- Title Christmas at the Beach Hut
- Author Veronica Henry
- Year 2018
- Genres Romance, Christmas
Everyone adores Christmas. Especially Lizzy Kingham. But this year, she is feeling unloved and underappreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating and food shopping have all been left to her. So she wonders... what would happen if she ran away and left them to it? Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut on the golden sands of Everdene. There she meets an unlikely collection of new friends, all running away from something. But the spirit of Christmas gets under Lizzy's skin: soon the fairy lights are twinkling and the scent of mulled wine mingles with the sea air. Back at Pepperpot Cottage, her family are desperate to find her. For Christmas isn't Christmas without Lizzy. Can they track her down in time and convince her she means the world to them, every day of the year?
Managed to squeeze in this Christmas book before the festive season came to a close, and I’m so glad I did, it was lovely. I thought the premise sounded a bit bizarre - random strangers collecting at a beach hut over Christmas? How does that work?
But actually, in context it made perfect sense and was such a warm read. This disparate group of people escaping from their real lives and coming together to help each other out. It all came to a happy but not totally sappy ending.
Rating: 5 / 5