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From the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Christmas Sisters comes this sparkling tale of Christmas redemption. Brimming with Sarah Morgan’s trademark festive cheer, you won’t want to miss it!

For sisters Samantha and Ella Mitchell, Christmas is their most precious time of the year—a time for togetherness, love and celebration. Most of all, it’s about making up for everyt
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 6th 2020 by HQN
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Ceecee
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gayle Mitchell is a hugely successful, inspirational CEO of a consultancy firm and an author. Following a television interview her life literally falls apart - or does it? An accident gives her pause for reflection especially in the fractured relationship with daughter Samantha who runs a successful bespoke holiday company and Ella, married to Michael and a stay at him mum to Tabitha. Much against the sisters will they all decide to spend Christmas in the Scottish Highlands to see if Brodie McIn ...more
Sarah
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**review to come **
Louise Wilson
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars rounded up to 4

For sisters, Samantha and Ella Mitchell, Christmas is their most precious time of the year. It's about making up for everything their childhood Christmases lacked. But this year, they'll be buying presents for the most unexpected guest, their estranged mother. Its been five years since they last seen each other.

Gayle Mitchell is at the top of her career, but success has come at a price, her relationship with her daughters. She never seems to say or do the right thing. B
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RaeAnne Thayne
Sarah Morgan's books are always so beautifully written, with wonderful characters I would like to know in real life. This book is guaranteed to make you smile, cry and cheer along with Samantha, Ella and Gayle.
Susan Peterson
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was swept away by this poignant story of reconciliation, forgiveness, and family—and Christmas was the perfect time to set this story. One More For Christmas is a bit deeper and emotional than many Christmas novels. Although there is a wonderful romance, and a beautiful setting in Scotland, there are many other layers to this story as well. The characters are complex and transitional, and all of them must open up their hearts and allow themselves to be vulnerable, taking a chance on love and w ...more
Amy
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Time for another holiday reading recommendation from me! I’m a huge Sarah Morgan fan and always seem to enjoy her books, but when it’s time to read a Christmas book from her, I get a little giddy. The Christmas Sisters is one of my absolute favorite holiday books so I had high expectations for this one. I’m so pleased to say that I can, once again recommend this one wholeheartedly.

This follows the three women in the Mitchell family, mom Gayle and her daughters Samantha and Ella. The daughters ar
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Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
5 Stars

I absolutely adored this book! It was a wonderful holiday story filled with family, new friends and Christmas magic!

The plot of the story was pretty simple and a universal theme for holiday stories with a Grinch/Scrooge character (in this case the mom, Gayle) coming to a realization that she wants to make a change in her life. The rest of the story is the family spending time in Scotland over the holiday season. As I said, it was wonderful and I loved every minute of it!

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Jodie (That Happy Reader)
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sarah Morgan is one of my favourite authors. Her books have well-developed characters and meaningful relationships. One More for Christmas was a book I desperately wanted to read, and it was everything I hope it would be and more.

Gayle Mitchell is a successful author and leader of organizational change. Following an accident which landed her in hospital, she is asked who should be notified. She hesitates because work has been her life for many years. Finally she mentions the name of one of her d
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Charlotte
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Thank you to the publishers and netgalley for this ARC!

Well, once again Sarah Morgan has proved that she knows how to write families. The multiple perspectives in this book fit together seamlessly. Gayle is estranged from her daughters, but after an accident leaves her questioning all her decisions they decide to spend Christmas together, but untangling the families troubled relationships is going to be harder than any of them thought.

I got really involved with the characters, and the
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Debbie
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have loved each of Morgan's novels I've read and this was delightful.

Samantha and Ella Mitchell are sisters and for the past five years, they have celebrated Christmas together, without their mother. Their mother is Gayle Mitchell, an author and inspiration to so many but totally disconnected from them both. Then out of the blue, they get a call from their mother's assistant and their worlds are brought together again, with their mother wanting Christmas as a family. However, the girls are not
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Lani
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas-2020
I loved Sarah Morgan's The Christmas Sisters, so I was excited to read this new Christmas book. It was so good! This felt like a Christmas movie with wonderful descriptions of the cold and snow, gorgeous Scotland landscapes and of course lovely Christmas decorations and I could almost smell the yummy food cooking! Yes, there's also some romance involved, a new one between strangers who become partners in business and an enjoyable husband and wife connection that made me smile. And new friendship ...more
Shelley Lawrence
3.5 stars
One more for Christmas, by Sarah Morgan is a unique Christmas tale set primarily in the moors of Scotland at Christmas. It’s captivatingly atmospheric with a snowy castle, hearty feasts, seasonal decor and reindeer, each with a name! The author clearly has mastered the rich and festive details making the reader feel as if he or she has been dropped right into the Highlands on Christmas Eve.

The story is a family drama at heart, about two grown daughters and their estranged and rather re
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Leanne | Read Sweetly to Me
What's your favourite Christmas tradition?

Samantha and Ella have several, and none of them include their mother, the woman they haven't seen in five years, the one who destroyed their Christmases as children. But with their mother determined to reconnect with her daughters, family secrets finally coming to light, and a sudden trip to the snowy hills of Scotland, this is going to be a Christmas that all three women will never forget.

I loved every moment of this book. It's such a wonderfully fest
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Samantha Luke
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story follows two sisters Samantha and Ella and their mother Gayle. The mother and daughters have a very fractured relationship.
An accident gives Gayle the chance to reflect on the fractured relationship, and with a lot of hesitation on the daughters part they decide to spend Christmas together.
The story is about second chances and moving forward in life.
Overall this is another great Christmas read from the queen if Christmas romance.
Nicola Short
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“It is better to excel at being who you really are than fail at being what you’re not”
Looking for a feel good Christmas read? You found it!
🎄🎄One More for Christmas is your perfect Christmas book🎄🎄
I really loved reading One More For Christmas! Full of Christmas cheer, romance, family drama and just beautiful, heartwarming moments. Throw In Scotland, snow and reindeers.....this story has it all.
I smiled and laughed a few times and shed more then a few tears....this story gave me all the feels I so
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Abi
Oct 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When high-powered business woman Gayle has an accident at work, she realises the time has come to make amends with the family she hasn’t spoken to for many years. So, she invites herself to spend Christmas with her daughters, Ella and Samantha, in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands.

As they prepare to embark on the first Christmas they have shared in many years, the three women begin to learn some home truths about one another.

Can they open their hearts and let the family festivities let them he
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Terri
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: street-team-book, arc
I really like the Christmas books done by Sarah Morgan. Her involvement of the family as a major issue (and usually sisters) really hits the mark with me. This one was about not only two sisters and their estranged mother, but also a family in Scotland. The family in Scotland is still mourning their father and husband, while dealing with having to take visitors into their home in order to not lose it.
I love being taken to new places in books and Ms. Morgan definitely transported me to Scotland.
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Susan in Perthshire
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved this story and all the characters. It’s a fantastically satisfying read emotionally and left me with a smile on my face. My only criticism is that I would have loved an epilogue a few years down the line showing how this wonderful Family had got on.

Initially, I found Gayle a cold rather unpleasant character and the estrangement between her and her daughters Samantha and Ellie seemed to dark to bridge. Ellie’s hu
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Leanna Hiner
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sarah Morgan is rocking the stand alone women’s fiction books. I have really enjoyed Sarah Morgan’s stand alone books. I usually read series but I love her standalones because everyone in the book has their own story within the book.

Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. Most families have traditions and get together as a family at Christmas. When Samantha and Ella were children they didn’t celebrate Christmas. Now that they are adults they always get together and celebrate C
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Michelle
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sarah is a great storyteller. As soon as you open the book you're right in there.
Samantha and Ella are estranged from their mother Gayle until she has an accident.
Gayle starts to question how she brought up her daughter's and wants to make amends starting with Christmas.
They all go to Scotland to spend the festive season and to heal rifts.
I loved the descriptions of Scotland. It felt like I was there with them. The snow, reindeer, building snowmen and the cottage.
Loved Mary and all her baking.
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Roz Gay
Sep 29, 2020 rated it liked it
One More for Christmas brings you a tale of a mother who made tough choices and realizes her grown adult daughters need to know the truth so they can build a relationship that lasts.

The setting sounded so beautiful in this story... the highlands of Scotland at Christmas time?! What could be better. I loved the romance and that there was a married couple that seemed to be happy and despite their problems have a good relationship.

At times the characters were extremely frustrating (ahem Gayle) but
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Beccy
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One More For Christmas follows the relationship between a mother and her daughters.

Each chapter is written from one characters view and I liked this writing style. I felt it was a little slow to get going but once the action moved to Scotland the story picked up and the descriptions of the surroundings were gorgeous,

It ended quite abruptly - I felt it all wrapped up a bit quickly and I was left wanting more.

Thank you to #netgalley and the publisher for providing me with ARC in return for an hone
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Clare Moore
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thanks to netgalley for the chance to read this book.

Another great book from Sarah.

When Gayle has an accident at work, her daughters Samantha and Ella rush to be by her side despite not seeing her for the last five years. Gayle starts to regret not contacting them in the time as she finds out she has a granddaughter called Tab. Ella tells her that her, her husband Michael, Tab and Samantha are spending Christmas in Scotland. Gayle tells them she wants to go with them and make up for lost time. W
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Georgi_Lvs_Books
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, fiction
I’m not one for reading Christmas books but I decided to give this one ago and I’m glad.

Sarah has made me change my reading habits! I need to invest in more Christmas reads.

This was a lovely meaningful story.

I loved reading about Gayle, Samantha and Ella.

A perfect read to read all year round, but even better during the Christmas period.
Bev
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story has all the components of a perfect festive read, family reconciliations, amazing wintery scenery, cooking, hot romance and descriptions of Christmas that are so cosy they will put a smile on your face long after finishing the book. After the tumultuous year we’ve had with Covid this book should be available on prescription to cheer us all up!
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Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance, Romantic Comedy, Family Life Fiction
Verity Salter
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A feel good family drama. Gayle is a successful business woman, so successful that she has written two books teaching other woman how to change their lives for the better; but Gayle has a secret, she has not spoken to her two adult daughters for five years. An accident and hospital admission gives Gayle the opportunity to reconnect with Samantha and Ella, for a family Christmas holiday in the Highlands of Scotland. The story is a true festive tale of redemption, not quite the same as Ebenezer Sc ...more
Caroline Kerdouci
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
You can’t really go wrong with a festive novel and Sarah Morgan delights her readers once again by inviting you into the world of Gayle Mitchell, acclaimed business woman and celebrated author of self help style bestsellers. She’s a woman many look up to and aspire to be as the novel opens with Gayle preparing for a live TV interview. All is well and good until a request for some publicity shots results in Gayle toppling from her chair reaching for her latest (and aesthetically unpleasing)
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Susan Page
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A poignant story. Gayle Mitchell runs a very successful business, and has written two best-selling motivational books. She has agreed to be interviewed on-air by a young, up-and-coming woman reporter. At the end of the interview the film crew want some promotional stills, including one with Gayle holding an award she recently won. Gayle didn’t like it much, so it had been placed on the top shelf of a tall bookcase; she couldn’t find her assistant so climbed on a chair to get it down. The chair b ...more
Joan
Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Samantha and Ella are close sisters, united by their family bond, trust and love. They are self- sufficient and have not spoken to their opinionated mother for over five years. Then they both get a call that shocks them to their core. Their estranged mother Gayle has been taken into hospital after a fall and has requested that they come to see her. It looks bad – she has rib and head injuries. Immediately they travel from their new homes miles and miles away from her place, fearing the worst. Th ...more
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USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women's fiction and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors.

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