Childhood friends Laurie and Rachel's lives have taken very different paths since they picked up their A-level results together. Laurie is living in London and dedicated to her career, keeping track of her friends on Facebook. Rachel is seemingly living the family idyll in a cottage in Yorkshire - except she worries her marriage is starting to show cracks. When Rachel's mother in law falls ill and needs treatment in London, and Laurie decides she needs to get away for a break, a house swap falls into place. Soon Rachel is braving the mean streets of London while trying to keep her family together, while Laurie tries to figure out how to work an Aga and befriend the locals - and forget the man who seems intent on breaking her heart. Will their relationships survive this test? And will they make it home in time for Christmas?
It's the first of December and I can't think of a better way to start your countdown to christmas than with the wonderfully festive 'Meet Me Under The Mistletoe'
Abby Clements brings us two strong female characters in the form of career minded Laurie and family minded Rachel.
Friends since childhood their lives have taken them on different paths but through the odd email or text message they still remain connected and when Laurie has a problem at work and Rachel's mother in law needs hospital treatment in London, they decide to swap homes.
Whilst spending time in each others environment they discover things about themselves and each other that they never knew and amongst new discoveries come new friends.
But will Laurie and Rachel get the christmas they each deserve.
Now I'm a big fan of christmas and I absolutely love the build up to it and 'Meet Me Under The Mistletoe' helped build my excitement.
With talk of Bea's (Rachel's mother in law)
Christmas preparation book, you get a wonderful image of a big family christmas with a big decorated tree, christmas biscuits, cakes and christmas wreaths, the feeling of festivity and togetherness is everywhere.
Its a story packed full of self discoveries, wonderful descriptions and loveable characters (one excluded).
Not only does 'Meet Me Under The Mistletoe' get you excited for Christmas you also get an extra special treat, in the form of some christmas tips out of Bea's book which will help make your christmas that bit more magical.
I cannot recommend this book enough, its not just a must read it. Its a book to keep and read every year.
When the christmas DVDs and CDs come out on the 1st of December (or in my case middle of November) so will 'Meet Me Under The Mistletoe'
With a magical debut, Abby Clements is an author to watch, I am eagerly awaiting her next book.
To make this Christmas extra special 'Meet Me Under The Mistletoe' with Abby Clements