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Review | Christmas Down Under

Christmas Down Under by Marion Lennox

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Sarah’s committed to her stellar modeling career in New York, but there’s an obligation she needs to fulfill. Harold was a Grandpa to her when she needed him most. Now all Harold wants is one last Christmas in his beloved Waratah Bay Homestead. Sarah’s not that so hot on baking and Christmas seems a bit… challenging… but she’s prepared to fly half way round the world to give it a try.

The only problem is, Harold no longer owns Waratah Bay Homestead. Farming tycoon Max Ramsey owns it now and he doesn’t like company, he doesn’t like Christmas and most of all, he doesn’t like Sarah.

When the two clash, enough sparks ensue to light a Christmas tree. How many enemies does it take to cook one Christmas turkey?

Hott Review:

Sarah returns to Waratah Bay to spend Christmas with the person she loves most, Harold. Max knows it’s Harold’s lat Christmas and can’t believe the vultures are already circling around Harold’s few remaining possessions. He can’t believe the audacity Sarah is showing by trying to take Harold from the hospital and give him a Christmas at home. She’s a world famous model not a nurse!

But Christmas has a way of changing us and as their Christmas celebration gets out of control Max begins to see that things aren’t always what they seem. And that sometimes love looks different from the outside.

I really liked Sarah. She absolutely makes Christmas Down Under a great read. Max is ok. He just seems to be as swept away by Sarah as we are. Their romance is sweet and adorable. It’s a whirlwind though.


Author: Marion Lennox
Source: I purchased Christmas Down Under on August 1, 2016 when it was Free.
Publisher & Date: April 19th 2016 by Tule Publishing (first published October 21st 2014)
Previous title: Christmas at Waratah Bay
Genre: Contemproary Christmas Romance
ISBN: 9781942240167
Pages: 119
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: Waratah Bay, Australia
Series: Christmas Around the World #1
Christmas Down Under
Christmas Down Under
A Yorkshire Christmas
A Yorkshire Christmas
Christmas with the Laird
Christmas with the Laird
The Italian's Christmas Bride
The Italian’s Christmas Bride

Author Bio:

Marion LennoxWriting romance sounds fascinating. Huh?

I’m a writer. I’m boring. Day after day I sit behind a word processor making up people in my head. Why do I do it? I love it. My husband, Dave, gets up in the morning, puts on a suit and heads out into the ice and cold of Ballarat’s winter. (Sadly I live in one of the tiny parts of Australia that qualifies as cold.) I make myself another cup of coffee, head up to my study, choose what music I want and sit and daydream. And I get paid for doing it. Hooray!

My first attempt at writing romance, ‘Dare To Love Again’, a Medical Romance, was published by Harlequin Mills and Boon in 1990. It still stands today as a monument to my family’s ability to survive on cheese sandwiches and spaghetti.

Since then I’ve written over 80 Romances for Harlequin Mills and Boon, with more on the drawing board. (I used a pseudonym – Trisha David – for the first few Romances but suffered with a split personality and have since reverted to being Marion Lennox all the time.) In between romances, I’ve co-authored a non-fiction history, (I love local history) done the odd (very odd) spot of housework and done a heap of travelling – research 🙂

I come from a farming community. You can probably tell this from my books. There’s not a skyscraper in sight. I’m very much a pets person. Chloe and Harry were my constant canine companions for many years as I wrote, demanding walks and air freshener at frequent intervals. Sadly I lost them, and for a while I vowed not to get another. My heart was broken and my study smelled so clean! But.. The cat and I missed them so badly we weakened and bought Mitzi. Mitzi’s a black and silver mini-schnauzer who makes me and the cat laugh. Expect to find her in future stories.

If you’re interested in formalities, I hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a teaching diploma. I have a couple of kids and a huge extended family who look on me with affectionate tolerance. Marion? The crazy one who talks to people in her head… I’ve had nine nominations for the Rita, winning twice, and fourteen for the Australian Book of the Year. After years of thinking of my writing as a hobby I guess I finally now qualify as a `real’ writer.

Thank your for taking the trouble to check out my bio. Now try my books. We might even end up having fun together. And write to me. I show my family – `See? Real people do like the things that go in in my head.’

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