Homemade mulled wine, freshly baked mince pies and plenty of Christmas cheer...
It's the most wonderful time of the year, they say. And in the little Cotswolds village of Honeycote, the festive season looks set to bring people more than a few surprises under the tree.
As Lucy Liddiard plans the festive lunch for her nearest and dearest, she has little idea of the dramas about to play out before the crackers are pulled and the corks popped. She knows the family brewery, Honeycote Ales, has seen better days. She knows her husband, Mickey, is an incorrigible flirt. But does she realise how close both are edging towards disaster?
As the nights draw in, garlands deck the halls and the carols ring out, there are secrets and lies, love and lust all waiting to be unwrapped.
Welcome to Honeycote, and a Christmas no one will ever forget...
Irresistibly good fun and bursting with heart, A Country Christmas is the first book in the Honeycote trio, followed by A Country Life and A Country Wedding. Each can be read as a standalone, or they can be read as a series.
Praise for Veronica Henry:
'Veronica Henry writes like a dream' - Jill Mansell
'Warm and brilliantly written' - Heat
'A glamorous and absorbing read' - Daily Mail
'An exuberant novel of love, lust, hopes and dreams' - Woman & Home
Warm and brilliantly written - heat
It's a glamorous and absorbing read, a well-written romp with a cast of believable, empathetic characters whom you'll be fascinated by from the start - Daily Mail
Exuberant novel of love, lust, hopes and dreams - Woman & Home
Veronica Henry has worked as a scriptwriter for THE ARCHERS, HEARTBEAT and HOLBY CITY amongst many others, before turning to fiction. She won the 2014 RNA NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD for A NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Veronica lives with her family by the sea in north Devon.
Find out more at www.veronicahenry.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @veronica_henry