To Be Read: Festive ARC Update

I’ve been waiting to post my festive ARC update for so long that I’ve actually read the majority of them already. This makes me sound a bit crazy, but it’s because of my ‘12 books of Christmas’ review series I do every year. 

I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but let’s say it’s going to be a good one this year. 

I’m not going to mention every book as that will make this post ridiculously long, but what I will do is mention a few I’m really excited about. 

I was given all of the books mentioned in this post in exchange for a review. Huge thank you to the authors and publishers.

*This post was written before I had finished reading any of the books*

Snowed in For Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan’s festive novels are always a hit with me and I’m hoping to say the same for this one. 

I cannot wait to see what magic Sarah has weaved into this story. They are usually my favourite every year, so let’s see if that happens again.

Synopsis: She’s snowed in with the family. The only problem? They’re not her family.

A family gathering

This Christmas the Miller siblings have one goal – to avoid their family’s well-meaning questions. Ross, Alice and Clemmie have secrets that they don’t intend to share, and they are relying on each other to deflect attention.

An uninvited guest

Lucy Clarke is facing a Christmas alone, and the prospect of losing her job – unless she can win a major piece of business from Ross Miller. She’ll deliver her proposal to his family home in the Scottish Highlands and then leave. After all, she wouldn’t want to intrude on the Miller’s perfect family Christmas.

A Christmas to remember

When Lucy appears on the Miller’s snow-covered doorstep, she is mistaken for Ross’s girlfriend. But by the time the confusion is cleared up, a storm has hit and Lucy is stuck. As everyone settles in for a snowed-in Christmas, tensions bubble to the surface and suddenly Lucy finds herself facing a big family fallout with a family that isn’t hers… 

A Christmas Celebration by Heidi Swain 

Last year I read my first Heidi Swain Christmas novel, Underneath the Christmas Tree, and I really enjoyed it. My hopes are extremely high for this one. 

I’m a huge sucker for Christmas books set in small towns and I cannot wait to meet the eccentric characters I’m sure this has. 

Synopsis: When Paige turns up unannounced at Wynthorpe Hall, she discovers the place she knew when she was growing up has changed beyond all recognition. She’s only planning to stay for a short time, but is quickly pulled into local life.

One night while driving home after delivering library books and shopping to residents she stumbles across an isolated cottage and meets Albert, its elderly and rather grumpy owner. She quickly realises there’s more to Albert than meets the eye and the same can be said for the other man she can’t seem to help running into, handsome but brooding Brodie.

All three of them have a secret and a desire to hide away from the world, but with Christmas on the horizon, is that really the best way to celebrate the season?

Let it Snow by Beth Moran

I am constantly seeing Beth Moran on my recommended on both Kindle and Audible and I’m finally going to bite the bullet and check her out. 

The cover of this one was so stunning I just had to read it. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and I’m not, this could be terrible. I just liked how it looked and I’m excited to read and review it. 

Synopsis: After the end of a long-term relationship, local weather girl Bea Armstrong has been avoiding her family, and their inevitable ‘I-told-you-sos.’ But with Christmas fast approaching, she is finally on her way home to Charis House, the school in Sherwood Forest that her mum and dad run in their old family home. And to top it all off, the insufferable Henry Fairfax – who her parents have always wanted her to marry – has also been invited.

Relief comes in the shape of a last-minute interview for her dream job. There are just a few minor problems… The interview is in Scotland, Bea has no car, and the snow is falling already. The only solution is for Henry to drive her – could this Christmas get any worse…

But during an unforgettable two-day interview, a stay in a log cabin and a nightmare journey through the snow, Henry turns out to be nothing like she thought. And when Bea’s first love and recent ex shows up, Bea has a difficult choice to make…

If you like the look of any of these books make sure to come back on the 2nd of December when the first review will be posted!

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