I know it’s still only November, but when I saw lovely Kathryn Freeman’s A Second Christmas Wish that looks so gorgeous, I had to invite Kathryn back to Linda’s Book Bag. Previously Kathryn has kindly written about research for writing here. I’ve also reviewed another of Kathryn’s smashing books, Before You Go, here. Today I asked Kathryn to tell me three Christmas wishes that she secretly harbours.
Published by Choc Lit on 1st November 2017, A Second Christmas Wish is now available to purchase in both paperback and eBook format from all good book retailers and platforms. Click here for buying options.
A Second Christmas Wish
Do you believe in Father Christmas?
For Melissa, Christmas has always been overrated. From her cold, distant parents to her manipulative ex-husband, Lawrence, she’s never experienced the warmth and contentment of the festive season with a big, happy family sitting around the table.
And Melissa has learned to live with it, but it breaks her heart that her seven-year-old son, William, has had to live with it too. Whilst most little boys wait with excitement for the big day, William finds it difficult to believe that Father Christmas even exists.
But then Daniel McCormick comes into their lives. And with his help, Melissa and William might just be able to find their festive spirit, and finally have a Christmas where all of their wishes come true …
Three Christmas Wishes
A Guest Post by Kathryn Freeman
It’s a real pleasure to be on Linda’s Book Bag, thank you so much for inviting me – and for giving me such a great idea for a guest post.
(My pleasure Kathryn. Lovely to welcome you back.)
A few weeks ago A Second Christmas Wish was published in paperback. To help celebrate that, Linda has suggested I share with you three (because she knows I’m greedy) Christmas wishes. One personal, one for someone I love, and one for society.
Christmas Wish for Me
So many ideas flash through my mind; A Second Christmas Wish on the best seller list, a meal out with Jenson Button. Ooh, how about Chris Hemsworth agreeing to star in the Hollywood production of A Second Christmas Wish? Sorry, you said wish, didn’t you, not fantasy? Okay then, how about this. I love my husband, I really do (even more than I do Jenson and Chris) but he’s not always the best at buying presents. Don’t get me wrong, he tries hard, but if he listened as well, it would really help. So for my first Christmas Wish, please can my husband have taken notice of the hints I’ve been dropping and not buy me something I need (oven glove, desk tidy, new washing machine). But something I want (anything by Molton Brown, anything to wear that’s pink or soft. Anything that’s sparkly that I can put round my neck or on my hand).
Christmas Wish for Someone I Love
For my next wish, I was going to wish that my dear husband be given a well deserved rest somewhere hot and sunny when Christmas is over…as long as he took me with him. But then I realised that beaches aren’t really his thing (though they’re definitely mine), so really all I was doing was sneaking myself another Wish. Not perhaps in the spirit of the post, or the spirit of Christmas. So instead, my Christmas Wish for someone I love, would be that Leicester City make it into the top 4 by the end of the season. That will make my husband happy. And perhaps make him more generous next Christmas…
Christmas Wish for Society
I’m writing this having just spent a few days outside Blackpool visiting my very dear relatives. So thinking of that, and the importance of family and friends, my third Christmas Wish is that all the roadworks are suspended over Christmas, especially those on the M6 (oh boy, is that me being sneaky again?). That way, people can spend more time with those they want to see during the festive season. And less time sitting on the motorway, staring at the frustrated faces of other drivers.
Am I allowed another wish? Please? Pretty please?
(As it’s you Kathryn, but I wouldn’t let everyone have an extra wish!)
I’d like to wish that all the readers of Linda’s Book Bag have a wish or two of their own come true this Christmas x
(Oh! That’s a great wish Kathryn. Thank you. And I’m sure all readers of the blog hope that your wishes come true too.)
About Kathryn Freeman
Kathryn was born in Wallingford, England but has spent most of her life living in a village near Windsor. After studying pharmacy in Brighton she began her working life as a retail pharmacist. She quickly realised that trying to decipher doctor’s handwriting wasn’t for her and left to join the pharmaceutical industry where she spent twenty happy years working in medical communications. In 2011, backed by her family, she left the world of pharmaceutical science to begin life as a self-employed writer, juggling the two disciplines of medical writing and romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero…
With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to bother buying a card again this year (yes, he does) the romance in her life is all in her head. Then again, her husband’s unstinting support of her career change goes to prove that love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes can come in many disguises.