Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date: 1 August 2017
Publisher: Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus
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Flora Phillips has an excuse for every disaster in her life; she was abandoned as a new-born on a doorstep one cold autumn night, wrapped in nothing but a towel. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn't want you – who will?
Now a thirty-year-old, without a boyfriend, a career or home she figures she might as well tackle the biggest question of them all – who is she? So, whilst everyone else enjoys their Christmas Eve traditions, Flora escapes the masses and drives to the village of Pooley to seek a specific doorstep. Her doorstep.
But in Pooley she finds more than her life story. She finds friends, laughter, and perhaps even a love to last a lifetime. Because once you know where you come from, it's so much easier to know where you're going.
A story of redemption and love, romance and Christmas dreams-come-true, the perfect novel to snuggle up with this festive season.
This was a lovely feel good read, not really a Christmas read as such, even though it started on Christmas Eve.
Flora has always felt different from day one and, at the age of 30, when she has no home of her own, no job and no boyfriend, and feeling like a complete failure, she decides to try and find out who abandoned her as a baby.
Each chapter was told from a different person's perspective, from Flora herself to her adoptive mother and various other characters she meets when she goes to the village of her birth. I liked this method of telling the tale, I felt it moved the story along quite smoothly and not too fast.
I thought the storyline was unique, I enjoyed the banter between the police officers, there were some laugh out loud lines, it was intriguing seeing how Flora's presence was having a strong effect on the villagers, as memories from the past are dragged up.
An entertaining, romantic read that had me quickly turning the pages desperate to know if Flora's Christmas Wish does come true!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Erin Green was born and raised in Warwickshire, where she resides with her husband. An avid reader since childhood, her imagination was instinctively drawn to creative writing as she grew older. Erin has two Hons degrees: BA English literature and another BSc Psychology – her previous careers have ranged from part-time waitress, the retail industry, fitness industry and education. She has an obsession about time, owns several tortoises and an infectious laugh!
Erin’s writes contemporary novels focusing on love, life and laughter. Erin is an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and was delighted to be awarded The Katie Fforde Bursary in 2017. An ideal day for Erin involves writing, people watching and drinking copious amounts of tea.
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16881009.Erin_Green
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