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It was supposed to be Christy Sullivan’s perfect Christmas escape – a dream trip to Lapland with her family and best friend, Alix. But facing a make-or-break marriage crisis, Christy desperately needs time alone with her husband, Seb. Her solution? Alix, along with Seb’s oldest friend, Zac, can take Christy’s daughter on the planned Lapland trip, and they will all reunite there for Christmas Day. After all, what are friends for?
There’s nothing Alix won’t do for Christy, but Christy’s plan to save Christmas is testing their friendship. Especially as Alix and Zac have a difficult history of their own.
As long-held secrets unravel, and unexpected romance shines under the Northern Lights, can Christy and Alix find the courage to fight for the relationships they really want? And could this Christmas escape save the precious gift of each other’s friendship?
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I absolutely adored this latest novel by Sarah Morgan. Sarah Morgan knows the formula for a successful festive story and you just know that you will be whisked away filled with a heart-warming Christmas glow, just like the characters in The Christmas Escape.
Christy has planned the perfect Christmas holiday visiting her distant Aunt who lives in Lapland. However, with all good plans you cannot foretell life’s little bumps in the road so when her marriage to Seb hits a rocky patch Christy looks to her best friend, Alix, to help with the holiday but she omits telling Alix that she will have the added help of Seb’s best friend Zac.
We join Alix and Zac as they journey to Lapland with a very excited four year old. Christy and Seb are left at home for a few more days to try and regroup and work out their issues. Aunt Robyn is in Lapland anxiously awaiting the arrival of her family, which she hasn’t seen for over two decades.
Sarah Morgan has created a story filled with lots of hidden history and unresolved emotions between the characters. There’s plenty of drama that needs to be unravelled before Aunt Robyn and her niece Christy can think of developing a future relationship.
As we learn of the struggles of the past and present there are plenty of injections of warmth added to the storyline bringing welcome distractions to all but it also gives all the characters perspective in the real importance of life.
I loved the stunning wintry setting for this novel, I think we all have dreams of visiting Lapland and witnessing the northern lights. I also enjoyed the cosy vibes that were emanating from the pages. There’s always a wonderful feeling of nostalgia, magic and make believe leading up to Christmas and making it extra special specifically for the eyes of four year old and also living out the dreams of your own childhood. All of this teamed with fun, frolics and banter between friends and enemies makes for a gorgeous, feel-good story.
There was much merriment to be had whilst in Lapland which brought out a different side to the characters personalities and the simplicity of enjoying the moment was wonderful to see.
Romance wasn’t far away and it was adorable to see characters struggling with their true feelings.
A gorgeous, feel-good festive treat of a read.
About the Author
Sarah Morgan is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 18 million copies of her books and her work has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.
Sarah lives near London, England with her family and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike.
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