A Christmas to Remember by Katie Flynn

A Christmas to Remember

A few days before Christmas Tess Williams rushes into Albert Payne’s tobacconist shop, with two boys in hot pursuit, saying she’s a thief. Albert chases the boys away, and though Tess does not realise it, this incident changes her life.Tess lives with her grandmother, Edie, in a small flat on Heyworth Street in Norwich.She has recently returned from Bell Farm, where she was evacuated during the war, and is being bullied by her schoolmates, bu...


Details A Christmas to Remember

TitleA Christmas to Remember
ISBN9780099574675
Author
Release DateNov 7th, 2013
PublisherArrow
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Holiday, Christmas, Romance
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Reviews A Christmas to Remember

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    1970-01-01
    I loved this. I loved this and it's sparkly cover. Yes, sparkles!When I see books by Katie Flynn, and indeed other authors of the romantic-saga-type genre, I think Oh, I know what I'm in for. These are the books I turn to when I need something which will make my heart swell and put a huge smile on my face. But boy, this was different. Right from the first pages I knew that although it would still most likely follow the usual formula, there was so...
  • Paula Nichols
    1970-01-01
    this is the first Katie Flynn book I have read, and I didn't know of her subject matter when I started this - in fact I didn't even realise it was set in Liverpool! Stories set around WW2 aren't really my type of story, but I did enjoy this one. Unlike the Annie Groves saga I read earlier in the year, this has few ups and downs, and is set over nearly a decade rather than a few months. It is a gentle weaving story, intertwining the lives of sever...
  • Shirley Revill
    1970-01-01
    Loved this book by Katie Flynn. The artwork on the cover is really lovely and the story does not disappoint. The old adage of never judging a book by it's cover is so not true with this book.Recommended.
  • Mavis Hewitt
    1970-01-01
    Not one of my usual genres of choice, was tempted by Christmas in title (as it was Xmas), an easy read, but predictable once the love aspect came in.
  • Nell Hamilton
    1970-01-01
    Loved it. Armchair comfort
  • lesley
    1970-01-01
    Love all Katie Flynn booksWell written, loved the story line..Can't wait to read the next book...Well done Katie for another great read..
  • Tirza Horvath
    1970-01-01
    I gotta be honest, the only reason I have read this book was because of its cover. It is truly beautiful and has sparkles on it, which I am always drawn to. So therefore, I have read the book because it had sparkles on it, which is I agree, wrong. However, the book was quite boring, and nothing was really happening, but when the storyline become more interesting, the writer only gave us glimpses of the scenes I wanted to read, and then swapped to...
  • Nancy
    1970-01-01
    Katie Flynn's A Christmas to Remember (Random House Adult Trade, digital galley) is one of several books by popular British authors to be released globally as e-books. Flynn's warm-hearted tale is a bit soapy and predictable, covering seven years after World War II as young Tess Williams grows up in Liverpool, where food is still rationed and times are hard. Living with her grandmother Edie above a hat shop, bright Tess makes friends with widower...
  • Ria
    1970-01-01
    A wonderful festive tale following the lives of Tess and Edie her grandmother.When Tess runs into Albert Payne's tobacconist's shop one day chased by two boys it sets in train the basis for a long term friendship.When Tess goes back to the farm she was evacuated to during the war Edie starts to make her own life much to the distress of Tess who feels left out of Edie's and Albert's friendship but Tess is also starting to make her own way in life ...
  • Kim Dennis
    1970-01-01
    All along, I had planned to give this book four stars. It is hard to describe what it is about...it doesn't necessarily have a plot. Most of the time when I was listening, it felt kind of like an Anne of Green Gables book. Not really "about" anything...just a sweet story of a girl and her gran. For the most part, it was really clean. Then about a half an hour before the end of the book, she put in a description that was totally unnecessary and re...
  • Christina Rochester
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book. We meet Tess, a young girl, just after the Second World War. She's bright and as a result she gets bullied by the popular girls. However that all changes when Snowy White comes to her rescue. As the years pass we see Tess come into her own, and she is torn between her boyfriend Snowy and her childhood friend Jonty. Not only that but she is extremely jealous of her gran's blossoming relationship with Albert. However dra...
  • sue
    1970-01-01
    I have loved Katie Flynn's book since, oh...forever and never been disappointed.This story is about a young girl, her Grandmother, the kids that are bullying her and a shop owner. It all ties in nicely as all of Katie's previous books have also.Kept me enthralled through out, and definitely should be on your Christmas books to be read. The only downside to this story was the name she chose for someone, I didn't want know whether to laugh or defla...
  • Bev Taylor
    1970-01-01
    a really good read about a young girl living in the north just after the second world war and charts her growing up. through all the trials and tribulations she achieves what she wants and realises the worth of true friendship highlights the differences between the north and the south, the latter being so much more friendlier with their neighbours and those around them plus more family drivenperfect for putting your feet up and getting lost in be...
  • Kim
    1970-01-01
    This was a lovely read, set just post war. Tess comes back home from her evacuation to a farm in the country and struggles to cope with city children at school. A local lad takes her under his wing and any bullying stops. She runs a pet shop when she leaves school- helped by the animal husbandry she learnt whilst staying on the farm with Jonty. She goes back on a working holiday a couple of times.
  • Michael Cayley
    1970-01-01
    Charming novel set in post-WW2 Liverpool and rural Norfolk. An orphaned girl has difficulty settling into city life, but once she has done so, discovers her business acumen. She and the woman who took her in both find happiness, but only after taking a long time to sort out their feelings. There is lots of good period detail.
  • Christa
    1970-01-01
    This was an enjoyable holiday coming of age story. I really enjoyed the characters, especially Tess, and the storyline. I liked the small English village Christmas setting. This was my first book by Flynn, but I will be looking for more by her. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.
  • Donna Boultwood
    1970-01-01
    This was my first Katie Flynn book and I'll be reading more. I found it a little difficult to get in to to begin with, as I couldn't work out where the story was going, not knowing Flynn's style. Once I got in to the characters I really enjoyed it. I loved the Norfolk connection. I was willing Tess not to marry "xxxx"!! A real heart warming tale. Ps loved the sparkly cover!
  • Victoria Haworth
    1970-01-01
    A gentle festive read , just the thing to relax with . Does not require much thought but tells a reasonable of a little predictable tale .
  • Leigh Mitchell
    1970-01-01
    Different from what I usually read but it was a sweet story if a little un-exciting.
  • Hannah
    1970-01-01
    Boring and saccharine!
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book. A tale of how family pulls together and how romance can blossom. A great Christmas read.
  • Frances
    1970-01-01
    I was rather disapointed by this story, albeit the actual story was ok, but it is not at all a christmassy book as the title rather promises.
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    A sweet book about a teenage girl in Liverpool after the Second World War, her family and relationships and trying to improve her life.
  • Caroline Montague
    1970-01-01
    A lovely heart warming read
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    1970-01-01
    A warm wonderful story.
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    Katie Flynn is one of my fave authors, her books are feel good books and this was no exception, loved it
  • Kirstie
    1970-01-01
    Love Katie Flynn. Maybe not her best but still an enjoyable read
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    Nice easy Story