Sunday, 2 November 2014

Driving Home for Christmas by AL Michael

What They Say:

Megan McAllister is home for Christmas…whether she likes it or not!

Christmas is about family…and for Megan family means two people: herself, and her daughter Skye. It doesn’t mean her parents who, ten years ago, saw her pregnancy as anything but a miracle. And it definitely doesn’t include her irresistible ex-boyfriend Lucas Bright.

So ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ has never been top of Megan’s festive playlist. But for Skye, she knows she needs to spend the holiday season with the people she’s left behind. She can do this. Even if the thought of meeting Lucas under the mistletoe still has her feeling like she’s drunk one-too-many Snowballs!

But somewhere between the hanging of stockings and the crackle of wrapping paper, Christmas starts to sparkle. And Megan begins to wonder if family could be bigger than her and Skye after all…

What I Say:

I would like to thank author AL Michael for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When we first meet Megan she is being persuaded by Anna to go home for Christmas, Megan hasn't been home since she was thrown out by her parents when she began pregnant with her daughter Skye. 

The book is written in the third person mostly Megan, but occasionally flips to her daughter Skye or her parents POV, it's superbly written and I became invested in each character almost straight away especially Megan.

There are secrets and tension that AL Michael slowly reveals over the course of the book.  I couldn't  help having a respect for Megan and everything she achieves. 

There is a saying used in the book a few times, people need people and it is true, Megan needs to story running away.

This is a really gripping and enjoyable Christmas story, I have The Last Word in my kindle and the first chance I get I will be reading it.

About The Author

A. L. MICHAEL is a twenty something writer from North London. She has a BA in Literature with Creative Writing, an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship (both from UEA) and is studying for an MsC in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. She is not at all dependent on her student discount card.
She is a creative writing workshop facilitator and English tutor, as well as recently being the Writer in Residence at Red Door Studios in Newham, directing a brand new literary festival called Words With Edge. She is currently running workshops in creative wellbeing, and business skills for artists. She enjoys expensive chocolate, cheap wine, and has an alarming penchant for animal puns. Occasionally, she sleeps.
You can also follow on twitter at@ALMichael_ and her Facebook  Author Page,  as well as on Goodreads


  1. Sounds like a Christmas must read.

    1. Thanks for reading Tanya x it's a great book xx