Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book Reveiw - A Christmas To Remember by Katie Flynn

A Sweet Post-War Romance
A Christmas To Remember
by: Katie Flynn
Publisher:  Random House UK - North America
 
This book starts out a few days before Christmas and ends several years later a few days before Christmas which makes it the perfect novel to read at this time of year.
Tess Williams lives with her grandmother Edie in a small flat in Liverpool.  She has just returned from the Bell Farm where children were evacuated during the war.  Jonty Bell was her pal while she was on the farm.   Once she arrived in Liverpool she found that her mother had died and there was no family but her grandmother, or the person whom she thought was her grandmother.  She is now being bullied at school at school because she is the new kid.  Snowy White comes to her rescue and assures that no one else bullies her. 
During the summer she returns to the Bell Farm for a working holiday and her grandmother becomes friends with Albert and Tess is jealous.  When things go haywire she turns to Albert for help.  Life becomes a quandary for her because she promised to wait for Snowy to return from the military yet her heart belongs to Jonty, her longtime friend.  How can she hurt either one of them?  That is one of the questions that will be answered  in this book.
This was and easy to read entertaining book.  I found it to be a heart-warming post-war romance.   There is no foul language or explicit sex scenes, so it would be perfect for the young adult or anyone for that matter.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Random House UK – North America, through NetGalley  blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
 

1 comment:

Jon Land said...

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