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Christmas at the Beach Hut

Narrated by: Julia Franklin
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Summary

The joyous Christmas novel from the Sunday Times top-ten best-selling author of A Family Recipe and The Beach Hut.

Everyone adores Christmas....

Especially Lizzy Kingham. 

But this year, she is feeling unloved, and under-appreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating, and food shopping have all been left to her. So she wonders...what would happen if she ran away and left them to it? Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut on the golden sands of Everdene. 

There, she meets an unlikely collection of new friends, all running away from something. But the spirit of Christmas gets under Lizzy's skin: soon the fairy lights are twinkling and the scent of mulled wine mingles with the sea air. Back at Pepperpot Cottage, her family are desperate to find her. For Christmas isn't Christmas without Lizzy. Can they track her down in time and convince her she means the world to them, every day of the year? 

Bursting with love, hope, forgiveness - and plenty of Christmas cheer - this is the perfect stocking filler!

Veronica Henry's next beach hut novel, A Wedding at the Beach Hut, is available to pre-order now! 

©2018 Veronica Henry (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Insightful and heart-warming, this is the perfect cosy read for a cold winter's night. I loved it" (Sarah Morgan)

"A glorious story full of hope, heartache and Christmas magic." (Cathy Bramley)

"Wise, insightful, beautiful written and sprinkled with Christmas joy - I adored this book." (Milly Johnson)

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Beautiful as usual

Veronica Henry never fails to disappoint. Lovely heart warming story reminding us of the things that really matter. Love her books.

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An absolute gem

A lovely, heartwarming story. Great characters and a really feel good book. All the components needed for a magical Christmas read

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Delightful

Thank you for reminding me what Christmas and life is all about. I really enjoyed the story and the lovely reading performance.

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Superb book

What a really heart warming story thoroughly enjoyed it. Brilliant narrator and ideal for Christmas reading.

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Warm cosy read.

A very enjoyable and easy read. Full of family love, and friendship. A good story to listen to on a rainy day with a mug of hot chocolate.

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Heavy going

Got to chapter 8 and was still waiting for something to happen and no mention of the beach hut. Disjointed narration didn't help. Not sure what the chapter about Harley was and how it joined into the main narrative at that point. Disappointing - not one of her best. Felt more depressed than uplifted for christmas

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Easy Read

Very easy read. Comforting Characters have charm If you want a warm fuzxy read. This will do it

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brilliant

feel good story with a great ending. Narrator read it clearly and well. i thoroughly enjoyed this story.

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lovely Heart Warming Story

A lovely story of how the pressures of Christmas effect people and how everybody can come together to help each other enjoy the season.

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I know how she feels!

Very entertaining, enjoyable story with a slightly different slant on the usual Christmas theme. I think a lot of Mum's will sympathize with her! I now want a Beach Hut!....