Annabel Buchanan has the perfect life. A loving husband, a beautiful house, a happy family.
So, when her daughter Izzy falls dangerously ill, Annabel will do everything she can to find the organ donor Izzy so desperately needs. And that includes tracing her own biological family. The Bensons.
The Benson family are loud, brash, and very different to what Annabel was expecting. But beneath the chaos and the drama, are they a warm and loving family at heart?
With the festive season fast approaching, it's time to see if the Bensons and Buchanans can come together to help Izzy and find a way to have a proper family Christmas. . .
Told with Chrissie Manby's classic combination of wit and charm, this feel-good family novel is the perfect book to curl up with during the winter holidays. Because you can't choose your family but you can choose to avoid them.
Praise for Chrissie Manby:
'Nothing short of brilliant' - Marie Claire
'Manby's novels are made for holidays' - Glamour
'Deliciously funny' - Heat
ONCE IN A LIFETIME, the latest novel from Chrissie Manby, is available now!
Chrissie Manby is the author of twenty romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award. Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in. You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.