It's a Wonderful Life
Driving home for Christmas, Beth has everything she wants. The kids and the house, the career and the husband. So why is it that when the New Year comes, she can’t stop thinking about her old college boyfriend?
Her husband Daniel is tasked with bringing a struggling school up to scratch, but when family life catches up to him, can he be a good father and a good teacher at the same time?
Beth’s sister Lou has just been dumped…again. Single and childless, she can’t help but be jealous of her sibling’s success. But is the grass really always greener?
We've all had Christmases where we get stressed and worried we are not going to get everything done in time and Beth is no exception.
Married to Daniel with two teenage children, Beth is trying to get her children's book to her publisher by the deadline, when her Mum calls her to ask her what she is doing for Christmas....in August!! This gets Beth thinking, what if things could be different this year instead of the same thing happening every year?
Lou is Beth's sister and has problems of her own to deal with. Living with Jo seemed the ideal situation, but it's not long before cracks appear in their relationship.
The girls' brother Ged is his mother's blue eyed boy and cannot do any wrong, but when he turns up on the door with his pregnant girlfriend in tow, even his Mum is left speechless!
This book has a great selection of characters and I especially loved Beth's Mum. She reminded me of Bridget Jones's Mum!!
There is a great moral to all the stories in this book and that is that the grass isn't always greener on the other side and even the closest of families have skeletons in their closets (which are sometimes best left there!).
Congratulations to the author on 10 years. Here's to many more!!