Deck the Halls

Will Harriet’s Christmas sparkle?
Harri (Harriet) Hall thinks Christmas will be perfect in her ancestral home, The Hall, with roaring log fires, scented pine trees, sparkling decorations, and mouth-watering, festive feasts. She’s been abroad for the last two years and is excited about introducing her, admittedly quirky, family, and The Hall, to her boyfriend, Art (Arthur) and his family, the Camlan-Browns.

She soon finds things have changed. The family funds are dwindling fast and The Hall looks like a dilapidated pile. But Harri has her savings and it won’t take long to spruce it up. Although letting Lance Knightly do the renovation, may be a big mistake. There’s something about the man, Harri really doesn’t like. She needs to keep an eye on him.

Snow is gently falling and preparations are going well – until Harri’s stepbrother blows up the cooker; water leaks through the roof and blizzards arrive before the Camlan-Browns. Will Art get through the snow by Christmas Eve, and will Lance finish work on The Hall in time? Harri’s perfectly capable of dealing with a crisis as well as any man, but it seems Christmas may not turn out quite as she expected.

Published: November 2016
Loved everything about it
"Yet again another lovely read from Emily. Loved everything about it, the characters, storyline I was engrossed in it from start to finish. I didn't want it to end."
Full-on Festive Treat
"I absolutely loved this book! I liked every character in the story (except for Art's family, who were all completely hideous!). Enter Lance, friend of the family and hero of the holidays. Lance is kind, capable, and distinctly gorgeous. There's a lot of humour in this book. At times I actually laughed out loud. I loved Harriet. She's a girl after my own heart. This is a real festive treat, with a beautiful old house, Christmas lights, a wonderful family, and a lovely romance to enjoy. I so loved meeting the Halls, and I really hope there's more to come from them. Wonderful."
Lovely Warm Read
"From the first to the last page this read is full of warmth and Christmas cheer. Recognised many of the characters in my own family haha Emily captures the essence of Christmas and the real meaning which is spending it with your family."