Home Alone on Hope Island – a fun, festive novella by Portia MacIntosh

Home Alone on Hope Island: A fun, festive read

Home Alone on Hope Island: A fun, festive read by Portia MacIntosh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The blurb:-

The silver lining, when Lexi is dumped by her long-term boyfriend, is that she’s finally going to get to enjoy a family Christmas after years of doing whatever her ex wanted to them to do. The only problem is that Lexi hasn’t called ahead to let her parents know she’s coming… 

Lexi arrives at her Hope Island childhood home only to realise that her parents have decided to go on holiday for the festive season this year. With nowhere else to go, and no one else to stay with, Lexi is going to have to spend Christmas home alone in her parents’ big house, but the bigger the house, the emptier it seems. 

With her nosy neighbours suspicious and her childhood friends asking her all about her life, Lexi lies that she’s here to use her parents’ house for a big Christmas party while they are away, but as more and more people find out about the party, it’s going to take a lot more than some loud music and some flashing lights to convince everyone that she isn’t alone. 

With just 12 days to go, will Lexi find someone to spend the holidays with, or will she be home alone for Christmas? 

My thoughts:-


Thank you to Portia MacIntosh for a digital review copy of this festive novella.

I spent a happy Friday evening relaxing whilst enjoying reading about Lexi. Lexi is a young woman who has been treated badly by the love of her life (Tom) and now has the opportunity to reconnect with her family and friends. The story flows well and I found myself cheering Lexi on as she rediscovers her independence.

The setting sounds enchanting and I really enjoyed this novella. A 4.5 star rating from me

The author:-

Portia MacIntosh has been ‘making stuff up’ for as long as she can remember – or
so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she
was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or,
most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those
lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales.
After years working as a music journalist, Portia decided it was time to use her
powers for good and started writing novels instead.
Bestseller Portia writes hilarious romcoms, drawing on her real life experiences
to show what it’s really like being a woman today – especially one who doesn’t
quite have her life together yet.





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