Christmas at the Vicarage

Christmas at the Vicarage

Rebecca Boxall / May 23, 2019

Christmas at the Vicarage It s been fifteen years since Rosamunde last lived at the vicarage in Potter s Cove the pretty coastal village where she grew up experienced her first true love and a heartbreak that changed her lif

  • Title: Christmas at the Vicarage
  • Author: Rebecca Boxall
  • ISBN: 1503948404
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s been fifteen years since Rosamunde last lived at the vicarage in Potter s Cove, the pretty coastal village where she grew up, experienced her first true love and a heartbreak that changed her life forever But now Potter s Cove is calling her back it s time to make peace with the past and go home.Rosamunde s return to the vicarage in the days before Christmas is a wh It s been fifteen years since Rosamunde last lived at the vicarage in Potter s Cove, the pretty coastal village where she grew up, experienced her first true love and a heartbreak that changed her life forever But now Potter s Cove is calling her back it s time to make peace with the past and go home.Rosamunde s return to the vicarage in the days before Christmas is a whirlwind of festive cheer and heartwarming reunions with friends, family and her loving father, the vicar And while seeing the old place after all this time stirs painful memories of long ago grief, it also reminds her of all the love she left behind Fifteen years ago she vowed never to let herself be vulnerable again but now that she s back she s not so sure Is it possible that real happiness could strike than once Spanning three decades of family life, Christmas at the Vicarage is a warm, feel good tale that examines what it means to love and to lose and to be brave enough to try again.Revised edition This edition of Christmas at the Vicarage includes editorial revisions Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 239 pages Published November 17th 2015 by Lake Union Publishing first published October 12th 2014 More Details ISBN 1503948404 ISBN13 9781503948402 Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Christmas at the Vicarage, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Dose it come in large print 1 likelike 3 years ago Add your answer Rebecca Boxall I think if you read the book on a kindle you should be able to adjust the print size I hope that helps Best, Rebecca flag See 1 question about Christmas at the Vicarage Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 46 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 07, 2017 Brenda rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2015 release, christmas, 4000 books, own read, read on kindle, contemporary fiction 4.5 sAs Rosamunde s flight from Perth, Western Australia touched down, she was keen to get to Potter s Cove, her home not far from London, where she d fled from fifteen years prior She knew it was time to return she badly needed to see her dad, the Vicar, and her sister Rachel who now lived in London Rosamunde was also looking forward to catching up with her best friend Kizzie Christmas wasn t far away, and she knew it would be a rush of festivities, but Rosamunde was looking forward to it 4.5 sAs Rosamunde s flight from Perth, Western Australia touched down, she was keen to get to Potter s Cove, her home not far from London, where she d fled from fifteen years prior She knew it was time to return she badly needed to see her dad, the Vicar, and her sister Rachel who now lived in London Rosamunde was also looking forward to catching up with her best friend Kizzie Christmas wasn t far away, and she knew it would be a rush of festivities, but Rosamunde was looking forward to it.The memories of home and the heartache she had endured were still there, but Rosamunde rapidly caught up with her friends and their children also her sister, husband Simon and their two youngsters And her father Bernie was delighted to have her back Now in her mid forties, she fleetingly wondered if she would ever meet anyone to spend the rest of her life with but Rosamunde was happy on her own And for now, she needed to help her father with the Christmas celebrations, the nativity play with the local children, and the Christmas Eve party which was an annual event Her family around her made her happy she d made the decision to come home Christmas at the Vicarage is a lovely, feel good story by Rebecca Boxall the setting of Christmas in London, with the unexpectedness of snow, which delighted the children the cover is gorgeous The novel switches back and forth from Rosamunde s younger days to the current day of 2014, telling the tale of tragedy and loss, of hope for the future and the gentle happiness of family I thoroughly enjoyed Christmas at the Vicarage and have no hesitation in recommending it flag 20 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 30, 2015 J lie rated it really liked it Shelves own kindle book, netgalley for review, 2015 release, christmas books I thoroughly enjoyed this nice easy Christmas romance.When Rosamunde returns home to the Vicarage in the quaint little English coastal village of Potter s Cove, after a fifteen year absence, she finds herself feeling settled than she expected and becomes quite reluctant to think about her return to the city life.Her father welcomes her with open arms and encourages her to relax and enjoy her stay for however long it might be.This is the place where she grew up and where her beloved father, I thoroughly enjoyed this nice easy Christmas romance.When Rosamunde returns home to the Vicarage in the quaint little English coastal village of Potter s Cove, after a fifteen year absence, she finds herself feeling settled than she expected and becomes quite reluctant to think about her return to the city life.Her father welcomes her with open arms and encourages her to relax and enjoy her stay for however long it might be.This is the place where she grew up and where her beloved father, the Vicar, still lives and practices.This is also the place where she found her first true love, the one she expected to spend the rest of her life with, but then fate dealt these young lovers a shocking blow, one which Rosamunde is finding impossible to recover from She will spend the next fifteen years away from her family and friends, trying to come to terms with her life and the new direction it is taking.It is now just weeks before Christmas and Rosamunde has decided it is time to return home and see her father, her sister and family, and her best friend.Here begins a fascinating story told in dual timeframes, alternating seamlessly between past and present day.This book held my interest throughout with it s many surprises and upheavals which caused Rosamunde to have to keep rethinking the course her life was taking, and try to find a suitable lifestyle to settle into.Fate plays a large hand in this romantic journey which will tug at your heartstrings in one moment, and then have you eagerly anticipating a happy ending in the next, only to find another shock awaiting around the next corner.A great Christmas read which won t overtax your emotions, this was a great book to finish off my year of reading in 2015.4 sMany thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for my copy to read and review flag 13 likesLike see review Nov 22, 2015 Helene Jeppesen added it I accepted a review copy of this book on NetGalley, and being 25% into it, I have decided to DNF it because of two reasons 1 The title and the synopsis made me think that this was going to be a cozy Christmas read that would get me in the mood for the holidays I was sad to realize that half of this book takes place during summer which does not get me in the mood for Christmas at all 2 Being 25% into the book I still don t get what the point of it is Maybe that will be revealed later, but I accepted a review copy of this book on NetGalley, and being 25% into it, I have decided to DNF it because of two reasons 1 The title and the synopsis made me think that this was going to be a cozy Christmas read that would get me in the mood for the holidays I was sad to realize that half of this book takes place during summer which does not get me in the mood for Christmas at all 2 Being 25% into the book I still don t get what the point of it is Maybe that will be revealed later, but I think 25% or is way too late to make the point clear to the reader I m just not interested in finishing what seems to be a superficial story flag 12 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Oct 27, 2015 Alina marked it as to read Shelves arc ARC kindly provided by Lake Union Publishing Review to follow soon flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 17, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it Shelves 2015, n, kindle, net galley This is a beautifully written debut novel by Rebecca Boxall It s set in a lovely village in Devon at a picturesque vicarage.Rosamunde has returned after being away for fifteen years We follow what led to her leaving and staying away through alternating tales set in the past and the present.The Christmas feeling flows through the book as Rosamunde catches up with her friend Kizzie and goes shopping with Benedict It gives you a warm feeling The cover of the book gives such promise and you eage This is a beautifully written debut novel by Rebecca Boxall It s set in a lovely village in Devon at a picturesque vicarage.Rosamunde has returned after being away for fifteen years We follow what led to her leaving and staying away through alternating tales set in the past and the present.The Christmas feeling flows through the book as Rosamunde catches up with her friend Kizzie and goes shopping with Benedict It gives you a warm feeling The cover of the book gives such promise and you eagerly delve into the pages and envelop yourself in that wintery feeling I loved the nativity scenes.It is great to see the characters develop and build over the course of the book, revealing about their own lives.With many thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this one in exchange for an honest review I really look forward to reading from Rebecca flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2017 Hope rated it did not like it Shelves dnf, dud, light reading This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Silly me I was deceived by the cover and title of this book into thinking it might be a cozy read In the first 80 pages the vicar gets so drunk he has to be carried home, the protagonist s married sister confesses to having multiple lovers, a young man cancels his wedding because he discovers he s gay, and two teens jump into bed together.Parts of the book were lovely and British, but they weren t enough to keep me hanging on to the end flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 14, 2015 The Lit Bitch rated it it was ok review of another edition This book was a bit of a disappointment for me There were plenty of good reviews for this book but for me, I feel like it needed For a book that professes to be about Christmas, there was a surprising lack of holiday cheer Christmas seemed like it was just background noise and I don t think that it added anything to the over all story or plot This book could have taken place at any other time of the year and I actually forgot that Christmas was even happening because it so rarely appear This book was a bit of a disappointment for me There were plenty of good reviews for this book but for me, I feel like it needed For a book that professes to be about Christmas, there was a surprising lack of holiday cheer Christmas seemed like it was just background noise and I don t think that it added anything to the over all story or plot This book could have taken place at any other time of the year and I actually forgot that Christmas was even happening because it so rarely appeared.The romance was a little random for me too It could have worked so much better but it seemed like it came too late and was just thrown together There were moments of sexual tension and romantic hints but overall it just fell short in the romance section for me.I liked Rosamunde s character for the most part I think she began as a very interesting woman with the whole adventurous soul and life experiences, but toward the end she fizzled out a bit for me She just seemed to kind of give up on love.Most of this book seemed dedicated to Rosamunde s first love and how that relationship shaped her but there was no cozy ending or closure for me I just felt like she runaway from the situation and kind of just gave up on love without having a truly good reason and then all of a sudden found herself in love with a random guy later in the story just didn t really fit for me.A lot of people really liked this book, so perhaps I am in the minority but I was hoping for a cozy romance full of Christmas cheer and this did not deliver for me I did however like the setting and the small English countryside and I liked some of the characters and the idea of a woman coming home after a long absence to find love again, and I liked the promise of a new romance between the two characters this romance could have been so much better , so that said, I was able to keep reading until the end but I finished feeling it wanting.See my full review here flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 01, 2015 Vix rated it it was amazing review of another edition Wonderful book, perfect read in the build up to Christmas A lovely, heartwarming tale but with some unexpected twists flag 4 likesLike see review Feb 17, 2017 Suze Lavender rated it it was amazing Rosamunde grew up in a vicarage Bernie, her father, is the vicar of Potter s Cove Rosamunde left her friends and family behind because of a broken heart and after fifteen years it s time to finally come home It s close to Christmas and Rosamunde is at the heart of the village s preparations Seeing her father and friends again brings back a lot of old memories, both happy and sad Is Rosamunde strong enough to live with them this time and is there a future for her in the village that makes so Rosamunde grew up in a vicarage Bernie, her father, is the vicar of Potter s Cove Rosamunde left her friends and family behind because of a broken heart and after fifteen years it s time to finally come home It s close to Christmas and Rosamunde is at the heart of the village s preparations Seeing her father and friends again brings back a lot of old memories, both happy and sad Is Rosamunde strong enough to live with them this time and is there a future for her in the village that makes so many things she d rather not think about come to the surface Will her Christmas be a good one Christmas at the Vicarage is a beautiful story It can be read as a holiday novel, but as a large part of the story is about everything Rosamunde went through before she came back at Potter s Cove, the book can easily be read as a general novel as well Part of the story is set in the present, it starts in November and covers Rosamunde s return to Potter s Cove The other part is a recollection of her turbulent past I loved the combination of the two Rosamunde is an interesting main character She feels deeply and loves with all her heart She s kind, caring and honest and she s very smart Rebecca Boxall makes her come to life incredibly well by thoroughly describing her character traits and making her story both moving and intriguing at the same time.Christmas at the Vicarage has a fantastic setting Potter s Cove is a wonderful village and the vicarage is at the center of it It s active and it s a place filled with charm and warmth It s welcoming and homely, which is a great basis for a romantic story There s sadness in Rosamunde s life, but there s also much positivity She s a fighter and even though she went through a lot she s still hopeful about the future I shed quite a few tears while I was reading this moving story, but there were also plenty of moments that made me smile I love it when I feel so many different things when I m reading a story.Rebecca Boxall is a skilled narrator She combines the exact right atmosphere with a fast paced and fascinating story The main characters have distinct personalities that are being described with a lovely sense of humor It s obvious that Rebecca Boxall really likes them and that made the story both charming and extra special for me The ending is fitting and endearing, which made the fabulous experience complete I highly recommend Christmas at the Vicarage, it s an amazing book flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 11, 2016 Cari rated it really liked it Shelves adult romance, kindle unlimited, read in 2016, stand alone, listened to audio I was seriously tempted to turn on a cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie late last night, but decided to delve into a holiday novel instead, in order to continue pursuing my reading goal upon which I m seriously behind While the rational part of me said that I shouldn t get all deck the halls y before we ve even carved the turkey, I just really craved the warmth and optimism of a book set at Christmas time Christmas at the Vicarage was a perfect choice, as it was probably only set at Christmas f I was seriously tempted to turn on a cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie late last night, but decided to delve into a holiday novel instead, in order to continue pursuing my reading goal upon which I m seriously behind While the rational part of me said that I shouldn t get all deck the halls y before we ve even carved the turkey, I just really craved the warmth and optimism of a book set at Christmas time Christmas at the Vicarage was a perfect choice, as it was probably only set at Christmas for half of the novel and was primarily a romance with an Eat, Pray, Love feel It alternates between the holiday season in present day and different key points of the main character s childhood and early adulthood, starting with her first love during her thirteenth summer and leading up to the heartbreak that brought her back to her father s home as a jaded forty something year old I adored the romantic element of the novel and the many twists and turns experienced by Rosamunde s poor battered heart throughout the years made me eager to see her finally achieve happiness As far as the Holiday vibes I was craving, the quaint seaside English village made a magically picturesque Christmas setting I also loved the warm character of Bernie, Rosamunde s father and the village s vicar, and feel that his presence really added something special to the story My first Christmas book of the year was definitely a hit Fa la la la la la la la flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 05, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves fiction I have to admit when picking up this book I thought Christmas at the Vicarage would be a nice winter read that would really get me in the mood for Christmas To be honest though the whole Christmas part actually only felt like a very small part of this story.Most of the story seems to be dedicated to Rosamunde and her fist love, which to be honest I felt some parts were slightly far fetched When she does find happiness again I don t feel that enough of the story was dedicated to that relationsh I have to admit when picking up this book I thought Christmas at the Vicarage would be a nice winter read that would really get me in the mood for Christmas To be honest though the whole Christmas part actually only felt like a very small part of this story.Most of the story seems to be dedicated to Rosamunde and her fist love, which to be honest I felt some parts were slightly far fetched When she does find happiness again I don t feel that enough of the story was dedicated to that relationship and I just didn t get that warm cosy feeling like I normally would do when reading a romance novel.I don t know if it is because the book flicks between present day and the past, the whole overall feeling just didn t come across as your typical romance novel Overall it is an okay read but for me it didn t work as well as I would have liked it to flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 06, 2016 Ann rated it it was amazing review of another edition I really enjoyed this debut novel by Rachel Boxall Set in Devon with the main character Rosamund returning to her family home after 15 years away I would class it as a bit of a comfort read not unlike Rosamund Pilcher and Marcia Willett The characters are well drawn and her writing style is good Looking forward to her next book flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 08, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it Rosamunde has decided to return home to Potter s Cove in Devon after an absence of 15 years She left following traumatic events and now she thinks she s finally able to face the past and return She arrives in Potter s Cove at the vicarage to stay with her father She finds both change and comfort in surroundings she knew and loved as a child Only time will tell if she will be able to make a new life in Potter s Cove.This was a warm and delightful read I especially liked the structure of the Rosamunde has decided to return home to Potter s Cove in Devon after an absence of 15 years She left following traumatic events and now she thinks she s finally able to face the past and return She arrives in Potter s Cove at the vicarage to stay with her father She finds both change and comfort in surroundings she knew and loved as a child Only time will tell if she will be able to make a new life in Potter s Cove.This was a warm and delightful read I especially liked the structure of the book that had chapters alternating between Rosamunde s present and past It was a good way to cover all the events in her life and story It also created enough tension and suspense to keep the reader glued to the pages until the very end.Thanks to Netgalley for allowing me to read this ebook in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 24, 2015 Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves christmas, 2015 First sentence Rosamunde stood calmly at the shoreline.Favorite quote Excellent, excellent Just been making sure I can say vicissitudes for the service, and I can My sobriety test, he chuckled as he disengaged himself from Rosamunde to pop his dog collar on.The perfect read a few days before Christmas The story takes place in 2014 and 1978 The chapters are short and well put together each blending together to unfold the story flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 04, 2018 Fionna Cairney rated it it was amazing review of another edition Beautifully written and well constructed story by Rebecca Boxall as you can probs see I devoured this in 2 days this is the second book I have read by this author can t wait to read of her stuff flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2015 Debbie rated it it was amazing review of another edition GoodThis book whilst being joy ful is also quite sad in parts Worth the read as loved is obtained in different circumstances flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 22, 2017 Rachel Symmons rated it it was amazing review of another edition This is a beautifully written bookIf you love beautifully written stories that make you feel as though you know the characters, then this is the book What a wonderful gentle story of family and love It will make you laugh and cry with the characters flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 19, 2017 sarah shaw rated it it was amazing review of another edition SuperExcellent read with very interesting storyline and characters, with a lovely Christmas feel First book of Rebecca boxalls I have read now going onto the next flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 12, 2015 Els rated it it was amazing Ik hou niet van Kerstmis Vroeger wel maar een aantal jaar geleden had ik een hele nare ervaring en sindsdien wil ik die periode het liefst doorspoelen of in een korte winterslaap gaan Helaas moet ik er ieder jaar weer door en alhoewel het al beter gaat, kijk ik nog steeds uit naar de dag dat alles achter de rug is, naar 2 januari Boeken die zich afspelen in de kerstperiode vind ik dan over het algemeen wel weer leuk Ja, een mens kan vol tegenstellingen zitten I don t like Christmas I Ik hou niet van Kerstmis Vroeger wel maar een aantal jaar geleden had ik een hele nare ervaring en sindsdien wil ik die periode het liefst doorspoelen of in een korte winterslaap gaan Helaas moet ik er ieder jaar weer door en alhoewel het al beter gaat, kijk ik nog steeds uit naar de dag dat alles achter de rug is, naar 2 januari Boeken die zich afspelen in de kerstperiode vind ik dan over het algemeen wel weer leuk Ja, een mens kan vol tegenstellingen zitten I don t like Christmas I used to as a child, but a couple of years ago, I had a very bad experience during that period and it spoiled the complete christmas spirit Now If I could fast forward those two weeks or take a short hibernation, I wouldn t hesitate Every year, I have to go through it and although it s getting better every time, I m still looking forword to January, 2nd, when once again it will all be over But believe it or not, I do love books with christmas stories I admit, people can be strange Alhoewel het niet altijd sneeuwt met kerst, worden de twee toch nog vaak met elkaar geassocieerd Dat komt, denk ik, omdat het voor de meeste mensen een sfeer van knusheid, gezelligheid oproept en daar kan ik mij volledig in vinden Zowel cover als titel zijn een goede keuze.Although it doesn t always snow at Chritstmas, the two of them are often linked I think that s because for most people it creates a feeling of cosiness and I completely understand that Cover and title are perfect choices.Het verhaald dan Het is het debuut van deze auteur en dan hou ik meestal mijn hart een beetje vast Niet dat de boeken daarom slecht zijn maar je ziet vaak dat de auteur dan nog een beetje zoekende is Ik kan alvast vertellen dat dat hier niet het geval was Ik vond het een topboek About the contents It is the author s first book and that always scarces me a little bit Not because the books aren t good, but you often find out that the author is still looking for the right approach I can assure you this was not the case here I absolutely loved, loved, loved it Alles draait vooral rond Rosamunde en de proloog is eigenlijk het midden het boek Daarna wordt, afwisselend, een hoofdstuk geschreven uit het verleden en eentje uit het heden Ze zijn duidelijk te onderscheiden door bovenaan of een volledige datum of een jaartal te vermelden Je kan dus steeds goed volgen in welke periode je zit.Rosamunde is the main character and the prologue is in fact the middle of the story From than on, every other chapter is about the past, the others about the here and now They are clearly separated by putting a complete date or a year on top of them You always know exactely which part of her life you are currently reading.Je wordt meegenomen in een rollercoaster van liefde, liefdesverdriet, vreugde, pijn, tragedie en vriendschap en de ateur weet je meermaals te verrassen met een twist die je niet zag aankomen.Ik hoop echt dat er een vervolg op komt, want daar is zeker ruimte voor gelaten The story is a rollercoaster of emotions love, heartbreak, joy, pain, tragedy, friendship and when you think you have figured it all out, you are once again surprised by a twist.Mijn conclusieEen heerlijk boek dat ik zeker kan aanraden aan de liefhebbers van het genre Een schrijfster die zeker op mijn lijst van favorieten terecht komt en daarom moet ik ook geen seconde twijfelen om de volle 5 sterren uit te delen A marvellous book I can only say read it so you can find it out for yourself Rebecca Boxall s name will be added on my list of favourite authors That s why she deserves the whole shebang 5 stars flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 12, 2015 Ria rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves tis the season I hesitated, unsure of whether to read this or not Kept it aside always When I found it on the top position in list, I decided to give it a whirl You won t believe it I was completely engrossed by the story, and kept reading it In fact, I was searching the google for books by Rebecca Boxall And Guess what I found out It s her DEBUT novel Wow Rosamunde is disturbed by a recurring nightdream Intrigued by the dream, she decides to return home after fifteen long years She stays I hesitated, unsure of whether to read this or not Kept it aside always When I found it on the top position in list, I decided to give it a whirl You won t believe it I was completely engrossed by the story, and kept reading it In fact, I was searching the google for books by Rebecca Boxall And Guess what I found out It s her DEBUT novel Wow Rosamunde is disturbed by a recurring nightdream Intrigued by the dream, she decides to return home after fifteen long years She stays at the Vicarage in Potter s Cove with her father, who is the vicar As days pass by, Rosamunde recalls the painful memories of her past and remembers why has distanced herself from falling in love again As she enjoys the reunion with her friends, Rosamunde feels the spark again But, to a wrong man Christmas at the Vicarage tells the touching, unusual story of Rosamunde Pemberton.Yep Very Unusual story Just when I thought I could predict the end, Rebecca threw and twists and turns I have lost the count of surprises and shocking events, the author had in store for the readers I think, that s one reason why I liked the novel.Starting from the prologue, the book sounded so interesting The book takes us through Rosamunde s past and present, the chapters unfold the MISERABLE stories from her past I was feeling sorry for her, wanted to get inside the novel and give her a bear hug Wish I could explain it Rosamunde deserved a happy ending Thank God Finally, she got it.The writing made reading even beautiful An excellent choice of words to portray the whole events, I was bewitched by her writing style The antique, vintage charms of the vicarage drew me into the book It made me longing to visit the vicarage In short, I couldn t stop reading the book, it kept me awake in the night.I loved Rosamunde Rosamunde and Stephen s sweet romance made me smile I was agog to read their grown up stories But the twist shook me badly Rebecca brought back the rays of hope through an another unexpected turn and my heart longed for them to be together The unpredictable turn in the story upset me once again My heart ached for Rosamunde and Stephen Didn t know whom to blame for all things happened in their life When Rosie found love once again, my joy knew no bounds I was really happy for her.Frankly speaking, I didn t dare to imagine that Rosie would get her HEA Rebecca literally kept me on the edges of my seat till the last paragraph of the novel Christmas at the Vicarage is unputdownable The first few chapters are kinda slow, but the following ones are guaranteed to keep you hooked to the story.Are you wondering why did I give 4.5 stars instead of a beautiful 5 That s because I felt Rebecca was rushing to wrap up the story towards the end I wouldn t have mind reading a few pages by this talented writer Unfortunately, she hurried the things and it sounded like the story came to an abrupt end That s why, I forced myself to take off the half of a shining star from the rating button.In a nutshell, Christmas at the Vicarage is a beautiful and engrossing debut novel by Rebecca Boxall Recommended to all flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 09, 2015 Carla Johnson Hicks rated it really liked it Shelves christmas, netgalley, romance This is a romantic Christmas story that I enjoyed It is the story of Rosamunde and her failed love life It is told by alternating between the present and her past Rosamunde has decided to return home to Potter s Cove in Devon after an absence of 15 years She left following traumatic events and now she thinks she s finally able to face the past and return She arrives in Potter s Cove at the vicarage to stay with her father at Christmas time In the story we meet her sister Rachel who in marr This is a romantic Christmas story that I enjoyed It is the story of Rosamunde and her failed love life It is told by alternating between the present and her past Rosamunde has decided to return home to Potter s Cove in Devon after an absence of 15 years She left following traumatic events and now she thinks she s finally able to face the past and return She arrives in Potter s Cove at the vicarage to stay with her father at Christmas time In the story we meet her sister Rachel who in married with two children, her father Bertie who is the vicar, her best friend Kizzie and Kizzie s brother Benedict They all play a part in both the past and the present There is also the housekeeper Mrs G who is like an honorary mother to the girls as their mother died when they were very young Grandmother DuPont also makes several appearances in the story as the strict grandmother who helped raise the girls In the present, Rosamunde strikes up a friendship with Benedict As children he was the annoying brother who tagged along, but now he is the gay best friend who goes shopping, dining and just hangs out having fun As we read about Rosamunde s past, you can t help wishing that something turns out for this character She is strong, witty, caring and needs some good luck.This was a warm and delightful read I especially liked the structure of the book that had chapters alternating between Rosamunde s present and past It was a good way to cover all the events in her life and story It also created enough tension and suspense to keep the reader interested As I got closer to the end of the book, I could not stop reading I wanted to find out how this was going to end It is great to see the characters develop and build over the course of the book, revealing about their own lives There are several twists that I was not expecting in the book and I very much enjoyed it The scenes about the Christmas Nativity, the casting of it, and the actual production were very enjoyable and full of the Christmas spirit To those of you that did not finish this book, I say you did not give it a chance and missed out on a great read.I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review The comments are my unbiased opinion flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 15, 2015 Jennifer Ritter rated it it was amazing Christmas at the Vicarage is the first novel by Rebecca Boxall Set in a small town on the Devon, England, coast, this is the story of Rosamunde Pemberton and her homecoming after fifteen years of world wandering Some times it s homesickness, other times emergencies, but in Rosamunde s case it is a recurring dream that brings her back to Potter s Cove.When Rosamunde arrives at the vicarage she is warmly greeted by Bernie Pemberton, her father and the vicar Although the home overall is as she r Christmas at the Vicarage is the first novel by Rebecca Boxall Set in a small town on the Devon, England, coast, this is the story of Rosamunde Pemberton and her homecoming after fifteen years of world wandering Some times it s homesickness, other times emergencies, but in Rosamunde s case it is a recurring dream that brings her back to Potter s Cove.When Rosamunde arrives at the vicarage she is warmly greeted by Bernie Pemberton, her father and the vicar Although the home overall is as she remembered, she finds her old room has been redecorated and it is apparent that the hand of Mrs G, the longtime housekeeper, has worked magic in the old room Mrs G s warmth for this family is felt throughout this tale.As Rosamunde reconnects with family and friends, we begin to learn of her life before she began her journey In a well woven story intertwining past and present, each thread is interlaced to explain the events leading up to this special Christmas Once again Bernie, Rosamunde, and her sister, Rachel, are together after so many years.As preparations for the holidays unfold, Rosamunde assists her father in casting the nativity play, visits her childhood friend, Kizzie, and joins Kizzie s brother, Benedict, on shopping expeditions As relationships redevelop, Rosamunde learns much about herself and those she cares for It is not long before Rosamunde draws on these life lessons as she opens her heart and truly comes home.This well written first offering by Rebecca Boxall, although told during the holiday season, is so much than a holiday read The depth of character development, the intricate story evolution, the entertaining writing style are all traits of a seasoned author rather than a premier work I expect we will be seeing many good things from Ms Boxall, and highly recommend this book flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 09, 2015 Lis Carey rated it liked it Shelves fiction, romance When publishers specify a font size in ebooks, so that the reader can t adjust it, it makes the book harder to read for many of their intended readers Being able to adjust the font size is a significant reason to pick ebooks rather than print for many of us, and it s foolish for publishers to pointlessly make the book less readable.I m instituting a new policy of mentioning at the start of a review when a publisher, such as Lake Union in this case, does this, and pointlessly makes it harder for When publishers specify a font size in ebooks, so that the reader can t adjust it, it makes the book harder to read for many of their intended readers Being able to adjust the font size is a significant reason to pick ebooks rather than print for many of us, and it s foolish for publishers to pointlessly make the book less readable.I m instituting a new policy of mentioning at the start of a review when a publisher, such as Lake Union in this case, does this, and pointlessly makes it harder for me to enjoy their books.Rosamunde Pemberton, after fifteen years of travel abroad, returns home to Potter s Cove, the English coastal village where she grew up, in time for Christmas Her father is still the vicar, Mrs Garfield is still his housekeeper, and Rosamunde id finally ready to return to a settled and home oriented life.It was a twice broken heart that sent her traveling, and in alternating chapters, we get her painful earlier experiences, and her warm but sometimes confusing return home Her father, Bernie, her sister, Rachel, and her best friend, Kizzie, are all still there Kizzie is married and has children, as is Rachel Kizzie s brother Benedict, who came out as gay a few years ago, is also still in the neighborhood.And Rosamunde still has her memories of Stephen, her first love, whom she lost twice.The stories of the past and present are layered together, building our understanding of Rosamunde s past as she grows in understanding of her present, and takes the last few steps to real healing Meanwhile, around her, everyone around her is moving forward, too, healing from old hurts and growing in love and understanding It s a gentle, enjoyable book that leaves a warm glow.Recommended.I received a free electronic galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley flag 1 likeLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 28, 2016 Carole rated it really liked it Christmas at the Vicarage spans three decades of memories for Rosamunde on her return to the small coastal town after travelling around the world for fifteen years During the build up to Christmas Rosamunde s preparations are intertwined with her memories of the past.Starting in 2014 and going back and forth in time from 1978 as Rosamunde remembers living in the Vicarage with her sister and father after her mother died She thinks of her first love, of how her life may have been, if circumstanc Christmas at the Vicarage spans three decades of memories for Rosamunde on her return to the small coastal town after travelling around the world for fifteen years During the build up to Christmas Rosamunde s preparations are intertwined with her memories of the past.Starting in 2014 and going back and forth in time from 1978 as Rosamunde remembers living in the Vicarage with her sister and father after her mother died She thinks of her first love, of how her life may have been, if circumstances had been different.The Vicarage sounds a wonderful place to live, everything happens there, from holding the auditions for the grown ups nativity to lovers meeting I really wanted to live there It s a kind of cosy, blanket that wrapped around me All the goings on are watched over by Rosamunde s lovely father, the vicar, who is the most gentle, patient, funny, kind man.This is a really enjoyable and unpredictable story, keeping me guessing as to why Rosamunde had come back home now, I kept turning the pages not knowing what to expect next A heartwarming read, perfect for the festive season flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 09, 2015 Mystica rated it really liked it review of another edition I hadn t started on anything for the season and though this was not exactly a Christmas story, it certainly was a story of love, hope, survival and new beginnings which is an equally good Christmasmessage The writer wrote the story in two time frames I seem to be reading and books like this these days and one related to Rosamunde as a youngster and then a teenager to the present day time of Rosamunde as a 40 plus It was a slightly different change to time lines in lots of stories w I hadn t started on anything for the season and though this was not exactly a Christmas story, it certainly was a story of love, hope, survival and new beginnings which is an equally good Christmasmessage The writer wrote the story in two time frames I seem to be reading and books like this these days and one related to Rosamunde as a youngster and then a teenager to the present day time of Rosamunde as a 40 plus It was a slightly different change to time lines in lots of stories where the main character would be in her late twenties and still embarking on new journeys In this story, Rosamunde has done enough of journeys and adventure and has decided to come home She wants to put her heartache of the years gone by behind her and make a life for herself where her family are She finds that being back in the village of her teens, with the father she adored and the comfort of the known all around her she will find contentment and happiness at last.Very well told and exuding a feeling of warmth, comfort and goodwill towards all, I finished the book very happy Success on the author s part indeed flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Dec 15, 2015 Karen Korb rated it really liked it My Thoughts On The Book Having been to England, Ireland, and Wales I discovered many great authors while plundering around in local book stores I find that I absolutely adore any book set in the U.K and I am also a sucker for Christmas novellas, stories, and novels Between the cover of the book, the setting, and the fact that the word Christmas was in the title I was hooked I knew I had to read and review this one At first I thought the book was a slow starter I could not get into the sto My Thoughts On The Book Having been to England, Ireland, and Wales I discovered many great authors while plundering around in local book stores I find that I absolutely adore any book set in the U.K and I am also a sucker for Christmas novellas, stories, and novels Between the cover of the book, the setting, and the fact that the word Christmas was in the title I was hooked I knew I had to read and review this one At first I thought the book was a slow starter I could not get into the storyline at all But, I kept pushing on and eventually I was caught up in the action The images were very clear and the characters were fun and humanistic I will definitely read this author again Disclosure of Material Connection I received this e book free from Netgalley as part of their Blogging Review program I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Thank you Thank you Thank you flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 07, 2015 Jess Primrose rated it really liked it Shelves net galley reviews I want to thank Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest review I had originally requested this book thinking it would put me in the mood for Christmas I will not lie you won t find it in this book Christmas takes backseat to the story of Rosamunde and the series of events 15 years prior that come full circle when she returns home Rosamunde reflects on the heartaches, coming of age rites, and failed relationships as she savors the tim I want to thank Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest review I had originally requested this book thinking it would put me in the mood for Christmas I will not lie you won t find it in this book Christmas takes backseat to the story of Rosamunde and the series of events 15 years prior that come full circle when she returns home Rosamunde reflects on the heartaches, coming of age rites, and failed relationships as she savors the time with her Vicar Father and the safety that home brings She reconnects with her best friend and her family, her sister, and her father She even starts to date again However, she soon discovers her heart belongs to someone who looks at her as a beloved friend Secrets of the past soon come to light and healing begins for Rosamunde as she puts the pieces of a broken life together again and maybe finds a new reason to love again along the way flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 24, 2015 Ionia rated it liked it This book has some really good writing and the story and main character are entertaining enough, but it is certainly not the cosy Christmas read that one would first believe when looking at the cover I liked the main character and learning about her life and that of her family, but the swapping back and forth between the present and the past quickly grew tiring I didn t feel like the author spent enough time in the present and on Rosamunde s current relationship to fill in the romance requirem This book has some really good writing and the story and main character are entertaining enough, but it is certainly not the cosy Christmas read that one would first believe when looking at the cover I liked the main character and learning about her life and that of her family, but the swapping back and forth between the present and the past quickly grew tiring I didn t feel like the author spent enough time in the present and on Rosamunde s current relationship to fill in the romance requirements for a book of this sort Overall, I didn t think it was a bad book at all, but it wasn t what I was expecting and had less to do with Christmas and winter as a whole than I figured it would This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher, provided by Netgalley All opinions are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 15, 2015 Ann Cooper rated it really liked it This is a lovely, gentle read about past loves, current friendships and future relationships Rosamunde returns to her family home and her father after 15 years travelling and the book follows her teen and twenties and her first love, interspersed with her life back at the Vicarage.It is a warm and affectionate look at village life, which was very funny at times the nativity play being one example Rosamunde becomes close to her friend Benedict, but feels secure with him because he is gay He This is a lovely, gentle read about past loves, current friendships and future relationships Rosamunde returns to her family home and her father after 15 years travelling and the book follows her teen and twenties and her first love, interspersed with her life back at the Vicarage.It is a warm and affectionate look at village life, which was very funny at times the nativity play being one example Rosamunde becomes close to her friend Benedict, but feels secure with him because he is gay Her sister Rachel is the polar opposite of Rosamunde and the contrast makes for a lively sibling relationship.I enjoyed this book and will read of Rebecca s books.I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 16, 2015 Sally Coles rated it it was amazing review of another edition Rosamunde Pemberton has not been home in 15 years following a traumatic time, but she finally starts having a recurring dream that seems to be pulling her home to save someone Once back home it seems like she has never been away, her father Bernie the vicar is a lovely warm character, and all her old friends are delighted to see her, and in the run up to Christmas there is plenty to keep her busy The story is told in alternating chapters of the past and the present and so we find out what caus Rosamunde Pemberton has not been home in 15 years following a traumatic time, but she finally starts having a recurring dream that seems to be pulling her home to save someone Once back home it seems like she has never been away, her father Bernie the vicar is a lovely warm character, and all her old friends are delighted to see her, and in the run up to Christmas there is plenty to keep her busy The story is told in alternating chapters of the past and the present and so we find out what caused the heartbreak 15 years ago and how she is moving on in the present with the help of her friends Kizzy and Benedict A lovely heartwarming story and I will definitely be looking out for future books by this author Thanks to Netgalley for ARC flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 20, 2015 Babus Ahmed rated it really liked it review of another edition Rosamunde left her home fifteen years ago after an event shattered her heart and left her believing she would never find love again She s been living in Perth and as a result of a recurrent dream feels she must go home to Britain Once home on the lead up to Christmas, she is thrown into the festivities but finds herself daring to hope for love once again, but will she be again ill fated This is a very different choice of book for me but in my search for festive reads I decided to give this bo Rosamunde left her home fifteen years ago after an event shattered her heart and left her believing she would never find love again She s been living in Perth and as a result of a recurrent dream feels she must go home to Britain Once home on the lead up to Christmas, she is thrown into the festivities but finds herself daring to hope for love once again, but will she be again ill fated This is a very different choice of book for me but in my search for festive reads I decided to give this book a try I loved the characters and the romance was fine without being cringeworthy The plot throws a few curveballs making the book easy to keep reading Although not the best romance I have read this year, a worthy festive read flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 11, 2015 Bernadette Long rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley I received a copy from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Rosamunde left her village fifteen years ago after a personal tragedy and is returning now at Christmas time The story alternated chapters in the present with looks at the past, beginning with her adolescence up to her departure from England It took reading through than half of the story for me to become truly interested in her history and her love affairs It did move along rather slowly.It was also a sto I received a copy from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Rosamunde left her village fifteen years ago after a personal tragedy and is returning now at Christmas time The story alternated chapters in the present with looks at the past, beginning with her adolescence up to her departure from England It took reading through than half of the story for me to become truly interested in her history and her love affairs It did move along rather slowly.It was also a story of second chances and love and reconnecting with the ones left behind, a heartwarming story for the holiday season flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 26, 2015 Laura Self rated it it was amazing review of another edition Heartwarming and full of surprises A fantastic Christmas story about the love that one has for their family and friends This book juggles different times of a woman s life perfectly I was took in with the romance and festive cheer It was amazing that with each chapter held a different point of the protagonist s life, this not only let us the readers get intertwined with the character s lives but left us on a cliffhanger at every corner I would recommend this book to anyone Heartwarming, em Heartwarming and full of surprises A fantastic Christmas story about the love that one has for their family and friends This book juggles different times of a woman s life perfectly I was took in with the romance and festive cheer It was amazing that with each chapter held a different point of the protagonist s life, this not only let us the readers get intertwined with the character s lives but left us on a cliffhanger at every corner I would recommend this book to anyone Heartwarming, emotional and full of Christmas spirit flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 14, 2016 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing review of another edition A Wonderful Story of Then and Now This is a lovely story of Rosamunde who is now returning to the vicarage in Potter s Cove, a small seaside village where she had grown up She s been gone for 15 years and now, just before Christmas, she s returned to repair relationships with friends, family, and her father, the vicar She has painful memories and is hoping she ll again find love and happiness This is a feel good cozy story to warm your heart even if the snow may be falling It s a very e A Wonderful Story of Then and Now This is a lovely story of Rosamunde who is now returning to the vicarage in Potter s Cove, a small seaside village where she had grown up She s been gone for 15 years and now, just before Christmas, she s returned to repair relationships with friends, family, and her father, the vicar She has painful memories and is hoping she ll again find love and happiness This is a feel good cozy story to warm your heart even if the snow may be falling It s a very entertaining story, well written and intriguing I m so glad to recommend this story to others flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 15, 2016 Brenda rated it it was amazing review of another edition Things always work out as they re meant to.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will miss the characters, for they have really stuck with me This is a heartwarming story with all the right happy endings that left me with a smile on my face That it happened to take place at Christmastime made it all the sentimental and sweet, but it wasn t a magic of the season kind of thing I would definitely recommend the book, and I will be looking to buy from this author flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 03, 2015 Tanya rated it it was amazing Thanks you NetGalley for giving me a copy of this book to read and review I love Rebecca Boxall s Christmas at the Vicarage She managed to create the scenery with just enough imagery to put the reader there but not too much to be a bore The main character Rosamund is a true survivor of hardship and loss I would love for this book to have an alternate ending where Rosamund ends up with Stephen What I enjoyed most was how everyday realistic the characters lives are portrayed The conversati Thanks you NetGalley for giving me a copy of this book to read and review I love Rebecca Boxall s Christmas at the Vicarage She managed to create the scenery with just enough imagery to put the reader there but not too much to be a bore The main character Rosamund is a true survivor of hardship and loss I would love for this book to have an alternate ending where Rosamund ends up with Stephen What I enjoyed most was how everyday realistic the characters lives are portrayed The conversations are believable and not mundane Definitely a book I d read again flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 14, 2015 Dixie rated it it was amazing review of another edition This was a comfortable and charming read for me, reminiscent of Rosamunde Pilcher s style of weaving the threads of the past into the present day s events As Rosamunde Pemberton returns to the family home in Potter s Cove after a fifteen year absence, we learn about the events that shaped her and brought her to her present point of decision The friends and family we meet along the way bring depth and warmth to her story of love and loss and growth through the experiences of life.My thanks to N This was a comfortable and charming read for me, reminiscent of Rosamunde Pilcher s style of weaving the threads of the past into the present day s events As Rosamunde Pemberton returns to the family home in Potter s Cove after a fifteen year absence, we learn about the events that shaped her and brought her to her present point of decision The friends and family we meet along the way bring depth and warmth to her story of love and loss and growth through the experiences of life.My thanks to Netgalley for providing me with a copy flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 05, 2015 Judy rated it really liked it From the cover picture I was expecting a cheesy, Hallmark Christmas movie type of book I was pleasantly surprised to find Ms Boxall s characters are much deeper and interesting, with real problems and situations The story alternates between the present time and Rosamund s past, adding background information to the developing story I loved both the characters and the insight into life in a small English village This is a debut novel I look forward to reading Ms Boxall s next book I re From the cover picture I was expecting a cheesy, Hallmark Christmas movie type of book I was pleasantly surprised to find Ms Boxall s characters are much deeper and interesting, with real problems and situations The story alternates between the present time and Rosamund s past, adding background information to the developing story I loved both the characters and the insight into life in a small English village This is a debut novel I look forward to reading Ms Boxall s next book I received an ARC from NetGalley flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2016 Lisa Clark rated it really liked it I really liked this book It was very hard to put down There were a lot of spelling mistakes, which may have been the way the British write with an s , instead of a c in many many words Also, drinking alcohol seemed to be something that was very common, morning, noon and night Some of the things that the characters in the story seemed funny, were not funny situations at all The overall theme of the story was very good flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 04, 2015 Felicity Gibson rated it really liked it A warming and lovely book, to read in the build up to Christmas Be prepared for unexpected twists, tension and suspense There are two sisters Their father is the vicar One sister is married and the other not so The story is about the men Rosamunde falls in love with A delightful read I award it 4 stars flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 18, 2016 Linda Cairns rated it it was amazing review of another edition A charming Christmas storyI loved this story which is set in two parts when the main character is young and when she is in her 40s, revealing the way her life has taken her and what the present and future holds for her Lovely Looking forward to reading from this author flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 05, 2015 Christine Lussier rated it it was amazing I received a digital copy of Christmas at the Vicarage as a pre read from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The story is a sweet one, tied in with Christmas Just enough flashback to fully understand Rosamunde her life growing up A quick, easy read I look forward to reading by Ms Boxall in the future flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 18, 2015 Kathleen Gray rated it it was amazing This is a lovely book Not overtly Christmas y or viarage y Both are a backdrop to a love story with nice twists and turns Rosamunde, Benedict, Bernie, and the rest are all very well done and believable characters This one really has heart HIGHLY recommend THanks NETGALLEY for the ARC flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 07, 2016 Christine Hodgkiss rated it it was amazing review of another edition Warm and cosyI m reading this book whilst on a short break in France in December The story is so lovely, ideal for a winters day Family and love a good story line Will now look for the same author as I found the book a joy to read flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 07, 2015 Eileen Hall rated it really liked it This is a heartwarming feel good story of Rosamunde who returns to the family home after suffering loss.It is a story of hope, renewal and a hopefully happy ending Just right for Christmas I was given a digital copy of this novel by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 08, 2015 Marie rated it really liked it While the steady pace of the storyline kept me interested the ending was a surprise A great read for cold night Don t miss this very entertaining book.I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher and netgalley in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed 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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        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 sAs Rosamunde s flight from Perth, Western Australia touched down, she was keen to get to Potter s Cove, her home not far from London, where she d fled from fifteen years prior She knew it was time to return she badly needed to see her dad, the Vicar, and her sister Rachel who now lived in London Rosamunde was also looking forward to catching up with her best friend Kizzie Christmas wasn t far away, and she knew it would be a rush of festivities, but Rosamunde was looking forward to it 4.5 s [...]


    2. I thoroughly enjoyed this nice easy Christmas romance.When Rosamunde returns home to the Vicarage in the quaint little English coastal village of Potter s Cove, after a fifteen year absence, she finds herself feeling settled than she expected and becomes quite reluctant to think about her return to the city life.Her father welcomes her with open arms and encourages her to relax and enjoy her stay for however long it might be.This is the place where she grew up and where her beloved father, I th [...]


    3. I accepted a review copy of this book on NetGalley, and being 25% into it, I have decided to DNF it because of two reasons 1 The title and the synopsis made me think that this was going to be a cozy Christmas read that would get me in the mood for the holidays I was sad to realize that half of this book takes place during summer which does not get me in the mood for Christmas at all 2 Being 25% into the book I still don t get what the point of it is Maybe that will be revealed later, but I accep [...]



    4. This is a beautifully written debut novel by Rebecca Boxall It s set in a lovely village in Devon at a picturesque vicarage.Rosamunde has returned after being away for fifteen years We follow what led to her leaving and staying away through alternating tales set in the past and the present.The Christmas feeling flows through the book as Rosamunde catches up with her friend Kizzie and goes shopping with Benedict It gives you a warm feeling The cover of the book gives such promise and you eage Thi [...]


    5. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Silly me I was deceived by the cover and title of this book into thinking it might be a cozy read In the first 80 pages the vicar gets so drunk he has to be carried home, the protagonist s married sister confesses to having multiple lovers, a young man cancels his wedding because he discovers he s gay, and two teens jump into bed together.Parts of the book were lovely and British, but they weren t enough to keep me h [...]


    6. This book was a bit of a disappointment for me There were plenty of good reviews for this book but for me, I feel like it needed For a book that professes to be about Christmas, there was a surprising lack of holiday cheer Christmas seemed like it was just background noise and I don t think that it added anything to the over all story or plot This book could have taken place at any other time of the year and I actually forgot that Christmas was even happening because it so rarely appear This bo [...]


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