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This is excellent 'comfort read' stuff - and a Pilcher novel never fails to make me long for an English country cottage.
A place where the biggest villains are ex-wives and lovers -- and even these aren't terribly bad and mostly end up having redeeming qualities.I did correctly predict quite a few events, but in this case that was part of the charm and not at all a disappointment.
It doesn’t have to be read at Christmastime/winter, but for me, reading it in December made it all the more special.
It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that these five people will find each other, and ultimately find themselves. Other types of food and drink have proved previously to be quite hazardous (on Highland roads) both to yourselves and seat upholstery. Driver/Guide licencing in Scotland will only allow us to take one payment per tour, so if people in a party wish to split the cost then they arrange that amongst themselves and make one tour payment to us.
It focuses on an elderly British woman, Penelope Keeling, who relives her life in flashbacks, and on her relationship with her adult children. She won many awards, including the Golden Deutschland, and in Britain the Romantic Novel of the Year award for Coming Home (1995), her longest and most autobiographical novel. I found it to be very captivating; loved the characters and became immersed in their lives and stories.
Elfrida’s young cousins have to deal with their extremely selfish relatives, and the main characters aren’t saints themselves.