Return of the Christmas Spirit







Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Release Date: 29th Nov 2015


Christmas is just around the corner when Star begins working at Butterburn library, but not everyone is embracing the spirit of the season. 

Sixteen-year-old Arianna’s mock exams are looming and she’s feeling under pressure. With her father living abroad and her mother working three jobs, she doesn’t have much support at home.

The bank is threatening to repossess Evan’s house, and he has no idea how he’s going to get through Christmas with two children who are used to getting everything they want.

Patricia’s cliché of a husband, after 23 years of marriage, has announced he’s moving out of the family home, and moving in with his secretary.

Daniel is doing the work of three people in his sales job, as well as looking after his kids and his wife. Pulled in too many different directions, he’s feeling stressed out.

Can Star, the library’s Good Samaritan, help set them on the path to happiness this Christmas?







Susan Buchanan lives in Central Scotland with her partner, Tony, and their two children. She is the author of three other novels: The Christmas SpiritThe Dating Game, and Sign of the TimesReturn of the Christmas Spirit is her fourth book. She is currently working on her fifth book, What If.

Susan is also a proofreader, editor, and translator, and when not working, writing, or caring for her two delightful cherubs, loves reading, the theatre, quiz shows, and eating out - not necessarily in that order!



Twitter: susan_buchanan





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My Review

I loved Susan Buchanan's first Christmas novel so was eagerly anticipating this one, hoping that it would deliver the same Christmas magic. It does - and more! Clear the decks, stock up on choccie because once you start, you won't want to stop reading. In fact I got very annoyed when my reading was interrupted! This is another story of what Christmas should be all about and is full of good cheer. A nice touch was the mention of all the different Christmas traditions around the world and the various characters are a delight. There's a clever touch with just the right reference to Susan's first book that is nicely incorporated. I was sorry when this ended and hope that there'll be a third book next year. This is becoming a Christmas ritual which I love.



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Susan Buchanan | Reply 02.12.2015 11.33

thanks Julie. So glad you enjoyed both books and thanks for participating in the tour. Sooz x

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Thank you so much for kicking off my blog tour, Julie. What a lovely review.
Elaine xxx

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I really did - lovely read

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Many, many thanks for your fabulous review of Summer Sundaes, I'm thrilled you enjoyed reading it. xxx

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Mary reading this is fabulous and it will also give help to other people trying to write I love your books roll on 18th may can't wait you are an inspiration x

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