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14th Dec 2023

Her’s Book of the Month for December is a must-read for The Holiday fans

Kat O'Connor

This cozy Christmas book is a must-read for December

The Christmas break is just around the corner and we cannot wait to switch off and read this month’s book.

There’s a stack of books on my desk that are calling out to be read over the winter break.

There’s everything from celebrity memoirs, non-fiction reads, and a bunch of cozy rom-coms.

Reading a rom-com over the Christmas holidays is the best way to unwind and step back from the Christmas madness.

And we’ve found the perfect book to read this month.

Her’s Book of the Month for December is ‘This Christmas’ by Emma Heatherington.

If you love Nancy Meyers movies then this is one for you.

The book reminded me of The Holiday and is full of a similar charm and warmth. Heatherington is one of the strongest rom-com authors on our little island so you’re in for a real treat with this novel.

This Christmas follows two strangers who have both booked the same cottage for Christmas.

The synopsis reads:

‘This Christmas will be one to remember. . . Rose used to love Christmas – until the year everything changed. She hasn’t been home to visit her family for the holidays since. Charlie is facing his first Christmas alone. It may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but not for him. Not this year. In search of comfort and seclusion, Rose escapes to a cottage in rural Donegal to hunker down for the festive season by herself. But when Charlie opens the door to Seaview Cottage, the two strangers realise that their holiday rental has been double-booked. They both expected to spend this Christmas alone. But their lives could be changed forever if they agree to spend it together. . .’

‘This Christmas’ by Emma Heatherington is available now. ‘This Christmas’ is published by Penguin.