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Christmas on the Coast

Christmas on the Coast Can the secrets of the past be forgiven this Christmas Christmas is approaching on the island of Jersey but Libby is feeling far from festive Her police work and duties as vicar s wife weigh heavily

  • Title: Christmas on the Coast
  • Author: Rebecca Boxall
  • ISBN: 1542047005
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • Can the secrets of the past be forgiven this Christmas Christmas is approaching on the island of Jersey, but Libby is feeling far from festive Her police work and duties as vicar s wife weigh heavily on her, she s anxious about her troubled children, and now her best friend, Stella, has suddenly turned against her, citing a mysterious family grudge.Libby is devastated by Can the secrets of the past be forgiven this Christmas Christmas is approaching on the island of Jersey, but Libby is feeling far from festive Her police work and duties as vicar s wife weigh heavily on her, she s anxious about her troubled children, and now her best friend, Stella, has suddenly turned against her, citing a mysterious family grudge.Libby is devastated by Stella s unexpected coldness But then her father shows her a diary written by her great aunt Queenie, which sheds light on a long hidden secret one rooted in love, loyalty and betrayal Writing during the Nazi occupation of Jersey in the winter of 1941, Queenie reveals a community torn apart by illicit romance, heartbreak and revenge and by dark acts of fear and desperation.The Libby immerses herself in Queenie s journal, the she understands why its secrets still haunt her family and Stella s Christmas is a time of forgiveness, but is the treachery of their shared past too shameful to be forgotten Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 222 pages Published November 21st 2017 by Lake Union Publishing More Details ISBN 1542047005 ISBN13 9781542047005 Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this

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    1. Rebecca Boxall

      Rebecca Boxall was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up in a bustling Vicarage always filled with family, friends and parishioners She now lives by the sea in Jersey with her husband, children and cats She read English at the University of Warwick before training as a lawyer and also studied Creative Writing with The Writer s Bureau Rebecca s first three books all made it to bestseller statu Rebecca Boxall was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up in a bustling Vicarage always filled with family, friends and parishioners She now lives by the sea in Jersey with her husband, children and cats She read English at the University of Warwick before training as a lawyer and also studied Creative Writing with The Writer s Bureau Rebecca s first three books all made it to bestseller status and her latest release The Christmas Forest is a festive novella sure to appeal to fans of her previous books For information please like Rebecca s Facebook page facebook christmasatthevicarage or go to her website rebeccaboxall I was inspired to write by Rosamunde Pilcher, my favourite writer, whose books I ve re read a million times There s something so gentle and soothing about her books and I wanted to try to pen something similarly feel good, but with drama too They always say write about what you know and so I decided to focus on Vicarage life as I grew up in a village parish as the daughter of an eccentric vicar When my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer it was the final push I needed to write a book based on life at a Vicarage, with a character inspired by him the vicar He read the book in draft but sadly died before it was published I hope you enjoy the book If you do, I d be massively grateful if you d consider leaving a review Thank you

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    1. 4.5 starsThere are times when I think books choose me to read them rather than the other way around Christmas on the Coast, by Rebecca Boxall, is exactly one such book I was looking for a simple holiday read, nothing too heavy, when the cover of this gem caught my eye I quickly learned, however, that while the story takes place in December, it is far from a cute little holiday tale The story is told from two perspective one set in present day Jersey, Chanel Islands and told by Libby, a Vica 4.5 [...]


    2. This was an okay holiday read Surprisingly the chapters from the time of the German occupation of Jersey were less interesting than the ones set in the current day The nitty gritty of family life was worth reading although I wanted to take Libby and shake her hard when she let everyone in the world walk all over her Are there really people like that out there You would think survival of the fittest would have weaned them out by now.There was one really exciting moment when Libby told them al Thi [...]


    3. A pretty good Christmas book I probably would have enjoyed it better had I not read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society But, my one sticking problem in the story was the best friend who suddenly dumps her lifelong friend because of something that happened years before she was born Other than those speed bumps I liked the Christmas celebrations and sweet traditions.


    4. Two Christmas stories are told in alternate chapters in this novel Both are set in Jersey, one in 2016 and the other in 1942 I have a real fascination of the Channel Islands and their German occupation in WW2 Therefore, I thought this book had real promise It turned out to be an unfulfilled promise.The present day story stars Libby, who s disgruntled with her job, her family and then her best friend when she suddenly turns on her Pretty much all this conflict made me want to scream Neither Two C [...]


    5. This was a wonderful Christmas book with a twist Not only does it take place in current day leading up to the big day, but also in 1941, during the German occupation of Jersey, in the Channel Islands.In current day, we meet Libby, a busy police worker, vicar s wife and mother of 3 older children all who are contributing to her worries Her best friend, Stella, has fallen out with her, based on an incident that took place in 1941.In 1941, we meet Queenie who is keeping a journal of all that is Thi [...]


    6. She ran the taps, pouring in her favourite bath salts, then undressed and plunged herself into the tub Arrrgh she yelled, jumping straight back out again The bathwater was freezing cold.FFS No one EVER gets into a bath without putting their hand in first to check the temperature Unless they are total morons And as for plunging I think that s a physical impossibility You step into a bath She would have got one foot wet It s this sort of stupid writing that makes me dnf a book.


    7. This is a wonderful Christmas story combining present and past It contains love and joy and is a perfect novel for this time of year Thank you toNetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.


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