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Flora Phillips has an excuse for every disaster in her life; she was abandoned as a new-born on a doorstep on Christmas Eve 1984. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn’t want you – who will?
Now a thirty-year-old, without a boyfriend, a career or home she figures she might as well tackle the biggest question of them all – who is she? So, whilst everyone else enjoys their Christmas Eve traditions, Flora escapes the masses and drives to the village of Pooley to seek a specific doorstep. Her doorstep.
But in Pooley she finds more than her life story. She finds friends, laughter, and perhaps even a love to last a lifetime. Because once you know where you come from, its so much easier to know where you’re going.
A story of redemption and love, romance and Christmas dreams-come-true, the perfect novel to snuggle up with this festive season.
A delightful read.
I enjoyed taking this journey with our main character, Flora. She makes the rash decision on Christmas Eve to road trip to the village where she was abandoned as a newborn to try to discover who her birth mother is.
This isn’t just romantic comedy (though there is some of that!) it is also a tale of a thirty year old woman trying to come to terms with who she is, where she’s from, and why she was abandoned – a theme that has plagued her since she was a child.
I enjoyed this funny cast of characters, and the warmth that was shown to an outsider. I never would have guessed who Flora’s mother was in the end, a mystery I certainly didn’t solve!
Thank you to Erin Green, Aria and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.