boyfriend and his family in France for Christmas, though truth be told she isn't looking forward to it very much. And then she meets Felix - and her plans for the big day suddenly become a lot more interesting. (A Christmas In Disguise and Candlelight at Christmas have been published previously as Katie Fforde ebook short stories)

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ISBN: 9781780896915
Publication date: 02/11/2017
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780896915
Publication date: 2nd November 2017
Author: Katie Fforde
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories, Shorter Reads,

About Katie Fforde

Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family, and is a true country girl at heart. Each of her books explores a different profession or background and her research has helped her bring these to life. She’s been a porter in an auction house, tried her hand at pottery, refurbished furniture, delved behind the scenes of a dating website, and she's even been on a Ray Mears survival course. She loves being a writer; to her there isn’t a more satisfying and pleasing thing to do. She particularly enjoys writing love stories. She ...

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