Thursday 12 December 2019

With Love at Christmas by Carole Matthews

Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 25th 2012 by Sphere (first published 2012)
women's fic

I saw it, I saw xmas, and thought why not.

Juliet loves xmas and wants to make it special but, omg her family.

First, I know you need help Chloe, but you have a kid, and one on the way and now you are mooching of your parents and goes out partying. And living with them.Grow up!

Tom, their son, has also moved back home since he does not have a job, and same thing here. Out partying and bring home strangers. Kick him out.

Her mum, well I get it there, she can not be on her own, but Carole can not take care of someone who needs constant care. She has a jo! And her mum has alzheimers :/ Sorry, but you need to face facts.

But this is a xmas story, so it will all work out, sort of, there are threads left hanging, oh well, everyone had a lovely xmas at least.

Cheerful, with some hmm moments

Juliet Joyce adores Christmas. She loves the presents, the tree, the turkey, the tinsel, everything. Already the festive spirit is upon her, which is just as well as this Christmas things are starting to get out of hand.

Her son Tom is out of work and bringing home a slew of unsuitable partners; pregnant daughter Chloe and her little boy have moved back in; Juliet's father, Frank, is getting over a heartbreak of his own and Rita, her eccentric mother, is behaving more erratically each day. And has the chaos got too much for Juliet's husband Rick?

With the big day fast approaching, Juliet hopes that she can stop everything spiralling out of control, because the only thing she wants is her family all around her and her home to be filled 


  1. Really like the cover for this one

  2. OoooOOOooo those Hmmm moments LOL

  3. Hmm I've seen Carole Matthew books about and wondered. But... I think I might be underwhelmed!

  4. Yes, Christmas, why not! I need to find me some Christmas or holiday books too. I read mostly SFF so there's hardly ever any...

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. Oh yes it is hard with those, like impossible

  5. Oh man, probably realistic about her kids there mooching off her, but aggravating when you want her to just shove them out and not put up with their business.

    1. But the way they did it. Just no, what is wrong with you all.

  6. Sounds like maybe way too much drama tried to make "light" for a holiday book? I want fluff for the holidays! Bring on Hallmark TV!

    1. Yes not light at all, I mean I was so worried her hubbie was up to funny stuff

  7. Sounds like Chloe and Tom need to grow up. I think they annoy me. Glad you enjoyed parts. :)

  8. I would have got suckered in because of the dog on the cover lol

    Karen @ For What It's worth



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