One More Christmas at the Castle by Trisha Ashley

I’m thrilled to be joining the Random Things blog tour today for this fabulous festive book. This will be published in hardback on 11th November 2021 in the UK by Transworld Publishers (Random House). Thank you for my digital proof copy to read and review.


Elderly widow Sabine knows this will be her last Christmas in her beloved home, Mitras Castle. Determined to make it just like the ones she remembers from her childhood, she employs Dido Jones of Heavenly Houseparties to help with the big day.

Dido is enchanted by the castle as soon as she steps through the imposing front door. And as Christmas day approaches, her feeling of connection to the old house runs deeper than she first thought. But when the snow begins to fall and Sabine’s family arrive at the house – including Dido’s teenage crush Xan – tensions rise around the castle’s future and long-buried mysteries begin to unravel…

As past secrets come to light, can this still be a magical Christmas to remember?

My thoughts:

Having read and enjoyed many of Trisha’s books over the past few years, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to have an early preview of her latest book.

Although I read the book in September, I quickly felt festive as Dido and Henry started to organise a special Christmas for their new, last minute customer Sabine, unaware of why Sabine specifically wanted Dido to work for her.

In addition to the family secrets, Dido wants to keep secret the fact she had a teenage crush on Sabine’s godson, Xan. However, as Xan went to school with Henry and his dog Plum adores Dido, her plan to avoid Xan doesn’t go as planned.

A lovely traditional Christmas story, full of delicious food, festive decorations, new friendships, romance, secrets, inheritance, humour and Plum the dog. This was a warm hug in a book and I’m happy to recommend it.

Author Bio:

TRISHA ASHLEY’s Sunday Times bestselling novels have sold over one million copies in the UK and have twice been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Romantic Comedy. Every Woman for Herself was nominated by magazine readers as one of the top three romantic novels in the last fifty years. Trisha lives in North Wales.

For more information please visit or follow Trisha on Twitter @trishaashley.


By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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