'Warm, cosy and perfect to curl up with' Mandy Baggot, author of One Last Greek Summer.
'A charming story about second chances, redemption, and the magic of Christmas. Five festive stars!' Lucy Coleman, author of Snowflakes Over Holly Cove.
'A must-read Christmas story of love, loss, friendship and community' Sandy Barker, author of One Summer in Santorini.
This Christmas fall in love with the town of Chesterwood...
Christmas is meant to be a time of giving, so with Chesterwood food bank under risk of closure Fern knows just what to do to save it. She's going to get the town to create a living advent calendar.
Fern, and her best friends, call for help from the local community to bring this calendar to life. When Kit, the new man in town, offers his assistance Fern's heart can't help but skip a beat (or two).
As they grow ever closer, Fern must admit that Kit's breaking down the barriers she built after the death of her husband. But his past is holding him back and Fern doesn't know how to reach him. No matter how hard she tries.
In this town, Kit's not the only one with secrets. Domestic goddess Cara is behaving oddly, burning meals in the oven and clothes whilst ironing, and Davina's perfect children are causing trouble at school leaving her son, Jasper, desperately unhappy.
Can the Christmas Calendar Girls find a way to bring the community together in time to save the food bank, while still supporting their families and each other? Can Fern find love again with Kit?
This is a story about kindness and letting go of the past. It's about looking out for your neighbours and about making every day feel like Christmas.
Praise for Samantha Tonge:
'A story of love, friendship and community sprinkled with magical festive moments. Full of warmth, this is a real treat' Maggie Conway, author of Winter at West Sands Guest House.