A Mother’s Christmas Wish - Glenda Young (Revised)
ABOUT THE BOOK -
'I hope this Christmas is better than last year's.'
Following a scandalous affair, wayward Emma Devaney is sent in disgrace from her home in Ireland to Ryhope, where she will live with her widowed aunt, Bessie Brogan, and help run her pub. Bessie is kind but firm, and at first Emma rebels against her lack of freedom. Struggling to fit in, she turns to the wrong person for comfort, and becomes pregnant.
Accepting she must embrace her new life for the sake of her baby, Emma pours her energy into making the pub thrive and helping heal the fractured relationship between Bessie and her daughters. She catches the attention of Robert, a gruff but sincere farmer, who means to win her heart.
As December approaches, thankful for the home and acceptance she's found, Emma is determined to bring not just her family, but the whole Ryhope community, together to celebrate - and to make one very special mother's Christmas dreams come true.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Glenda Young credits her local library in the village of Ryhope, where she grew up, for giving her a love of books. She still lives close by in Sunderland and often gets her ideas for her stories on long bike rides along the coast. A life-long fan of Coronation Street, she runs two hugely popular fan websites.
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MY THOUGHTS -
I am now making revisions to this review. I finished the book a few days ago... and I loved it!
Oh my goodness, what a wonderful book this turned out to be!
It did start out a little slow at first, but picked up after a few chapters. But then, I could not put it down. I wanted to read every chance I got.
I still say I absolutely loved Emma. But she does have some fire in her! She forgets to think and gets herself into trouble and then regrets it later. Hmmm, sounds kinda like me when I was young.
Great storyline, great characters, great descriptions. A very sweet, sweet story. But, not entirely innocent. Add in a few bar fights, some promiscuous women, and some wily men - now you have yourself an interesting story!
Grab yourself this one to read for Christmas! You won't be sorry.
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Rachel's Random Resources - Thank You!!