An Off-Piste Christmas by Julie Houston book review


An Off-Piste Christmas written and self-published by Julie Houston is available NOW in ebook format and is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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From the author of #1 Humour Bestsellers GOODNESS, GRACE AND ME, THE ONE SAVING GRACE and LOOKING FOR LUCY, a brand new festive novella to make you laugh and warm your heart…

The last thing Harriet Westmoreland wants is Christmas away from home, particularly when skiing, snow, heights and freezing her backside off are on the menu. While her own family, together with her best friend Grace’s, are soon whizzing down ridiculously high and scary mountains in the fashionable Italian resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Harriet is stuck in the remedial class on the nursery slopes unable, it seems, to remain vertical.

Tired of trying to stay upright in the dunces’ class, Harriet decides to overcome her fear of heights and take her bruised body off to explore the refugios in the magnificent Dolomites above Cortina. And maybe catch a glance of George Clooney, rumoured to be in town… But what happens next triggers a totally unexpected avalanche of events which proves that, for friends Harriet and Grace and all their families, Christmas really is a time for little miracles…


This is the first book I’ve read written by Julie Houston.  What a wonderful way with words Julie has, such warmth and humour but then all of a sudden a serious issue is thrown in to jolt your emotions!

This Christmas novella rejoins the characters you’ve grown to love from Julie’s previous romcoms.  However, as I hadn’t had the pleasure to read the other stories I treated this book as a standalone.  An Off-Piste Christmas can be read as a standalone as you soon figure out who all the characters are.  I did slightly get a little confused with a certain love triangle, took a little while to get my head around these few characters.  However, due to Julie’s great warmth and humour in the storyline you can’t help but be drawn into the chaos and fun erupting with the friends and family during their Christmas vacation to a ski resort in Italy.

There was laughter and fun at the ski slopes for poor Harriet who hates snow and the cold, she’d much rather be in a warm, cosy café with a comforting drink and her favourite book.  Harriet doesn’t expect to bump into someone from her past at the top of a snowy mountain.  This discovery rocks the emotions for the whole ski party.

A fun filled romance with lots of family fun with a thought provoking twist to take your emotions on another journey.  4.5/5*

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