Preview - The Gift of Family by Mary Monroe


 
Hi everyone! I hope you are keeping well. Today's Preview is by an author I've wanted to read for a long time - Mary Monroe. Her books repeatedly are highly rated on Goodreads and this book sounds like it captures the magic of the Holiday season.

The publisher notes "Successful, secure, and still very much in love, middle-aged couple Eugene and Rosemary Johnson have never given up on one special wish--to be parents. And while Christmas always brings happiness and a whirlwind of holiday fun, their hopes for children of their own seem further away than ever. Especially this year, when Rosemary must have emergency surgery and home help to recuperate. Wanting to lift his wife's spirits, Eugene suddenly has an inspiration from back in the day . . .Faithful and sensible, Ethel Perkins raised Eugene and his brother. Unforeseen tragedy has left the sixty-something widow struggling with little money and two jobs to keep her great-grandchildren off the streets. She's glad to help Rosemary back on her feet. But she can only stay until Rosemary is well enough to resume her normal routine. For survival means Ethel keeping to her grueling schedule, being there for everyone but herself, and, as always, handling her troubles all on her own . . .

As Ethel's problems go from bad to much worse, Rosemary and Eugene find themselves helping her more and more--and growing close to her lively youngsters. And after one Yuletide disaster after another, there's only one way both families can salvage Christmas: by celebrating it together. But will their temporary family work beyond Christmas . . . and possibly make a lifetime of happiness"?


Doesn't this sound like a lovely book? I'll be reading this book and posting my review closer to its September 29 publication date.

Have a great day!


6 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds like a great festive read. Something heartwarming in the end I bet!
    Thanks for sharing, I will have to check this one out. You can't beat sitting down with a good book, especially in the colder months!

    Aimsy xoxo
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  2. I love Christmas content :) Movies, books, it's so magical :)

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    1. I absolutely agree! It's a special time of the year.

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  3. It feels crazy to be talking about Christmas themed anything right now but it sounds like a good read. I've never heard of this author before so I need to check them out x

    Sophie
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    1. I know! Christmas-themed books publish at the end of September early October. Never too early though to build a wish list or pre-order!

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