Sunday, January 11, 2015

Driving Home for Christmas by Emma Hannigan

The perfect festive read for fans of Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly and Patricia Scanlan
Christmas at Huntersbrook House has always been a family tradition - log fires, long walks through the snowy fields and evenings spent in the local pub. And this year the three grown-up Craig children are looking forward to the holidays more than ever. Pippa to escape her partying lifestyle and mounting debts in Dublin; Joey the demands of his gorgeous girlfriend who seems intent on coming between him and his family; and Lainey to forget about her controlling ex and his recent engagement to another woman.
But with the family livery yard in financial trouble, this Christmas could be the Craig family's last at Huntersbrook as they face the prospect of selling the ancestral house.
As the holiday season gets underway, the family need to come up with a way to save their home, and face the problems they've been running away from in Dublin. And what better place to figure things out than around the fire at Huntersbrook House?

This was really good. Yes it is set at Christmas but it is more a book about the relationships within the family. Pippa, Joey and Lainey are three very different personalities and that is shown in the way they interact. But I also like that it is not a totally dysfunctional family, it more or less seems like an ordinary family with the kind of problems that are found in a lot of "normal" families.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2015
What's in a Name 2015
Novel Books & Reading Challenges Tower Teams III
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: December-January Mini Challenge
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: January Challenges (7/9)
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Handling the Horcruxes
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Spring Fling
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: 2015 Reading Challenge!
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Meet a Million Members
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: the 50 States Amazing Book Hunt

1 comment:

  1. Hopping over from the What's in a Name Challenge...

    This looks like a fun one.