A Mother's Christmas Wish
A heartwarming festive saga of family, love and sacrifice
by Glenda Young
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Pub Date 24 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 08 Dec 2022
'Real sagas with female characters right at the heart' Woman's Hour
'In the world of historical saga writers, there's a brand new voice' My Weekly
'This heartwarming tale celebrates the power of friendship and community' Woman's Own
'I really don't think any review I write could do it justice, you just really need to read it for yourself . . .
Glenda Young breaks saga stereotypes with her hugely entertaining and incredibly inventive storylines' The Book Magnet
'Heart-warming, emotional and simply wonderful . . . If you think family sagas aren't for you, you've never read Glenda Young's books - pick one up today and you'll be converted' 5 * reader review
Glenda's next gritty and compelling saga, The Sixpenny Orphan, is available now!
If you love Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, you'll LOVE Glenda Young's 'amazing novels!' (ITV's This Morning presenter Sharon Marshall)
'I hope this Christmas is better than last year's.'
Following a scandalous affair, wayward Emma Devaney is sent in disgrace from her home in Ireland to Ryhope, where she will live with her widowed aunt, Bessie Brogan, and help run her pub. Bessie is kind but firm, and at first Emma rebels against her lack of freedom. Struggling to fit in, she turns to the wrong person for comfort, and becomes pregnant.
Accepting she must embrace her new life for the sake of her baby, Emma pours her energy into making the pub thrive and helping heal the fractured relationship between Bessie and her daughters. She catches the attention of Robert, a gruff but sincere farmer, who means to win her heart.
As December approaches, thankful for the home and acceptance she's found, Emma is determined to bring not just her family, but the whole Ryhope community, together to celebrate - and to make one very special mother's Christmas dreams come true.
What readers are saying about Glenda's heartwrenching sagas:
'Definitely an author not to be missed when it comes to family sagas' The Book Magnet
'Writes superb historical fiction that bring the era alive. Her books are unbeatable and unputdownable' Ginger Book Geek
'The perfectly imperfect, human nature of Glenda Young's characters are what keeps her readership hooked' Clyde's Corner
'Gritty, compelling and full of heart . . an exceptional saga' Bookish Jottings
'Better than a Catherine Cookson' 5* reader review
'Wonderful read, full of rich characters, evocative description and a touch of romance' 5* reader review
'Just wanted it to go on forever and read more about the characters and their lives' 5* reader review
Love Glenda's sagas? Don't miss her cosy crime mystery series staring Helen Dexter and her trusty greyhound, Suki, starting with Murder at the Seaview Hotel and Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel, out now!
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