Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Published by: Headline (Oct 2010)
Pages: 311 (Hardback)
My Rating: 8.5/10
A SEASON TO REMEMBER BY SHEILA O'FLANAGAN
This is a lovely collection of short stories all based around the people staying at the Sugar Loaf Lodge in Ireland over Christmas.
They all have their own personal reasons for staying there and we learn from their back stories just what that reason is. We meet an assortment of people, including the husband and wife owners who have money worries, a young girl who is on her own having made an unwise choice in her life, stressed out couples, long time friends, unhappy families, and many more who have all chosen this beautiful hotel nestled in the picturesque Irish mountains.
Some of the people interact with each other during their time away but most of them are stand alone stories.
I've only read one other book by Sheila O'Flanagan which was Anyone But Him and I thought a nice touch was that several characters from that book are featured in this one!
This is a lovely feel good book, you don't have to read it at Christmas time as their back stories are not based on the holiday season but I started reading it on Christmas Eve sat in front of a warm fire and it all added to the lovely wintry seasonal feel.
Sheila O'Flanagan's website can be found here
I won this book on Twitter from Headline Publishers just before Christmas, so a huge thanks to them for picking me! Their Twitter ID is @headlinepg