ratings · Published: Nov 28th, 2013
Molly Compton is once more travelling back home to her parent’s house for yet another Christmas to treasure in the memory banks and just like the previous time, it doesn't turn out quite the way she’d planned it. But with all her presents bought on-line (tick box and pat on back for being so organised) and with her Secret Santa gift being left safely unopened on her work desk (well that’s another box ticked and wisely so) since she really didn't want an embarrassing repeat of her Christmas past. No, this Christmas was going to have to be strictly a family affair (tick box for being such a good daughter/sister). Since her boyfriend Harvey is working overseas so he’ll miss all the joy and merriment that she’s bound to have despite this fact (and tick box for being such a lovely girlfriend who didn't make that much of a fuss about his absence, or the upset if he doesn't make it back for the anniversary ‘of when they’d first kissed’). As she could have found a way to endure it better, if only it wasn't for the surprise or two or should she make that several in the pipeline before the week is out. After this, it is ‘every man for himself’ when Molly got the sinking feeling that nothing will ever be the same again (and you can forget ticking any more-bloody boxes because it is game over). Join Molly, family and friends for a festive funny tale that will remind you, just what Christmas is all about and that being together no matter what happens next is only half the fun of it.
This is the second book of British, Christmas comedy short novels and being of approximately 55,000 words in total length. Look out for book three to complete the trilogy.