Publication: 29th October 2020 – HQ
Gayle is a highly successful and motivated business woman, but her success has come at a price – she hasn’t spoken to her daughters, Ella and Samantha, for years. But when Gayle has an accident at work, she realises she needs to make amends with her family.
And so she invites herself to join Ella and Samantha for their Christmas in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The sisters are none too pleased that their mother has inserted herself into their Christmas plans. They have each other – and don’t need their mother back in their lives. Or so they think…
As they embark on their first family Christmas together in years, will the three women learn that sometimes facing up to a few home truths is all you need to heal your heart?
It’s almost Christmas time which means another fantastic Christmas novel by Sarah Morgan and, this year, it is especially welcome. It really cheered me up and I spent a few enjoyable hours curled up on the couch reading it and forgetting everything else.
One More Christmas is mostly a story about mothers and daughters. Thousands and thousands of women admire Gayle Mitchell. She is an icon, she promotes independence and encourages women to make it on their own, eliminating the things – and the people – that could stop them from reaching their goal. Her books are at the top of the bestselling charts and she wins lots of awards. She has everything she needs until, following an accident, she realizes how lonely she is. Gayle hasn’t talked to her two daughters in five years and it is time to fix their relationship and what better time than during the Christmas holidays?
Samantha is Gayle’s eldest daughter. She’s never agreed with her mother’s philosophy, but she’s followed her footstep and she is the CEO of her own travel company. She is independent and she lives for her job, but she also wants a passionate love affair, wild attraction, drinking champagne naked on the bed, as she reveals to a stranger on the phone.
Samantha has always taken care of her sister Ella. Ella is more sensible. She’s always wanted her mother’s approval, but since she’s never received it, she just stopped communicating with her, keeping important events of her life from her. Will spending the Christmas holiday together in Scotland fix their relationship?
I am so happy Sarah Morgan takes us back to the Scottish Highlands (which we already visited in The Christmas Sisters). Sarah Morgan’s descriptions create such a beautiful atmosphere and an evocative setting and the story is so funny, romantic, and engaging. I adored the characters. They feel authentic and likable. Also there are reindeer, Christmas trees, snowmen, and gingerbread men. So, what more would you want?
A huge thank you to HQ for providing me with a copy of the novel.