Someday at Christmas
by Lizzie Byron
Real life is nothing like a romcom . . . Right? ‘THE PERFECT FESTIVE STORY. SWEET, BLISSFULLY ROMANTIC AND BURSTING WITH HEART . . . OH MY HEART I LOVED IT.’ MIRANDA DICKINSON ‘THE LITERARY EQUIVALENT OF A MINCE PIE WARM OUT OF THE OVEN, WITH A DOLLOP OF BRANDY CUSTARD ON THE SIDE’ SARRA MANNING, RED MAGAZINE ‘YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH SHELL SMITH’ PRIMA
The most delightful Christmas romance of 2020. Shell Smith is the most popular make-up artist on the ART counter at Duke & Sons, a beautiful but old-fashioned department store in her hometown. But whilst Shell’s love life is looking up, now that she’s dating long-time crush Nick, and business is booming in the beauty department, the rest of the store is noticeably quiet . . . The owner’s grandson Callum has come up with some creative ways to keep Duke & Sons afloat this Christmas, including allowing a production company to secretly film a romcom after hours. When Callum recruits her to help out, Shell finds there is more to Mr Duke Jr. than sharp suits and a business-like demeanour. With a store to save and her own romance with Nick going off-script, Christmas just got complicated for Shell. But this is the most wonderful time of the year, so there must be a happy ending awaiting . . . Right? _________________________________________________ ‘Warm, funny, sexy, gorgeous setting and characters. I loved it so much. (Also it should totally be a film.)’ 5*
‘I’ll struggle to get into another book after this. I absolutely LOVED it.’ 5*
‘Just wonderful! Effortlessly diverse and inclusive’ 5*
‘A wonderful Christmas read that will leave you feeling happier than when you started, reaching out for the cocoa and wanting to put on a Christmas movie. Perfection’ 5*
I fell in love with Shell and this refreshing, realistic cast of characters. A book that's about so much more than 'Christmas'
Someday at Christmas is the perfect festive story. Sweet, blissfully romantic and bursting with heart, it's completely gorgeous. It's funny, fresh and modern sprinkled with all the magic of a classic Christmas tale. Oh my heart, I loved it!
Warm-hearted, funny and glittering with Christmas magic. I adored my visit behind the scenes at delightful department store Duke & Sons. Someday at Christmas is a gorgeous festive treat.
You will fall in love with Shell Smith
The literary equivalent of a mince pie warm out of the oven, with a dollop of brandy custard on the side
Sarra Manning, Red Magazine