So the tree is up, the presents are wrapped and the food is ordered. So far, thanks to El Nino, the weather has played ball and we’re all set for a hot Christmas down under (even if the angel at the top has ‘boobs’ made out of baubles…that’s what becomes of having two young adult males in the house ;-)).
It’s been a hectic year for us all in the George household (and a challenging one too, so I’ll be glad to tick over into a fresh new year to be honest!). I’m looking forward to a week of relaxation and food, and good times with family and friends. I wish the same for you.
In an ideal world I’d like to follow the Icelandic tradition of giving a book to relatives on Christmas Eve and settling down to read in peace and quiet, but I know we’ll be sitting down in front of the TV instead and watching Love Actually, because that’s what we do at our house. I think I know the whole script word for word!
But, in case you follow that book-giving tradition or are looking for some festive inspiration, with newborn babies to boot, then look no further than the duet Sue MacKay and I wrote under the series banner ‘The Ultimate Christmas Gift’... about two best friends whose friendship is tightened further by the gift of surrogacy.
‘The Nurse’s Special Delivery’ by Louisa George
A baby for Christmas…and a father too?
When nurse Abbie Cook meets gorgeous Scottish paramedic Callum Baird, there’s an instant attraction. But the timing couldn’t be more wrong…
Abbie’s best friend Emma is about to give birth to a longed-for surrogate baby for her. While Callum has responsibilities at home that mean he can’t commit to Abbie.
As Christmas approaches, Callum and Abbie cannot deny the passion between them. But will the sudden arrival of baby Gracie give them the miracle they long for?
‘Her New Year Baby Surprise’ by Sue MacKay
A new baby of her own?
Nurse Emma Hayes was happy being a surrogate to give her best friend, Abbie, her baby. She has her own daughter, Rosie, and everything she needs. Until handsome ER doc Nixon Wright gets under her skin!
Having lost his family young, Nixon is wary of falling in love. But there’s something about Emma… Soon he’s fallen under her spell, with very unexpected consequences!
Nevertheless, Emma faces the New Year full of hope for the future. But will the new baby they’ve created together be enough to melt Nixon’s frozen heart?
Available at all good bookshops!
Happy Christmas and all the very best wishes for 2018! xxx