It’s a Wonderful Life: Unabridged edition

By Julia Williams, Read by Debra Michaels

A sparkling new Christmas novel from Julia Williams

It’s Christmas, and Beth King is preparing to spend it in the bosom of her family, doing the same things they have done since time immemorial: arguing with each other, stuffing themselves silly, putting up with Grandad making them watch the Queen, and having the Family Row by teatime.

Despite having children of their own, Beth and her husband Daniel have never quite managed to escape the horrors of the Holroyd family Christmas. Beth’s mother Mary would never countenance anyone else cooking the turkey. So the family traditions have stuck . . .

But this year, things are going to be just a little bit different. For a start, Beth’s brother, bachelor Ged, appears to have a girlfriend in tow. A very pregnant girlfriend. And her sister Lou, whose car-crash love life could be a boilerplate for every soap opera going, has turned up in floods having been ditched on Christmas Eve – again.

Meanwhile Beth, who has spent years trying to maintain the façade of one completely in control, is facing up to the fact that she has no idea how to deal with either her teenage children or her over-stressed husband. And her hitherto successful picture-book career seems to be on the skids as she tries to get to grips with her newest project, a Christmas book entitled The Littlest Angel.

As the family gather for Christmas Day, childhood tensions resurface, the teenagers bicker, and Beth wishes more than ever that she could hide away and forget the festive season once and for all. And that’s before her parents drop their bombshell . . .

Format: Digital Audiobook
Release Date: 03 Nov 2016
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-817471-2
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
Julia has always made up stories in her head, and until recently she thought everyone else did too. She grew up in London, one of eight children, including a twin sister. She married Dave, a dentist, in 1989, and they have four daughters. After the birth of the second, Julia went freelance and decided to try her hand at writing. Ten books later, Julia is a bestselling author and a freelance editor for Harlequin Books. To find out more about Julia, go to her website, visit her blog at or follow her on Twitter @JCCWilliams.

Praise for Julia’s Christmas novels: -

”'Heart-warming, witty and magical … I shed a few tears!” - SUN

”'Terrifically warm, with lovely, lively characters” - Fiona Walker

”'A brilliant read … absolutely wonderful” - Cosmochicklitan

”'Heart-warming and engaging … poignant” - OneMorePage

”'Warm and completely irresistible!” - Chick Lit Central