Christmas with the Queen

A Novel

by Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb

On Sale: 11/19/2024

Christmas with the Queen

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Christmas with the Queen

A Novel

by Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb

On Sale: 11/19/2024


About the Book

’Tis the season! The Crown meets When Harry Met Sally in the latest heartwarming historical novel from Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb, bestselling authors of Last Christmas in Paris, Meet Me in Monaco, and Three Words for Goodbye.

December 1952. While the young Queen Elizabeth II finds her feet as the new monarch, she must also find the right words to continue the tradition of her late father’s Christmas Day radio broadcast. But even traditions must evolve with the times, and the queen faces a postwar Britain hungry for change. 

As preparations begin for the royal Christmas at Sandringham House in Norfolk, old friends—Jack Devereux and Olive Carter—are unexpectedly reunited by the occasion. Olive, a single mother and aspiring reporter at the BBC, leaps at the opportunity to cover the holiday celebration, but even a chance encounter with the queen doesn’t go as planned and Olive wonders if she will ever be taken seriously. 

Jack, a recently widowed chef, reluctantly takes up a new role in the royal kitchens at Sandringham. Lacking in purpose and direction, Jack has abandoned his dream to have his own restaurant, but his talents are soon noticed and while he might not believe in himself, others do, and a chance encounter with an old friend helps to reignite the spark of his passion and ambition. 

As Jack and Olive’s paths continue to cross over the following five Christmases, they grow ever closer. Yet Olive carries the burden of a heavy secret that threatens to destroy everything. 

Christmas Day, December 1957. As the nation eagerly awaits the Queen’s first televised Christmas speech, there is one final gift for the Christmas season to deliver… 

Critical Praise

“Utterly delightful and the perfect escape. I loved being swept away to 1930s Paris, Venice, and Vienna alongside Maddie and Clara who, despite their differences, have come together to fulfill their dying grandmother’s final wish...A heartwarming and wonderful story about the power of forgiveness and the unbreakable bond of sisters.” — Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Secret, on Three Words for Goodbye

“Vibrant and laced with fascinating historical references...this tale of the complicated love between sisters and the mending of fractured relationships will move you, entertain you, and maybe even inspire you to seek out a truer path of your own.” — Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author, on Three Words for Goodbye

“Illuminating the importance of family and the power of forgiveness, Three Words for Goodbye beautifully renders the romance of France, Italy and Austria with picturesque streets and culinary delights...I couldn’t stop turning the novel’s pages until I’d reached the high-octane conclusion.”  — Meredith Jaeger, USA Today bestselling author of The Dressmaker’s Dowry

“A fragrant French bonbon of a book: love, glamour, perfume, and paparazzi all circling around the wedding of the century.” — Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author, on Meet Me in Monaco

“What would it be like to be friends with Grace Kelly? Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb imagine it in Meet Me in Monaco, which is an utter delight...From Grace’s lavish wedding to Sophie’s own blossoming romance, this book is a total treat.” — Popsugar


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063276215
  • ISBN 10: 0063276216
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 11/19/2024
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Biographical
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical

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