The Christmas Forest

The Christmas Forest

Rebecca Boxall / Aug 26, 2019

The Christmas Forest In this festive novella by the author of Christmas at the Vicarage will Enid follow her heart or her head Since the tragic loss of her parents Enid has lived alone in a coastal cottage in Jer

  • Title: The Christmas Forest
  • Author: Rebecca Boxall
  • ISBN: 1721349308
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Audio CD
  • In this festive novella by the author of Christmas at the Vicarage, will Enid follow her heart or her head Since the tragic loss of her parents, Enid has lived alone in a coastal cottage in Jersey But this year someone new has come into her life Fred, who truly gets her, and who knows how to make her happy The only problem is that Enid has Asperger s and doesn t like to In this festive novella by the author of Christmas at the Vicarage, will Enid follow her heart or her head Since the tragic loss of her parents, Enid has lived alone in a coastal cottage in Jersey But this year someone new has come into her life Fred, who truly gets her, and who knows how to make her happy The only problem is that Enid has Asperger s and doesn t like to leave her comfort zone and Fred lives in Australia.Like Enid, Fred has survived heartbreak and is searching for a way to start again Could a stranger on the other side of the world really bring new meaning to his life, or is he just setting himself up for another fall When Fred invites Enid to Australia for Christmas, her vivacious sister Bess begs her to take a risk for the first time ever But Enid s whole life is structured around familiarity As the festive season approaches, she has a decision to make play it safe, or embark on a momentous journey into the unknown Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Audio CD Published November 20th 2018 by Brilliance Audio More Details ISBN 1721349308 ISBN13 9781721349302 Other Editions 1 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 The Christmas Forest, please sign up

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a lot of holiday books, I came across author Rebecca Boxall I fell in love with her 2017 book, Christmas on the Coast, and immediately had to go back and read her previous year s offerings, Christmas at the Vicarage and Home for Winter All of these were well told, beautiful stories set during the holidays but heartwarming tales for all year This year, Boxall is back with her newest novella, The Christmas Forest.Enid lives in a charming coastal town next door to her sister, Bess, in matching Christmas cottages where they have lived, side by side, since their parent s tragic death Enid has Asperger s Syndrome which interferes with a person s ability to socialize in a neuro typical manner but, otherwise, they generally are quite brilliant and nearly always talented in some fashion or another Through a holiday card exchange, Enid has met Fred who lives in Australia Fred also has recently lost her mother, for whom he was the sole care giver as she battled Multiple Sclerosis Through writing and talking on the phone, the two have formed a bond that they believe is ready for the next step Enid travelling to Australia to meet Fred in person However, it is extremely difficult for someone with Asperger s to trust people, airplanes, strangers in general and it is even difficult for them to be trapped in a plane But Enid believes that she is ready until everything goes to hell in a hand basket at the airport Will these two ever be able to overcome the obstacles to be together I admit that I loved the story from start to finish and, because it is a novella, that only took an afternoon While the writing itself is not as taut as with her previous novels, I found the characters to than make up for that Perhaps it is because I am part of a family that has lived with MS and other auto immune diseases and have a son with Asperger s, I totally and completely related to Enid and a young boy, Dan, as well as Fred, who cared for his mother They charmed me with their humor, had me crying with their set backs and made me grin like a Cheshire cat in the end And that is exactly what a good cozy novel is supposed to do I loved this story and I hope will too I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of The Christmas Forest from Netgalley, especially since I have been anxiously waiting for this book since last Christmas Thanks also to RebeccaBoxall and PublishingUK flag 55 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Dec 07, 2018 Cristina rated it really liked it review of another edition I have to admit that the first half of the book was boring I kept waiting for something to happen And when Enid got to the airport it finally started to click I got my part of action I was waiting for This book had a lot of characters with names I ve never heard before And this made it interesting Also, reading about a person who had Asperger syndrom was different In a way, I got to understand even for a minimal percentage how a person who suffers of this disease feels like It s h I have to admit that the first half of the book was boring I kept waiting for something to happen And when Enid got to the airport it finally started to click I got my part of action I was waiting for This book had a lot of characters with names I ve never heard before And this made it interesting Also, reading about a person who had Asperger syndrom was different In a way, I got to understand even for a minimal percentage how a person who suffers of this disease feels like It s hard and we should never take life for granted We should always thank God for what we have And even if we are healthy In conclusion, this book had something to teach me and every other reader who chooses to read it flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 23, 2018 Dana Adriana B rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley It is a nice Christmas romance, the story of two sisters, one with Asperger syndrom, Are they going to follow their hearts I just love the magic around Christmas The three main characters are putting up the story.Thank you Netgalley for this copy flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Deanne Patterson rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, netgalley for nov 2018 This novella length book will pull at your heartstrings The Christmas Forest is a warm and emotion filled story about a woman named Enid who has Asperger Today, Asperger s syndrome is technically no longer a diagnosis on its own It is now part of a broader category called autism spectrum disorder Someone who has it is just as smart as other folks, but they have trouble with social skills They also tend to have an obsessive focus on one topic or perform the same behaviors again and agai This novella length book will pull at your heartstrings The Christmas Forest is a warm and emotion filled story about a woman named Enid who has Asperger Today, Asperger s syndrome is technically no longer a diagnosis on its own It is now part of a broader category called autism spectrum disorder Someone who has it is just as smart as other folks, but they have trouble with social skills They also tend to have an obsessive focus on one topic or perform the same behaviors again and again The sister s, Enid and Bess live next door to each other and have a warm,strong sisterly relationship with Bess popping in to check on Enid several times a day Enid goes out of her comfort zone when she takes a chance on love with Fred He is so sweet and tender with her, fully understanding her ways Both sister s have a romance but one has some unexpected twists and turns along the way There are plenty of other charming characters we meet along the way as well.Pub Date 20 Nov 2018 I was given a complimentary copy of this book from Publishing UK through NetGalley Thank you All opinions expressed are my own flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 Monica Mac rated it really liked it review of another edition This was a gentle tale of Enid and Bess, two sisters who are very close but who are very different people Bess is outgoing and sociable and Enid likes routine and has Aspergers.Both sisters struggle to find lasting love, but there might be something about this coming Christmas which is going to change things for both of them I really enjoyed this book, there are not many books which have someone with Aspergers in them and since I have a son with that condition, I was interested to see how Enid This was a gentle tale of Enid and Bess, two sisters who are very close but who are very different people Bess is outgoing and sociable and Enid likes routine and has Aspergers.Both sisters struggle to find lasting love, but there might be something about this coming Christmas which is going to change things for both of them I really enjoyed this book, there are not many books which have someone with Aspergers in them and since I have a son with that condition, I was interested to see how Enid was characterised The author did a good job of it I wasn t quite as sure about the characterisation of Fred, who was Australian, lol I also liked the secondary characters, friends of the two sisters who were like family The epilogue tied up the loose ends very nicely and I think if you are looking for a nice read with a festive twist, you can t go far wrong with this book.4.5 stars from me.Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 HeidiLynns BookReviews rated it it was amazing First, I want to thank Rebecca Boxall, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for providing me this book so I may bring you this review The Christmas Forest by Rebecca Boxall is one of the few Christmas books that I have read that will stick close to my heart This Christmas story is unlike I have ever read before I prefer reading stories that are creative where the author thinks outside of the box She did just that For this very reason I would gladly read and review for her again Rebecca Boxa First, I want to thank Rebecca Boxall, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for providing me this book so I may bring you this review The Christmas Forest by Rebecca Boxall is one of the few Christmas books that I have read that will stick close to my heart This Christmas story is unlike I have ever read before I prefer reading stories that are creative where the author thinks outside of the box She did just that For this very reason I would gladly read and review for her again Rebecca Boxall s main character is Enid suffers from Asperger s What makes this book so unique and unforgettable is you see the world through her eyes You will see the joy she gets spending time with children and speaking about her love of owls How the children are on the same level she is Sadly, in this book you will see her in panic mode and emotional lows as well My ultimate favorite storyline that Rebecca did and needs to be highly commended for was the budding friendship between Enid and Fred I have read and 190 books this year No two characters deserved to be together Nor have I read a sweeter yet old fashioned love story than this one Fred looked past Enid s Asperger s and saw who she really was He loved her for her These two were meant to be together It was refreshing to see Enid and Fred write old school letters back and forth through the mail as form of communication This day in age with texting and email that is lost on this generation Kudos to the graphic artist who designed the cover it is beautiful It immediately caught my eye and needed to know what the book was about At the end of this book Rebecca does give some references to Asperger s Many are documentaries and some books This book would be great turned into a Hallmark Christmas Channel Movie It has a lot of great elements to be a big hit I would definitely watch it flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Irene rated it really liked it review of another edition The Christmas Forest by Rebecca Boxall An emotional Christmas romance with interesting and unique characters A lovely holiday read.Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 15, 2018 Meghan rated it really liked it The Christmas Forest is a lovely holiday read The story of two sisters, one out going and bubbly and one who had Asperger s and struggles with socializing It is well written, and you grow to love quirky Enid and her thoughts quickly This is not your normal holiday romance but it is one I truly enjoyed reading because of that Highly recommend for those that love a good holiday read flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 03, 2018 Jeanette rated it it was amazing Such a lovely story, which took me only a few hours to read from start to finish Loved the characters and the ending is how i had hoped it would be It s the first time that i have read any books by Rebecca Boxall and am now eager to read Recommended.My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy This is my honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 23, 2018 Dora Swift Coffee Book Blog rated it really liked it review of another edition My full review will be available from 26th Jan, 2018 on my blog I rated this book 3.5 on my blog I m normally very picky about romance women s fiction I love them, but there are so many too fluffy, too cheesy crap out there it s hard to find one that s truly amazing The fact that the main character is someone with Asperger s convinced me to read this one I hoped this would be something different than all the others.In a sense it was different, but no My full review will be available from 26th Jan, 2018 on my blog I rated this book 3.5 on my blog I m normally very picky about romance women s fiction I love them, but there are so many too fluffy, too cheesy crap out there it s hard to find one that s truly amazing The fact that the main character is someone with Asperger s convinced me to read this one I hoped this would be something different than all the others.In a sense it was different, but not as much as I was expecting I liked it anyway It wasn t very much what I thought it would be not regarding the story, not the setting, not the autism at least not exactly I still managed to feel warm after finishing it, and I think when reading a Christmas themed book, this is probably one of the most important things.The first half of the book was going on pretty slowly, and many times I felt we were never gonna get to the point, but the second half made up for it Actually there was a huge plot twist that came completely out of the blue and I was just blinking, like what the hell Some minor plot twist came later, too, and actually, I felt some of them a bit unlikely especially the major one , but it was fun, and I didn t have to suspend belief THAT much Just enough for a Christmas tale The characters were good, though not ones I felt very strongly for They all had their own individual personality, though, and the fact that I didn t feel particularly attached might be because of the relatively short length of this story It s of a novella than an actual novel At first I wasn t too happy about the several POV either there are three narrators, Enid the girl woman with Asperger s, her love interest Fred and her sister Bess , but by the end it didn t bother me any One thing I should point out though the whole time I felt like I was reading about way younger people When I learn the fact that these people were all around 40 and above, I was actually surprised Somehow because of the style, or the thinkink of the characters, or I don t know, I had the feeling I was reading a new adult novel Actually, if I only read a couple of lines, I might have thought it to be young adult, but of course it was obvious from the start that these are adults and not teenagers It maybe made sense for Enid, regarding her condition she might seem at times childlike because for obvious reasons she doesn t get the social interactions attitude , but it didn t for the others.There s one thing I couldn t make sense of there are 3 narrators, Enid, Bess and Fred Or, I should say, 3 narrators, Enid, Bess and somebody unknown talking about Fred These are 3 POVs, and though according to their writing it would be impossible to distinguish between them, it would be okay with me, but why Enid and Bess talk for themselves and Fred doesn t What did the author want with this Is there a reason It bothered me pretty much, I kept forgetting I was reading about Fred, because I always expected him to talk in the first person, too It would ve been okay if it had some purpose, but I simply couldn t figure out what it was Except for this his thoughts and acts were delivered the exact same way the others were We didn t know any than he knew, saw and thought I justdon t get it.Otherwise, I enjoyed this little book pretty much This was a good Christmas read, I think many people would enjoy it flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 21, 2018 Dixie rated it it was amazing review of another edition This is a gentle, thoughtful look at life and love in an English coastal island village Christmas plans and celebrations frame the setting for the interactions The story is told through several points of view each POV shift is clearly identified and true to the world view of the character I felt like I came to know the three lead characters pretty well, but I either missed an important bit of information about a few of the secondaries, or it was brought in close to the end as an interesting This is a gentle, thoughtful look at life and love in an English coastal island village Christmas plans and celebrations frame the setting for the interactions The story is told through several points of view each POV shift is clearly identified and true to the world view of the character I felt like I came to know the three lead characters pretty well, but I either missed an important bit of information about a few of the secondaries, or it was brought in close to the end as an interesting twist to redirect us from the path we thought their storylines were going to take Either way, I really enjoyed the unique characters and the story told here.I voluntarily read an advanced review copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley and I offer my honest opinion in response flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 20, 2018 Lori rated it did not like it review of another edition Abandoned book Enid suffers with Asperger s Syndrome and is invited to spend Christmas in Australia with Fred Her sister Bess encourages her to leave her comfort zone and accompany him Will she do it The book s premise was strong, but the narrative lacked continuity About 60% into the book, I finally called it quits I received an electronic copy of the book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 03, 2018 Lola Et La Vie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2018 How better to start December than with a short light Christmas read I really enjoyed this one.I liked the fact that it centered around a main character who has Asperger s Enid was likeable and relatable and though her emotions and actions were not always rational, I could always understand where she was coming from.Sure, pretty much all of this novella apart from one event, which shook things up a bit was pretty predictable, but I had fun with this one nonetheless If you are looking for a s How better to start December than with a short light Christmas read I really enjoyed this one.I liked the fact that it centered around a main character who has Asperger s Enid was likeable and relatable and though her emotions and actions were not always rational, I could always understand where she was coming from.Sure, pretty much all of this novella apart from one event, which shook things up a bit was pretty predictable, but I had fun with this one nonetheless If you are looking for a seasonal read to pick up and read over Christmas, you could do worse than picking up this cozy little gem flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 31, 2018 Nicole Laverdure rated it it was amazing review of another edition A heartwarming story I truly enjoyed Rebecca Boxall s novella It s filled with endearing characters and powerful emotions The Christmas Forest is the warm and touching story of a young woman named Enid who has Asperger As you may know, Asperger is a developmental disorder of someone who has difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests In fact, they are just different Since, their parents died in a A heartwarming story I truly enjoyed Rebecca Boxall s novella It s filled with endearing characters and powerful emotions The Christmas Forest is the warm and touching story of a young woman named Enid who has Asperger As you may know, Asperger is a developmental disorder of someone who has difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests In fact, they are just different Since, their parents died in a car accident, Enid and Bess have shared a beautiful sister relationship Enid likes her comfort zone, but soon Fred will change that in a good way For the first time, she is willing to disrupt her life and take a chance at love with Fred He s so gentle with her, they are perfect for each other However, he lives in Australia and she lives in the U.K Is love possible under these conditions We meet the other charming characters Harry, George, Morag and Dan, a special boy who is autistic This festive novella is a must to read This new to me author Rebecca Boxall, has caught my attention I ll be sure to watch her other stories I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2018 Sam rated it really liked it Sisters Enid and Bess live in neighbouring cottages on the island of Jersey Enid has Aspergers, which has had a knock on effect on the way she lives her life She likes her cat, hedgehogs and routines which to others seem odd, but that is the way she is Enid and Australian Fred have been in contact with each other for years following a Christmas card swap Initially with letters, photos and then phone calls After Fred s Mum dies, Enid decides to tackle her Asperger demons and visit Fred in We Sisters Enid and Bess live in neighbouring cottages on the island of Jersey Enid has Aspergers, which has had a knock on effect on the way she lives her life She likes her cat, hedgehogs and routines which to others seem odd, but that is the way she is Enid and Australian Fred have been in contact with each other for years following a Christmas card swap Initially with letters, photos and then phone calls After Fred s Mum dies, Enid decides to tackle her Asperger demons and visit Fred in Western Australia But things don t go to plan.It took a couple of chapters for me to warm to this book, but after that I was right in the story It gets a big thumbs up from me flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Kirsten Ensman rated it it was amazing review of another edition Brilliant storyBest part of book is Harry carolling I laughed and cried because I was so surprised and touched by that part The entire story was well done Enid and Dan s characters were well written I enjoyed the concept of the play All of the characters were wonderful well except the dreaded bad boyfriend who well was useless Who knew that someone with so many quirks could protect another person so fiercely Just wonderfully written flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Janine rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves first reads, romance I received this through the Giveaways for an honest review.The Christmas Forest hooked me from the beginning What a great book, filled with sweet romance and some action I loved the characters especially having the different points of view flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 09, 2018 Ali Alis Bookshelf rated it it was ok review of another edition This one is poorly written and I was so lost half the time while reading It was hard to remember where they were in the story If they were in the US or England because everyone talked like everyone else Honestly, it showed me that the author didn t do her research at all flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Nov 30, 2018 Patricia Stark rated it it was amazing review of another edition Efforts and joyVery much enjoyed the English terms A young womans life challenged by Autism and her very eventful life Life is not an easy piece of cake all the time Smile flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Debbie Vetter rated it really liked it review of another edition Surprise To be honest, I wasn t all that thrilled when first started reading this book, BUT, I am a die hard When and or where the story really grabbed me I m not sure, all I know is I am so glad I read it to the end It s such an open story of real life, how we cope, how we adjust, how we protect, how we love Thank you Ms Boxall for this delightful story flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Susan rated it really liked it review of another edition I liked the Christmas Forest, but I must have thought this was a novel, not a novella I felt it ended too soon The plot was tidied up at the end, so no loose strings The story begins in the UK with one of the main characters, Enid, deciding whether to meet her Christmas card penpal, Fred, who lives in Australia She and her sister Bess lost their parents in their 20s The two sisters live in cottages next to each other Enid has Asperger s Syndrome, something I am familiar with, so it was int I liked the Christmas Forest, but I must have thought this was a novel, not a novella I felt it ended too soon The plot was tidied up at the end, so no loose strings The story begins in the UK with one of the main characters, Enid, deciding whether to meet her Christmas card penpal, Fred, who lives in Australia She and her sister Bess lost their parents in their 20s The two sisters live in cottages next to each other Enid has Asperger s Syndrome, something I am familiar with, so it was interesting to have a character with autism navigate the world around her with her need for routines, her honest, blunt answers to people, etc Enid was an interesting character too for taking care of hedgehogs like she does The book is named for the Christmas play she helps put together in the community Bess encourages her sister to break out of her routines and to meet Fred By the time Enid goes to the airport, I was feeling anxious for her I won t give too much away too many of the obstacles though I was surprised the book ended quickly, but overall and enjoyable read flag Like see review Jan 20, 2019 Paula rated it really liked it review of another edition HeartwarmingThis is a lovely story, perfect for Christmas It is totally far fetched but that s why it s called fiction I loved the relationship between the sisters and I loved the jersey setting I sometimes feel that I am the only person in the world who was underwhelmed by Eleanor Oliphant and I think that I had of a connection with Enid because we first meet her taking a very brave step If you want a lovely read about sisters, romance and hedgehogs all with a snowy Christmassy setting HeartwarmingThis is a lovely story, perfect for Christmas It is totally far fetched but that s why it s called fiction I loved the relationship between the sisters and I loved the jersey setting I sometimes feel that I am the only person in the world who was underwhelmed by Eleanor Oliphant and I think that I had of a connection with Enid because we first meet her taking a very brave step If you want a lovely read about sisters, romance and hedgehogs all with a snowy Christmassy setting, this is the book for you flag Like see review Dec 07, 2018 Marie Anastasi rated it did not like it review of another edition Good story but disappointed that Good Reads included such a seeming reference to lack of morality among the couples We have had enough of the suggestion of sex apart from marriage Is it any wonder that 50 percent of children have born to unwed couples and that children don t have the security of an intact home Having worked as a mental health therapist , i assure you of had heard it all regarding the insecurity that comes without security of a loving moral lifestyle which contributes to a br Good story but disappointed that Good Reads included such a seeming reference to lack of morality among the couples We have had enough of the suggestion of sex apart from marriage Is it any wonder that 50 percent of children have born to unwed couples and that children don t have the security of an intact home Having worked as a mental health therapist , i assure you of had heard it all regarding the insecurity that comes without security of a loving moral lifestyle which contributes to a brokenness in society flag Like see review Dec 10, 2018 Vicki rated it really liked it I enjoyed this book, it was a great story that kept my attention from the start But, I really wouldn t call this book a festive novella as the description states Yes, it takes place around Christmas time but the only mention of Christmas is a few times when a Christmas play is mentioned which is where the title comes from because the play is called The Christmas Forest, when Enid asks Fred to stay for Christmas, and buying or giving of a few Christmas presents.Still, like I said, the story I enjoyed this book, it was a great story that kept my attention from the start But, I really wouldn t call this book a festive novella as the description states Yes, it takes place around Christmas time but the only mention of Christmas is a few times when a Christmas play is mentioned which is where the title comes from because the play is called The Christmas Forest, when Enid asks Fred to stay for Christmas, and buying or giving of a few Christmas presents.Still, like I said, the story is good and I m glad I read it I just wish that it would have been Christmassy flag Like see review Dec 21, 2018 Trish rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves kindle unlimited Really charming story and while it was hardly a shocking ending, there were enough twists along the way to keep me engaged Characters were quite well written with believable quirks and concerns It was a very sweet book overall with some implied intimacy one of the reviews had me wondering just how naughty this book was Everything does tie up a bit too neatly, but then again what does one expect from a Christmas novella flag Like see review Dec 14, 2018 Carin rated it liked it review of another edition 3.5 Overall the concept is a good one It s nice to see a story from the viewpoint of someone with Asperger s being a mother to a child with high functioning autism However, there is a bit of weakness to the writing that could be improved upon transitioning, for example and certain little quirks that drove me a little bit batty But it s not often that you see a story told from the POV of someone on the spectrum, so that earns it a little bit of a plus from me flag Like see review Dec 16, 2018 patricia lowery rated it it was amazing review of another edition Surprisingly enjoyableIt was quite insightful establishing with Asburghers might be like I thought Bess was so loving towards her sister and didn t resent her as some people might The characters were fully developed so that I could see them And Fred was just right as the man for Enid And I liked all the British and Aussie idioms.Thanks for a good read flag Like see review Dec 13, 2018 Linda Phillips Phillips rated it it was amazing review of another edition A very different kind of story you will love This story started out so unexpected At first I wasn t sure, but than I found I just couldn t put it down There is so much packed into this book I had to find out what was going to happen next You will not regret it , it just really, really good flag Like see review Dec 27, 2018 Lisa rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves win Rebecca Boxall writes a sweet story of sisters Enid and Bess The sisters who have lost their parents, share a beautiful bond So many charming characters in this novel and a must read for everyone.Rebecca Boxall is now on my list awaiting other novels to read of hers I received a free copy from for my review flag Like see review Jan 04, 2019 Ms Rachel Bolsover rated it it was amazing review of another edition Feel good readHave read other books by this author and they are easy reads They have a feel good factor and remind me of being with family and friends As always by this author the books are simple but homely too flag Like 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 Books by Rebecca Boxall More Trivia About The Christmas Forest No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from The Christmas Forest husband, 0 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 268, 215, 96, 19, 6 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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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. I absolutely love all of the terrific holiday books that are out there this year and I hope you are too Last year, which really was the first year that I actually read a lot of holiday books, I came across author Rebecca Boxall I fell in love with her 2017 book, Christmas on the Coast, and immediately had to go back and read her previous year s offerings, Christmas at the Vicarage and Home for Winter All of these were well told, beautiful stories set during the holidays but heartwarming tales I [...]


    2. I have to admit that the first half of the book was boring I kept waiting for something to happen And when Enid got to the airport it finally started to click I got my part of action I was waiting for This book had a lot of characters with names I ve never heard before And this made it interesting Also, reading about a person who had Asperger syndrom was different In a way, I got to understand even for a minimal percentage how a person who suffers of this disease feels like It s h I have to adm [...]


    3. It is a nice Christmas romance, the story of two sisters, one with Asperger syndrom, Are they going to follow their hearts I just love the magic around Christmas The three main characters are putting up the story.Thank you Netgalley for this copy


    4. This novella length book will pull at your heartstrings The Christmas Forest is a warm and emotion filled story about a woman named Enid who has Asperger Today, Asperger s syndrome is technically no longer a diagnosis on its own It is now part of a broader category called autism spectrum disorder Someone who has it is just as smart as other folks, but they have trouble with social skills They also tend to have an obsessive focus on one topic or perform the same behaviors again and agai This nov [...]


    5. This was a gentle tale of Enid and Bess, two sisters who are very close but who are very different people Bess is outgoing and sociable and Enid likes routine and has Aspergers.Both sisters struggle to find lasting love, but there might be something about this coming Christmas which is going to change things for both of them I really enjoyed this book, there are not many books which have someone with Aspergers in them and since I have a son with that condition, I was interested to see how Enid T [...]


    6. First, I want to thank Rebecca Boxall, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for providing me this book so I may bring you this review The Christmas Forest by Rebecca Boxall is one of the few Christmas books that I have read that will stick close to my heart This Christmas story is unlike I have ever read before I prefer reading stories that are creative where the author thinks outside of the box She did just that For this very reason I would gladly read and review for her again Rebecca Boxa First [...]


    7. The Christmas Forest by Rebecca Boxall An emotional Christmas romance with interesting and unique characters A lovely holiday read.Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.


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