Also by this author: Summer by the Sea, A Christmas to Remember, The Summer House, We'll Always Have Christmas
Published by Bookouture on 1st October 2013
Source: I bought it
Amazon UK, Amazon US
Allie Richfield loves Christmas, so when she lands a job as House Manager for the amazing Ashford Estate—which includes organizing the Marley family festivities—she is in her element. With a budget bigger than her life savings and a team of staff, how hard can it be?
As one-by-one she meets the Marleys, she’s about to find out…
Allie’s new boss, Robert, might be gorgeous, but he’s also colder than the snow outside and refuses to come home for Christmas. Robert’s playboy brother, Kip, flirts with her relentlessly; and his sister, Sloane, arrives home with baggage—both the divorce-kind and the Louis Vuitton kind. Their ninety-two year old grandmother, Pippa, spends her day grumbling at them all from her mobility scooter.
With Robert intending to sell Ashford, it’s the Marley’s last chance to create some happy memories in their family home—and Allie is determined to make it happen… even if it takes a little Christmas magic! With the festive spirit in full swing, she might even discover a little happiness of her own…
Ahh it was amazing. It actually took me a few pages to realise it was in America. I was expecting it to be set in an country estate in England.
I thought Ashford sounded beautiful. I loved the Brook. It sounded so pretty and it meant so much to Robert. Ashford is full of history which I really liked.
I really loved Allie. She was a natural with Paul and Sammy, she was definitely born to be a teacher. At first I wanted her to be with Kip at first but I soon realised her & Robert were made for each other. The more I read the more perfect I thought they were for each other.
Pippa was the best Grandma, she really cared about her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even if her and Robert were always butting heads she was always thinking about him.
Sloane, Megan, Allie’s mum were all great characters. Anna was a great cook, I seriously need some of her hot chocolate.
I thought the ending was perfect. It was so sweet. I really loved it. If you love Christmas and a really heart-warming tale then you will love this book.