About The Book: It’s been fifteen years since Rosamunde last lived at the vicarage in Potter’s Cove, the pretty coastal village where she grew up, experienced her first true love—and a heartbreak that changed her life forever. But now Potter’s Cove is calling her back: it’s time to make peace with the past and go home. Rosamunde’s return to the vicarage in the days before Christmas is a whirlwind of festive cheer and heartwarming reunions with friends, family and her loving father, the vicar. And while seeing the old place after all this time stirs painful memories of long-ago grief, it also reminds her of all the love she left behind. Fifteen years ago she vowed never to let herself be vulnerable again—but now that she’s back she’s not so sure. Is it possible that real happiness could strike more than once? Spanning three decades of family life, Christmas at the Vicarage is a warm, feel-good tale that examines what it means to love and to lose—and to be brave enough to try again.
About The Author: Rebecca Boxall was born in 1977 in East Sussex, where she grew up in a bustling vicarage always filled with family, friends and parishioners. She now lives by the sea in Jersey with her husband and two children. She read English at the University of Warwick before training as a lawyer, and also studied Creative Writing with The Writer’s Bureau. Christmas at the Vicarage is her first novel.
My Thoughts On The Book: Having been to England, Ireland, and Wales I discovered many great authors while plundering around in local book stores. I find that I absolutely adore any book set in the U.K. and I am also a sucker for Christmas novellas, stories, and novels. Between the cover of the book, the setting, and the fact that the word Christmas was in the title I was hooked. I knew I had to read and review this one. At first I thought the book was a slow starter. I could not get into the storyline at all. But, I kept pushing on and eventually I was caught up in the action. The images were very clear and the characters were fun and humanistic. I will definitely read this author again.
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